The truck was my son's bought new in 1996 for Xmas, he used it for a while but never really caught on when the Hobbytown shop closed a while later. I asked the lhs 2 years ago to tell me what it would take to get it up to date. After pulling out numerous esc's and brushless motors and 2.4g receivers and new transmitter etc, it was well over $300. He loved the truck since it was in mint condition except servo and the ceramic throttle bar (ceramic block with copper strips at intervals on it), he was interested in buying it. I said no it had a lot of memories. He introduced me to a used Rustler vxl-3 with velinion and three nimh batts for $200. Well since that day I have spent well over $3000 on many rides and even won my first SC-10 kit in a raffle for $20. Well another $300 later for motor and esc and tires etc, and numerous upgrades, I now have a pretty nice truck!