Ishimasa Rat Buggy

In the early 1970`s, Mr. Otsuki (KYOSHO) took a lot of inspiration from the Ishimasa Rat Buggy, see photos below.
Mr. Takahashi (President of Ishimasa), created a unique brand from his combined stonemasonry business in Himonya Meguro (inner Tokyo). This is thought to be the first "Japanese" RC buggy, and featured an ambitious assortment of components: front wheel strut suspension; split rear axle and a layout faithful to the full-sized VW buggy.