1978 PROJECT FOR SALE

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1978 PROJECT FOR SALE

Post by Tomo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:40 pm

1978 RX7 Restoration project[/b]...This is one of the very first Mazda RX7 cars that were built for the Japanese market only & it was not supposed to leave Japan. These first production cars were sent out to Mazda dealerships across Japan only. It was eventually purchased by an American serviceman who was working over in Japan at the time & used to see this car parked up by the docks everyday. He eventually shipped the car through the US military to GB in 1986. The car was used for many years whereupon the American Serviceman's British Wife died & he moved back to the states, the car was given to their cleaner, then her son, the car was left parked outside where the guy I bought it from eventually pursuaded her to sell it to him. Someone about then did a terrible cover up job to keep the car on the road with lots of filla & Sikoflex.🤔
I found the car outside needing saving & have since dried it out & stripped the car down to a rolling shell, engine, box, front lights & dash, front carpet plus front seat are still fitted.
The car is 'saveable' though there is a fair bit of welding needed to do this...Front scuttle panels & bulk head, front N/S floor pan, front O/S chassis leg, inner sills both sides at the front on both, both A posts at the top, top of the windscreen, rear window rain gutter, rear light 0/S panel, rear valance in O/S corner, O/S rear boot plus I am sure there will be some more. Needs a new N/S door, windscreen, rear lights & a re-paint. My intenion was to buy a later Californian car with a good body & rob it of all the panels/parts needed. The engine & box look ok though I have not had it running or driven it, the previous owner said it would run ok when it was parked up? The outer sills, rear floor pans, front & rear wings, bonnet & O/S door, roof, boot are pretty good. This car has the potential to be a very valuable RX7 if done well, unfortunatrely I have had to curtail my plans due to too many projects & the fact I have run out of storage so it is now needing an entusiastic person who wants a project. Unlike the later cars that are still very inexspensive to buy, this one however, because of its originality & age should be worth in excess of £18000 plus once complete, possibly more in Japan or in the Antipodes. Personally I think early Japanese cars can only go up, judging by the early Toyotas, Datsuns & earlier Mazdas that are well into their £40k's!
Please call me on 07973 183610 if you have any questions or would like to veiw the car. I would love it if the car stayed here in GB though happy to deliver it to a shipping company, Southampton being the nearest. Photos of when I found the car taken by the previous owner & of the car in its present state. I can whatsap more photos if required
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Re: 1978 PROJECT FOR SALE

Post by ian65 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:07 pm

what sort of price have you got in mind?
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Re: 1978 PROJECT FOR SALE

Post by Threesevens » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:34 pm

This car has been featured on here recently as well as 3 or 4 years ago.
The most recent owner only bought it a few weeks ago and has obviously stripped it down and realised the extent of the issues that go with this car.
The price of £5250 looks pretty high unless you believe the rarity of this car is worth the eventual cost of restoring it to its former glory.
If you are considering this Ian you are brave, but you are more hands on than many of us
Not one for me though
Good luck if you go for it

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Re: 1978 PROJECT FOR SALE

Post by ian65 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:16 pm

Threesevens wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:34 pm
This car has been featured on here recently as well as 3 or 4 years ago.
The most recent owner only bought it a few weeks ago and has obviously stripped it down and realised the extent of the issues that go with this car.
The price of £5250 looks pretty high unless you believe the rarity of this car is worth the eventual cost of restoring it to its former glory.
If you are considering this Ian you are brave, but you are more hands on than many of us
Not one for me though
Good luck if you go for it
I've no intention of going for it Kev, I just couldn't see a price on the ad.
1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2174
New custodian of 'Gus', K plate series 3 viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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