The Latest 1st gen sightings

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by spirit r » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 am

gt_james wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:10 pm
I've never seen an S2 with that lock in the UK, all the ones i've seen look externally the same as the S3. In the US, the S2 got the bigger fuel tank.

"Fluid Capacities:

Fuel tank: 14.5 gal (1979 & '80) 16.4 gal (1981 & later)"

https://www.rx7.org/public/1st-gen.html

I can only assume fuel cap door lock was different in germany
I've read the link you've postet. Can you post a picture 1981 without fuel cap door lock.
1981 - '85 Few differences among them.

Electric fuel filler door release standard. In 1983 the key
operated fuel door release was eliminated.
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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by gt_james » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:19 am

Ok, so if the electric release was 83 only some early S2s have the key and some late S2s are electric, so this isn't a good way to identify between the series. I've learn't something new! I did wonder if it was an option.

Here's an S2 which has electric release, which must be a late one.

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Casey » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:25 pm

Threesevens wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:50 am
Silver series 3 for sale on ebay.
I am sure I have seen this car before and it might even be one i went to view in a front garden in South London 4 or 5 years ago.
only 64k miles but last on the road 2012
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164039062080?ul_noapp=true
Sold for £4200. Anyone on here?
KIMI 1 : 1st Gen, "hybrid" 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : 1st Gen, 1983 S2, recommissioned after 10 yr layup. Now sold.
KIMI 3 : 1st Gen, 1983 S3
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by rotarypower » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:18 pm

FWIW My S2 has the electronic flap release with no keyhole as well.
Maybe a UK thing?

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by KYPREO » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:30 pm

Electronic fuel flap release was introduced to Australian models in late s2 (around late 1982 from memory). I assume UK was the same.
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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by mooragerx7 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:47 am

Excuse the really bad picture but my a reg S3 had key on the fuel flap that was broken and inswaped it with the c reg non keyed rx7 I had it is under the tape to keep it shut.
I know one of my two series 3's had a key flap.
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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Threesevens » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:53 pm

Threesevens wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:19 am
Ian included a picture of it in December 2016 in 'Roll Call 2'
It looked really clean then but it was probably an old picture. You will have to scroll down to see it
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3 ... ckl#p36392
Ian might have more info if anyone is interested in the car.
Car was sold for £4300. Pretty good for a car that has not been on the road since 2013

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Threesevens » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:15 pm

sorry it went for £4200 not £4300

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Threesevens » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:11 am

White series 3 for sale on Ebay.
Its got wire wheels which I haven't seen before, but I don't think they suit the car.
Its white with a brown interior, an unusual combination, but i suppose it might have had a colour change.
Buy it now price £2995
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303466437751?ul_noapp=true

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings - White S3 - B391 HFS

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:57 am

Description does not tally with DVLA MOT History - Expired 2015! (unless it was used on private land :lol: :lol:
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

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