KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

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KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:49 pm

An opportunity arose to purchase A42 KLN, a series 3 with one lady owner from new and 67k on clock. I went to meet Tanya (the owner) today to view and test drive the car. We agreed a price and I will pick it up from her later in the week :D

The car is in VG, but, inevitably, time has taken it's toll and there are a few minor bits of paintwork that need attention. Mechanicals seem fine and corrosion seems comparatively good. The worst bit, cosmetically, are the wheels, which have been painted and corrosion is bubbling under the paint.

More photos and details later, when the car is with me at home :mrgreen:

By agreement with my better half, KIMI 2 will need to be sold in due course, so I can concentrate on getting KIMI 1 finished :)
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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
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by A7RXY » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:13 pm

Malcolm, Congratulations and welcome to the Sunrise Red .........
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by ian65 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:41 pm

Great score mate, that looks mint.... did this car used to be on TDD123 ?
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:43 pm

ian65 wrote:
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.... did this car used to be on TDD123 ?
:thumbup: yep, the owner, Tanya, had a private plate on it for a while.
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
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by codge » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:16 pm

Looks nice Malcolm. Good to see the seniors collecting now..... :lol:

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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by myatt1972 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:14 am

That looks really nice Malcolm and obviously I love the colour :D
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by spirit r » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 am

Congratulation i love the grey colour inside in combination with red outside more then brown and red . th:
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by DKWW2000 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am

A beautiful looking car Malcolm.........will we be able to Inspect at Simply Jap?
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Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by Casey » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 am

Yep, plan is to bring her down to Simply Japanese at Beaulieu.

Gives me time to give her a thorough check over and fix a few minor issues I spotted on inspection and test drive. But, she drives beautifully :thumbup:
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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: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:33 pm

I do believe that Sunrise Red could form a squadron :thumbup: That is very nice Malcolm.
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