Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

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Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by Casey » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:42 am

:D :D Pete and I in a nice little article by Mazda UK to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the RX-7. I've met Kerr with the FD through the RX-8 OC and been out on track with at the same time as him at Rockingham. Small world ;)

https://www.insidemazda.co.uk/2018/06/1 ... r-stories/


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KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by Casey » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:07 pm

KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by ian65 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:38 pm

that's a nice article guys, we're there really only 350 2nd gens sold here?...... and a bit disappointing to read this from Mazda UK....
'In the UK, the convertible was only sold with the twin-turbocharged 13-B rotary engine'............ don't they know their own products?

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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:41 pm

I have tried to look at DVLAs sight for numbers sold & it is hard to tell, I thought there were only 350 TIIs (hard & soft tops) sold in UK......but obviously I must be wrong. rdg
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by ian65 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:17 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:41 pm
I have tried to look at DVLAs sight for numbers sold & it is hard to tell, I thought there were only 350 TIIs (hard & soft tops) sold in UK......but obviously I must be wrong. rdg
you're probably right Pete in respect of TII's..... the article says 350 2nd Gen RX7's though which seems low to me but who knows :?

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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by spirit r » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 pm

Mazda UK visiting the german Mazda museum with the Rx7 fb.
https://mazda-classic-frey.de/2018/06/0 ... seum-frey/
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Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:30 pm

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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Re: Mazda UK - RX-7 40th Anniversary Feature

Post by Casey » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 am

Nice find Pete!

Shame Mazda UK couldn't lay their hands on an FC to complete the line up - I'm sure they could've found a lovely red vert somewhere ;) :D
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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