The Latest 1st gen sightings

Seen a 1st gen RX7 driving, parked up or for sale somewhere... post the details here...
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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings YKR 376X

Post by codge » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm

I had it noted as Renaissance Red in Scotland as recently as March (Renaissance is a peony sort of colour and is metallic).

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Casey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Codge - have you any record of these two:

C999 EWA (Red)
A713 RHY (Blue/Silver?)

Can't say too much about them, but I've become aware of their existence :)
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: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by codge » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi Malc,

A713 RHY.....Yes. Noted as Blue S2 car. In Mendips, Somerset Aug 2014, per a report on FlickR from Ian.

C999 EWA.....No. Not on DVLA at the moment either. I can see though that unless the Reg has been changed it was a Sheffield car when new.
(WA, WB & WE suffixes were Sheffield Area in early years of reg plates). Sold from Woodseats Motors at a guess or maybe Rolletts of Rotherham.

Hope that helps
Dave

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Casey » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 pm

Thanks Dave, I may have some further good news about at least one of these soon......
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: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Casey » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 pm

Dave, I was given duff info, the reg is:

C999 EWN

Checked on DVLA and it confirms it is a Mazda RX-7, but no MOT and doesn't look as though it's been taxed since 1996, not on SORMN either?
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: The Latest 1st gen sightings C999 EWN

Post by codge » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:15 pm

Hi Malc.
C999 EWN is a new spot, not seen before. Be interesting to see what news develops.

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by Casey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:32 pm

Thanks Dave 0-0

Good news, fingers crossed we may have another one back on the road soon!

I've seen some pictures of both cars now.

All I can say at this stage is that the Series 3 C reg car looks to be in good condition and the engine runs (looks like a Series 2 engine implant though). It was a totally chance find by a rotary enthusiast friend who discovered both cars stored near his home! He is keen to acquire the C reg car later this week, if he can agree a deal with the owner.

The Series 2 A reg car looks too far gone with rust, plus an extremely tatty interior, but maybe some salvagable spare parts.

More news later.
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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YVB666V

Post by MelloYello » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am

Spotted by an Instagram friend.

Series 1 - YVB666V
Apparently second owner. Spotted at car meet yesterday in Birchington Kent.

Has anyone seen, or know of this? Looks tidy.
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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:20 am

Thats a TWR rear spoiler there. VERY rare on a Series 1. :o
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings YVB 666V

Post by codge » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:58 am

Yes.......YBV was first noted way back, 2004.
If it's still the 2nd owner he bought it in 1982. Still had car in 2013, low miles at that time.
Was in Kent previously.

S1 Runners that are known about number only 10 (and that includes some preserved rally cars).

Here Y'are
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3 ... 741#p34741

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