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Post by KiwiDave » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:45 pm

Good to see another Kiwi on here, Chur bro. I'm London based too.

Your car is quite well known here. I first spotted it in 2013 at Brooklands. Turned up to the Spring Rotor show and took home the prize for best 1st Gen. It's probably the closest to a councours condition RX7 that I had seen at that time.

The guy had just purchased it and paid all the money for it too (around £8500 which was BIG money back then). It's passed thru a few hands since then, mainly dealers I think.

The last I saw, it had sustained light damage being unloaded off a trailer to it's new owner and ended up on EBay. I hope that it has held up well over the last six years.

Here it is at Brooklands before winning the award viewtopic.php?f=20&t=12&start=3230#p42986
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Post by spirit r » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:12 pm

Richardnz wrote:
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Thanks guys. I must say I’m starting to fantasise about driving up north in the RX during the kiwi summer...might have to settle for a drive to Cornwall on a dry weekend. I’m loving reading the forum. If anyone knows where I can get some OEM (or OEM style) FB mudflaps do let me know.
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Post by KiwiDave » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Ohh err. Shiny OEM mudflaps. Almost impossible to find, especially in that sort of condition! :thumbup:
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Post by biznatch » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 pm

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on scoring such an FB in such fantastic condition. Always good to have another fellow Kiwi on the forum. There's a few if us on here now sya
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Post by Richardnz » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 pm

I bought the car off eBay. When I went and saw it I couldn’t believe what good condition it was in, even with the damage. I took it to Jason at Super7 Autos and he and the team did a great job with the repair and bumper reseat, it really is fantastic work. I’m hoping to one day take it back to NZ with me. I have had work done to it to keep it original and get it running sweet. I drove it to Winchester in the weekend and it didn’t miss a beat. Sorry for the delayed reply, I didn’t realise there was a 2nd page 🤷‍♂️

P.S I have the 2013 Brooklands trophy next to my bed. I’m not sure the car is concourse anymore but it’s in very good order.

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Post by Richardnz » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:07 pm

Who’s getting back on the road? I drove to the Lake District when lockdown restrictions were eased, 13.5 hours on the road, the longest I’ve spent on the road in a series 3 RX7 since 2002! And I don’t belong to AA! You live by the sword... It also reminded me of driving up and down the North Island of New Zealand in my black series 2 in the 90s, for those 13.5 hours I recaptured my youth. My back is still sore though, and I cramped up 😂. The thought of driving again has helped me through lockdown and joblessness. I hope everyone is well.
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Post by ian65 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:18 pm

Wow, great photo, your car look ace... you could almost be back in NZ in that shot th:
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Post by Richardnz » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:01 pm

Yeah parts of the Lake District could be in Nz. The weather report was way off, it said possible light showers and then rained for a good 2 hours. The car ran sweet though. I want to do a long drive back to Scotland to where the car was first sold in 1986. You just have to treat it well and trust that little 12a will run forever 😅
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Post by DeanRX7 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:56 pm

Hello and welcome....Aussie in Holland with a UK RX7 FB driving around. You have found the right forum.
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Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:46 pm

Awesome! I have been wanting to take the 7 up there for a few years now Haha. It looks so nice th:
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