The Latest 1st gen sightings

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Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings - YKR 376X Red

Post by Threesevens » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:12 pm

ian65 wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am
Threesevens wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:10 am
Metallic red Series 2 for auction next week

Guide Price £4250 to £5250

Looks pretty good


http://www.angliacarauctions.co.uk/clas ... zda-rx7-2/
It was up for £3500 a couple of weeks ago
You are right Ian I remember seeing the car now but didn't think it was metallic red . Be interesting to see what it goes for.

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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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