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Old 06-11-19, 04:24 PM
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Back behind the wheel of a RX7

New to the forum but long time fan/owner of these awesome cars. In the past I had a 81 and a 83, a 87 red covertible, a 88 GXL and a 90 convertible but those were all long gone and been out of the RX7 world for a while but back now due to finding the one I always wanted.

Recently picked up a 1985 Sunrise Red GSL-SE and loving it. Body is extremely clean and straight and everything works on it and have a huge stack of records of work done on it.

Looking forward to checking out the site and seeing what everyone else is up to.

It's good to be back. Missed the high revving motor and the handling.
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Old 06-11-19, 04:34 PM
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Welcome back!! Would love to see pictures of your new SE!! Do you know any of the car's history?
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Old 06-11-19, 06:08 PM
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Will post some pics here pretty soon. I was lucky enough to get a huge stack of records with it dating back to 1992...even have the brochure from the dealership from 1985 with the sales person's card attached to it. A ton of work done on it and up to date on lots of the need to do's on these (clutch, oil cooler, etc)...I do need to get in there and change the fluids on everything but will be a labor of love for me.
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Old 06-15-19, 04:56 PM
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Here is a quick pic of it. Doing the oil/filter, manual trans and diff fluids. They needed it.
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Its nice to have the documentation that you received with the car!! The car looks to be in excellent shape based on the picture you posted!! Would love to see more pictures of the car!!
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Old 06-22-19, 04:13 PM
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RE-introducing with pics

Recently got back into the Rotary world (about time) with a bang. Picked up a 85 GSL-SE. Lots of records and purchased from second owner. Already been offered 5 figures a few times but going to be tough to pry this from my grip. Pics explain why I think.








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Old 06-23-19, 12:26 AM
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johnnyd69, i merged that 2nd intro u posted with this one as it should have been instead of starting a new one. nice SE btw. how many miles on it?
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Wow, thats mint mate, a great find and credit to the previous owners.

i dont blame you for not wanting to part ways with it.

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Old 06-23-19, 10:42 AM
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If I told you, you wouldn't believe it. It'a a lot but with the stack of receipts felt good about it. Clutch is almost new, compression is over 100 all the way around. Going to be a fun car.
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Thanks. Yep, it's in pretty good shape. On the hunt for a few things (bag for glass roof, OEM Jack and few things but not too much stuff) Oil pressure is good, temp is where it should be etc. Really happy I found it,looked for a long time.
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It's a beautiful example!! That's a car to hold onto and enjoy for years to come!
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That's the plan. Always wanted one. Going to do shocks/struts next but a little confused on what is going to work/not work since it's a SE. But I will figure it out. Search is my friend I know.
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I have always loved using the Tokico Blue shocks/struts. They can be tough to find for the 1st gen these days however. I have a set on my 85 and love them!
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