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Old 09-11-17, 09:46 PM
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New to me '85 RX7, first rotary

Just picked up a 1985 RX7 GSL 5 speed w/118k on the clock. I'm into old 60's muscle cars & my son really likes the rotory stuff so we found him one. This thing is really clean, appears to be factory paint, no rust. It's got complete maintenance records, original dealer bill of sale, all the factory book & pamphlets. Items to address is just has drivers seat bolster wear, a few spots of clear around the sun roof off, all emblems nhave been robbed off it & the inside door handle surrounds are deteriorated. I've been reading up & trying to wrap my head around what all this thing needs for preventive maintenance & I've got to tune on the carb(Racing Beat Holley conv.).



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Really surprised to get all this stuff with it.


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Pretty clean under the hood.


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One of my cars had papers indicating the Sale,price,etc of the car.
It also had a book with "jumps" in it..the guy like to jump out of a perfectly good Airplane!
He couldn't drive though..hahha..as the car was a Auction car with driver's side front damage!
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Great score on that car! Having those records is an amazing thing to have! What a great find! Do you know any history on the car?
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Great score on that car! Having those records is an amazing thing to have! What a great find! Do you know any history on the car?
I only know what I see thru the service records & the info I got from the PO for the last 12 years. It's way more info than I've got on other old stuff.

It basically sat in a garage with the intake, carb, exhaust manifold & exhaust off for 10 years because the owner before the guy I got it from had bought a Racing Beat intake, Holley & header but didn't know how to assemble it.

The guy I got it from brought it home in pieces & took it to a shop to put it together.

I've got lots of small stuff to clean up with that install.
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It appears to be a very clean and well sorted car. That would be a great car to have honestly. How does the car run and dive?
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It basically sat in a garage with the intake, carb, exhaust manifold & exhaust off for 10 years because the owner before the guy I got it from had bought a Racing Beat intake, Holley & header but didn't know how to assemble it.
wow, i'd like to find one like that. imagine how cheap he got it for. i'd guess u paid at least 2k for it?
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