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I purchased my dream car. 1980 RX7 Widebody Targa

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Chris

Joined: Sep 27 2004
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Location: NY


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Post Sun May 09, 2010 7:03 pm

Okay, everyone else is doing it.

I am picking this up in two weeks;

Its a 1980 RX7 that underwent a ground up 'restoration' per say that took about 7 or so years.

It has a Rotary Engineering widebody, from what I can tell. It looks to have a Mariah fiberglass hood. The coolest thing of it all, it has a real targa conversion that I believe was done by Petty Enterprise! It also has jongbloed wheels.

The engine is a rebuilt 13b, non turbo. I believe it came out of an -SE. I am unsure about this though. It has a Weber carb, complete exhaust which I believe is RB, electric fans, Mallory hyfire ignition for leading and trailing and a few more goodies, too.

On to the pics!

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Work to be done soon;

- Finish interior, repaint some of the red black. New carpet, reupholster seats, add a radio/speakers
- Possibly buy some wheel spacers so it doesn't look like a hovercraft at certain angles.

So there she is! Ill grab a lot more pictures when I get her home. I need to do some minor work to the interior and clean it all up. The first show is June 7th!
Cooper

Joined: Mar 19 2006
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Post Sun May 09, 2010 7:49 pm

Chris wrote:
Possibly buy some wheel spacers so it doesn't look like a hovercraft at certain angles.


Exactly what I was thinkin' when I saw the first picture . icon_lol.gif

Looks very cool man, definitely a unique piece, congrats ! icon_biggrin.gif
Moss

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Post Sun May 09, 2010 8:02 pm

Never seen or heard of one before!

Pretty radical looking!
Tat2Dragons

Joined: Jan 21 2007
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Location: Baltimore Maryland


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Post Sun May 09, 2010 8:17 pm

Nice ride. icon_cool.gif
Aken

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Post Sun May 09, 2010 9:12 pm

Very cool, Gloggles. Very cool.
bad venge

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Post Mon May 10, 2010 3:25 am

Check it's title , that car looks VERY similar to ones that were made over in Ohio, There was a Mazda dealer in Canton (Ron Peterson VW/Mazda) that was making those Widebodied when they were new ( I bought one) He had a Targa and a twin turbo option as well.
Mine was Black with the same wheels icon_wink.gif I WANTED the Targa , but Opted for the Twin Turbo instead ...
Lankhimself

Joined: Feb 01 2008
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Location: Shirley, MA


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Post Fri May 14, 2010 9:34 am

Awesome looking car. Looks like it's floating in that first pic.
itzbjorn

Joined: Jul 21 2005
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Post Fri May 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Holy **** those people are getting sucked into a vortex!!!!
Radioflyer

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Post Sun May 16, 2010 8:42 pm

Looks cool. A ground effects kit with those wheel spacers would really make look awesome.
corvettecrazy

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Post Sun May 16, 2010 9:22 pm

When do I get to see it?
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