1978 EARLY 1st GEN RX7 For Sale

1978 RX7 Restoration project... This is one of the very first Mazda RX7 cars that were built for the Japanese market only & it was not supposed to leave Japan. These first production cars were sent out to Mazda dealerships across Japan only. It was eventually purchased by an American serviceman who was working over in Japan at the time & used to see this car parked up by the docks everyday. He eventually shipped the car through the US military to GB in 1986.

I found the car outside needing saving & have since dried it out & stripped the car down to a rolling shell, engine, box, front lights & dash, front carpet plus front seat are still fitted.

The car is 'saveable' though there is a fair bit of welding needed to do this... Front scuttle panels & bulk head, front N/ S floor pan, front O/ S chassis leg, inner sills both sides at the front on both, both A posts at the top, top of the windscreen, rear window rain gutter, rear light 0/ S panel, rear valance in O/ S corner, O/ S rear boot plus I am sure there will be some more. Needs a new N/ S door, windscreen, rear lights & a re-paint. My intenion was to buy a later Californian car with a good body & rob it of all the panels/ parts needed. The engine & box look ok though I have not had it running or driven it, the previous owner said it would run ok when it was parked up? The outer sills, rear floor pans, front & rear wings, bonnet & O/ S door, roof, boot are pretty good. This car has the potential to be a very valuable RX7 if done well, unfortunately I have had to curtail my plans due to too many projects & the fact I have run out of storage so it is now needing an enthusiastic person who wants a project. Unlike the later cars that are still very inexpensive to buy, this one however, because of its originality & age should be worth in excess of £18000 plus once complete, possibly more in Japan or in the Antipodes. Personally I think early Japanese cars can only go up, judging by the early Toyota's, Datsuns & earlier Mazdas that are well into their £40k's!

Please call me on the details below if you have any questions or would like to view the car. I would love it if the car stayed here in GB though happy to deliver it to a shipping company, Southampton being the nearest. Photos of when I found the car taken by the previous owner & of the car in its present state.

Please call me & I can also whatap more photos

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