RX-7 Type R Bathurst - Concours & completely standard (OEM) specification. Silver Metallic (3L)
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RX-7 Type R Bathurst - Standard mechanical specification. Concours condition.
Silver Metallic (3L)
This RX-7 Type R Bathurst took us around 6 months of daily searching to find after a previously sold example attracted much interest. With most examples available even in Japan nowadays being tired and in need of major expense to put completely right, we hadn't wanted to compromise & continued to search until we found this excellent 1 owner from new example. Comparing closely with others on offer elsewhere, you can see why this car offers much better value for money than typically abused and pooly cared for RX-7's. It's essentially in concours condition and likely to be one of the very best in Europe when imported.
We are not fans of FRP bumpers on these nor the pre-facelift type, so we sourced & fitted a genuine 1999 front bumper assembly, corner lights and & lip spoiler in addition to a genuine 1999+ adjustable rear spoiler. These OEM parts were sourced used but in good condition, then painted to match original bodywork before being fitted by ourselves. In addition we have fitted brand new 18 inch Zauber wheels (8.5J & 9.5J) and good quality sports tyres combined with new RAYS Alumite (locking) wheel nuts. These modifications retain originality as they're OEM parts, except for the wheels, which also help modernise the car to a timeless level.
An FD3S RX-7 as standard has excellent junior supercar performance & doesn't require major tuning. Better for road use is to have a non-tempermental car which will give 10's of thousands of miles and help paste a cheesy driver's smile.
Interior: Being an R Bathurst model there are alcantara front seats and small rear seats which make excellent rattle free storage spaces. Note there's no ashtray or cigar lighter. Instead there's a useful padded box where the driver's elbow can rest and a delete bung in the cigar lighter socket. This has made the car remain quite "new" in smell too having never been smoked in.
Original equipment includes: PAS, P/W, AC, ABS, dual oil coolers, front strut brace with integrated engine damper, unused original tool kit & spare, fitted mats, sports alcantara seats, etc. Note there is also a Defi boost gauge and a turbo timer fitted. A Kenwood 2 Din 200W Hifi unit is also installed.
Further Upgrades: Although nothing further is needed for this car, we're specialists in the supply of performance parts for RX-7's and know these cars very well, owning 2 ourselves. For more details please ask us for suggestions or visit:
Test Drive: Oil pressure is high, regularly serviced and well maintained with a recent oil change this car runs very sweetly - just an an RX-7 is meant to. We test drove this car briefly and found it to drive very well indeed. With no squeaks or rattles at all when passing over bumps, an engine that pulls strongly all the way from idle, brakes that have virtually no wear and paintwork in stunning condition.This car belonged to a mature owner since new who liked to have a nice performance car but hardly used it, by the looks of it. With so few stone chips and paint in superb condition throughout the car, it's evident this car was always well cared for and not driven hard. Note there is extensive documentation with this car which proves the care it's been given and the genuine mileage.
Condition Report: The auction grade is 4.0. Condition is outstanding. Although there were minor scratches on the original front bumper & splitter these are now all gone, with the new items fitted of course. There's only one pin dent on the driver's door & another on the driver's rear quarter. These are small but will be pushed out by a dent removal specialist in UK. Note there is a little bit of touch up paint on the driver's door where the pin dent is located. Also the front splitter has some scratches on the n/s corner. The front splitter can be replaced easily enough - and is inexpensive if a new one is desired. Being made of PVC it's designed to withstand minor abrasions and bumps.
RX-7's in as beautiful & low mileage modified condition as this combined at an affordable price are extremely hard to find nowadays. This example's clearly been hardly used. The engine is in fine health with high oil pressure & engine. It's producing an excellent spread of power - perfectly healthy and with plenty of life to give with mileage this low. For further peace of mind, a 12 month warranty will be supplied with this car also covering rotor tips and water seals.
Including full front bumper, 1999 bumper lights, splitter and fitting kit, rear spoiler, paintwork & fitting of body improvements, crystal coating the new XD9 wheels before fitment, UK registration, road tax, new MOT, 12 month's warranty - Contact us to secure this example from our stock or source an alternative top condition quality RX-7 to order.
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