Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

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    Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    Some of you will know that for some time I have been looking for a project car to do autocross, motorkhana etc, and to teach my kids to drive. My main criteria was RWD, manual, four cylinder and a Holden.

    My original plan was to buy a 70’s Holden Gemini, and do it up like a Holden Dealer Team Rally car. But what is around in my price bracket is junk.

    So I was chatting with a work colleague and talking about cars, and she said she was ready to get rid of her old car. I have worked with her for 10 years and know the car well. So after parting with $1,000, I now have a new toy, registered until November and in perfect working order.










    And what it looked like



    So what is it ? Let’s try a guessing game. Who am I ?
    1. I am rear wheel drive
    2. I am not a 4 cylinder.
    3. I have come 2nd and 3rd at Bathurst
    4. I have won the Spa 24hr race and the Daytona 24hr race
    5. I have won the British and Australian Touring Car Championships

    What am I ?

    Any guesses ?
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    probably an e30 bmw? or an ae86 toyota sprinter?

    edit: scratch that probably, I don't think either won the ATCC.

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    Nope - the Toyota was closer (right country)
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    mazda rx7?

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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    Isuzu Bellet?

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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    Not a clue, but I sure want to know! Mazda RX7 sounds like a good guess.
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    Definitely RX7



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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !!

    Correct !
    Photos up shortly.
    Series 1 RX7 with 13B and series 3 running gear (even series 3 wheels, which are a different stud pattern.

    I'm pretty stoked, but my mate who is a mechanic nearly wet himself when I told him - he is more excited than me.
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !! - Now With PICS !!

    Registered as a 1982 RX7 - it all works, even the pop up headlights. My kids have named it Freddie...







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    I spoke to the original owner at work today - she cried when I drove it away.
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    Manual, upgraded turbo & APS intercooler, 3" exhaust, slotted rotors, 18" wheels, tow bar, Koni shocks, APS ECU upgrade
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !! - Now With PICS !!

    If I were going to buy something for some autocross, one of these would definitely be toward the top of the list.

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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Not a Holden !! - Now With PICS !!

    mmmm doritos on a stick
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    That was my "dream car" in high school! Not that I was unhappy with the Mustang GT presented to me as my graduation gift, but I figured the RX-7 brochures I left sitting around the house would have clued my parents in.

    Come to think of it, they were Porsche 944 brochures...

    Do the Oz versions have the tiny back seat? Or are they 2-seaters like the US model?

    And I wish somebody hadn't mentioned the Isuzu Bellett. I'd KILL for Bellett GT-R...

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    Oh awesome man! I always loved that car. You've got some lucky kids!!!
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    can you fit a small block there? And kill yourself

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