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    Old RX3SP Race Car Im building

    hey i though some of you guys may be intrested in seeing some pictures of the '77 rx3SP im rebuilding at my shop Evil Genius Racing , it was a Champion Spark Plug challenge racer back in '78-81 and now its going to be a street/track toy for its owner. The progress is slow but the cage is done and the rx7 GSLSE rear end and 4 link is almost ready too. i can dig out some other photos if you like...

    its got a p ported 12A and will have 2nd gen brakes on the GSLSE front suspension too







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    We don't mind more photos
    If I heard right, the SP is unique to the USA, isn't it?
    What are the differences other than tail lights?

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    def need to see vintage pix!
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    Re: Old RX3SP Race Car Im building

    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16
    hey i though some of you guys may be intrested in seeing some pictures of the '77 rx3SP im rebuilding at my shop Evil Genius Racing , it was a Champion Spark Plug challenge racer back in '78-81
    I remember reading about that somewhere along the line. Very cool! :mrgreen:




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    Quote Originally Posted by SharmCos
    We don't mind more photos
    If I heard right, the SP is unique to the USA, isn't it?
    What are the differences other than tail lights?


    They were available only in 77 & 78. They came with black bumpers & grill, RX-3SP badge only on the right side of the car, the rear quarter windows were fixed, the rear end was a short nose (same as 1st Gen RX-7) and a close ratio 5sp tranny just to name a few. Was available with or without the appearance package that included, front spoiler, rear spoiler, rear window louvers (made by shadow), side window louvers and stripe kit for the sides, rear spoiler, hood and front spoiler.
    Very hard to find these cars today especially with the appearance package.
    I can't find info if 77/78 RX-3SP were offer outside of US. All I seen is that the last RX-3's available for the rest of the world were the 1976 models. Maybe in Australia/NZ?

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    Re: Old RX3SP Race Car Im building

    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16
    hey i though some of you guys may be intrested in seeing some pictures of the '77 rx3SP im rebuilding at my shop Evil Genius Racing , it was a Champion Spark Plug challenge racer back in '78-81 and now its going to be a street/track toy for its owner. The progress is slow but the cage is done and the rx7 GSLSE rear end and 4 link is almost ready too. i can dig out some other photos if you like...

    its got a p ported 12A and will have 2nd gen brakes on the GSLSE front suspension too






    If you need the stripes for the SP I have them.E-mail me for a price

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    thanks i dont know what the owner will do with the paint which is next after the suspension and exhaust is done, i got a better camera so here are some more pics. cage is 1.5" x .095" DOM tube. the car will remain street legal hence retaining the dash and healiner, the guy wants to take his kid to school in it!












    even length shock towers now, still needs to be finish ground










    rx7 GSLSE rear end


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    Nice license plate!

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    Should be a nice project and yeah love the place number....Keep the factory blue paint reminds me of the one I used to have.

    All 76 to 78 Rx3 that are offered here in the US are all "SP" some with out the stripe and the dress up kits.

    Here's the two SP I used to have a 76 and 77 one with and with out the stripes.



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