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Thread: 84 SAVANNA GT-X 12AT

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    84 SAVANNA GT-X 12AT

    Hello people, some great cars on this site, very drool worthy.
    Just thought I'd share some pic's of my old RX-7 that I've had for
    about 5-6 years.Seems a shame to keep it hidden in the shed and
    not sharing it with people who might appreciate it.
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    No show pony this one.
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    Custom designed RX-7 road, excellent 8)

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    Nice 7. when I was younger my brother and his mates were into rotaries, so have always liked them.


    where were those photos taken... not far from Appollo Bay as you go up through the mountains?

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    yep deff hate you i would give my left nut up for a 12at fb in a heart beat,but i'll be happy with my '85 GSL i guess.....

    Very Nice car man :tu:

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    Beautiful :mrgreen: It's the exact twin to mine, except GT-X spec. Looks great on the Watanabes too. Whose is the blue one in the first photo?

    Can't wait for mine to be fully restored and road-legal.

    Random SA22C trivia: Has anyone noticed the Jap-spec Savanna RX-7s only have one front fender badge, on the passenger side?

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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    "where were those photos taken... not far from Appollo Bay as you go up through the mountains?"

    Not sure where Apollo bay is, this is the road to Walhalla in Gippsland.

    "Whose is the blue one in the first photo?"

    Hey Orion, the blue on was in W.A., then got sold and ended up here in
    Victoria but has just changed hands again and is now in N.S.W.
    It,s a GT, imported into the country by the same company that brought
    mine in. At the time of that photo we believe there was only the two in W.A. The company that imported them was (no longer trading) called
    the Rotary shop, which was owned by Kim Ledger (Heaths dad) himself
    a Rotary enthusiast. He was actually going to convert mine into a Targa
    rally car but sold it to me instead.

    Has anyone noticed the Jap-spec Savanna RX-7s only have one front fender badge, on the passenger side?


    HaHa, nearly brought another on of Ebay a few years back before noticing this.

    Cheers Steve[/quote]

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    RX7 GT 1985 12AT

    Hi all.

    I am the new owner of the blue RX7 GT. I bought it from Padgett in Victoria and its resting in the garage well preserved! Thanks for giving me some history to the car. I have gone back to s3 rims to keep it factory. Here are a couple of shots with the new wheels, will get some more soon...

    Dave

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    Lovely

    Gotta love the "oh shit handles" for the feet, Fairlady's got em too. I'm looking at buying an 82 rx-7 right now. I've been pretty dedicated to Nissan thus far, however the rotary bug is creeping into my heart and it's pics like these that bring it on even more. 8)

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    oh wow, that blue one is beautiful as well. I've actually considered buying your exact plate - [S3 12AT] - for mine, and still might

    the Series 3 turbo is a fascinating car, the 'fabled lost child' of the entire range. Folks talk about it like it doesn't exist, even the engine is a mystery to most people, and I guess this is because it was never originally sold in any overseas markets. I wonder why upper management at Mazda thought the 12A rotary turbo would never sell big in America?

    eskimo/coupe3: don't suppose you guys would know how many S3 turbos there are in Australia? I can count 4 or 5 road-legal examples in NZ that I know of.

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    sa22s look so good. I always wanted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion
    oh wow, that blue one is beautiful as well. I've actually considered buying your exact plate - [S3 12AT] - for mine, and still might

    the Series 3 turbo is a fascinating car, the 'fabled lost child' of the entire range. Folks talk about it like it doesn't exist, even the engine is a mystery to most people, and I guess this is because it was never originally sold in any overseas markets. I wonder why upper management at Mazda thought the 12A rotary turbo would never sell big in America?

    eskimo/coupe3: don't suppose you guys would know how many S3 turbos there are in Australia? I can count 4 or 5 road-legal examples in NZ that I know of.
    Cheers,

    Some people have mentioned there may have been about 10 shipped here over the years I have been told. Maybe a few still tucked away somewhere I guess?

    Dave

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