A big hello to everyone!!!
So I thought it time I introduced myself in the 1st gen forum since im just back from london after buying Keith\'s 1985 series 3
My names Richard and im a rex-a-holic, though not as bad as some of the more regulars on here I would imagine
So far ive owned a 3rd gen, 2nd gen and now I\'ve completed the trilogy, I like to think possibly in the minority of owners having owned all 3 at some point ( sadly not all at the same time)
My 3rd gen was almost 10 years ago now!! I was young and bought with my heart, not my head and it nearly bankrupted me, as it also had waterseal failure
( sadly a member on here sold it as fully working, so a hard lesson learnt) I rebuilt it and tuned it, but it kept spitting the dummy, and on the 3rd rebuild it was sold!! I loved the car but couldnt afford to keep it! Time to move on
So 2008 comes along and so does the boredom of my bmw, it was all the car I needed, brilliant, but just another bmw and sooo bland and boring! So I started the hunt and my t2 cab came up. A flight to london and trip out to kent and I owned a great car. I kept the car for 3 great years, it became part of the family... so it was fitting when I proposed to my wife that the car was with us too
but the car was a daily driver and I couldnt afford 14mpg and a wedding. Sadly the car went to a new home and happily to a new loving owner on this forum. This was the best car ive owned, it was outdone in outright performance by the 3rd gen, but the retro looks, character and reliability all made it much better than a 3rd gen, Imho of course
So 3 weeks ago 6/4/13 I got myself a wife, and off to Malaysia on honeymoon we went, clearly as rex-o-holic I kept searching to see what was out there and finally I saw my new 1st gen and its reduced price. Being 7 hours ahead I had a long wait untill it was 9am and a more acceptable time to call Keith. I was certain someone else would calk before be but luckily I was first and it was arranged, after travelling 23 hours from Malaysia to london and back to Glasgow on Thursdays, we were going back to London for my rx7 obsession on sunday
My wife was almost as excited as me, infact at 5am as the alarm wentb off she was much more excited about the trip
So the rest is history, Keith is a great guy, he loved the car since 1992, and was sad to see it go. But I think I\'ve shown him I was an enthusiast and he was happy to let the rex go.
So 400 miles north, the rx performed perfectly... hopfully I can keep it for the next 20 years in as good a condition as it is now
So thats my brief intro and hello :p hope I havent bored you all!!! Heres some photos, sorry the first gen photos arnt great, weve not had much time together yet...