I'm Neil, 42, working for a small insurance company, living in South London and I've bought my first RX7. It's a 1981 Series 2 FB.
I've been living in London for 10 years but originate from Essex.
A bit of history:
My car had been with its last proper owner for 17 years and briefly with someone that flipped it. It came with loads of the back file which is very nice to have. It was originally sold in East London so it's now come home. Since I bought it I had a lot of work done on it so it's now sporting an engine that had the full overhaul with seals etc. and it also included a brand new rear rotary housing; also a new clutch and a starter motor. The engine is so smooth now and it hasn't done 60,000 since new!!!. I've only recently got the car back after long delays including getting hold of the necessary parts.
The remaining mechanical things to sort out are the exhaust (replacement is being planned) and the fan (including clutch) + fan shroud. I'm struggling to find the fan components despite hunting all over the internet and I can't really drive the car until it's sorted; this is a big headache after the ££££s I've spent in the last year. Any help with this would be gratefully accepted.
The body work is pretty good and looks to have preventative work done a while ago probably when it had a respray in the original colour. The respray is still in reasonable condition and just needs some attention to make it shine. It is a very original car so I'm keen to keep it that way.
I'm looking forward to getting it on the road properly and intend to come to some events later this year.