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KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:50:57 PM »
An opportunity arose to purchase A42 KLN, a 1984 series 3 with one lady owner from new and 67k on clock. I went to meet Tanya (the owner) today to view and test drive the car. We agreed a price and I will pick it up from her later in the week  :D

The car is in VG, but, inevitably, time has taken it's toll and there are a few minor bits of paintwork that need attention. Mechanicals seem fine and corrosion seems comparatively good. The worst bit, cosmetically, are the wheels, which have been painted and corrosion is bubbling under the paint.

More photos and details later, when the car is with me at home  :mrgreen:

By agreement with my better half, KIMI 2 will need to be sold in due course, so I can concentrate on getting KIMI 1 finished  :)
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 07:39:10 PM »
Looks great Malcolm,

bring it to Beaulieu ????

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 07:39:12 PM »
Damn, 3 FBs, Im jealous

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 08:52:02 PM »
Tbh from that pic it looks worthy of concours.

Looks like a good buy.......

Tart up or full resto?
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 10:22:33 PM »
Wow looks fantastic.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 11:02:32 PM »
Great find.  Looks fantastic.  Red always shows up well.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 07:08:02 PM »
That looks amazing.

I will have to drop by to see it when you've it home.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 09:43:13 PM »
Not jealous at all Malcolm seeing as I cannot afford to run even an one RX8. Looks a great buy.
Finance dictated it had to go 13 months ago,  after 14 years in an RX8 regretted ever since.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 09:59:50 PM »
KIMI 3 now at my home. First major outing will be to take her to Beaulieu on 28th July.

I haven't had a chance to drive her much, especially with the lousy weather! However, I did a 40 mile run and she was a delight, but I do have a strange "rubbing" sound to sort out from the rear, on left turns mainly. I was aware of it before I purchased, so reflected in the price I offered.

In the meantime, some pics:

Interior is immaculate, apart from some wear and tear on the driver's doorcard vinyl.

Factory fresh toolkit and towing eye - were the gloves in there too from the factory??  ;)

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »
Looks fantastic, time warp condition.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 07:12:17 PM »
Lovely looking car Malcolm... Would look good at Forge later this year 😉
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 08:01:27 AM »
Well I go away for a few days (or months) and you get another.  :sign0098:

Looks great well done Malcolm.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 06:49:27 AM »
Lovely to hear you are still lurking on here Chris  :icon_thumleft:

Yep, I couldn't resist this one, a series 3 in seemingly VGC!
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 08:08:44 PM »
Malcolm I have to say that is one lovely looking car. I am so jealous.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2019, 11:21:00 PM »
Jim! Long time no hear, hope you are well. I've been on holiday so only just seen your post.

She's in great condition overall, but some TLC needed in places. First issue to sort is the wheels, which have been painted and they are corroding under the paint....
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984