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Super Rare, '79 Limited Edition, 10k On Rebuilt 13b Rotary Engine. on 2040-cars

Year:1979 Mileage:179000

Notus, Idaho, United States

Notus, Idaho, United States

 This is a 1979 Limited Edition RX7 in which there were only 3000 produced world wide. Here is a chance to own a very unique piece of rotary history.  This car has all the bells and whistles not found on another rx7 of that year- a/c, cruise, glass and hardtop sunroof, special upholstery, power antenna and hatch release, aluminum alloy rims with matching spare, special Beat Black paint with red and silver pinstriping, not found on any other model of rx7.

This has been my restoration project for 10 years now. All the new items put on in the last few months include: paint job and pinstripes, upholstery and shifter boot, floor mats, windshield and Toyo tires with 70,000 mile rating.

Engine specs: Rebuilt 13b rotary engine (intake porting performed for better flow) with no more than 10,000 miles on it, Holley 650 cfm double pumper carb, jetted and adjusted by Racing Beat. Full custom exhaust from Racing Beat including headers. Clutch, master cylinder and related bearings replaced at same time. High performance spark plug wires and NGK plugs.

"Roxy" was my first car I purchased with my own money after high school, and has been such a fun car. I am the third owner and have continued to care for this gem in the same great way the previous owners have. Most services have been kept track of in a little note book by all previous owners. Original sales receipt, warranty info and poster advertisement is still with the car. I know it would be more valuable to have original engine in it, but the first owner burnt up the engine and replaced it with a different one. So I came across a 13b and thought why not?

This car wants to be revved. I've driven it very conservatively, but can't help to put a Mitsubishi eclipse, Acura TL and a Mustang GT in their place. I tried one high speed test after the engine was broke in, and I buried the 135 mph speedometer, so it hit at least 140. Cruising with the sunroof up, and your shades on while the sun sets, is an amazing experience.

Please contact me by e-mail for any questions what so ever. Locals are welcome to test drive the car. I will only accept cash, cashier check, PayPal payment. Local pick up only or buyer pays for shipping and I release the car after full payment has cleared.

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