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Marf

22,907 posts

150 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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Hey Papercup, what front bumper is that on the car? smile

papercup

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2,471 posts

128 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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Its a copy of a Burnout one, from Shine Auto in the states. Fitted well, and was all flexy when new.

Rotaryart are the agents over here.

Marf

22,907 posts

150 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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Ta smile

Looks like a nice improvement over the 99 bumper, has the updated lights but lacks the smiley face grill.

What are the side skirts?

papercup

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2,471 posts

128 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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Side skirts were original FEED carbon ones, but i busted one of them up, so got the replica ones (still carbon) from Atomic Rex. Having had both (and still have one of the FEED ones in the garage) I can tell you there's no difference at all.

Great service from Atomic Rex on those, by the way. Hardly knew me, yet made and delivered them from scratch in 4 days so they could be sent to the detailer on the last day it was there, for fitting.

Marf

22,907 posts

150 months

Friday 14th September 2012
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Nice one, thanks. Planning to get a 7 next year and the bumper and skirts you have look great, they really set the car off.
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frosted

3,549 posts

86 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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One day I will get the motor out my sc430 and stick it in a rx7. Good job on building the car, hope it was worth it smile

JB!

4,648 posts

89 months

Thursday 19th November 2015
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Emailed Andy.

Pelo

476 posts

182 months

Wednesday 25th November 2015
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I just finished reading this entire thread, what a story!
How is the car these days?

I took these photos at the 2014 Brighton Speed Trials, so I guess its still going strong.


Pelo

476 posts

182 months

Monday 30th November 2015
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Anyone got a spare £23k? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121827313685
lick

JB!

4,648 posts

89 months

Monday 30th November 2015
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Pelo said:
Anyone got a spare £23k? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121827313685
lick
Same car, Strong money...

Edited by JB! on Monday 30th November 10:36

V8RX7

12,711 posts

172 months

Monday 30th November 2015
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JB! said:
Pelo said:
Anyone got a spare £23k? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121827313685
lick
Same car, Strong money...
Yes and the seller is an utter @r$e - trader pretending he's not, with an attitude problem and no scruples.

fesuvious

4,909 posts

150 months

Monday 30th November 2015
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Spill the goss...

V8RX7

12,711 posts

172 months

Monday 30th November 2015
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He's infamous on Skyline and RX7 forums and probably Cosworth ones too.

Google Tabz

Here's one example:

http://gtroc.org/site/showthread.php/1053-TABZ2013...

JB!

4,648 posts

89 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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V8RX7 said:
JB! said:
Pelo said:
Anyone got a spare £23k? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121827313685
lick
Same car, Strong money...
Yes and the seller is an utter @r$e - trader pretending he's not, with an attitude problem and no scruples.
Yep, I know what he paid or it and what he's asking is mental, I'm not parting with anywhere near that for a car with cold start issues and no A/C (its not just a re-gas)...

The link to him keeping someone's deposit says it all really.

V8RX7

12,711 posts

172 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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JB! said:
Yep, I know what he paid or it and what he's asking is mental, I'm not parting with anywhere near that for a car with cold start issues and no A/C (its not just a re-gas)...

The link to him keeping someone's deposit says it all really.
I seem to remember someone mentioning £15k which is sensible however that's irrelevant really, modified cars are worth what someone will pay.

Is more the fact he pretends he's not a dealer and has a terrible attitude.


dom9

5,018 posts

118 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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The money seems steep but what a car!

Think I'd want to make some changes but it must be an unbelievable weapon.

Nik da Greek

1,082 posts

59 months

Sunday 13th December 2015
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dom9 said:
The money seems steep but what a car!

Think I'd want to make some changes but it must be an unbelievable weapon.
I've been in this car, and Andy was kind (or foolish) enough to let me drive it once. I never came near its parameters on the road. It is, no argument all-ends-up awesome. And you couldn't build one anywhere near as good as that, even for this money. You could lash one together but Craig at DynoTorque's conversions are just about OEM quality and the fabrication alone would exceed the price of a knackered RX-7 and LS engine, then merging them together. But the seller is indeed a total arse and if you're paying a premium you'd really want that to count towards some kind of solid aftersales and/or decent reputation, not someone who's negative feedback runs to a gazillion forum pages

Shame really, cos it's a superb car and deserves better

For positive vibes, all I can do is offer a photo from happier times, taken at the '12 Speed Trials


V8RX7

12,711 posts

172 months

Sunday 20th March
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Currently being sold on Ebay - read the ad you'll see the current owner oozes charm.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121923130951

Diesel Meister

1,601 posts

110 months

Sunday 20th March
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RX-Heaven yes

Would have preferred to buy it from Andy himself though. Things that strike me:

  1. You clearly could not build a car this good for £20k from scratch. However, I know from first hand experience that heavily modified cars are an extremely niche market - you'll get what a like-minded enthusiast is prepared to pay but forget about getting back what you put in.
  2. If the aircon only needs a regas on a car of this price, why not just do it? Seriously.
  3. This car is seriously tempting when you consider a Z06 will be the best part of £40k.

V8RX7

12,711 posts

172 months

Sunday 20th March
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In the auction I linked to it "sold" for £14,100

I suspect it hasn't actually been sold - last time it "sold" for circa £18k