GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 7:22 a.m.

Purchased some years ago for unfinished Challenge project. Car is in 3 shades of primer, has leaky cooling system, all tires currently flat.

The good:

  • if you connect a battery (not included) with new terminals (I stole the replacement ones from this car), it runs, but heat climbs rapidly.
  • It includes a rear seat from a different RX7 (blue, not gray)

The bad:

  • Some damage / bondo (this was going to donate the drivetrain, not the body)
  • Interior plastic barely remains

Pictures to follow later today.

Planning to get rid of this car within about a week to scrap if nobody wants it or parts.

Located north of Waynesboro, PA. Post here or email greg at for additional questions.

Don49 Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 7:31 a.m.

Greg, I'm nearby and definitely interested. Email me your # @, and I'll call you.

beans HalfDork
Aug. 26, 2013 10:01 a.m.

If this is 4-lug and has an aluminum spare... I want the spare.

psteav Dork
Aug. 26, 2013 10:51 a.m.

If it's five lug, I'm interested in the differential, brakes and master cylinder.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:12 a.m.

Don - email sent.

Beans / Psteav - Car is a 4-lug and yes, it currently still has the spare.

beans HalfDork
Aug. 26, 2013 11:13 a.m.

In reply to GSmith:

Aluminum?!? Please say yes...

psteav Dork
Aug. 26, 2013 11:14 a.m.

Alas, won't have what I need. Thanks anyway.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:14 a.m.

I also have:

  • a separate "rebuilt" rotary short block
  • a separate transmission (with shifter extension broken in transit)
GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:17 a.m.

beans: yes.

Small, finned, looks very cool. It's an old aluminum one, so is not pristine, but no curb rash, just aging finish. I always thought a pair of these would be neat on a drag car.

wvumtnbkr HalfDork
Aug. 26, 2013 11:17 a.m.

how much for the transmission(s)? I assume this is manual.


Rob R.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:19 a.m.

This design, definitely NOT this pretty. Auction is not mine, is just for photo purposes.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:22 a.m.

Manual, 5 speed.

Local pickup, or shipped? If shipped, do you want me to remove the (broken) shifter extension?

wvumtnbkr HalfDork
Aug. 26, 2013 11:36 a.m.

I would pick it up.

From the way you described the car and parts, I assume you have 2 of them (1 in the car).

Would you sell both?


Rob R.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 11:48 a.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr:

Would prefer not to disassemble the one out of the car (but you could pick up the car and the additional transmission). Yes, there's one in it, and one in my garage.

Don49 has not gotten back to me yet, but for an offer over salvage value, the car is his. Otherwise, you're welcome to pick up both. I think I paid $50 for the transmission.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 3:10 p.m.

beans - wheel is set aside for you. Once I pulled it out of the spare tire well, it's surprisingly clean. Please contact me for

wvumtnbkr - 5 speed trans is set aside for you. Please contact me re: pick up or if $50 seems unreasonable.

As far as the rest - the local auto recycler will take the car for ~$350. I'd prefer this to go to someone who will actually use the parts, but looking to clear the driveway by this weekend.

I still have the 13B additional short block and intake as well. Same thing applies. Give this drivetrain a happy home!

wvumtnbkr HalfDork
Aug. 26, 2013 3:23 p.m.

DAMN! I kinda want the entire thing. however, i have one of these that needs to go to the scrap yard as it is. That, and I am going to Tennessee this weekend.


I do want the trans. I will figure a way to get it.


Rob R.

GSmith Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 3:41 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr:

Keep me posted !!

moxnix Reader
Aug. 26, 2013 10:44 p.m.

If it has the stock 4 lug wheels and whoever ends up with it wants to sell them let me know.

Aug. 27, 2013 8:13 a.m.

what year is this additional short block?

GSmith Reader
Aug. 28, 2013 8:17 p.m.

It has the stock 4 lug 'phone dial' wheels.

How would I tell for the short block? All I know at this point is it's a 13B...

GSmith Reader
Aug. 31, 2013 8:32 p.m.

Based on reader interest - it looks like a number of people want parts, but we're still getting details worked out:

beans: Alloy spare wheel Mark Albers: Rebuilt short block (and possibly rear end) wvumtnbkr: Transmission (or possibly entire car) moxnix: Phone dial alloy wheels (?)

Guys - keep me posted. My wife's getting itchy and I need to find room for the BMW from Jersey, assuming that works out.

GSmith Reader
Sept. 3, 2013 12:32 p.m.

Moxnix has the wheels & the exhaust downpipe (removed from car). I have a set of old steel Spitfire wheels that I'm going to enlarge the holes and use to roll this around for about another week.

beans: Still holding the alloy spare in my garage.

Mark - engine is in the garage. with the car up in the air, I can have the rear end off pretty quickly.

wvumtnbkr: one transmission is in the garage awaiting you!

redhookfern Reader
Sept. 3, 2013 12:51 p.m.

It's true, someone needs to take this, or my e28 will only continue to disolve in a scary back lot in Paterson NJ.

GSmith Reader
Sept. 4, 2013 4:38 p.m.
redhookfern wrote: It's true, someone needs to take this, or my e28 will only continue to disolve in a scary back lot in Paterson NJ.

Not to worry - worst case, I pull the worthwhile bits (computer, back seat, etc) and recycle the rest. There's not much of value beyond that unless someone needs glass, etc.

redhook... I'll make the space for whatever overlap time. Looking forward to picking up Black Betty.

nocones SuperDork
Sept. 11, 2013 9:33 a.m.

Axle halfshafts? If you pull it down that far. My MG needs 1. They should ship fine ziptied to a 1x6.

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