hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/21/23 12:12 p.m.

1979, low miles, a little crusty. 

FB ad

1979, higher miles, needs interior.

FB ad

1982, higher miles. body kit

FB ad

Or, do you punt and buy THIS because you've always wanted a 13BT swapped FC convertible?

 

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/21/23 12:13 p.m.

Ack, title was supposed to say FA.

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/21/23 12:31 p.m.

The second one. I wouldn't even touch the interior, I'd keep it as is. 

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/21/23 12:32 p.m.
hobiercr said:

Ack, title was supposed to say FA.

I think those are FBs ...

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/23 12:38 p.m.
Slippery said:
hobiercr said:

Ack, title was supposed to say FA.

I think those are FBs ...

Except the first two which are SAs...

I would also choose the second one. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/21/23 12:38 p.m.

Technically, the 79 is an SA and not an FB.

 

I'm not a fan of 1st generation as much as 2nd gens for some reason.  

 

Either way, parts are getting harder to find.  I would NOT get a rusty one under any circumstance 

 

The interior of the 2nd one is just a couple of seats and flocked dash away from being pretty good.  That would be my pic out of those.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/23 12:51 p.m.

My FB's 12A made it to 278,000 miles before popping as a 24 Hours of Lemons race car. I would go #2 all day every day.

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/21/23 12:53 p.m.

Ok, title should be, if you have $6500 and want a first gen RX7.

dannyp84
dannyp84 HalfDork
4/21/23 1:53 p.m.

In reply to hobiercr :

IMO the 79 and 80 models are the best looking of the 1st gens. With that said, the last couple of years of the FB (84 and 85) had larger hubs and axles and probably feel a bit more substantial than the early cars if that means anything to you. I've had my '84 since 2006. Also the SA was a 4 speed manual, FB is 5 speed with overdrive. My choice of the cars you listed would be the orange '79, mostly for aesthetic purposes. I have an FC convertible too, it's approximately 700 lbs heavier than my FB, but it doesn't feel overly heavy or large while driving windy roads. It does feel substantially more "put together" than the FB and is more solid/comfortable. It's a lot of fun to drive especially with the top down, but it's hard to beat a 1st gen RX-7 for driving enjoyment. Honestly, it's just hard to go wrong with an RX-7 unless you're buying someone's ill-informed project car. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/23 2:57 p.m.

Hot Take: GSL-SE or nothing.

Of the ones listed, Number Two, please.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/21/23 6:59 p.m.

I'd  choose the one most drivable.  That seems to be only #2

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/23 8:31 p.m.

Second one, and fix the wolverine spec seat.

The fact that the third one doesn't even have interior photos probably says a lot about the condition of the interior, and I'd be concerned as to what's hiding under the body kit. 

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