First-gen RX-7s aren’t uncommon in wrecking yards in the western part of the country, as demonstrated by this ’79, this ’80 with incredibly of-its-time custom paint, and this fairly solid ’85. In fact, I don’t bother to photograph most of the examples I see. Today’s ’79, with its brown-and-beige tape stripes, seemed worthy of inclusion in the Junkyard Find series, though.
It’s fairly complete, the body is straight, and there’s no rust.
It’s difficult to get these cars through the California emissions test, though, even with the not-so-stringent requirements for the 1979 model year.
Looks like the dash and the door panels have been pulled.
Poor doomed RX-7.
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