I don't even know where to begin with this one. This entire evolution began with a response to an add for a guy selling a set of tail lights for my wagon. I contacted the seller and after talking about the parts in question the conversation turned to cars and what we were doing and what we had. Well turns out he had an RX3 that he had plans to work on and didn't really have much information about aside from it being red in color. I asked it if was for sale and it might be for the right price. Well I kept in contact with him and ended up making a great friend in the process. Pretty much been in constant contact with my new friend since day one and fast forward 2 months and we reached a deal on what is certain to be the death of my bank account and sanity, but I am sure it will be worth it.
Based on the first pictures I recieved of the car I was very optimistic on the condition. The car looked to be very solid with an incredibly straight body and rust free, but I had my concerns because of where it was sitting and how long it had been there. The car was obviously missing it's front suspension and engine, but my concern was the interior. It looked based on the pictures as it had been exposed to the elements since parked and who knew what condition it was going to be in once it got here. Well I loaded up the trailer with my car and headed east to Utah where we had agreed to make the trade and 6 and half hours later I arrived to find a very nice and solid car sitting on the trailer. We installed some front struts that I borrowed from a friend and I put on my wheels that I had purchased a few months prior to even finding this car and what a huge difference it made. The car already looked like a winner and I was very excited to get to work.
There are no plans for a crazy build on this one. I doubt it will even get painted. Just a simple 12a motor with a good exhaust and intake combo. Then drive it around like that. Its got so much character the way it is I don't have the heart to change to much on it. I will keep you all posted as I acquire parts and get this thing moving forward.
But I really need to thank my new friend Lanny for even making this deal possible. It was a great to meet you and make a great new friend in the process my man.