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Gumtree Australia - 1969 NSW R080 in Mount Lawley, WA $19.5K

Gumtree Australia - 1969 NSW R080 in Mount Lawley, WA $19.5K 12 Jun 2017 02:09 #10913

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1969 NSU Ro80 fully restored original rotary engine
$19,500.00 Negotiable


Mount Lawley WA


A rare opportunity to own one of Australia’s best surviving NSU Ro80’s. The Ro80 is recognized as one of the most significant designs of its era. With a rotary engine, semi-automatic, front wheel drive, aerodynamic shape, power steering, disc brakes, etc, it was a very advanced car – and justifiably the winner of World Car of the Year in 1967.

This award winning, Australian delivered 1969 build car was the subject of a ‘last nut and bolt’ restoration around 20 years ago. This included full panel and paint of the bare and blasted shell in clear over silver, retrim in black velour using original materials and carpets and full mechanical rebuild including of the legendary NSU Wankel rotary motor.

Unlike many survivors, this car runs the original and correct, early NSU Wankel ‘twin plug’ motor. The motor was fully rebuilt by the previous owner in 2003 utilising parts ex Europe and the UK. Since recent recommissioning the motor is running smoothly, strongly and reliably with a minimum of exhaust smoke which is a characteristic of these motors and their total loss lubrication system.

The body remains rust free due to its professional panel and paint plus subsequent application of rust inhibitors to all cavities and internal surfaces. As an older restoration the high quality panel and paint job is now showing its age however it still presents very well.

Recent work to recommission this car was supervised by an experienced mechanic and included:

• Fitting and balancing a new set of tyres

• Rebuilding a sleeved brake master cylinder, fitting kits to all 4 brake calipers and the proportioning valve plus new flexible brake lines, where required.

• Fitting a new battery

• A full service including the change of all oils, filters and fluids and the fitting of a set of four (4) new spark plugs and two new coils.

• Kitting, servicing and synchronising the twin Solex carburettors

• Flexible fuel lines replaced


The car was previously licenced in WA in 2005 (rego # 7CF 664) and could be concessionally licenced in WA or interstate. Currently unlicenced.

Literature included comprises the Operating Instructions booklet, Service booklet and Blaupunkt ‘Hamburg’ push button car radio Owners Manual, Repair (workshop) manual and parts book – all in English.

By negotiation there is a comprehensive set of spare parts available including some minor NOS parts. Most significantly a rebuilt ‘twin plug’ motor is available for $4000. Other attractive parts are a further two (2) s/h later ‘single plug’ short motors, instrument panels, a grill, external trim parts, steel wheels, radiators, carburettors and more.

The car is located in the Perth metro area, WA and we will cooperate with shippers and can store for a limited period, if required, by arrangement.

The fact that they're braying about getting tyres fitted tells me this is a dealer selling this car, so comes with increased price. In remarkable condition for its age, nice to see the Wankel's still in there. The Ro's always look Italian in styling, very Alfa-esque.


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Gumtree Australia - 1969 NSW R080 in Mount Lawley, WA $19.5K 12 Jun 2017 03:36 #10915

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What a beautiful car. It reminds of the the James Bond 007 era. :woohoo:
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