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Old 06-05-17, 10:43 AM
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'88 Turbo II

So i finally purchased an FC after years of searching.
My journey started in 2013, I discovered the not often mentioned fc rx7, previously i was unaware of this model. I was in school, but made good money working as a subcontracter for a painting company. in 2013 i had the funds and was avidly searching for an FC rx7. in particular i was interested in the Turbo II models. I looked at a 10thAE, but it wasnt to my liking, had extensive aftermarket mods, and was in poor running condition. not to mention a lot of on the body. however my eyes were opened to the bronze tinted windows, which to this day i think is one of the coolest things. another Fc i looked at had 77k miles, and sat in parking lot for the last couple years as the owner had been slowly restoring it. seeing the car, i was unable to drive the beast as it was not registered. speaking with the owner, he agreed to sell it to me, and i would come back later in the week to purchase it. he was hesitant to sell the vehicle, and by the end of the week, had decided that he wasnt gonna sell it to me, (he sold the car, or so he said). after this heartbreak, this was the last rx7 Turbo II that i saw in person or tried to purchase. i went back to school, and kept searching and searching, life happened. started dating, got married, kept searching for rx7s. with an increasing budget i widened my search to the entire east coast. finally on 5/2/17 i found the car i always wanted, a Black Mazda Rx7 Turbo II.
Finally after years of searching i was able to seize the opportunity to own my dream car.

History of the car:
car was bought in '88 by an older couple in their 40s, they kept if for a while until something happened ( husband died or something) and the car sat for a while before it was bought. spent most of its life in Western PA, still in original condition with no modifications. the new owner (From NJ) and his connections added some modifications, and eventually had to sell it because he wanted to preserve the original condition of the car, an knew that in his hands the rx7 would stay original. the car was sold and shipped to Minnesota, where the owner owned it for 1 year before being forced to put it up for sale due to financial reasons.

Modifications:
Rev TII turboback exhaust
FCD
Short Shifter (unknown brand)
Boost gauge
AFR gauge (wideband)
Fuelpump voltmeter
Airpump delete
vacuum hoses replaced

Car has 90k original miles, no rust (few spots on the quarterpanel, and bumper)
Everything works (even AC, but poorly) except windshield wipers
Car has original paint (PZ) needs to be recleared soon.
registered as an antique (no emissions, no inspections)

pics attached.
pics range from when it arrived to my workplace warehouse to post full detail (10+ hour job).
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Old 06-15-17, 02:14 AM
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Clean car! Your A-Pillar gauge pod fits really well and flat against the pillar. Is it a name brand or just generic ebay one?
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Old 06-15-17, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Sash91 View Post
Clean car! Your A-Pillar gauge pod fits really well and flat against the pillar. Is it a name brand or just generic ebay one?
The previous owner installed the gauge pod. not sure what brand it is. But PO worked closely with jpr imports in NJ. thats all i know.
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Old 07-07-17, 06:13 PM
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Looks like it's in great shape! Congrats the find.
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Old 07-13-17, 12:28 AM
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Super clean!
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