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This is going to be a fun thread! I have found and saved the rarest Mazda FC RX7 ever made! Now this car is rare. Really rare! Let me break this down really quick:
There are 1500 10AE Turbo II rx7's that were made in the USA. They are rare. There are even less of the RHD Infinity models made at around 1400. There are only 1100 GTUs models made out there.

However models are not what make a car rare, it is the Vin number. While the model sets the car apart, there are models that had factory mistakes and are one offs. These cars are a sub class to the class they are in. So while the rares FC is the last year production 1992 vert at 150 models, there are less of the GTUs models that DID NOT get a NEW vin number when released.

The GTUs had 1100 of them made. They were supposed to be Turbo II models but the factories ran out of motors. Mazda said that they should be sold as a custom model. The GTUs. All the goods of a turbo without the turbo motor. Out of these 1100, 100 of them produced in 1989. The other 1k in 1990. The ones that were not restamped with a new vin number are "K" stamp models and are the rare ones. The rest are L stamps.

Out of the K stamp 1989 models there are three options for colors. The most common was the Red on black, the most desired was the black on black. However the rarest was the 1/7 produced white on blue interior.

I saved and am building the rarest 1/7 1989 K stamp GTUs!
 

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Got it! This was a long trip. The car was about to be scrapped! There was almost nothing left to it. The wiring harness was missing, the interior was destroyed, the parts were all S4 and S5 blue mix. However it had the diff, brakes, non sunroof liner, wheels, vin, door stamps, ect. It checked out. So I bought it and took it home. Honestly the only reason I lusted for it was because of the lacking sunroof on an s5. Probably cheaper to just buy a new roof skin and pay to swap it. but my holding off and waiting for it was worth it! The last one I almost got was JD Daniels In WA, he sold it to Aaron howe and he scrapped it


Which got me thinking... How many are left? I made a poll on the thread, was directed to an already existed poll and found that I own one of the last three remaining 1/7 white on blue k stamp ones. The rest meet the same fate as the red one Aaron killed. I killed a arctic silver turbo II once, so I have no right to talk, but bummer. However on a side note, it is more rare now lol.

However I bought it... And honestly I am one of those craigslist assholes and I do not lowball like a dick, but I do lowball. I do not settle on a price over the phone to assure that I can make an offer when I get there. The car was trashed, the guy did not give a ** about it, he was living in a heroin ** shack and all the RPNW people I knew were the people he used to know. So badly I wanted to know what he did, but I did not want to stick around, he fell hard. I offered 400$. I bought the rarest rx7 fc for 400$.

Loaded it up and started the trip back home! Got the original rims, seats, dash and door panels with it. All the parts that really matter! All the GTUs parts were still there! Oh and the car only has 114k miles on it! Clean title!

 

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My plans for this build is to do a 2jz gte aristo swap to replace the 13 non turbo that would have been in it. While I know it should be getting the rotary back, and while I am more than able to build the rotary engine, I thought it would be fun to make its drivetrain as unique as the chassis! So I will be running a 2jz/R154 /Aristo/jzx100 set up! Fairly stock interior. Maybe some racing seats and a half cage. Going to put back seats from a GXL in it. That is a must for function and fun and I will be putting so much JDM rare goodies! Probably running a RE body kit and some VSXX Works rims on it. :)
 

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Here is the rarest rx7 fc vin number! I think it is pretty cool. I have had some rare rx7's in my days. Close to a hundred fc's at this point. This is probably my favorite so far!





I decided that I was going to put the interior back to stock with a few upgrades for safety and aesthetics. The guy sold me most of the original parts back with the car. I have a couple spare blue interiors I can use to finish it up. The door panels look great and I will detail those and make them new really easy. The carpet is getting taken out and taken to the local industrial cleaners and going through a giant tumbler washer and will be coming out new or getting replaced. It is nasty. The headliner is MINT! I am soooo happy about that! I thought I was going to roll up to it missing, it and the a pillars were never removed. I am sure the auto belts do not work. I am looking to put in the rear seats, front racing seats (even though I have the cloth turbo seats it came with) and a harness. These will be the only interior mods besides goodies like Mazdaspeed strut bars and cusco side bars etc.








I was pretty stoked to get a free rear set of coils for it as well. I will not be using them, but they will make nice wall hangers for the shop! Might go with a Tein theme.
 

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Got to spend some time on it. Got the interior out of it and the car outside and pressure washed. Felt nice finally getting to start the project!





The interior out the car showed all its secrets. There was dirt and grime, there was some random toys and about five bucks in change but there is NO rust and NO damage anywhere. One of the cleanest shells I have ever had!

 

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I glimpse of hope!

I think I will be able to get all of the interior parts looking like new. The grime was only on the surface and the cars low miles are really showing now! I am buying all of the last of the blue interior parts Mazdatrix and Ebay have. Sorry to everyone else!

 

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cool project...congrats on the find.

i currently own 2 fd's and would someday love to add a turbo manual fc.
 

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Here is a little video of the last few steps of the interior clean up and painting.



I think it is really coming together. I will be updating the thread with interior installation videos and pictures soon. Here are the interior clean up and restoration shots!









 

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Nothing on social media or craigslist looked worth buying so I bit the bullet and went on ebay. It is as good of risk as any I suppose. I looked for a good deal but one that seemed to have a good seller. Time will tell!






Here is a little video of us going and picking it up with a few pics of that day!









 

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Lights are a must. I love the look of a FC with a good bi color light set up on it. I made a little write up on how to make new ones if you are not able to source OEM. I was lucky enough to have found a bunch of OEM AUS/EURO spec lights going online when I went parts hunting!

Here are some of the goodies I will be using with this build! Lots of NOS OEM goodies!










 

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This is the inspiration for the kit. I like this car a lot. Always have. I have decided to run this kit and possibly even the rims as well. Like the clean look and had those rims on my last FD and loved them. I bought the kit, had it shipped out and have test fitted it on. It fits amazing. I look forward to having it painted and getting the interior installed!






 

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Joe Maddox,

Supraforums is world renowned for the quality of its build threads. Very nice to see you adding to that legacy. Nice work. In for more.


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Got the 2JZ Aristo ECU without the demobilizer. The motor that I imported came with a paper weight ecu, not ready to go stand alone in the car so this was the best option for now.




 

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Got some new and nearly new R154 JZX100 transmissions for the GTUs build and a bunch of new and rare swag. Mazdaspeed rear strut, cusco bars, Tein wall hangers ahahaha. Got some poly bushings to put on and looking forward to getting a bunch of Racing Beat parts next to finish up the suspension. Already have the Stance coilovers for it and new brakes! Will get pics of those up soon!






 

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Got all the parts to drop the 2JZ into the FC. Soon as I install the poly bushings I will get pics of it all together and the motor ready to go in! Will be inspecting the motor shortly and will make a little video of its condition and installation.




 
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