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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...

Ever heard of the 1/100 non restamped 89/90 GTUs rx7s? Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models:

1500 10AE Turbo models
1400 infini
1000 winning limited
1000 GTUs restamped
150 final edition convertible
100 GTUs non restamped

out of that 100:
83 red on black
10 black on black
7 white on blue

There was only 1100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991 and only 100 of them did not get an X through the firewall.



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 (or so goes one of the dozens of improvable rumors as to how the 1100 GTUs models came to exist). The GTUs had only 1100 models made between 1989 and 1990, 100 of them were produced in 89/90 without being given a new vin number. Some of the 100 in 1989 and the others in 1990. The ones that were restamped have an X through the firewall of one of the letters and a new one issues above it, the ones that were not restamped have the original vin number on the firewall and the stickers of the turbo size rims on the inner door jam. Showing the turbo rims it would have come with and proving that it is a GTUs model and showing the left over turbo parts, minus the drivetrain. The GTUs came with a better differential, one sought after by all enthusiasts, the 4:30. The car was lighter than the turbo model and with this diff it was just as capable. Motorsports did a fine cover on this car in 1989!


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


FIRST! If you happen to have one of these cars, please, register it on one of these forums registry lists and let everyone know how many are still around!
The Official 2020 Mazda RX7 GTUs Owners Club Thread - RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum

The Official Mazda RX7 GTUs Owners Club Thread - Mazda Forum - Mazda Enthusiast Forums

The Official Mazda RX7 GTUs Owners Club Thread - NoPistons -Mazda Rx7 & Rx8 Rotary Forum


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Again, out of that 100 made there were only three color options:
83 red on black


10 black on black


7 white on blue


There is a list that has been going on the RX7Club for over 17 years now that shows almost everyone of the hard to find 100 rare models. So far there are only 41 of the cars that have been found!


I am Number 41. My build thread has my car well cataloged and I will be placing my vin on the list here as well, however this list I am putting my name on here is over two years old and the last person who posted on it was the admin of the club who just started the 1500 10th AE Turbo II model thread.




So that has me making a new thread for 2020, one that will show what is still around today. There are only 100 of these models that are not restamped and do not have an X through the firewall and so far in the last 20 years there has only been 41 of them found around the entire world!


So this has me asking the question, how many are there left? If there was only 43 of them found, how many of those 43 still exist? How many of those vin numbers still exist today?

This is not a thread to argue how they came to be or what they came with, this is a VIN registry thread. If you have or know of the GTUs and can show that it is alive please post up!

How do you know you have a GTUs??? There are many rumors to how they came to be. Here are a couple facts that will assure you have one:
The vin number will be non turbo, but the inner door tags will show it as a turbo. Only the turbo cars came with 16inch rims, these tags are reserved only for them, the GTUs has that door tag with a non turbo vin. Other parts include a 4:30 differential, different gearing to the steering rack and transmission, turbo seats, no sunroof. Some say they were promo cars to be 20b na's, some say just turbo cars, some say they just threw crap together and called it a rx7. Fact is the VIN and the door tags will let you know, the other parts will assure how unmolested it is!


So lets start the list of what GTUs cars still exist in 2020:

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Here is my 1989 1/100 non restamped GTUs.








If you are lucky enough to have one of the rarest 100 none restamp models please be sure to post up as many pictures of the car as you can. For history sake. If you have one of the 1000 restamped 89/90 models please post at least the firewall pictures of the vin number like this:




If you have one of these cars or know someone that does, tell them about the list or post it up for them! A picture of the vin on the firewall and one of the door tags is all that is required to register the car on this thread. There are a lot of people that make claims to having these rare models and this can cause confusion to how many are actually still in existence.

Here is how each post should look:
A picture of the car, the vin and the door tags. Any extra information about the owner or the condition of it at this time is always appreciated!







This is how I found it and how the story begins!




 

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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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