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Old 02-08-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Just got the steal of a life time!

Ok so craigslist has the usual crap and such things that don't intrest me or most people who care and like the tuning aspect of cars. So I made a post saying i wanted rare unfinished cars/projects working or not... Trying to get a steal and make a beast out of it, well i got it!

Guy said he had a 1989 RX-7 and it ran and drove fine been sitting in a garage for a couple years, for 900 cash firm. Thought to myself to good to be true...right?... WAYYYY wrong!

Thought it was going to rust bucket and a lot of work, showed up and it was a convertible always a plus market value wise, NO RUST, and started right up nice and easy after sitting for 6 months (guy does checks every 6 months, very rare to find a guy like that) Only thing was that it had 2 small holes in the top not a hard fix. So i said yes and since its not on the road i couldn't take it back to my shop, so i put a down payment on it, and will be getting it this week!

By far a super rare car esp. in NY! Pics to come somtime this week or weekend! Im pumped but now the fofo is going on the back burner for now, but will still be getting the turbo sooner or later!

Thought you guys would be shocked in this find and it is still a mazda and mazda and ford kind of go together!

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Good find man!
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Ok so craigslist has the usual crap and such things that don't intrest me or most people who care and like the tuning aspect of cars. So I made a post saying i wanted rare unfinished cars/projects working or not... Trying to get a steal and make a beast out of it, well i got it!

Guy said he had a 1989 RX-7 and it ran and drove fine been sitting in a garage for a couple years, for 900 cash firm. Thought to myself to good to be true...right?... WAYYYY wrong!

Thought it was going to rust bucket and a lot of work, showed up and it was a convertible always a plus market value wise, NO RUST, and started right up nice and easy after sitting for 6 months (guy does checks every 6 months, very rare to find a guy like that) Only thing was that it had 2 small holes in the top not a hard fix. So i said yes and since its not on the road i couldn't take it back to my shop, so i put a down payment on it, and will be getting it this week!

By far a super rare car esp. in NY! Pics to come somtime this week or weekend! Im pumped but now the fofo is going on the back burner for now, but will still be getting the turbo sooner or later!

Thought you guys would be shocked in this find and it is still a mazda and mazda and ford kind of go together!

Pics soon!
Kind of? Same company. :p

Are both your cars 5spd?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:09 PM   #4
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Good luck with it, I like RX's myself. I've had 2, one 83 carbed 12A, and an 87 MPFI 13B engine. The 87 was the clunker, Mazda's EFI system was flawed by design, and it wasn't until 89 that it was repaired sufficiently.

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Very cool find, congrats.

Need pics though.. I love the old RX-7's.
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Sweet find man. Congrats.
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Thought you guys would be shocked in this find and it is still a mazda and mazda and ford kind of go together!
No, Ford does not own Mazda, and at most only owned 33% of Mazda. In 2008, Ford sold 20% of that, and now only owns 13% of Mazda. Here's a reference for you-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda#P..._Motor_Company
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That's really cool, can't wait for the pics!
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ya i'm a research nut as you know because my posts are low but i've read most threads that seem helpful and what not... i always know what im getting into before i try it myself(for the spark plugs) and ya no body damage or rust on small dent on the pass. side front fender about the size of a quarter(easy fix) and two holes in the rag top but not to hard to patch up and cheap with the connections i have. And two tiny spots of bad paint on the front bumper easy since i know how to paint( And well at that not bragging) Painted/help paint both of these if you can name the black and custom gold one you know your cars!(most people get it wrong idk why tho?) And a few of the girls wanted to say HI!

And suprisingly neither of my cars are 5 speeds but i already have most of the parts to swap into the fofo (even though its going on the back burner for the time being) But kinda looking for the swap in the rx but we'll see what comes about.

And didn't know about the ford/mazda thing learn something every day!

Color is blue with black top, since the paint is so good thinking of just leaving it the stock color maybe adding a strip or something to set it off.

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Black/gold one looks like a '95-'99 Maxima.

Nice score on the RX-7 for sure!

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