1994 Mazda RX-7 Type R Twin Turbo. Silver
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RX-7 Type R Twin Turbo.
Finding high quality RX-7's is becoming harder all the time, as these get older. When we came across this one, we knew we had to have it - Examples this well looked after and prepared just don't come up often!
This stunning RX-7 is amongst the very best examples we’ve found in the last 6 months. With only 43,443 genuine miles from new, this is an example that is in excellent condition combined with an engine having around 30,000 miles before a rebuild is due with current original boost settings, etc.. Improvements are mostly cosmetic, making this RX-7 insurance company friendly and entirely usable as a daily driver.
Cosmetic Enhancements: An RE-Amemiya Ad Facer N1 front bumper has replaced the original item. Skirts are original Mazdaspeed Type II items. The rear light clusters have been changed to 1996 – 2002 types. Wheels are near new RAYS forged lightweight GT-7 2 piece items of 18" size, complete with optional carbon fibre and alloy centre caps with lightweight annodised RAYS alloy nuts. Tyres are Yokohama DNA Grand Prix sports tyres of size 225/40/ZR18 front 265/35/ZR18 rear. The rims are virtually unmarked and as new with only some minor cracking to the laquer on the n/s/f rim and some very small scratches to the edge of one wheel. Note that uprated progressive suspension springs are fitted to provide a slightly lower and firmer ride.
Performance Modifications: A large bore Kakimoto Racing stainless steel exhaust system is fitted from the catalyst - back. This is a tandem silencer type specially developed by kakimoto to make a maximum of 96 dB whilst not restricting gas flow and thereby allowing better performance. Ideal for daily use - yet not restrictive on power. The standard air filter is of a good design (Cold air box). The ECU is a standard item, running around 0.8 Bar boost. These minor mods combined give around 270 bhp - combined with the exhaust.
Interior: The centre console and unstrument surround have been replaced with carbon look Mazdaspeed items. The ashtray has been replaced with a padded cubby box, useful - as the elbow rests there ideally placed for comfortable gearchange positioning. A Mazdaspeed sports shift kit is fitted, to slightly reduce the throw from each gear change. Seats are original leather trimmed items from a Bathurst X model, although this is a Type R - As denoted by the specification sticker located in the driver's door shut. There is a Hifi fitted with TV system. This won't work in the UK without conversion, but as it's an old design, it's best removed and replaced.
Original equipment includes: Twin oil coolers (best for keeping oil within the safe operating temperature even under hard use), original lightweight sports seats trimmed in leather, PAS, E/W, E/M, A/C, 3 channel ABS, original fitted mats. The original tool kit is complete and unused and includes the optional additional tool tray.
We test drove this RX-7 thoroughly for handling, acceleration and braking, and found it drives absolutely faultlessly. Suspension is supple and sports like, with no rattles, squeaks, etc. from the interior. Engine and a complete mechanical integrity check was carried out. There are no faults at all to report at all. The only thing we found was the clutch is worn and whilst still servicable, will need replacing within the next 5,000 - 10,000 miles, depending on how it's driven. With a car of such low weight, standard power is plenty with 0-60 in 5 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. Handling is also amongst the very best available combined with double wishbone alloy suspension. This RX-7 twin turbo pulls very well indeed - with good idle, etc. It drives much like a new car and performance is excellent, once again reminding us of how good these cars are, even without modification. No smoke on start up and it idles well, giving an excellent spread of power throughout the rev range, with strong power from around 2,500 rpm all the way to the red line.
Seats are in good condition with no holes, cigarette burns, etc. There is only some slight wear to the edge of the vertical bolster from the driver getting in and out.There are 4-5 small holes from screws having previously been used to secure an LCD screen mount on the dashboard. These will be repaired as part of our work in preparing the car in UK. Note also there are some scratches to the steering wheel trim (See pictures). We can source a decent quality used Momo steering wheel and boss to fit this car at around £75.00. Alternatively we can supply just a boss kit for you to fit a steering wheel of your choice in UK.
Auction grade is 3.5 due to age and n/s door having been repainted, plus front n/s wing also repainted in the past - Quality of paintwork is good. As with all the cars we stock, to check it thoroughly we washed and checked the bodywork on this car and found the following faults to report: There are 2 light pin dents on the bonnet. These will be professionally removed by a specialist. On the passenger door there's a 10cm scratch. The Driver's door has been repainted before and some paint has chipped close to the edge of the weather strip. The front bumper has some scratches and the side skirts also have minor scratches. These will be repaired / repainted as required to present the car to high standards. Note that the car's been completely de-badged. A new 1999 type badge set can be supplied inexpensively through www.neweraparts.com
Clearly this car has been owned by a fastidiously fussy Japanese person. Total cost of wheels, tyres, exhaust, aero parts, interior mods in Japan totals approx. £5,500 - excluding fitting. As this is not a significantly tuned example, it can be used for daily driving is also affordable to insure by younger drivers wanting a special looking Rex!
RX-7's in as beautiful condition as this combined at an affordable price are extremely hard to find, even in Japan. The engine is in fine health with high oil pressure, healthy turbos and perfect starting every time. It's producing an excellent spread of power - perfectly healthy and with plenty of life to give with mileage this low, before an engine refresh at around 75,000 miles. For complete peace of mind, a comprehensive 12 month warranty (same cover as with a new car, essentially) will be supplied with this car also covering rotor tips and water seals.
Including full UK conversions, de-restriction and recalibration of odometer to miles, fresh oil and filter change, registration, road tax, new MOT and a year's comprehensive warranty this car is available for A deposit of £1,000 secures this car for shipment. Please Contact us to obtain full information on this RX-7, or to have us find one to your requirements!
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