Regrettably for sale is my Rx7 FB s2. I\'ve come a very long way with this car over the past couple of years but it\'s time for a change, and I\'ve not got the luxury of enough money to run multiple cars! So starting with the basics:
Model: Mazda Rx7 fb S2 in Maya Gold
Mileage: Chassis 94,000 miles, engine ~60,000 miles.
Tax: December 2012
MOT: June 2013
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire
Used by a chap in Nottingham as a daily driver from the late 80s till mid 90s, he then put the rx7 in his garage when he got a company car and pretty much forgot about it. A friend of mine bought it off him, and planned to restore it but then lost interest and I took it on. I started the restoration in autumn 2010 and got the car on the road by later summer 2011. I\'ve daily driven the car since then whilst continuing to maintain and modify it. I\'ve got loads of documents going right back into the 80\'s. Lots of MOTs, tax discs, serves reports, etc as well as a big stack of paper work that I\'ve collected.
I performed a complete \'nut and bolt\' restoration. The car was stripped, rust was repaired properly with new metal welded in following the original structure where possible, e.g. inner sill strengthener layers repaired not just outer sills. The whole underbody has been stripped and painted in POR15, with \'Stone chip\' paint applied to key areas. Every component was then cleaned, and repaired or replaced if necessary, before it was fitted back to car. There is long list of modifications, too many to list in detail, but these are the main points:
• 52mm Suzuki TL1000r ITBs, running on Megasquirt MS2 Extra with sequential injection, COP style ignition & Megaview.
• Mild steel headers with stainless cat back system.
• Aluminium swirl pot with Walbro high pressure fuel pump and standard lift pump.
• Innovate LC-1 wideband o2 sensor.
• Extra large aluminium radiator with electric fan.
• Lightweight flywheel
• Sprung centre brass button/paddle clutch
• GAZ Gold Pro coilovers front and rear with damping adjustment.
• GAZ camber adjustable pillow ball top mounts for front struts.
• Modified rear axel with re-enforced and repositioned coiler mounts and \'cammed bolt\' adjustment for upper 4 link arm.
• Poly bushes through suspension links, antiroll bars, steering idler and watts link .
• REspeed rose jointed adjustable lower 4 link arms.
• 15x6.5 et6 SSR Longchamp xr4 front wheels with 15mm hubcentric PCD adapter.
• 15x7 et25 SSR Mk2 rear wheels with 30mm hubcentric PCD adapter.
• Earls braided brake lines
• Pioneer head unit with Alpine speakers
All 4 wheel arches have been heavily rolled and pulled to make room for the wheels. The car has had a partial respray with a good finish, which has only been finished this summer. That said the body work is probably the weakest part of this car, there are a few car park style dents and scratches. The body has had a couple of partial resprays over the years and the paint has faded so there is a little variation in colour, but it\'s really not noticeable unless you\'re looking for it.
The interior is pretty original and generally in great condition. The vinyl on the top of the door cards is a little sun damaged and there is bit of wear on the piping on the driver seat (bout 2" long, see picture) but really other than that it\'s clean, stain free and generally a pleasant place to be in all its brown glory! The stereo sounds good, and having the megaview in the centre console is way nicer than having a million extra gauges about the place.
The car drives just as it should. It starts well hot or cold, pulls hard to the redline with that lovely ITB roar. Standard power for these is 110hp, this should be putting out just shy of 150hp. The gearbox is smooth though all gears and the clutch bites well. The clutch is a paddle clutch and as such a bit of an experience if you\'ve not driven one before, it has a very fine bite point and does a bit of squealing and juddering in 1st and reverse.
The handling is probably the best bit about this car. Whilst it will always be limited, compared to a modern, by it\'s steering box and 4 link rear end it\'s got a lot of character. The coil overs are pretty firm, but ride surprisingly well. With all the new suspension components the steering is a tight as these ever get and it really is a joy to chuck round some b roads.
Obviously there\'s a lot more to mention with a car like this than any advert can really mention. So check out my build thread HERE
and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me on 07791 043 837 (it\'ll probably goto answerphone but leave a message and I\'ll call back
)More picture HERE
and if you want any specifics taken please just ask.
Not many of these left and certainly not in this condition, it\'s cost me a lot more than the asking price to get this one to this state. it\'d be nice to see it goto a good home where it\'s driven plenty and enjoyed.
I\'m asking for £4950