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Old 06-15-2017, 08:42 PM
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Cool 1994 Mazda RX7 R2 / 25k Original Miles / LS3 + TR6060 + Cobra 8.8 / 427RWHP

My buddy is selling his low mileage '94 Mazda RX-7 with a high level LS3 swap. This car is dialed and has far more spent into it than any other RX-7. I've seen it at a show and ridden in it personally, it's next level. The car is also FAST!! It is a 10second car if the tires could hook up better.

It has 5 years of meticulous work and a combined spending of $120k in upgrades and work. I think an LS swapped FD is very much like a modern day Shelby Cobra. You get the svelte and timeless looks of the third-gen RX-7 and its lightweight and responsive chassis, combined with the power and reliability of the LS3.

Here are a few details from him:

I have spent a total of $120K in this car and I am asking over $55K less, minus the time and monumental effort. I will breakdown a few key items: The engine swap and drivetrain upgrade was $30K after all of the custom fabrication and install work. The combined paintwork was $12K+ (PAINT only, not even talking about the OEM body aero parts). The interior has $15K in it alone. Add that up and we're at $57K... not including EVERYTHING else... and not including the CAR ITSELF.

So with that said, whoever buys this is getting incredible value. If I tried to build this car again today, I couldn't. Not only due to the lack of time but because many of the rare parts that I have amassed are simply too difficult to obtain again.

Another unique benefit is that I have cataloged everything done to the car to excruciating detail, which you can read all about here: Rx-7 | Grand Mighty

HIGHLIGHTS: 25K ORIGINAL MILES Brilliant Black R2 Model. Clean Title. Clean and consistent CarFax history. LS3 Swap, not a LS1, not a LS6... a Gen IV, modern, 6.2L V8. TR6060 Transmission, not a T56... a significantly better shifting, triple syncro'd, updated model. Cobra 8.8" Rear End with Ford Racing LSD, Driveshaft Shop Axles, and Custom Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft with Billet CV Joint. This was an expensive swap with zero shortcuts. Repainted with a high quality 2-stage PPG Global Brilliant Black, not the 90s Mazda single-stage paint.

ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

GM 6.2L LS3 V8
Tremec TR6060 Transmission
Samberg Engine Subframe w/ C5 Biscuits
Samberg Transmission Mount w/ Energy Suspension Mount
Samberg Cobra Rear Subframe
Samberg Top Mount Differential Brace
Samberg Radiator Kit w/ Dual SPAL fans
Spoolin 1-3/4″ Long Tube Merge Headers, Ceramic Coated
Custom SS Tig 3″-3.5″-4″ Full V-Band Exhaust
Custom SS Tig Y-Pipe
Borla SS Race Muffler
Aluminum Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft w/ Billet CV
Driveshaft Shop Upgraded Axles w/ Billet 8.8 Adapter
Ford Cobra 8.8 Differential w/ Ford Racing LSD
Delrin Differential Bushings
In-Tank Bosch 044 Fuel Pump
Chips Motorsport Custom Fuel Pump Cradle w/ AN Fittings
Hyperion Fuel Surge Cover
XRP HS-79 Machine Crimped Kevlar Fuel Lines
XRP -4AN SS Braided Clutch Line
-6AN SS 1-Piece Hard Fuel Line Under Chassis
MGW Billet Short Shifter
Custom Vented Crankcase w/ SS Braided Lines & Catch Can
Billet Specialties Hose Separators
Katech Idler Pulley
MSD Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
Rotary Shack Hard Line ABS Delete
Wilwood Proportioning Valve
OEM 929 1″ Brake Master Cylinder
Wilwood 7/8″ Clutch Master Cylinder
IRP Billet Master Cylinder Brace
OEM R2 Strut Bar
Chips Motorsport Manual Steering Rack
GM F-Body Oil Pan
Improved Racing Racing Oil Pan Baffle
Improved Racing Crank Scraper
Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug
Custom Rear Mounted Dual Optima 6V Battery Box
Rotary Extreme Hood Struts
DEI Reflect-A-Gold Throughout Firewall/Engine Bay
DEI Form-A-Shield Throughout Transmission Tunnel
Newtech Performance Custom Tune on C6 E38 ECM
PSIConversion Swap Wiring Harness
Tucked Engine Bay Relays
Fuel Pump Direct Rewire
AiM Oil Pressure Sensor
AiM Oil Temperature Sensor

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

Ohlins DFV Coilovers
Brembo GranTurismo Big Brake Kit
RacingBrake 2-Piece Rear Rotors
SakeBomb Garage SS Braided Brake Lines
M2 Rear Trailing Arms
Racing Beat Front Sway Bar
Racing Beat Sway Bar Brace
ARP Extended Studs
Koyo Wheel Bearings
Chips Motorsport Manual Steering Rack
JIC Magic Tie Rod Ends

EXTERIOR

Full 2-Stage PPG Brilliant Black Repaint
Opti-Coat Ceramic Coating
OEM 99 Front Bumper
OEM 99 Front Lip
OEM 99 Rear Spoiler
OEM 99 Stanley Turn Lamps
OEM 99 Polyurethane Sideskirts
OEM Rear Mudguards
OEM Flying-M Emblems
OEM Red Rear RX-7 Emblem
OEM Mazdaspeed License Plate Bracket
Car Shop Glow V4 LED Tail Lights
Car Shop Glow LED Third Brake Light
Odula Carbon Fiber Spoiler Blade
Custom Molded FEED Hood With Factory Aluminum Hood
RX-7 Front Half Plate
Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate Rear Windscreen
OEM Rear Windscreen Molding
RE-Amemiya FRP Street Diffuser
OEM LH Rear Towhook
Ganador Super Mirrors w/ Convex Blue-Tinted Glass
Rotary13B1 Aluminum Door Handles w/ Black Epoxy Repaint
LED / Cree Replacement Light Bulbs
Philips CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulbs
Half-Spec OEM Honda S2000 Antenna

INTERIOR

OEM Spirit-R Carbon Kevlar Recaro Seats
Alcantara Upholstered Dash & Glovebox
Alcantara Upholstered Center Console
Alcantara Upholstered Door Cards
Alcantara Upholstered Rear Quarter Trim Panels
Alcantara Upholstered Passenger Grip Handle
Alcantara Shift and E-Brake Boots
Alcantara Top Stitched Recaro Seat Covers
Broadfield Customs Shaved OEM Interior Panels
WC Lathewerks Custom SS Shift Lever
oCarbon Custom Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Overlay, Complete Set
OEM Honda Push Button Start
OEM Honda NSX Type-S Titanium Shift Knob
OEM Mazdaspeed Titanium E-Brake Lever
OEM RZ Floor Mats
OEM Aluminum Dead Pedal
OEM Replacement Rear Hatch Struts
Powder Coated Dash Bracing
SakeBomb Aluminum Passenger Grip Handle
SakeBomb Garage Rear Halon Fire Extinguisher
Rotary13B1 Aluminum Door Cups
Sound Deadened and Sealed Doors
M2 / RaceShop 4 Point Roll Bar w/ Powder Coat
Carbon Fiber Plain Weave Door Sills
LED Dome Light Bulbs
Hybrid Audio Mirus Front Speakers
Hybrid Audio Mirus Rear Speakers
Pioneer AppRadio 4 Head Unit
Pioneer Radio Dash Kit
Works Bell Short Boss Hub
Works Bell Rapfix GTX Tilt Hub
Momo MOD.88 Steering Wheel
OEM Mazdaspeed Red Horn Button
AiM MXG Color Race Dash

WHEELS

Desmond RegaMaster Marquis Promada 189.5/10.5″
Fully Refinished and Painted in Dark Gunmetallic
Desmond RegaMaster Marquis Promada Black Center Caps
Custom Desmond RegaMaster Spoke and Inner Barrel Decals
Enkei RPF1 Black Metal Valve Stems
Nitto NT05s
H&R 5mm Front Spacers
Project Kics R40 Iconix NeoChro Locking Lugnuts



The price is $52k with Stock Wheels, Stock Seats, and OEM '99 Spec Tail Lights. Everything else seen and listed included.

Please email him directly if interested or if you have any questions: eric [at] grandmighty.com
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:48 PM
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Is the original engine available?
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:49 PM
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He sold the original 1.3L Rotary when it was removed for the LS3 swap.

The fact that he started with a rare low mileage black R2 is an excellent base. This car stock, with its mileage and color and package, would be worth $32k+ easy. Add on the $100k in upgrades and work... the deal is amazing at $52k. I would buy this in a heartbeat if I didn't already have so many cars Plus the level of execution is simply unseen before. This car does not compare with other V8 swapped RX7s, not by a mile.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:00 PM
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Super cool. I love it!
post a sound clip too. Must be insane
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:05 PM
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I think the only video he has is one from the dyno tuning. It sounds way crazier in person, that's for sure...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA5Kwkq3kyU
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:57 AM
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Why is he selling it?

I like OEM cars and would personally spend that kind of money on a Ferrari but.. I might know someone who might be interested.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:09 AM
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Why is he selling it?

I like OEM cars and would personally spend that kind of money on a Ferrari but.. I might know someone who might be interested.
You know that saying:
For every beautiful woman out there , there is a guy who is already tired of her a**.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:43 AM
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Love that. Wish it had a sorted Wankel but I get the swap.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:29 AM
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Very cool build. Does it have a CARB EO sticker for the swap or will it have to be sold outside of CA?
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:56 AM
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He's the type of guy that does cars for the build and upgrading. I guess he just likes the pain. I told him not to sell it, but he said he spent all his time building this car, and now he doesn't have the time to actually use it.

I think it would actually be easy to go back to a Rotary since everything else possible is done already. With the rear end already upgraded and the AiM dash, it makes hooking up a Rotary easy. But why would you. You will never get the "get in and drive" ability like you do with the LS3, and confidence is everything. Plus, this V8 is ludicrously fast...

He was looking into the BAR for the swap but the car will come smogged.

I forgot to mention the location, the car is located in San Jose/Bay Area, CA. Just email him if you have any questions.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:38 PM
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It's a very well executed car.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:01 PM
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Nicely done. If it had a 20b in it I could see it selling fast. I have a 93 R1 in black and was planning to do my interior much the same as this car. Alcantara, aim dash, Spirit R seats. I can appreciate the workmanship. Just not a fan of the powertrain. In my opinion that is why it will be a difficult sale. I have friends with V8 swaps in 90's 3 series BMW's that are cool cars. That makes sense to me. Problem is rotary guys are fond of the rotary engine and a high dollar LS swap just isn't as appealing. Especially for HP levels easy to reliably attain with a big Turbo swap on a 13b. If you are a V8 guy would make more sense to buy a C6 Z06. Would love to see the car one day though. Whoever buys it is going to get a really nice ride they couldn't replicate for the same money. Good luck with the sale.

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Old 06-16-2017, 05:54 PM
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Nicely done. If it had a 20b in it I could see it selling fast. I have a 93 R1 in black and was planning to do my interior much the same as this car. Alcantara, aim dash, Spirit R seats. I can appreciate the workmanship. Just not a fan of the powertrain. In my opinion that is why it will be a difficult sale. I have friends with V8 swaps in 90's 3 series BMW's that are cool cars. That makes sense to me. Problem is rotary guys are fond of the rotary engine and a high dollar LS swap just isn't as appealing. Especially for HP levels easy to reliably attain with a big Turbo swap on a 13b. If you are a V8 guy would make more sense to buy a C6 Z06. Would love to see the car one day though. Whoever buys it is going to get a really nice ride they couldn't replicate for the same money. Good luck with the sale.
I agree. And no you cant replicate the time and thought put into this for the money.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:55 PM
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Car is pending sale..,
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:21 PM
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love that 500E.
I have a 94 in silver.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:49 PM
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Car has been sold to a Ferrari dealer mechanic. It is good to know the car is in good hands. Thank you for looking.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:24 AM
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LS swaps have ruined these cars...period.

the only engine swap I would consider is the three rotor.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:18 PM
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Cool car with much work done and looks to be done right. A three rotor as mentioned by slownrusty would be incredible....or perhaps an LS7 motor with its titanium connecting rods, etc.

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Old 06-20-2017, 10:31 PM
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A few years ago my brother completely restored one of these (actually, painted grigio titanio) but opted for the Toyota powerplant. It ended up being quite the car! Congrats on the sale!
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:29 PM
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Car sold quickly. It was a bargain price. Car was on the market for only 2 weeks prior to the Fchat post. Pretty much sold within a day of being posted here. It is near impossible to find this level of execution on an Rx7.
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