1990 Mazda RX-7 GTUs Built NA Redsuns Initial D FC Rare High Horsepower Track
Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mazda
- Model: RX-7
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: GTUs Coupe 2-Door
- Year: 1990
- Mileage: 150,000
- VIN: JM1FC3312L0800312
- Engine size: 1.3L 1308CC R2 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 2
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1990 Mazda RX-7Hey everyone,
Just thought I would toss up my 1990's GTUs initial D replica on here and see if there is any interest. I have zero need to actually sell it as its mostly a garage queen and I have plenty of garage space for it, but I have been looking at FD's lately so I figured I would just see if anyone is interested.
The most special of all second generation RX-7's: the 1990 GTUs. And this is a very fine one! Civilized enough to be driven daily, fine enough to show, aggressive enough to track. Built it to be as Mazda intended it, but a bit 'more so'.
It has been a Southern car its whole life, no rust, and garaged for the majority of its life as well.
Rotary Resurrection and Rotary Performance (Kevin Landers and Chris Ott) built and tuned the engine – some of the best in the business.
Fly into Oklahoma and drive it home without qualms.
First owner: little old lady in Florida who thought it was cute and never revved it past 4k. No lie!
Second owner: well-respected RX7 forum member who bought it with a motor full of carbon, rebuilt it and auto-x’d it on occasion. He bought many of the aftermarket parts and had the original engine rebuilt in 2003 by Rotary Resurrection.
Third Owner: Another well-respected rx7 forum member who purchased it in May 2008 and performed many of the current mods.
I am the fourth owner, purchased March 2014. I have the original window sticker, a full Factory Service Manual, and plenty of records for it.
The car is awesome and runs great, its basically a complete build at this point. High HP NA with no mechanical issues and a pretty fresh rebuild. Body is in pretty good shape for having 150k miles on the chassis a couple tiny dings but nothing major. Underside is rust free. Overall a very clean car if you are looking for something complete that you can just buy and drive. I am located in Oklahoma and would not hesitate to take the car on any long drives( I bought it out of state and drove it four hours back with no issues) other than having no A/c installed in the summer time lol =) I also have documents of the cars history and build information and receipts on my computer which will be passed along to the buyer.
I am asking 10k OBO. Price can be lowered somewhat by removing the brand new coilovers and or the Mazdaspeed MS-01s. Of course the car has high quality Vinyl on it to replica the look from the Initial D anime, these will be kept on and if the buyer so choose to they are very easily removed.
-GTUs Model (only 100 in 1990)
-150,xxx miles on chassis
-Less than 4,000 miles on fresh 6-port streetport by Kevin Landers of Rotary Resurrection, built Oct 2012, dyno-tuned by Chris Ott at Rotary Performance in Garland TX, to a very stout 185whp(tuned down from 190whp). It is more powerful than the stock Turbo 2!
-3rd gen housings
-Full 6-port streetport
-Atkins 2mm apex seals
-Stock air pump actuating auxilary ports
-Atkins 1-piece machined auxilary port inserts
-All gaskets & o-rings replaced
-All silicone vac lines
-Exhaust diffusers removed
-Stock TB, solenoids, etc and all functional
-Removed AC and PS (Still have A/c parts and PS parts)
-Mazda Competition motor mounts
-Cork Sport SS oil lines
-Aluminum thermostat neck
-Racing Beat header, uncollected, Jet Hot coated
-Header lightly port matched to exhaust ports
-Full, uncollected RB exhaust with presilencers
-Rear toe eliminators
-Adjustable rear camber link
-Suspension Technologies bushings
-RB front sway bar
-Adjustable swaybar end links
-Brand new fortune auto coilovers 6/8k rates with swift springs w/ front camber plates & rear extenders (spare -Tokico Illumina struts with Eibach springs in front, Genuine Re Amemiya adjustable coilovers in back)
-MazdaTrix front strut brace with torque / engine damper
-Mazdaspeed MS-01 wheels refinished with brand new Bridgestone Potenza S-04 225f 255r
-New Ventus HRII directional tires on GTUs wheels
-De-powered the ‘right’ way 17:1 ratio manual steering rack
-Current 0 toe all around, -2.0 camber in front, -2.5 in back. Awesome
-4.3 ratio rear end LSD
-Koyo N-flow radiator May 2012
-Flex A Lite Electric fan – Temp controlled (As of this listing the Temperature control box has some sort of issue and I have the E-Fan wired upto a switch in the center console to turn the fan on and off, you you like the auto temp control though the module can simply be replaced, I just don't mind turning the switch on and off so I did not replace it).
-New rotors 2008, 20k on them
-Hawk HP+ pads with lots of life (fronts new)
-Stainless brake lines
-Front brake ducts baby!
-Smooth, no grinds
-Fresh bushings 2010
-Center Force Dual Friction clutch (awesome)
-Stainless clutch lines
-Suspension Technologies mounts
-Racing Beat steel flywheel (awesome)
Fluids & Belts
-Oil change at 500 on new engine and every 1,000 miles, Castrol GTX 10w30 per Mazda specs and builder recommendations
-Redline oils in trans & rear end
-Belts in good shape
-Always premixed with idemitsu premix.
- Real HID projectors sakebombgarage 5k
-Apexi SAFC in glove box – dyno tuned by Rotary Performance
-Mallory HyFire 6 CDI ignition box
-Custom engine power and grounding kit
-New Odyssey Mini Gel Cell in stock location - awesome
-Stereo: Aiwa cd player, aftermarket speakers (old but functions OK)
-MSD Super Conductor plug wires
-Logicon, replaced & works but for 1 or 2 lights
-Windshield wiper switch works 100%
-Cruise control added (not included on GTUs) and works!
--Autometer oil press
--Autometer water temp
-Even the windshield wiper fluid system works!
-NICE INTERIOR! vents, surround, etc!
-Bride Gias 3 rep seats
-JDM bride seat rail
-Momo Apache wheel
-Perfect dash with cover for protection
-Glove box, center console, all in good shape
-Idiot lights, clock works
-Legal “silver” tint – cool in summer
-Electric “rat trap” seatbelts, working, warrantied by Mazda for lifetime
-LOUD compressor-driven air horn hidden inside front bumper
-Cork Sport Mazdaspeed Replica front lip
-Repainted Mazda Performance White code UK (original Arctic White) in 2007
-S5 tail lights & wing of course
-Working power antenna
-Working power mirrors
-Hatch struts work
-Gas door release, hatch release, hood release all work wel
-Door handles & locks work inside & outside
-All fresh rubber seals around doors, hatch (Seals TIGHT)
-Fresh drip rail on front doors (no rust)
-All locks, hinges, etc lubed with Lithium grease
-Minor hail dents on hood – cannot be popped out with PDR w/o cracking the clearcoat, I had 2 experts try. Light enough it is hard to take pictures.
-Minor interior trim cracking including ‘sail panel’, rear speaker covers
-Interior is lightly soiled, not terrible but not perfect, solid 8/10 or better
-Bottom of Koyo has a dent – 100% no leaks, can't see it unless looking
-Front lip is fiberglass and has spiderwebbing
-Mediocre repair on small rust spot by side trim moulding – has looked the same for 5 yrs, invisible unless you're looking for it
-Some rattles – not horrible, but it has been on the road for 24yrs…
-Leaves a couple drops of oil a week on the floor – No idea from where, very minor, does not need topping up beyond normal
This car is a blast!
It gets going quickly with the 4.3 ratio rear end (GTUs specific) and light flywheel. The combination of good torque, RB steel flywheel, and dual-friction clutch means it’s easy to pussycat around town. The clutch grabs harder the higher the RPM’s, which is very entertaining for performance driving. The tires are a good match for the car, grippy and responsive without being rock-hard riding or too soft.
Sounds amazing, angry hornet! It is stable and builds speed very quickly up to 125mph or so, at which point it starts to taper off. I’ve never wound it out. Torquey enough to ebb and flow with traffic without having to row the gearbox.
The Manual steering & careful alignment setup make the handling amazing. It has went through 3 steering setups to find this one. It provides unparalleled road feedback with an excellent, not to fast, not too slow ratio. It is reasonably calm on the highway yet still has that 'tingle' that let's you know exactly what the car is up to. On the track, whether tight auto-X or fast road course, it is your best friend.
Brakes are solid and the hotter they get the better. The HP+ pads do not have strong initial bite; they are smooth when cold, and when warmed up, Whoa nelly. They are easy to modulate and very strong.
The car is fully sorted and phenomenally reliable. It has handled a dozen or so auto-x and track days without issue, chasing down much faster cars with aplomb, limited by the component behind the wheel. It's a lot of fun to fill the rear-view mirror of a Mustang or even a Corvette... in a 1300cc 24yr old RX7. It is very balanced around corners, driven by the wheel and the right pedal. Removing the weight really woke up the front of the car. Mass feels very centralized, I have not been in a more responsive, willing-to-rotate car aside from mid-engine cars from Porsche and Lotus.
The car actually gets very good mileage, mid 20’s on the highway, upper teens to low 20's mixed. 87 octane. You probably never knew how much fun a quick naturally aspirated RX7 could be!
The recent rebuild was done right: every component was inspected, throwout and pilot bearings replaced, etc etc etc.
Throughout my ownership, I premix ½ oz/gal premium oil, with OMP operational as well. During the rebuild, with about 20k on the hard parts, everything was well in spec and able to be re-used. New motor built instant compression and at 185whp on a conservative tune, it is very stout.
Car will come with original speed-sensitive PS and AC components if the new owner would like to convert back to stock.
I waited 2+ years for this to come up, and the previous owner spent the last 6 years fully building and sorting it out, and will be happy to keep it if the right buyer does not materialize.