Well I picked up another GT this weekend. Its a 1988 japanese built GT. Red with grey interior, No ABS, 2WS, 140,000miles $500.
Much thanks to Chunchoy14 and M(y)x6gr8RiDe for the heads up on the car. They mentioned that there was a fellow in San Francisco who had too many cars and was giving up his "beater" daily driven car. For frame of reference this
is one of his old cars. His new car is a 3rd gen with an LS1 swap and he has another LS1 to be installed into something..he says a 2nd gen RX7 maybe (yeah I know...sux to be him).
Id actually been looking for a truck to be a daily driver and tow vehicle for the white car. The white car is getting to the point of not very streetworthy. The bushings, $hock$, spherical bearings, etc are subject to wear and tear by driving the car on the streets. Id like to minimize the cars exposure to that (and to the "skilled" drivers on the highways here) and this is a great interim way to semi-retire the white car a bit faster.
Here it is in all its glory. I call it "Red" (ok not very imaginative but I like the simplicity)
Like the faded paint? I do. It gives the car "character".
gratuitous interior shot
Thats a steering wheel from a 2nd gen RX7 and an uncracked dash.
The car came with some interesting wheels.
These are a set of 2nd gen RX7 wheels. I believe from the Turbo2 GTU? package(there were a lot of special packages for the 2nd gen RX7). they are 16x7" and are incredibly light for their size. The casting is very thin on these wheels.
Theres also an aluminum spare tire jack and aluminum wheeled spare tire from a 3rd gen RX7.
Along with all of this goodness comes...
-A flat tire(that is also bald as Mr Clean for good measure)
-3 different manufacturers of tires(toyo, yokohama, Dunlop) All discontinued and threatening to crumble to dust at any moment.
-2 different sizes of tires (205/55/16, 205/50/16)
-a shifter that has about 8" of movement....in any direction.....in gear(if you can figure out which gear you are in)
-rusty sunroof....well rusty underside in general(living right next to the ocean can be a killer)
-missing switchgear (fog lamps, hazzards)
-broken drivers seat (the height adjustment mechanism)
-exhaust manifold missing manifold studs...like ALL of them, none, nada, zip, zilch, gone, bye-bye.
-air filter from the paleolithic era...complete with
dirt from the paleolithic era to modern times.(no joke..there was a small plant/weed growing out of the filth in the filter)
-axles are_toast_. Completely split boots, grease has been gone for months? years?, rust in the bearings(did I mention the rust?). And of course the drivers side refuses to budge from the transmission.
That engine bay is after 4 cans of engine degreaser. Yeah...it needs a bit of TLC.
Did I mention it was $500? AND it passed california smog tesing recently?
Picked the car up saturday, changed one axle in SF, drove the car home and immediately put it up on stands for the real work on Sunday. Got the turbo out and Ill be helacoiling the head, doing a lot of cleaning, replaceing whatever can be replaced, then the axles, wires, plugs, radiator, water pump, etc, etc, etc.
Itll be a fun project car.