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      01-15-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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Petrolicious - 2002 Mazda RX-7 Rotary Spirit

I've always thought these were a very Kool car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=hKQJghm3_7s
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Best car to ever come from Japan.
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Best car to ever come from Japan.
I'm curious what they're are worth. It looks like JDM imports them but they don't list the prices. I found a very similar on in the UK on Piston Heads for 38K (Pounds)
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Best car to ever come from Japan.
I'm curious what they're are worth. It looks like JDM imports them but they don't list the prices. I found a very similar on in the UK on Piston Heads for 38K (Pounds)
My dad sold his 93 last year with 45k miles for $20k. He probably could have made out a little better, but he was having trouble getting basic parts for it and is 78, so getting in and out of it was getting to be a challenge.
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I'm curious what they're are worth. It looks like JDM imports them but they don't list the prices. I found a very similar on in the UK on Piston Heads for 38K (Pounds)
A clean, stock Spirit R Type A will go for around $65-70K. The cleanest USDM 93-95 FDs change hands for around $50K. That's about what I paid for mine, but I have it insured for $125K.
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A clean, stock Spirit R Type A will go for around $65-70K. The cleanest USDM 93-95 FDs change hands for around $50K. That's about what I paid for mine, but I have it insured for $125K.
Post a pic of yours if you don't mind. I've always thought they were a great car. When ever I see one I have to stop and check it out. I don't think I want to give up the 993 to get one.
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A clean, stock Spirit R Type A will go for around $65-70K. The cleanest USDM 93-95 FDs change hands for around $50K. That's about what I paid for mine, but I have it insured for $125K.
Jesus, when I picked mine up about 5 years ago you could get a clean FD for about $15k.
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Jesus, when I picked mine up about 5 years ago you could get a clean FD for about $15k.
That's a bit of a stretch, but sure. The market values of clean 90s cars have gone up significantly across the board over the last 5 years. People in their 30s are buying the cars that meant something to them when they were a kid.

Ever think a '91 Prelude would sell for $30K?
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might sell a 94 FD soon but still debating maintenance is only going to get more expensive Also looked at LD swaps as a solution
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Here is mine - currently back in the shop to get a custom dash with AEM CD7. Built Tranny, and a couple more odds and ends.

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Here is mine - currently back in the shop to get a custom dash with AEM CD7. Built Tranny, and a couple more odds and ends.

http://www.banzai-racing.com/2017_cu...manets_smp.htm
Very cool. Which AP brake kit is that? Or did you piece it together?
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Very cool. Which AP brake kit is that? Or did you piece it together?
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You're allowed to get Collector plates for these in BC now.
Same in the US
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A clean, stock Spirit R Type A will go for around $65-70K. The cleanest USDM 93-95 FDs change hands for around $50K. That's about what I paid for mine, but I have it insured for $125K.
I have always loved FD's ever since they were introduced in 93.

What's the typical price for a clean (with some normal flaws) stock 93-95 that doesn't need reconditioning and ready to drive on the weekends?
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I have always loved FD's ever since they were introduced in 93.

What's the typical price for a clean (with some normal flaws) stock 93-95 that doesn't need reconditioning and ready to drive on the weekends?
A good driver that would be trouble-free with minimal headache after mild conditioning goes for about $30K. For a collector-level car that needs absolutely nothing and has fairly low miles, north of $45k.

I got the latter and it has been nothing but pure, absolute joy. This car I am definitely keeping longer than any other car I have...and those are the latest super cars money buys.
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