This 1988 RX-7 Turbo II was originally a Japanese spec vehicle but has recently been imported to the United States under the 25 year importation rule. While not a car for everybody I love the look of this FC chassis with its super rare Re Amemiya kit.
Normally the FC RX-7 has pop up headlights which were a common design on ’80s-90’s Japanese cars but this one has been converted to a fixed light setup from JDM tuner Re Amemiya. The new headlights remind me of the Ferrari F40 with its dual lights behind a clear cover.
The front is clean looking with a super subtle front bumper and fog lights that are also covered matching the headlights. The hood is stock but the Turbo II has large air vent that forces air into the top mounted intercooler.
I do like the Re Amemiya side skirts and rare Yours Sports rear duckbill spoiler that is the only bit of flair on the understated exterior. The rear lip is high and protrudes far for a lip spoiler but looks awesome on this car.
The engine is a rotary 13B-T that makes a healthy 185hp with it’s twin-scroll turbocharger. This one was is outfitted with an HKS Fcon cuel computer and EVC boost controller to increase boost pressure for more power.
The interior is fairly clean with Recaro bucket seats and a loud FEED power checkered floor mat which is a popular design in Japan. As a JDM car the driver side is on the right and shifting will have to be done with the left hand which will take some familiarization with for those used to left hand drive cars.
The condition of this car looks to be in really good – rare for a car this age coming from Japan – many of the 25 year old cars I’ve seen from Japan are fairly rough. This car wouldn’t make the best collectible given the mods but it would be a good base for a show or drift car. The car currently has 38k miles and the seller is asking $17k for this bright yellow Turbo II.