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Factory Aspec Turbo Vert?

Old 05-10-2004, 10:29 PM
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ok i have always been told that there were no turbo verts in america from the factory. today this guy said he had a 91 that was turbo from the factory. he seemed to know what he was talking about but i dont know if he was bs-ing me or not. he said they only made like250 or 300 of them. anyone know anything?
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:22 PM
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all japanese fcs were turbo...is it righthand drive? I'm sure you would've picked up on that right away
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:36 PM
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look at the vin:



jmifc331 is na coupe



jm1fc332 is turbo coupe



jm1fc351 is vert



jm1fc352 is vert with airbags
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the vins!! I wondered that myself. There is a Turbo Vert forsale in Florida and its supposidly factory correct. It was a promotional car built be mazda for a commercial back in the early 90's featuring James Garner. He WAS asking 12K for it its still for sale almost a year later but the price is down to 7K.
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its very possible they brought a few in for stuff like that and testing, but IF they did its prolly under 15-20 cars. you'll notice they dont even have a vin for a turbo vert...



what you are looking for is factory correctness, things like make sure the hood hasnt been changed, put it this way i did a t2 -> gtus swap and i made sure EVERYTHING under the hood was correct, even the zip ties. the only way you could tell it was a swap is by looking at the hood hinges.... but if you see things that arent right its prolly a backyard job
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='May 11 2004, 10:47 AM
the only way you could tell it was a swap is by looking at the hood hinges....
hows this? not an FC guy, but is there a big difference in the hood hinges?
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Originally Posted by treceb' date='May 11 2004, 08:07 AM
hows this? not an FC guy, but is there a big difference in the hood hinges?
no, you need to see if they changed to a turbo hood
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:33 PM
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i didnt actually see the car. he said he had some injector probs and it was at the dealer for like 8 mos. when he went to pick it up it was gonna be like 8000 bucks so he told them to keep it. if i would have seen it i would have been able to tell.
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Originally Posted by Shane.Trammell' date='May 11 2004, 08:33 PM
i didnt actually see the car. he said he had some injector probs and it was at the dealer for like 8 mos. when he went to pick it up it was gonna be like 8000 bucks so he told them to keep it. if i would have seen it i would have been able to tell.
thats some storage bill



it all sounds like bullshit to me
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Yeah something is fishy there..
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