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Car was sold as of 10/8/08

One thing has led to another and I'm looking at switching classes for auto-x that I'm doing as well as to do a few other fun things (replace my truck with a newer one and get a trailer for my cars). So I'm looking at parting with my MP3 if the price and the like is right.

For those that don't know it, my car is a bit of a piece of history in some ways (the first owner, Terry, was the first to turbo a 3rd Gen/MP3), and is one of the most powerful cars on the board. I'll post dyno sheets and tons of pictures.. but here is the short version (I'll update/correct details over the next day or so):

2001 Mazda MP3 #1026
Sunburst Yellow
Current Mileage on 10/1/07 was 42096, about 13K on motor.
306 whp at 16 psi.
Asking: 10,950 FIRM
Can arrange shipping anywhere in US at additional charge/part of deal.

This is the majority of the mods list, I've put in about ~25-30K over the last 3 years on top of buying the car. The motor build alone was over 12K because of the extent of the work done on it. The car is "adult driven" in that I have never been rough with it, hit anything with it, overrevved it, drag raced it or anything else that would be detrimental to the car. As I stated in the next post it has a couple of autocross seasons on it, but I'm not a hard launcher (not worth it in these cars) and I have maintained it heavily to ensure nothing wears or breaks or is any way less than perfect.

Also: link to more on the build of the motor:

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83298

550 CC Injectors
Secondary Fuel Rail w/280cc injectors
AEM FPR
P&P Intake Manifold
VTCS and VICS removed
P&P Matched tubular turbo manifold
P&P Evo III 02 Housing
Evo III 16 G P&P turbo with flapper Upgrade
10-14 psi wastegate actuator
Brushed Stainless steel cold air intake piping
Brushed Stainless Steel Up-Pipe
Greddy Type S BOV
Front Mount Intercooler
3d Carbon/Wings West Custom Painted Carbon Fiber Hood
Spool Racing Seats
Short shifter
Carbon Fiber Shift Knob
Auto-Off Headlights
JIC FL-A2 coilovers
Rota Tarmac II Rims
AWR Trailing Arms
Filled Motor Mounts
Tranny Cooler
Spare Shift Forks
Spare Stock Hood
MSP Welded LSD
Microtech LT8S
J&S Safeguard
Greddy Profec B Spec II
PLX M-300 Wideband
Phantom Boost Gauge
Phantom Water Temp Gauge
Phantom Oil Temp Gauge
Phantom Transmission Temp Gauge
Phantom Oil Pressure Gauge
Matched 3 Gauge Pillar Pod
400 Watt integrated Power Inverter
Greddy EGT Gauge
Custom Tachometer
3” custom turbo back exhaust w/ Magnaflow muffler and customer 3” mandrel bent Jet-Hot coated Down Pipe
Built motor:
Oliver Rods
CP pistons (8.9:1 compression)
P&P Head
Ferrea Exhaust Valves
3 Angle intake and full radius exhaust valve work
Polished crank main webbing
Balanced Rotating Assembly
Toga Bearings
Spec Stage 3+ Clutch w/ ACT pressure plate
Custom lightened flywheel
EBC Yellow Brake Pads
Stainless Front Brake Lines
Walbro 255 In-Tank Pump
NSN Thermal IM Spacer
NSN Manual Transmission Cooler Kit
Microtech Turbo Timer

Pics and dynos at:
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123683161



Sale Pending 10/8/08
 

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he car is daily driveable. It can be a little finicky in some cold weather (take 2 cranks to get it to catch and hold because of the way it is set up right now) but I'm updating the tune to remedy that. The only other "bad" thing about it as daily driver is that it doesn't have AC as part of the modifications to allow the larger exhaust and so forth on the car. Otherwise, the car gets about 28 mpg on the highway and about 20 in the city and about 6-8 on the race track under full loads.

Other than that, it's fully functional and in great shape. Extremely reliable and very well taken care of. The condition in person is amazing, extremely glossy paint and overall near flawless. There are 2 dents that are "noticeable" and about 3-4 nearly invisible door dings and about 5-6 minor scratches in the paint (all under about .5" long)

The interior is in great shape, and everyone loves the two racing seats that are on sliders and are reclineable.

This car has almost every possible thing done to it. The only few things that I haven't done that I had contemplated are:
Forged Transmission Gears
Water Injection
GT SPEC Suspension Bracing

Those few things could be used to push the car up to 400 horsepower safely and without issue... just something I haven't spent the time to do. This is truly the ultimate in a modified car and one that has a proven history and reliability.

The car has been raced for 3 autocross seasons of about 7 races a season. I raced it in one high speed event prior to the motor blowing and then being rebuilt with a new block and all the forged goodies and P&P and the like that you can imagine.
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I wish you luck steve. I can vouge for him and let me tell you if he built and drove this car or had anything to do with it then it is absolutely a once in a lifetime opportunity to own. He is one of the most valuable people we have in our modding community.
 

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Hands Down the dopest MP3 I have seen

Wish I had the money to take it from ya. Seems like it would be a blast to own.

Best of luck on the sale.
 

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Can't believe you are selling that car man, good luck with the sale. Whoever gets it is gonna have a ballin car.
 

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called the old lady but she denied me :( ...lol...maybe i can sway her mind with "favors" lol. Buts its never worked before...LOL.

Once agian best of luck.
 

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I think I would jump on this if it was another color. I just don't like yellow very much.
 

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the yellow grows on you very very fast... I can't wait to own another yellow car... it's a great yellow in person.. not ugly like an Evo or a Bug or a Focus or any of those... it's a nice yellow like a Vette or a Lambo... I hated the idea of a yellow car but they only made 500 of the yellow MP3's and 1000 blue ones... and I came across a yellow when I got mine but I soon changed my mind and really liked it. But yeah, it really does grow on you :)
 

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I was just trolling around to see what's for sale and I'd didn't expect to see this!! I know you were talking about it when I said I was selling mine but I didn't think you'd actually do it :shock: Anyways good luck and to let everyone know who might be interested Steve is a fantastic guy and I'm sure his car is top notch by far and you won't be disapointed with this purchase! Good luck bro!!


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Yeah... basically figured I'd put it up on the forums and see if another enthusiast wanted to carry the torch... I need a new truck for towing, and want to go to rear drive for a while so I figured it was time to sell it. Hopefully in 2-3 years I'll have an M3 or an Elise... so then it'll be all worth it :)
 

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Elise for the win, that is my dream car.
 

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^ I took a drive over the the Elise dealer her in Vegas...they had a guy test driving a used with an exhaust.....god it was like music to my ears..lol.

+1 on the Elise.
 

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14,790/offer (negotiable)

Little ways down from the top....where he discripes the production info., color, etc...
 
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