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How I Scored My Dream Ride, the 1992 Mazda RX-7

At 4,200 rpm, the twin turbos kick in, then you take it all the way to 9,500 rpm, with the engine screaming.

1992 Mazda RX-7
Scott Witter

Owner: Andre Tran

Location: Huntington Beach, California

Found in: Japan

Purchase price: $25,000

Years owned: One

A few years back, a few friends and I went to Japan and met up with some locals who were also into cars and drifting. They were showing us around a garage, and I saw this RX-7 up on a lift. It was like gold, with all the rare parts and body panels you don’t see anymore. They had retuned the rotary engine, the brakes, the suspension, and upgraded everything. It reminded me of the one from , this old Japanese TV show about street racing. I was ready to buy it, but it was too young to qualify for the 25-year rule, so I couldn’t legally import it to the United States.

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Mazda RX-7 cockpit
Scott Witter

So I waited, flew back, found it, and finally bought it. Getting it registered in California will be a process, and driving on the right side on American roads is going to be hard. But on the track, there’s nothing like it. At 4,200 rpm, the twin turbos kick in, then you take it all the way to 9,500 rpm, with the engine screaming. I won’t ever get rid of it. I’m trying to build a ’90s garage, and this is part of the collection.


This appears in the June 2018 issue.

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