RexSeven SuperDork
Oct. 18, 2012 8:14 p.m.

I can't confirm it's a GTUs (note the little "s") since the stickers on the fender is missing (and there's only one picture), but everything else looks authentic. Good chance to buy a unicorn if it's real - Mada only built ~1200 of the things and they are stripped-out racer's specials.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3346637709.html

/Not mine

Jeff SuperDork
Oct. 18, 2012 8:43 p.m.

ValuePack Dork
Oct. 19, 2012 1:13 a.m.

Oooooh, so close to home... good thing my net worth is about $.14 until spring.

Brett_Murphy SuperDork
Oct. 19, 2012 9:21 p.m.

I prefer the '88 GTU model, but those are pretty good, too. I looked at that and didn't even feel one twinge of "want". I guess seven FCs was enough.

I understand the original intent was to put a three rotor, non-turbo engine into those, but the turbo was more efficient.

Oct. 19, 2012 10:39 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy:

I'm not sure if I read that right, did you mean its intent was for the FC or the GTUs? Because I know that the GTUs didn't have the turbo motor.

I have been looking for a descent GTUs forever and of course I don't have money when one pops up and it looks to be not riced or drifted out.

Damn.

dean1484 UltraDork
Oct. 20, 2012 9:51 p.m.

Me want!!! I am going to have to call and offer him some low ball $$$$

Brett_Murphy SuperDork
Oct. 20, 2012 11:49 p.m.

The GTUs was rumored to have been intended to have a non-turbo three rotor in it. They decided to keep the turbo model as the top of the line and put the regular N/A motor into the GTUs.

If I could find an 87 Sport or an 88 GTU in good shape, I'd probably buy them.

Woody MegaDork
Oct. 21, 2012 2:42 a.m.
Brett_Murphy wrote: I prefer the '88 GTU model, but those are pretty good, too. I looked at that and didn't even feel one twinge of "want". I guess seven FCs was enough. I understand the *original* intent was to put a three rotor, non-turbo engine into those, but the turbo was more efficient.

What makes the 88 betterer?

Mazdax605 Dork
Oct. 21, 2012 9:17 a.m.

Nothing.

Brett_Murphy SuperDork
Oct. 21, 2012 6:13 p.m.

The '88 will have real three point seat belts and a clutch type LSD vs. a Viscous. The 88 will also have a mechanical oil metering pump vs. an electronic one, so it is easier to bypass if you want to pre-mix without having the car go into limp mode.

Swap the tail lights, wheels, front and rear bumpers and get a set of S5 mirrors, and you wind up with a better car that looks about the same, in my opinion.

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