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Christina Lam went from the sidelines to full-on track enthusiast in 8 simple steps.
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.
Oooooh, so close to home... good thing my net worth is about $.14 until spring.
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.
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.
Me want!!! I am going to have to call and offer him some low ball $$$$
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.
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?
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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