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What is your First & Last name? Jay Gilling
What is your email? [email protected]
What is your City? : Acworth
What is your State? : GA
What is your Zipcode? : 30101


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Well guys, I think I may try my hand at a Lotus Esprit or possbly older Elan/Europa. For the esprit obviously I'm looking in the 15k range so like a 85 turbo for example.



So...pm me or email me any offers.

Lets begin.

Make: Porsche
Model: 911S Targa
Year: 1975
Mileage Body: Odometer shows 38k (5 digit odo probably 138k)
Mileage Motor: 10,500
Engine: Built 1.3l 13b turbo out of a 1989 Turbo II RX7

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Engine built by RX7 dot com:
Street port
Two piece 3mm apex seals
large injectors 650cc/1000cc
stock turbo pushing 13 pounds of boost
3" exhaust, Supertrapp muffler
two stock Mazda oil coolers
Haltech E6k
Garrett Liquid to air intercooler with SSQV valve
10,500 Redline
Approx 325-350 horse at the crank
Approx 9,000 miles on engine
Kennedy engineering adapter plate for tranny
Car has A/C with 134a (had a leak in a line right by the compressor so it would need to be recharged.
Aftermarket cruise control
Autopower Rollbar

Pictures:







VIDEOS:


Down and back video

Wide Open

Idle


This car is very quick and weighs next to nothing. Its kind of a crazy swap but it gets the job done in a vintage chassis that looks great and is faster than a 997 turbo. (Ask me how I know)

I'm not a super motivated seller and I can wait for the right car to come along. This one is more than enough fun in the meantime, I just want to see whats out there.

PM or call if you are interested.

Thanks for the space guys!

Jay
 

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I should mention I'm also looking at cars that may have a popped motor, need interior work, paint. Whatever
 

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Kudos to you for thinking out of the box. I would have never envisioned this swap. :)

GL on the search!
 

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I like Porsches and i like Rotary engines
so this car is Awesome IMO:up:
Thanks! The car is a nice combo. High revving plus boost in a light car work well.

Am I off base for an Esprit project? I have seen running Esprit for 11k- 15k in Nice shape. I'm looking for either that or possibly one that needs work and I would figure somebody would want a nice, clean, fast 911 for a Esprit thats beat up?

Should I be doing this another way?
 

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What an awesome car! And who would have thought air conditioning. Havent had a chance to see the vids yet, but Im sure its a screamer, as most tuned rotaries are. Would you be willing to sell for cash? Or are you pretty set on trading for an esprit?
 

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Would you be willing to sell for cash? Or are you pretty set on trading for an esprit?
Cash I would take lower than the value of the Esprits I'm am looking at. So 11k obo.

Once people take a ride in it they fall in love with it.
 
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