Hennepin RestoMods

10th Anniversary FC RX7 with Ford 5.0L V-8 swap

FOR SALE $7900 or best offer

This car was bought as an abandoned project and had the V-8 swap performed to enter the Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) $2004 challenge in 2004. The builders returned in 2005 to take the overall win at that event. We then bought it and used it at autocrosses and track days before being put away for several years.

The build was done very well, but on a budget, so work was put into updating the cooling system, doing maintenance, installing a new stereo, and hooking the heat up again. It’s ready for daily driver / track day use!


302 (5.0) Ford Mustang V-8 w/Rebuilt Holley 4BBL and Weiand intake
5 Speed T-5 transmission
Three core aluminum radiator and electric fan


Koni coil overs / eibach springs front; Coil overs / eibach springs rear
Adjustable caster / camber plates in front
Two sets of wheels and tires:
Pontiac wheels with old autocross tires
Original wheels with street tires in front and BFG drag radials on back. These are oldest tires but almost no use, garage stored off the car
We can negotiate different tires as well as 17″ / 18″ Mustang GT wheels or 17″ Mustang Cobra Predator wheels.

Zero rust, very clean
Aluminum Turbo hood
All original paint
Decals from GRM challenge event (can be removed at the buyers request)


All original black leather in good condition. Minor seam splitting on drivers seat, but no rips or tears

All original gauges work (except boost gauge)

Heat works (no AC)
New aftermarket stereo

This is a very clean build based on a very clean and original chassis. Firewall was modified to allow engine to be installed as true mid-front, with the engine entirely behind the center-line of the front wheels resulting in a 52.5 / 47.5 F/R weight balance. Weight is 2815 lbs with full interior.

Year: 1988
Make: Mazda 
Model: RX-7 10th Anniversary Turbo
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JM1FC3321J0622754
Mileage: 88000 
Engine: Ford 5.0L V8
Number of Cylinders: 8 
Transmission: 5 speed Manual T-5
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: White 
Drive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean 
Body Type: Coupe
Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof

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