In­te­gra Type RX

NZ Performance Car - - 1972 Mazda Rx-2 Capella -

Of­fered only in the ’00 man­u­fac­ture year, this Ja­panese-spec Phoenix Yel­low Type RX is be­lieved to be the only one of its kind in the coun­try. Justin found it through the NZHondas.com fo­rums, and, while no one was mak­ing a move on it, he bought it sight un­seen from Christchurch. It was rough and looked to have had a hard life, so he spent a good amount of time over the fol­low­ing year pulling bits off and fo­cus­ing on get­ting ev­ery­thing back to orig­i­nal con­di­tion in­side and out.

Af­ter a few short months, Justin got his hands on a Spoon Sports rear-view mir­ror. At the time, he promised him­self that it wasn’t go­ing to be the start of a Spoon-themed car — need­less to say, that un­der­tak­ing didn’t last long, and soon Justin was search­ing the coun­try for any Spoon part he could find while sav­ing to buy new pieces that couldn’t be sourced. The list rolls as fol­lows: Spoon Sports leads, spark cover, radiator stays, cap and hoses, reser­voir sweat­bands, oil cap, car­bon mir­rors, front and rear strut brace, front and rear tie bar, sub­frame col­lars, twin-pot calipers, and even spe­cialedi­tion Des­mond EVO Rega­mas­ters (16x8-inch).

“It’s ex­pen­sive but the qual­ity is sec­ond to none,” Justin told us.

The B18CR has also been tricked out with a baf­fled sump, Max­bore 70mm bored OEM throt­tle body, and Comptech ice­box in­take. The pack­age makes 129kW at the wheels, run­ning a Crome chipped ECU.

Justin said, “I ab­so­lutely love ev­ery Fri­day drive to work, drag day, or cir­cuit race.”

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