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 UK KLZ-Equipe 
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Hi all, I have owned many MX's in the past and a couple of weeks before christmas I found an original MX-3 Equipe about to be taken for scrap. I bought the whole car as a non runner and have spent many spare hours putting her back on the road and finding out the history of the Equipe as they are regarded as the rarest of all MX-3's. This one is particularly rare as there are less than 10 ever made as its a brochure model for display purpose, these can be identified by the green vinyl design down the sides and all the other equipes were made to order and only featured a small equipe logo under the side repeater lights. Mine was a display model for a large mazda dealer in essex, england.

The differences between a standard MX-3 and the Equipe are...

Black and white leather interior with turquoise stitching based on the mk2 interior
Lights fitted inside the outer door locks that activate when the handle is pulled
Softer American suspension fitted all round (2" higher than European models with softer springs)
Noble Green paint colour
Larger power steering cooler
SE based leather door cards and leather steering wheel + gear selector
Equipe only 5 spoke alloys
plus more that I keep finding by accident or small that I cannot remember

To get the engine running the cambelt and water pump had gone and the starter had seized, replaced those and she fired first time.
I have since getting her running to make it road worthy and legal reconditioned all the brake system and that was it, everything else has been perfect.

current work so far completed to date
New Cambelt
New Waterpump
New Starter motor
New Cold Air Induction Kit
All calipers and discs reconditioned
1k sound system built and hidden within original panels
4" stainless jap style exhaust
Set of Team Dynamic City alloys ( not in pictures yet only arrived this week)
Flyeye tints to all lights

Currently working on...
Body color coded side skirts and front + rear splitters
Front seat being recovered
Stiffer UK standard springs

When I first got her
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MOST RECENT PHOTOS
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At a recent japanese car show in England
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June 02 2010, 1:47 PM
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-I love this colour, noble green, I have an 1995 1.6 16v dohc with this colour !
-This equipe special edition is very rare, and awesome!
Can you post pics of interior?

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DeepBlueMX3 wrote:
-I love this colour, noble green, I have an 1995 1.6 16v dohc with this colour !
-This equipe special edition is very rare, and awesome!
Can you post pics of interior?


When I get the seat cover back and put back together I will photograph it all


June 02 2010, 3:41 PM
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HAH! djmarcopolo finally got his arse over to mx-3.com... about bloody time too :lol:

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June 02 2010, 11:50 PM
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Thought I had better share my rare car here


June 03 2010, 4:10 PM
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DeepBlueMX3 wrote:
-I love this colour, noble green, I have an 1995 1.6 16v dohc with this colour !
-This equipe special edition is very rare, and awesome!
Can you post pics of interior?

Here are some pics of the interior
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Holy crap someone put the steering wheel on the wrong side. :P Very Cool and luckey to come across such a rare find. Good Luck with the car and keep us up on your progress.

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June 24 2010, 12:25 PM
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I wanna see pics of these lighted door locks/handle


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djmarcopolo wrote:
DeepBlueMX3 wrote:
-I love this colour, noble green, I have an 1995 1.6 16v dohc with this colour !
-This equipe special edition is very rare, and awesome!
Can you post pics of interior?

Here are some pics of the interior
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Thanks for great pics!
Beautifull gauges and floor mats. Are that Equipe stock interior with clear & black seats?
Congratulations for the rare mx.

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That is the stock interior and only available on this model, you cannot see but all the stitching is turquoise in the seats

Just to update the work I have done this summer,


Someone damaged the front number plate plinth so I replaced it with a much better built Mk2 Toyota MR2 plinth that sits much better on the front

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Fitted an RS spoiler I bought from a scrap Eunos

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Fitted lexus style rear lights in black

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I have converted the lexus lights so I now have twin rear lights and twin rar fog lights and all rear bulbs are now LED
Had to reseal the lights as they leak water badly and keep fogging up.

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Fitted Chrome exterior MX5 door handles

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Using an offcut of black sign makers vinyl made a set of eyebrows for free

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Fitted a set of 17" Konig Tuner 2 rims with brand new tyres and tuner wheelnuts

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As someone asked here is a pic of the light up door lock exclusive to the equipe

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How much you paid for front plate support?
I loved it! 8)

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Totally did not know exterior door handles from MX5's fit! Will hafta look into this more!


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How much you paid for front plate support?
I loved it! 8)


I paid from a breakers yard £1 roughly $1.75 for it and they are much better quality

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Totally did not know exterior door handles from MX5's fit! Will hafta look into this more!


These are from the Mk2 MX5 that you can get the chrome interior handles from they use exactly the same lock mechanism and parts as the 3
I bought after market chrome MX5 handles but Mazda do a complete kit for the MX5 that does the handle and lock surround in chrome and is mch better quality than the one I have fitted


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djmarcopolo wrote:
DeepBlueMX3 wrote:
How much you paid for front plate support?
I loved it! 8)


I paid from a breakers yard £1 roughly $1.75 for it and they are much better quality

Hi friend.Can you do me a favor? To buy one one for me and ship it to Brazil?
Do you have paypal?
Thank you, send me a PM if you can help me.Thanks.

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