Posts Tagged ‘rx-7’

He Named Me Molalla – 1985 Mazda RX-7

April 11, 2016

Mazda’s RX-7 was arguably one of the first proper, modern-era sports cars. Debuting at a time where most affordable sports cars had roots solidly in the sixties or even fifties (just look at Triumph’s Spitfire, or Alfa’s twincam engine), the Hiroshima-built sports car sported a design that referenced Porsche’s 924 among others, and a modern version of the rotary powerplant, the Mazda version of which only debuted in the market in 1965. The smooth, revvy nature of the engine made it a natural engine for a sports car, and its fuel consumption was less of an issue for buyers of those cars than the rotary-powered family sedans Mazda sold in the 1970s. Let’s take a look at this 1985 Mazda RX-7 for sale for $3000 in Molalla, OR.

1985 Mazda RX-7 right front

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No Bubbles – 1979 Mazda RX-7 and bonus 1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

June 28, 2015

Reading some of the more highbrow sites, you might get the impression there’s some kind of a run-up in the prices of SA and FB series RX-7s, but a quick scan of the local online listings will tell you otherwise. These cars are still very affordable for your average enthusiast, even in the purest early versions and the most powerful GSL-SE specification. If you truly believe in automotive diversity, you do need to at least drive a rotary once in your life, and for these prices who can’t afford an extended test drive? Check out this 1979 Mazda RX-7 for sale for $3000 in Puyallup, WA.

1979 Mazda RX-7 right front

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Rotary Pair – 1978 Mazda RX-7 plus bonus 1979 RX-7

September 13, 2014

While most RX-7 enthusiasts seem to aspire to the top-spec 5-letter GSL-SE with its 135hp 13b engine, there’s something very appealing about the simplicity of the original RX-7 – the funkier wheels and dual tail light rear end give the basic wedge (which shares a lot with the Porsche 924) some character. As with many 1970s versions of cars which were sold through the 1980s, the earlier cars probably weigh less and are less insulated, giving a purer, more raw experience. Oddly enough, the New York market has sprouted a couple of sweet examples of these cars – check out this 1978 Mazda RX-7 for sale for $3500 in Bridgeport, CT.

1978 Mazda RX-7 right front

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