Posts Tagged ‘rx-7’

Paradoxical – 1981 Mazda RX-7 Race Car

May 16, 2014

There are plenty of paradoxes in the world of cars – descriptions like “one lady owner” (okay, that’s maybe an ambiguity meant to imply gentle driving), “gas saver” as applied to 4-cylinder sports cars (more on that later), and “cheap race car”. But wait – before the crowd-sourced intelligence of the internet weighs in, how about if the acquisition cost of the race car is so low that even if some work is needed, you couldn’t build it that cheaply yourself? Check out this 1981 Mazda RX-7 race car for sale for $2500 in Fremont, CA.

1981 Mazda RX-7 race car left rear

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1979 Mazda RX-7

November 6, 2013

Mazda just won’t give up. In 1967, they started selling the first Wankel rotary engine, having spent several years on developing the version they’d licensed from NSU. In 1970, due to low emissions, and in spite of high fuel and oil consumption, they brought the rotary engine to the United States. In the early half of the decade, Mazda’s rotary-powered lineup grew to several cars and a North-America-only pickup truck. However, the oil crisis put a stop to that, and Mazda reverted to regular piston-engined cars. However, they stuck with the idea, and in 1978, they unveiled the RX-7 sports car, which survived in three generations through 1995, followed by the 2003-2012 RX-8. Find this second-coming car, a 1979 Mazda RX-7 for sale for $2500, in Tacoma, WA.

1979 Mazda RX7 for sale right side

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