Price: - Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mazda
  • Model: RX-7
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 33,115
  • VIN: JM1FB3310B0532474
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 1.1L Rotary
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Sunroof, CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Mazda RX-7

This exceptionally original 1981 Mazda RX7 is not just about recapturing the coupe that you wish you bought back in the day. These early Japanese sports machines are quickly climbing up the valuable collectable lists, which makes a surviving icon like this a solid buy, too. Want a low mileage example? They don't get much lower than the 33,115 original miles showing on this car, and it's also a 1-owner vehicle! Mazda did their homework when designing the original RX7. It has the long hood that made the Corvette and Mustang into icons, but it also added European flair with a hint of the Porsche 944 in the execution. And of course, there plenty of its cross-Japan rival Nissan Z in the mix, too. The result is a style that's unique but easy to love. Stardust Blue Metallic is this car's factory original color and still looks quite fashionable even today. Folding headlights, smoked taillights, and compact dimensions made it look ready to start carving corners, and it was mercifully free of styling gimmicks. Even the bumpers were very neatly integrated into the overall design. Fit and finish is remarkably good. Just in case you've forgotten how Japan made their mark in the US, you need look no further than how well the doors and hood fit, how flush the headlights are, and how snugly it seals up - even thirty-five years later. The level of preservation on this one is remarkable right down to the louvered rear window cover and the 80s-chic four-spoke factory alloy wheels.The interior is just as nicely presented as the exterior. The black bucket seats look great and were engineered to keep you comfortable. You can see from the included window sticker that plenty of desirable features came standard on the GS model. This includes, power steering, center console, quartz clock, electric rear defroster, and air conditioning (now converted to modern R-134a.) The huge sunroof removes almost like a targa top and stows in the trunk. The only real difference you'll notice from factory spec is a neatly installed AM/FM/CD stereo for more modern tunes. From behind the original steering wheel you can see the clearly marked instruments, including the Porsche-style center tach (and yes, that 7,000 RPM redline is there for a very good reason.)The RX7's real calling card was the revolutionary two-rotor Wankel engine. And this numbers-matching motor has averaged less than 950 miles per year over its lifetime. No pistons, no crankshaft, no valves, just a pair of triangular rotors inside a beer-keg-sized housing. The design was compact, efficient, and could provide the same power as its six and eight-cylinder competitors. But its true hallmark was that it could happily spin to 7,000 RPM and beyond with incredible smoothness. In fact, if you've never experienced the difference of a rotary, you get to discover a whole new performance sound that comes from going beyond your normal rev range. It's this experience that makes it a joy to row through the gears of the standard five-speed gearbox. Combine this with a front-mid engine layout, sport-tuned suspension, front disc brakes, and Toyo Spectrum tires, and you're going to be looking for every excuse to add miles to the odometer. With such low mileage and good documentation like the window sticker and owner's manual, this feels like a great investment in a quickly appreciating market segment. Plus, it's an adrenaline-driven rotary RX7. So now your head and your heart can agree on the perfect affordable classic. Call today!!!