The first generation Mazda RX-7 was introduced in the US market in 1978
as a direct competitor to the 260Z, Celica GT, Mustang, Camaro, Porsche
924 etc. It had an excellent chassis and a free revving rotary engine
that made for a fantastic driving experience, but it was only available as a hardtop. However, a few lucky folks picked up a drop top version created by the Pacific Avatar company Garden Grove, CA. Find this 1979 Mazda RX-7 custom convertible currently bidding for $1,025 on eBay with a few hours to go, located in Marne, MI.
This RX-7 ragtop is bidding for pennies because it is in pretty sorry shape. The right front fender is missing and most of the body panels look horrible, but with any luck the engine runs and the apex seals aren’t shot.
The Mazda 12A 1.1 liter rotary engine puts out 100 horsepower in
carburetor fed, in non-turbo trim. A rotary engine isn’t a good choice
for the average driver, but for those who love high revving fun, it is
hard to beat. The exhaust note is muted stock, but opened up it sounds
like a bag of marbles thrown into a blender.
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