5k: Bronze Shoe: 1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL

The following tip comes from Tanj! who writes: One owner car with mild restoration 10 years ago.  Might be priced a bit on the high side for model as it’s not a 79 or and 84/85 GSL-SE but it is the top of the line model for that year.  Find this 1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL offered for $7,000 in Farmers Branch, TX via craigslist.

The first generation Mazda RX-7 was built from 1978-1985 in three
versions with minor changes.  The series III (1984-85) cars are the most
desirable due to updated looks and engines, series I (1979-1980) cars are appreciated for their original steel bumper classic looks, but the series II cars are usually the best bargains. 

Power in the FB comes from a 1.1 liter 12A rotary engine that pushes out 100 horsepower into a 5-speed manual gearbox.  The 2300 lb lightweight will hit 60mph in about 10 seconds, nothing to brag about, but the 50:50 weight distribution and 7000 rpm redline is a wonderful thing on a back road.

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