Rotary Droptop: 1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible

The FC variant marked the second generation of the Mazda RX-7, with production spanning from 1985 to 1991 in Japan, resulting in a global production count of over 270,000 units. Running on a Wankel rotary engine, the FC boasted remarkable agility that was a rarity among vehicles of the 1980s. While embracing the quirks of the unique rotary powerplant might be necessary, these cars offer an interesting driving experience for the handy garage mechanic. Find this 1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible offered for $7,500 in New Milford, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1988 mazda rx7
condition: good
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 181000
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
After 25 years of owning this 1988 Mazda RX7 Convertible, with rotary non-turbo engine and 5 speed manual transmission, it is time to replace it* with a car better suited for my 80 year old body. The RX7 is in very good condition, virtually original with newer tires, air conditioning, original paint. I have driven it almost daily spring, summer and fall for 25 years. It has been remarkably reliable, always garaged and is a pleasure to drive.

Low mileage or totally restored super clean cars have been selling for $15-$35K and up. Higher mileage cars like mine, in very good condition, sell for $8K – $14K. Basket cases and works in progress can be had for less than $5000.

  • Might be willing to trade for suitable replacement.

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