Rotary Rumble: 1980 Mazda RX-7

The first generation RX-7 (SA/FB built in Japan from 1978 to 1985) was a dainty ballerina in the sports car world. The RX-7’s lithe frame was propelled by an equally dainty engine – the Mazda rotary…which was known for stepping high on the tachometer, consuming fuel, and sounding like angry bees when uncorked. Today’s apex seal spinner is covered in an interesting shade of aged mustard, but appears otherwise in good shape. Find this 1980 Mazda RX-7 offered for $7000 in Mount Mourne, NC via craigslist. Tip from CP.

From the seller:

1980 mazda rx7
condition: good
cylinders: other
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 54406
title status: clean
transmission: manual
I have for sale a 1980 Mazda RX7 with 54K miles on it. I bought the car from an estate sale in June of 2021 after it had been sitting in a barn since 2005. I have done a lot of work getting the car back on the road and actually used it as a daily driver for 6 months. It’s not perfect but won’t take a lot to get there.

Things done to the car:

  • New carburetor gaskets
  • New clutch, pressure plate, and throughout bearing
  • New fuel pump
  • Gas tank was sand blasted, lined anti-rust coating
  • New wiper motor
  • 4 new tires
  • Brand new aluminum radiator
  • Air Conditioning Freon was serviced and filled (blows ice cold)
  • New belts
  • Brakes serviced

Looking to get $7000 but I am willing to negotiate to a fair price. Open to trades of equal value. No low balls. Best way to reach me is through email or text.

See a better way to drive something yeller?