What color is this next car? Is that beige? Or tan? Or does it matter when you’ve got a car that is as engaging to drive as Mazda’s first generation RX-7. I found this car after someone asked me if the original RX-7 was available with an automatic, which it was for some insane reason. […]
Consider this next car as an apology for the grody brown Mercedes-Benz that I posted the other day — if that car was a wet half-breed three legged donkey, then this RX7 is a chocolate palomino thoroughbred that is racing up in class. It reminds us that brown can be a nice color on cars if done correctly and probably looks even better in person. Now, go find a matching Member’s Only jacket, Ray-Bans, and a Swatch watch. The 80s aren’t back, ’cause they never left. Find this 1983 Mazda RX7 GSL offered for $8,500 in Providence, RI via craigslist. Friend of the seller tip from Art C.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Bracq Friday posts of this past long Turkey Day weekend celebrating the German cars designed by a Frenchman, but it is time to go back to DT’s bread-and-butter…or brot-und-buerre, which is low mile sports cars from the mid-80s that don’t cost a kidney to own and drive every day. Next up is a rotary powered Mazda that might cost more than the typical beater RX-7, but with only 38k miles on the odometer, this thing is barely half way through its first set of apex seals. Find this 1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II offered for $14,900 in West Central MN via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
They say less is more. But who are they? Does that apply to torque from an internal combustion engine? And have they ever driven a Mazda RX-8? With 232 horsepower the 6-port Renesis has a decent amount of thrust at redline, but with only 159 ft-lbs of torque, this isn’t exactly a tractor…but if you […]
A few years ago I would have said that ten large is a stupid sum of money to pay for a first generation RX-7…but I don’t know these days. Classic cars are getting gobbled up my well heeled millennials, grubby fingered gen-Xers, and greedy boomers…but the RX-7 has been cheap for years. Maybe it’s time […]
I’m posting this next car for all of the wrong reasons. It isn’t really a good deal. It will cost the next owner more money than it will ever be worth. And it will probably cause more heartache than a teenager on methamphetamine…but this car needs to be saved. I guess this is a charity […]
This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: Just don’t see many of these from the mid 70’s too bad for the automatic but owner has a 5 speed to go for extra green $$$$$. Personally, I think it is funny how much these look like the similar vintage Isuzu I-Mark. Find this 1976 […]
A Mazda RX-8 with original paint that isn’t peeling AND apex seals that haven’t given up the ghost…NOW that’s what I call a Christmas miracle!! Find this 2004 Mazda RX-8 offered for $5,300 in Chambersburg, PA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff S. From the seller: 2004 RX8 52,000 Miles All options and very clean. $5,300 or […]
The first generation RX-7 (SA/FB built in Japan from 1978 to 1985) was a interesting highlight in the sports car world of the early 80s. The RX-7’s light weight frame was propelled by a unique engine – the Mazda rotary. Find this 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE offered for $3,500 in Sahuarita, AZ via craigslist. Tip […]
First, it was the rotary powered bikes. Those were strange. I’m not a 2-wheel guy, but the Hercules W-2000 was a make/model I’d never heard about and the RE-5 was only something I was vaguely aware of — so imagine my surprise when a link to a rotary powered snowmobile lands in my lap. […]