V8 and Louvers: 1979 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 dancing high on the tachometer, consuming fuel, and sounding like angry bees when uncorked. However, they are expensive to repair, lack torque, and many have (for better or worse) been swapped with another powertrain…and this next one is the most basic of swaps…Chevy V8 and some kinda automatic transmission — but at least it has a Holley Sniper EFI setup instead of the typical stone age carb setup. Find this 1979 Mazda RX-7 offered for $7500 in Yakima, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1979 Mazda RX-7
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 10000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

Complete build list in photos. One of a kind. Runs extremely well with the new EFI kit. All receipts and documentation for engine build provided. Very clean inside and out. All around fun car to drive. Never raced, adult owned. Garage kept and stored its whole life. Will answer any questions you have. Thousands invested. Car is located in Yakima and I live in Richland. If ad is still up, the car is available. Rather than type a novel about the car, looking for serious cash offers only. Info provided to get in contact. Thank you

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