1979 Mazda RX-7
Lot Number 218
1979 Mazda RX-7
- Sold for: £10,450
Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.
An incredibly rare RX-7 from a thirty-six year ownership...The original RX-7 was a sports car with pop-up headlamps and the legendary compact and lightweight Wankel rotary engine is situated slightly behind the front axle, a configuration marketed by Mazda as ""front mid-engine"". It was offered as a two-seat coupé, with optional 'occasional' rear seats in Japan, Australia, the United States, and other parts of the world. The rear seats were initially marketed as dealer-installed. The RX-7 made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list five times.
Owned since virtually new, the car was first registered on 1st September 1979 and bought by our vendor, it's second and only keeper, on the 29th May 1980. During the early months of ownership, a persistent engine niggle could not be solved by the British Mazda mechanics, unfamiliar with the rotary engine, so the car spent some three months in the dealership getting the problem sorted. Upon collection of the now fixed RX-7 our vendor actually walked past his own car, the dealer, as a thank you for our vendor's patience, had fitted a factory body kit and racing stripes.
Presenting today in near time-warp condition and showing just 35,000 on the odometer. The car is a must for any enthusiast, with the ideal combination of being one of the first UK RX-7s, long ownership and low miles. With a fresh MoT until February 2017 and a Mechanic's Report on the car claiming it is the best they have ever seen.
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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT
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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history
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