When Mazda introduced the first ever Mazda RX-7, a 2-door coupe utilizing a rotary engine. This same car would become the ancestor of the much-revered 1990s-produced Mazda RX-7 FD3S. The first generation of RX-7s was produced from 1978 to 1985 and featured three somewhat distinct models, or Series as Mazda called it. Series 1 was produced from 1978 to 198, Series 2 from 1981 to 1983, and Series 3 from 1984 to 1985. Up for grabs is a 1985 Mazda RX-7 GS Series 3 with just 120,500 genuine miles on the odometer and looking in topping condition.
For a car almost closing in on 40 years, this particular 1985 Mazda RX-7 GS Series 3 looks very carefully used by an enthusiast. Thanks to the custom silver metallic paint job this car has undergone, it is depicted magnificently. It also features a duo of very thin red pinstripes running the length of the vehicle. Typical of the RX-7 line, this first generation RX-7 made the precedent in using a distinct tapered front design with pop-up headlights. The front bumper is a thin strip of black rubberized plastic with integrated turn lights, while below can be seen the air dam, which feeds cold air to the radiator. As far as emblems and identification go, this RX-7 features a small black "MAZDA" badge on the front bottom corner, a "Mazda RX-7" badge on the side quarter panels, and the "GS" and "MAZDA" badges for the rear. Part of the GS trim is power mirrors, a power fuel door, a powered antenna, and a removable sunroof. It sits on a set of OEM 13-inch Mazda wheels. The interior is reported to be all original and finished in leather-trimmed cloth seats in red. The 3-spoke steering wheel is also finished in a matching red.
The 1985 Mazda RX-7 GS Series 3 has a 1.2L rotary engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. Power output was at 100hp with a top speed of 120 mph. Due to the engine's smoothness and an effortless top speed of 120 mph, Mazda installed a buzzer on the tachometer to let drivers know when the 7,000 rpm redline is reached. The seller reports that a new battery has been installed, and a recent oil change was done.
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