With Japanese car imports at an all-time high in the Eighties, it was just a matter of time when cars like the Mazda RX-7 made headlines. Following the success of the FB series the FC series RX-7 was designed to suit the American automotive market at the time. With iconic cars such as the Porsche 928 being the standard, the FC Mazda RX-7 set the tone for what was to come. Finding a mint example is becoming increasingly tough due to these cars being a familiar face at drift circuits and impromptu track days but this 1991 Mazda RX-7 FC we have today is a diamond in the rough. Located in Florida and with 100,000 miles reported since new this Japanese classic is one to admire and a comfortable cruiser if need be.
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.
The Mazda RX-7 stands out as the poster child for Felix Wankel’s unconventional rotary engine. With no pistons, and rotary motion directly being generated by internal combustion, the Wankel offered unmatched smoothness, and surprisingly potent power generation for low displacements. However, this ground-breaking engine was known to be low on torque, and struggled to meet emissions regulations, hence why we don’t see Wankel-engined vehicles anymore. Mazda championed the Wankel for the longest period, with many RX sports cars, the most renowned being the RX-7 and RX-8. This 1984 Mazda RX-7 is thus a fine piece of automotive history, and bears a healthy 135,000 miles on the clock. Check it out!
The British Roadster type of cars was extremely popular in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. However, come the Eighties and the genre was basically dead. That is, until a manufacturer from halfway across the world would introduce a groundbreaking Roadster, and one that is an icon, as well as a benchmark to this day. Enter Japanese automaker Mazda with their MX-5, or Miata as it is known in Japan. The MX-5 redefined the formula of the affordable, rear-wheel-drive Roadster, and remains a much-loved car in 2022, on its fourth generation. If you’ve been lusting after an MX-5 (and there are many who do in North America), this first-generation 1994 Mazda MX-5 M-Edition is a great ticket to satiate your lust, with just 19,500 miles on the clock. Only 3,000 M-Editions were produced, and all for the USA.
Mazda’s RX7 has always been something of a curio in the United States. First produced in 1978, the RX-7 from Hiroshima-based Japanese manufacturer Mazda stood out in the shape of its powerplant – a Wankel rotary engine. With a production run up to 2002 and spanning three generations, this front-mid engined rear wheel drive two-door sports car sold over 800,000 units worldwide. The first and third generations were only offered as Coupes, but the second generation (Savanna) had a convertible option as well. The third generation, called the FD ran for ten years from 1992 to 2002, and what we have here is a third-generation 1993 Mazda RX-7 Coupe from Montana with just 56,000 miles on the clock. It’s reported to have been garaged, always maintained, and serviced properly and is for sale by its original owner.