West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional barn-fresh (garage really!) find of this rare long time family owned and fully loaded with factory options 1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible with its original Twin Rotary engine and 'Black' color paint with a 'Light Gray' full leather interior, a matching 'Black' convertible top and tonneau cover, a 5 speed manual transmission, original 55K miles and fully loaded with factory options including the leather package:
1.3L Twin Rotary Electronic Fuel Injection Engine,
5 speed manual transmission,
spoiler incl. aerodynamic front & side air deflectors
automatic adjusting suspension system,
reclining bucket seats,
height & lumbar support adjustments,
aluminum alloy wheels,
power 4 wheel disc brakes,
power door locks,
tilt steering wheel,
limited slip differential,
rear window wiper/washer,
dual remote power mirrors,
theft deterrent system,
lighted vanity mirrors etc
The Mazda RX-7 sports car was built between the years 1978-2002 and featured a unique twin-rotary engine with rear wheel drive and which was initially offered as either a two seat coupe or a 2+2 coupe and the an open top two-seater convertible roadster The car has made Car & Driver Magazine's '10 Best List' a remarkable 5 times! It has become synonymous with pop culture in numerous films including the 'Fast & the Furious' and 'Gran Turismo'. The FD RX-7 was 'Motor Trend's 'Import Car of the Year' in 1993 as well as 'Playboy' magazine's 'Car of the Year' in the same year! 'Road & Track' proclaimed the car as 'The ace in Mazda's sleeve is the RX-7, a car once touted as the purest, most exhilarating sports car in the world!' Handling in the FD was regarded as world-class, and it is still regarded as being one of the finest handling and the best balanced cars of all time.
One of the most appealing Japanese cars ever produced, unfortunately the early models have largely disappeared from the roads almost entirely due to the renown insurmountable rust issues of all the Japanese cars of this era making this original owner example with only 55K original miles all the more rare and unusual in its completely rust free and all original stock condition!
This car was purchased new by its original and only family owners at 'Eddie Cress Mazda' of Mission Hills, CA on 5/7/1988 and the car was always serviced at the same dealership for many years, until the car was brought by the family to Arizona in 2007 where it was then serviced at 'Thunderbird Automotive'of Surprise, AZ before returning to southern California in 2015. The car will be sold with its original owners manuals and service history and the car was recently serviced at 55,548 miles at 'Rick's Japanese Car Care' of Thousand Oaks, CA.
This is a beautiful stock always garaged and all original example with it's original engine with only 55K original miles and with all of it's original factory specifications and options intact. Owned since new by only one mature and fastidious family owner and always primarily serviced at either Mazda dealerships or specialists since new with the original owners manual and service booklet and service history since new available.
The car has a very straight body with beautiful paint and the car has obviously always been garaged and has had no history of any accidents and no rust with the floor boards and trunk area all remarkably completely original and solid. The car has it's original factory 'Light Gray' leather interior which is also in remarkable condition throughout. The Twin Rotary engine is extremely strong and the 5 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, a simply lovely car to drive. From looking at the extensive service records you will note that at no time was any expense spared on this particular cars preventive service maintenance.
This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and internationally desirable original family owned 1988 legendary Mazda RX-7 Convertible two seater roadster model - owned by obviously only one mature family driver/owners since new and with only 55K original miles!
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Auburn Fall event, 29 August - 1 September 2019. Estimate:$25,000 - $32,000 255 hp, 1.3-liter turbocharged wankel-rotary engineFive-speed manual transmission.....
FB Series First registered 21,03,83 Starmist Blue. Rotary 2300cc.Only four previous owners.All fluids replaced within the last year.Very good condition and fully useable everyday. Starts first time.....
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' London event, 24 October 2019. Estimate:£15,000 - £20,000 Proceeds will be donated in support of Trillion TreesTwo owners from new, retained.....