Lot 192 - 1992 Mazda RX-7 Turbo Convertible
|Odometer reading||94,772 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,440|
Following the demise of NSU's Ro80, Mazda was left as the only major automobile manufacturer using the Wankel rotary engine. An entire range of rotary-engined models was developed during the 1970s, but by the decade's end the RX-7 sports car was the only one of its type selling in significant numbers outside Japan. Powered by a twin-rotor Wankel of nominally 2.3-litres displacement, the pretty RX-7 coupé had debuted in 1978. Maximum power increased from 105 to 115bhp from 1981 - good enough for a top speed of 125mph, an excellent straight-line performance that the RX-7 combined with handling and grip on a par with European rivals. Restyled for 1986, the RX-7 was given a new, more powerful engine and improved rear suspension at the same time. A turbocharged variant was introduced in 1988, becoming available in convertible form the following year, and with 200bhp on tap was good for 148mph, of which this car is an example.
Originally registered on 15th May 1992, this stylish Mazda presents in good all round condition. The red coachwork is in good order, appearing to be largely original and the black interior is in keeping with such a well-cared for example. The engine on this RX-7 was replaced in 2005 when the mileage was 88,000 miles and runs very well with no adverse noises. The hydraulic hood works exactly as it should, however there is a small tear in the rear section of it, however, the fastidious vendor has a new one which will be supplied with the car. It is supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 18th April 2023 and a very extensive history, including the bookpack which is still in the original wallet. The toolkit is present, including the original wheel chocks. A Mazda RX-7 turbo convertible is surely an emerging classic and what a great way to enjoy those late summer evenings.
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