1992 Mazda RX7

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Chassis number 
    JMZFC183200202499
  • Lot number 
    725
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1992 Mazda RX-7 Turbo Convertible
Registration no. J429 DYK
Chassis no. JMZFC183200202499

Following the demise of NSU's Ro80, Mazda was left as the only major automobile manufacturer persevering with 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. This RX-7 Turbo Convertible has belonged to the lady vendor since November 2004. Benefiting from a new engine installed circa 10 years ago, the car has seen little use since. Last MoT'd in October 2006 at 93,614 miles, it is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition, with average interior and electrics. This increasingly collectible emerging classic is offered with a V5 registration document.