1994 Mazda RX7RX-7
Year of manufacture1994
The third and final generation of the Mazda RX-7 was produced over a decade-long period from 1992–2002. Boasting more voluptuous and rounded bodywork over its predecessors, its major mechanical differentiation from the first two generations of RX-7 was that this would be the first mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharged vehicle from Japan. The turbos helped to bring horsepower to 252 bhp, which was possible due to varying the delivery of boost within the turbochargers, with one providing boost at low revs and the second kicking in under hard acceleration higher in the rev range.
This black RX-7 was delivered to the U.S. and first registered in 1994, according to the accompanying CARFAX and the New York title, both of which accompany the car. Amazingly, the RX-7 remained with its original owner until 2016. During his ownership he moved home from the U.S. to France, taking the car with him, and later moved to Italy, where it was purchased by the consignor in May of 2016. Imported to the UK upon the consignor’s purchase, MOT history suggests that this RX-7 travelled fewer than 400 miles between 2016 and 2018 and currently shows just under 48,000 miles from new.
Renowned as a real drivers’ car, this RX-7 builds upon that reputation with uprated springs and dampers, making for a sporting driving experience. It is also important to note that the original engine was replaced a few years ago—a common occurrence, as newer engines are often considered preferential to RX-7 enthusiasts.
Named Motor Trend magazine’s Import Car of the Year and one of Car and Driver’s Ten Best in 1993, the FD-generation RX-7 proved to be a wonderful swan song for the model and has proved to be popular with fans of Japanese sports cars worldwide. Boasting just two owners and less than 48,000 miles from new, this example would be a thrill to drive and enjoy for a fan of 1990s Japanese sports cars.
Please note that the steering wheel pictured with this lot is not included in the sale. The original steering wheel will be supplied to the buyer.
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