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1985 Mazda RX7 Series 3 - One Owner
This 1985 Mazda RX-7 (Series 3) is a one-owner, all-original example of the marque’s sports car nameplate. Under the bonnet lies a naturally-aspirated 1.1-litre twin-rotor engine which sends power to the rear wheels. The transmission in this car is a five-speed manual. The odometer currently shows 125,575km.
The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, and rotary-powered sports car that the Japanese brand manufactured between 1978 and 2002. The car is famous for its use of a lightweight Wankel rotary engine – now synonymous with Mazda – which is more compact, smoother, and requires fewer parts in comparison to a traditional piston-driven camshaft. Due to its relative small capacity engine the RX-7 was exempt from strict road taxes in Japan, which negatively affected other bigger-engined sports car rivals. This allowed the RX-7 to become a popular model in its first generation where it sold over 450,000 examples. Multiple iterations of the first-generation RX-7 were produced, like this Series 3 example which features a lower front fascia and subtle style changes of its predecessor. Thanks to the model’s lightweight engineering and four-link rear suspension the RX-7 is known to be a great handling sports car.
This RX-7’s specification selects a Sunrise Red-painted exterior and an Off-Black cloth-upholstered cabin which still stands out today. It’s an unmodified car which retains its original paint scheme and even delivery dealership stickers. The car still rides on its original set of 14-inch wheels, which come wrapped in Blue Streak/Sumitomo tyres.
Built new in February 1985 and Australian-delivered through Clemens Mazda in Victoria, this Mazda RX-7 has had just one owner since new. All servicing appears to have been completed on-time through Mazda dealerships or independents, with the last maintenance recorded completed by Maranello Pur Sang Motors in August 2022.
The car’s exterior condition shows in good stead for a vehicle of its age. The red paintwork is complete and shows no peeling, though sections display some fade and swirl marks are seen. Black plastic trims show in fair order but grime build-up is evident around badging. This could be fixed with a thorough paint detail. There is a chip in the paintwork surrounding the car’s fuel filler cap. Light surface scratches are seen on the car’s wheels.
Interior-wise this RX-7 has been well cared for as seen by the in-tact cloth seat upholstery and undamaged trims. The seats show no stress marking on the base or bolsters, while the fabric is unstained too. Carpeting is seen without scuffs or tears and the plastics of the dash display minimal wear and tear. Gauge functionality and the original radio unit are understood to be in working order.
All accompanying documentation, a spare key, and a tool kit will be supplied with this car.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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