Kidney, Anyone? 1974 Mazda RX-4 Hardtop


This is going to be an expensive week for endocrine organs because this 1974 Mazda RX-4 is as mint as they come. The pre-facelift RX-4 is arguably the prettiest of all the early rotaries, and it’s hard enough finding an example in any condition.

This one has an interior as white as the clean fallen snow and still wears plastic sheeting on the rear panels and sun visors. The dash is shiny, the suspension paint is still largely in tact, and it comes with both the original steelies and hubcaps, or a set of factory Toyo Kyogo alloys. The only downside is that to obtain your precious, you must retrieve it from Mordor New Zealand, where it currently resides. But hey, when you’re paying $20,000 what’s another couple thou for a boat ride? More photos after the jump.

Hat tip to Steve C.

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6 Responses to Kidney, Anyone? 1974 Mazda RX-4 Hardtop

  1. cesariojpn said:

    So a Mazda that hasn’t suffered major Hoonage?

  2. Alex said:

    I really hope it stays in the country, it’s always sad when mint NZ new cars get shipped off overseas.

  3. boyee said:

    A beauty and time warp indeed. I’m glad all the previous owners decided to leave the plastic cover. The probably still smell new.

    BTW Kidneys are part of the excretory or urinary system although the endocrine system do work with the kidneys.

  4. Alan said:

    Do want.

    Do want badly.

  5. TommyJ said:

    I need to get into the illegal organ trading business….

  6. nlpnt said:

    Wonder of wonders, it’s manual! It seems like all the preserved-in-amber cars in the states are always slushboxes (HINT: Why pay extra for the auto ‘box if you’re not going to use the car anyway?).
    Then again, it might not be a bad idea to swap in a junkyard tranny anyway, until you get the hang of those left-handed shifts and can swap the numbers-matching one back in…