Mazda launches heritage parts program for FC and FD RX-7

Mazdafarians, rejoice! Mazda announced today that it will begin remanufacturing parts for both the second- and third-generation RX-7. Ever since Mazda launched the Roadster Restore program in 2017 for the first-generation Miata, enthusiasts have been clamoring for Mazda to add its rotary flagships to the mix. It seems Mazda has been listening to its fans.

The announcement in Japan lists 91 high-needs parts — 30 for the FC and 61 for the FD — thus far, but Mazda says this is just the beginning. More will be added as the program grows. Right now, there are several wear-and-tear parts that will help keep the cars running, like vacuum hoses, throttle position sensors, and some rubber bushings and gaskets. There are many fasteners on the menu as well. Mazda says the list was put together based on input from shops that service the rotary sports car in Japan. Hopefully, the brittle plastics of the FD’s cabin will make the list.

The RX-7 remains one of the most beloved and iconic Japanese sports all over the world, and there remain around 24,000 registered RX-7s in Japan this year. To be clear, this is nothing to the extent of the Roadster restore program. That program will take a car and restore it for you, offers more parts, and offers them in the US.

However, though Mazda has not confirmed, we think Mazda could easily expand the program to include full restorations as well. The network to restore Roadsters in Japan is already in place, so it wouldn’t be that much more effort to add another model. As for whether they will bring the program to the US, we think that’s less certain, but it would certainly align with the brand image Mazda is gunning for and, again, the network is already in place.

In the past few years, many Japanese manufacturers have launched heritage programs to serve owners of their classics. There was the aforementioned Mazda program for the NA Roadster/Miata. Honda has long had an NSX refresh program but also launched one for the Beat. Toyota started one for the A70 and A80 Supra, as well as the 2000GT. Even Kawasaki has one for motorcycles. Nissan provides one for the the R32, R33 and R34, and just last week NISMO announced a full restoration program for the Skyline GT-R.

A full list of Mazda RX-7 reproduction parts can be found on the newly updated Classic Mazda page. The parts will be available for purchase in Japan starting in February 2021.

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23 Responses to Mazda launches heritage parts program for FC and FD RX-7

  1. Ian N said:

    – and all Subaru has to offer….. is papercraft.

  2. Lupus said:

    I am a prophet!
    Last QotW, 1st comment by me:
    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/qotw-which-car-should-receive-the-factory-restoration-treatment-next/#comments
    Keep up the good work Japanese Car Manufacturers!

  3. Steve said:

    Yeah!!!

    This is what I was talking about and want to see (see this week’s QotW)!!

    More! More! And not just RX-7s or just Mazda! Come on, Toyota! Nissan! If lil’ ol’ Mazda can do it, so can you!

  4. Kieron said:

    Wish I still owned my 3rd FD. That was perfect. Definitely the one that got away.

  5. Pex said:

    I love rx7s I have two FC’s and One Rx8 Really can’t wait for more OEM engine components it’s so hard to find parts at the parts store nowadays I can barely find brake pads

  6. Tom Westmacott said:

    Oh yeah! That’s what I’m talking about.

    This really bolsters my plan to keep my FD3S forever. It’s an amazing sports car, so beautiful, balanced and responsive. And it’s an absolutely unrepeatable machine, representing that particular peak-bubble moment in time.

    As such it deserves to be preserved and celebrated – for Mazda, whose upmarket push can best build upon such a fantastic heritage, for owners like me who love them, and for all enthusiasts, whether diehard rotary fans or those who just remember them from Gran Turismo.

  7. Joshua Romo said:

    Looks like I need to finally fulfill my 25 year dream yo own my dream car. Still one of the most beautiful cars ever built, the FD RX-7.

  8. Alan said:

    Hey guys in Hiroshima – the SA22C/FB is older and equally worthy.

  9. Hector said:

    Hey Japan Mazda guys…we also need help with the SA/FB…..the first RX7 the best looking one….without them the FC and the FD wouldn’t ever existed….

  10. Goed day
    We are in South Africa and specializes in Mazda Rotor’s repairs and services and do appreciate this a lot.

  11. Ant said:

    Given I’ve just bought a completely original FD3S, this is excellent timing!

  12. Old Man Rotary said:

    They should seek to make another run of 12A rotor housings. They have all but disappeared, even in serviceable used form. Mazda NA ran out of them in the early 2000’s. This will be the nail in the coffin for many original SA/FB’s that have magically avoided the scrap heap.

    • j_tso said:

      As long as there are still ’84-’85 oil pans you can still put a 13B into a first gen easily, although the intake system will have to be aftermarket.

  13. Fabehitec said:

    Just that mazda chassis what about fc bg chassis

  14. RotorNutcase said:

    Great that Mazda is starting this. Took a look at the FC part numbers on their website. Most of them are currently available on various Mazda dealership sites and used on other platforms such as the Miata, MX6, 626 and MPV. Let’s hope they start covering FC specific items to better support the JNC market.

  15. Ryan said:

    Awesome news, there will be a back log of people after plastic center consoles for sure

  16. Ronald said:

    12A chambers please!

  17. Hi guys,

    Where can I check the availability these new of parts? I need parts for the RX-7 Turbo II S5 FC3S.
    Mazda please share more information!

  18. Alan said:

    As the original owner of a 1993 RX7 R1, I am extremely happy with this news. The 1993 RX7 is a ‘timeless’ designed auto and beautifully running car.

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