The Mazda RX-7 is one of the few cars that can truly be called iconic. When it debuted in 1979, it rocked the motoring world with its sleek looks, rotary powerplant, and stellar handling. It also came out of the gates with a class win at the 24 Hours of Daytona, kicking off a decade of IMSA domination and over 100 victories in the series. It is a true classic, and as important as cars like the Toyota 2000GT and Datsun 240Z.
Dan recently stumbled upon this mint 1980 SA22C, which looks to be as fresh as it was when it left the showroom 30 years ago. This metallic gray cherry comes with all the important options, like a 5-speed gearbox, moonroof, and AM/FM cassette deck. With just 6,757 miles on the clock, it’s not for the casual cruiser. The price isn’t even listed, so prepare to part with at least one internal organ. But for the die-hard Mazdafarian it’ll make a coveted addition to the rotary fleet. The car is offered by Exotic Classics of Syosset, New York.
No space in the garage…oh wait no garage !!
(One kidney, half a liver).
Those 100 victories can be disputed. =)
Let’s not start that again… 🙂
I don’t get it. Why would someone spend all that money to buy an RX-7, and then average less than 200 miles a year driving it?
Stranger things have happened. Sometimes it’s an elderly customer who loses the ability or desire to drive shortly after purchase, or maybe it’s an impulse buy and they have other cars they use.
I’d be worried about the oil seals drying out on a really low mileage rotary. They need to get oil washed over them and be exercised regularly. The body and interior should be superb though.
It seems about every tenth person has one of these rusting in their yard where I live.
uber cool car
I’ve had mine for over 20 years (JDM model GT), best car I’ve ever owned,
many, many memories and it’s had many mile’s put on it by me too.