The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 163
1991 Mazda RX-7

Selling on Saturday

1991 Mazda RX-7

CHASSIS NO: JM1FC3525M0904851

• Proven rotary technology with decades of performance
• Perfectly proportioned with 50/50 weight balance
• A record holding IMSA race car
• Highly original paint finishes that look great

1.3-litre Wankel rotary engine, 160 HP, five-speed manual gearbox, fully independent four-wheel coil spring suspension, four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 95.7”

The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive rotary engine powered sports car manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978–2002 across three generations—all noted for using a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine. The first and second generation of the RX-7 was offered as two-passenger hatchback and as a 2+2 hatchback, with a true two-seat roadster such as this introduced in 1988. The RX-7 made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list five times and more than 800,000 were manufactured over its lifetime.

This lovely convertible features a removable rigid section over the passengers and a folding fabric rear section with a heated rear glass window. The power operated mechanism requires unlatching two header catches, then lowering the top and folding down the rigid section manually. This generation of the RX-7 features the first integral wind blocker, a rigid panel that folded up from behind the passenger seats to block unwanted drafts from reaching the passengers. This convertible also features the optional headrest mounted audio speakers and a folding leather snap-fastened tonneau cover that matches the well-bolstered leather bucket seats perfectly. With deep black paint and crisp factory bodywork, it’s hard to believe this RX-7 is 28 years old. It has certainly been well-tended over that time, with a clean leather interior and like-new carpets and the clean factory alloy wheels. It’s comfortably equipped with factory air-conditioning, power locks, power windows, and an AM/FM cassette stereo. Grab the five-speed, wind out the rotary engine, and settle back for an exciting drive every time. The engine bay looks great, with the clean rotary engine balanced deep under the hood.

Be afraid - be very afraid - at a stop light with an RX-7 in the other lane. They are quick, high revving, and incredibly smooth cars, and with 67 victories in the IMSA Series races, don’t underestimate the power of the Rotary!

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