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1985 Mazda RX-7 FB
1985 Mazda RX-7 FB
a 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 b 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 c 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 d 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 e 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 f 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 g 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 h 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 i 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 j 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 k 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 l 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 m 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 n 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 o 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 p 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 q 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 r 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 s 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 t 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 u 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 v 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 w 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 x 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 y 1985 Mazda RX-7 2 z 1985 Mazda RX-7 2


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Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Feb 2022
  • Chassis number: JMZFB131200702776
Mazda's RX‑7 was the model that brought the Wankel rotary engine to widespread acceptance, being produced over three generations from 1978 to 2002. The sleek and sculptured first generation cars, running through to 1985, are the most desirable models among classic Japanese enthusiasts.

The vendor believes that this is 'almost certainly the best UK right‑hand drive Mazda RX‑7 in existence', and, after a total restoration including an engine rebuild, its condition is certainly excellent, inside and out. In fact, virtually the only exterior flaw is some light cracking to the rear polyurethane spoiler, while the red/brown interior has virtually no flaws. During an extended road test for Classic Car Weekly ‑ which will be featuring the car before it is auctioned ‑ the RX‑7 also drove extremely well, with a delightfully rorty exhaust note.

The history folder is almost as superbly presented as the car; a large leather folder with everything organised in clear folders. It contains the history of the car from 1990, when it was acquired from a Mazda main dealer with 59,000 miles on the clock. That owner reputedly kept it in a heated garage but used it sparingly for days out and shows. There's lots of paperwork from his time with the car.

When the car was sold in 2014, the next owner had the wheels professionally refurbished, before it went to a new keeper. An investigation to find out why there was excessive smoke resulted in the engine being rebuilt again, at 67,780 miles in December 2020. At the same time, a new clutch was fitted, the carburettor was stripped and rebuilt, items in the engine bay were powder‑coated, the brakes were dismantled to resolve some binding and a Racing Beat stainless steel exhaust was fitted. The cost of this came to £4750. There was a rebuild and repaint around the same time (although the £6485 estimate for this reads 2010, we think this is a typing error as it is addressed to the owner who only bought the car in 2019, and there is further correspondence and pictures showing the work being done during December 2020). Four new Nankang Sportnex tyres were fitted in April 2021. Other invoices in the file date back to the 1980s; this is a vehicle that has had many thousands spent on it,    

There are also current and previous V5Cs, two sets of spare keys, a Mazda‑branded full car cover, tax discs from 2004, 2011 and 2012, document wallet with owner's handbook and stamped service booklet, a range brochure, and MoT certificates from 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. The current MoT is valid until February 2022 and the present mileage is 67,785.
Mazda's RX-7 was the model that brought the Wankel rotary engine to widespread acceptance, being produced over three generations from 1978 to 2002. The sleek and sculptured first generation cars, running through to 1985, are the most desirable models among classic Japanese enthusiasts. The vendor believes that this is 'almost certainly the best UK right-hand drive Mazda RX-7 in existence', and, after a total restoration including an engine rebuild, its condition is certainly excellent, inside and out. In fact, virtually the only exterior flaw is some light cracking to the rear polyurethane spoiler, while the red/brown interior has virtually no flaws. During an extended road test for Classic Car Weekly - which will be featuring the car before it is auctioned - the RX-7 also drove extremely well, with a delightfully rorty exhaust note. The history folder is almost as superbly presented as the car; a large leather folder with everything organised in clear folders. It contains the history of the car from 1990, when it was acquired from a Mazda main dealer with 59,000 miles on the clock. That owner reputedly kept it in a heated garage but used it sparingly for days out and shows. There's lots of paperwork from his time with the car. When the car was sold in 2014, the next owner had the wheels professionally refurbished, before it went to a new keeper. An investigation to find out why there was excessive smoke resulted in the engine being rebuilt again, at 67,780 miles in December 2020. At the same time, a new clutch was fitted, the carburettor was stripped and rebuilt, items in the engine bay were powder-coated, the brakes were dismantled to resolve some binding and a Racing Beat stainless steel exhaust was fitted. The cost of this came to £4750. There was a rebuild and repaint around the same time (although the £6485 estimate for this reads 2010, we think this is a typing error as it is addressed to the owner who only bought the car in 2019, and there is further correspondence and pictures showing the work being done during December 2020). Four new Nankang Sportnex tyres were fitted in April 2021. Other invoices in the file date back to the 1980s; this is a vehicle that has had many thousands spent on it, There are also current and previous V5Cs, two sets of spare keys, a Mazda-branded full car cover, tax discs from 2004, 2011 and 2012, document wallet with owner's handbook and stamped service booklet, a range brochure, and MoT certificates from 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. The current MoT is valid until February 2022 and the present mileage is 67,785.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Feb 2022
  • Chassis number: JMZFB131200702776
Estimate: £20,000 - 25,000

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