1994 Mazda RX-7 Sells For A Record $70,000 USD

May 03 2019, Centennial Mazda

1994 Mazda RX-7 Sells For A Record $70,000 USD

The collector car market's insatiable appetite for 90s Japanese performance machines climbed to new levels once again in late April. This 1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring – a third-gen model with only 7,400 kilometres – was a one-owner car until it sat briefly at a dealer and then sold on Bringatrailer for $70,000.

$70,000.

Seventy-thousand U.S. dollars. 

That's roughly double its original price point, and it's 18% higher than the original price when adjusted for inflation. 

The RX-7, of course, will always stand out from the classic car pack because of its entirely different powertrain. Rathan than cylinders pumping, the RX-7 used a sequentially-turbocharged 1.3-liter rotary engine: 255 horsepower and 217 lb-ft. The RX-7 wailed at high revs, and was often modified with more rotors and over-the-top alterations that enhanced performance but took away some of the RX-7's seductive appeal.

This RX-7, however, is wholly unmodified. The wheels are original, the body is original, everything under the hood is original. It's a rare beast, but it says a lot about the enduring appeal of unique sports cars.

Long live the MX-5.


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