Vintage JDM Lines
The original Satin Gold Metallic (1A) finish on this 1987 RX-7 looks to be in good overall condition with straight body panels and original Turbo II decals. Features include color-keyed aero side mirrors, sunroof – which is shown to be operational – rear wiper and pop-up headlights. There has been no paintwork or bodywork and there is no rust present per the seller. Two hail dents are noted on the hood and the left taillight is cracked, all of which is documented in the extensive gallery, as are paint blemishes.
Rare, factory-optional 16” BBS wheels with Mazda center caps are wrapped in Yokohama Avid Ascent GT tires. Sized 205/60 front and rear, they show 2021 date codes. Disc brakes are fitted all around with four-piston front calipers featuring cast Mazda logos. A period correct, Racing Beat full exhaust is installed with dual outlets. Per the seller, this RX-7 has an immaculate undercarriage as it has only been driven on clear summer days.
Maroon door panels, dash and carpeting are contrasted with bolstered black leather buckets, a black center console and the original, 2-spoke black leather-wrapped steering wheel. In general, the interior looks to be in good condition with wear on the seat bolsters and dashboard cracks detailed in the gallery.
The steering wheel frames an instrument panel with analog gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, boost pressure and fuel level. The central 8,000-rpm tachometer abuts a 160-mph speedometer with inset odometer. Manual HVAC sliders sit above a period-correct Kenwood DPX-440 head unit with additional features including cruise control and power windows. Per the seller, the “Door Is Open” switch needs to be replaced.
Sitting in the well-maintained engine bay is the original 1.3L turbocharged twin-rotor 13B engine. It features a top-mounted, air-to-air intercooler that is fed by the hood-mounted intake scoop. Making 182 hp when new, it spins the rear wheels via 5-speed manual transmission. Mazda fitted these RX-7s with a “Dynamic Tracking Suspension System”, a clever mechanical method for automated rear toe adjustment based on cornering load. The period-correct Racing Beat strut tower brace is the only modification.
The most recent service – with all receipts included – was completed seven months ago and consisted of the following:
- Oil change
- New spark plugs
- Fresh fluids
- New clutch and slave cylinder
- Shifter bushings replaced
- Full inspection by Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth
There are no known mechanical issues but per the seller, the engine bay would benefit from tidying of the electrical system.
A Heavy Dose of 80s Sports Car Nostalgia
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, this mostly original 1987 RX-7 Turbo II shows 85,254 miles on the odometer. The current owner has added 1,000 of those in the past nine months of ownership. The first owner, located in Washington State, maintained the car from new until 2020, driving it only on clear summer days. Two years ago, the second owner purchased the RX-7, driving it briefly before the seller purchased it.
Under current ownership, a host of mechanical work has been completed and the factory BBS wheels were sourced. Per the seller, he is starting a vintage motorcycle restoration company and is selling the car to make space and raise money for the shop.