1985 Mazda RX7 GSL Coupe 1.1L Rotary 5 Speed Manual Classic Vintage Collector

1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL

Technical specifications of Mazda RX-7 1985

Price: US $9,995.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Mazda
Model: RX-7
SubModel: GSL
Type: Coupe
Trim: GSL
Year: 1985
Mileage: 45,134
VIN: JM1FB3316F0907659
Color: Blue
Engine size: 1.1L Rotary
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Gray
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This well-presented 1985 Mazda RX7 GSL is not just about recapturing the coupe that you wish you bought back in the day. These early Japanese sports machines are quickly climbing up the valuable collectable lists, which makes a nicely presented icon like this a solid buy, too. Mazda did their homework when designing the original RX7. It has the long hood that made the Corvette and Mustang into icons, but it also added European flair with a... hint of the Porsche 944 in the execution. And of course, there's plenty of its cross-Japan rival Nissan Z in the mix, too. The result is a style that's unique but easy to love. Tender Blue is this car's factory-correct color, and it still looks quite fashionable today. This total package is presented exceptionally well on a coupe that features flush folding headlights, tight body gaps, and the bumpers were very neatly integrated into the overall design. It's what helped establish Mazda's quality reputation, and everything that looked great back then only got better with age on this example. That's because the level of preservation is remarkable right down to the 80s-chic four-spoke factory alloy wheels. The interior is just as nicely presented as the exterior - that's what you get on a car that has had the same owner since 1987 and has averaged less than 1,400 miles annually. The gray cloth bucket seats look great and were engineered to keep you comfortable. This GSL model is loaded with all the best sports car features, including center console, power windows, electric rear defroster, power locks, power steering, cruise control, and cold air conditioning. You even still have the cool factory AM/FM/cassette stereo with integrated equalizer. Plus, the huge sunroof removes almost like a targa top and stows in the trunk. And this open-air feeling goes terrific with the overall driving experience. From behind the original steering wheel you can see the clearly marked instruments, including the 7,000 RPM redline tach. The RX7's real calling card was the revolutionary twin-rotor Wankel engine. This low-mileage car is believed to still have its original power plant in this tidy engine bay. No pistons, no crankshaft, no valves, just a pair of triangular rotors inside a beer-keg-sized housing. The design was compact, efficient, and could provide the same power as its six and eight-cylinder competitors. But its true hallmark was that it could happily spin to 7,000 RPM and beyond with incredible smoothness. In fact, if you've never experienced the difference of a rotary, you get to discover a whole new performance sound that comes from going beyond your normal rev range. It's the heightened performance feeling that makes it a joy to row through the gears of the five-speed gearbox. Combine this with a front-mid engine layout, sport-tuned suspension, and the GSL's larger four-wheel disc brakes - now you know you have something quite unique and quite fun to drive. This was babied for over three decades by the same owner, and the sale even comes with maintenance records, owner's manual, and the service manual. So this Mazda feels like a great investment in a quickly appreciating market segment. Plus, it's an adrenaline-driven rotary RX7. So now your head and your heart can agree on the perfect affordable classic. Call now!

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