<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839

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Lot 20
1979 Mazda RX-7

Sold for US$ 14,560 inc. premium
1979 Mazda RX-7
Chassis no. SA22C553839

1146cc Wankel Rotary Engine
103bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension and Live Rear Axle
Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum brakes

*Time-capsule preservation
*Less than 35,000 miles from new
*Recent mechanical service complete
*Solar Yellow over black vinyl interior


THE MAZDA RX-7

Following the demise of NSU's Ro80, Mazda was left as the only major automobile manufacturer persevering with the Wankel rotary engine. An entire range of rotary-engined models was developed during the 1970s, but by the decade's end the RX-7 sportscar was the only one of its type selling in significant numbers outside Japan. Powered by a Wankel rotary engine of 1,146 displacement, the pretty RX-7 Coupe had debuted in 1978. Great handling and quick acceleration while remaining very fuel efficient, all wrapped beautifully in a sport coupe package, the RX-7 immediately appealed to Japanese and international buyers for its versatility. Today, the RX7 model run is one of the most collectible Japanese sports cars amongst automotive enthusiasts.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1979 Mazda RX7 is being offered in incredibly well-preserved condition. Delivered new in solar Yellow over black vinyl interior, this car was believed to have been a dealer showroom display model, which were all finished in this same specification. Tracing the history of this RX7, it was purchased from the private collection of John Paul Volko where it was then was stored at the British Sports Car Hall of Fame, being shown during the 2017 Moss Motorfest and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Presented today in unrestored condition, this time-warp example still retains its assembly crayon markings from factory, which are visible under the hood. The interior appears in showroom new condition with the seats, original carpet padding, door panels, dash and center console left nearly untouched after 40 years. This remarkably original car is free of rust, with its only deviation from factory delivery being an exterior repaint it received approximately 10 years ago, being painted again in Solar Yellow.

Mechanically, this car also remains in excellent condition. More recent mechanical services include a new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, a complete fluid exchange, and a new battery. The engine is said to run very strong with the car covering less than 35,000 miles from new. Included with the sale is the original tool kit and Owner's Manual.
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<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
<b>1979 Mazda RX-7</b><br />Chassis no. SA22C553839
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