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1988 Mazda RX-7 76778 Miles Red Convertible Rotary 5 Speed Manual

Make: Mazda
Model: RX-7
Type: Convertible
Trim: --
Year: 1988
Mileage: 76,788
VIN: jm1fc3512j0105810
Color: Red
Engine: Rotary
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2dr Coupe Convertible
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Alton, New Hampshire, United States

1988 Mazda RX-7 -- Additional Info:

One-owner 1988 Mazda RX-7 Coupe. The second-generation RX-7 was launched in 1986. Mazda focused on the Porsche 944 for inspiration, hoping to capitalize on Porsche's template for success in America. Mazda designed the car to sound like a MGB. The RX-7 convertible came along two years after the launch of the hatchback coupe. Mazda elected to build the convertibles in-house at their factory rather than shipping coupes to an aftermarket supplier to hack off the roofs and make roadsters. As a result, the fi 30 years later is light years ahead of some of Mazda's competition.

I am the original owner. My 1988 Mazda convertible is a nice original example of the RX-7. The interior has been reupholstered in high-grade gray leather and the top of the convertible was replaced. Dash, carpeting, and door show little wear and are also in good condition.

Major areas of concern: The stereo system has a short and does not work consistently. There are some areas of rust (see pictures). The right rear parking break is frozen. The wipers work in only one position. The car should be repainted. The front right fender was repaired (I ran into a light pole in a parking lot in 1999). There are others areas of normal wear and tear (see pictures), as would be expected of a 30 year old vehicle. The tires are good. RX7’s on the market sell from $8,000 to $14,000 on Ebay and my car is priced accordingly.

Convenience features include: A/C, AM/FM/Cassette stereo, cruise, and power convertible top. The RX-7's 1.3L rotary engine produces 148bhp and delivers 134lb/ft of torque through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes and rack-and-pinion power steering are standard. The second-generation RX-7 is a grand touring car. It is a very nice ride.