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Posted recently in Paterson, New Jersey here on Craigslist is this completely rare and unmolested 1991 Mazda RX7 convertible the seller is currently asking $8,500 for. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the current caretaker has his RX7 priced $1,500 higher than the #3 “Good” estimate of $7,200.

Mazda produced the second generation RX7 from 1986 through 1992. While the new design copied many elements from Porsche’s 944, it also utilized the best technology Mazda could bring to its halo sports car. The new shape offered a drag coefficient of just .31, dropping to .29 with the optional aero kit. Where the first generation carried a traditional solid rear axle with standard drum brakes, the second generation RX-7 offered true independent rear suspension with disc brakes on all four corners.  The engine in the second generation Mazda RX-7 was the same 13B rotary that had been introduced in 1984, but power output was raised to 146 hp.  In 1988, Mazda added a convertible version that featured a dual-function top:  the owner could lower the entire top or if desired, remove just the targa portion overhead while leaving the rear window in place.  Sadly, second generation RX7 convertible sales dwindled after Mazda’s 1989 launch of its then-new Miata.

The private seller reports the following about their unmolested “Rex”:

“Very clean Rx7, 84k miles, 13B fuel injected with a 5 speed transmission, clean interior as pictures show, wood grain steering wheel, updated stereo with back up camera, HID headlights (6k), new front brakes and rotors(cross drilled/slotted) convertible top works as it should, car starts right up and runs great. I have the original stereo and steering wheel. Air conditioner and heat work. Not too many of these around that have not been tampered with. Sold home and lost garage now find myself paying high storage for a car that I rarely use.”Good luck with the purchase!

If you like the novelty of rotary power in a stylish-for-the-eighties convertible body, as long as the condition of this RX7 checks out, you’ll have a nice Mazda roadster alternative to the slew of NA Miatas from the same vintage.  If you’re seriously interested in this RX7, you can contact the private seller Hector by calling or texting him at (862) 237-8299 or via this e-mail .  Good luck with the purchase!

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