Listed for sale in November 2019 on Craigslist in Edison, New Jersey was this 70k original mile, Montego Blue over tan leather, 1994 Mazda RX-7 the private seller asked $17,000 for, which using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows he currently has his RX-7 realistically priced $300 below than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate.
We picked this third-generation RX-7 to feature for two reasons. First, we love the styling of the third-generation RX-7 and think it’s the prettiest in the entire car’s history. Second, it’s rare to find an unmolested FD that appears to still have its original 13B-REW Rotary engine equipped with the first-ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system in place. The system used two turbochargers, one to provide 10 psi (0.69 bar) of boost from 1,800 rpm. The second turbocharger activated in the upper half of the rpm range, during full-throttle acceleration — at 4,000 rpm to maintain 10 psi (0.69 bar) until redline. Under high-speed driving conditions, the turbo switch was not linear and much like a “Widow Maker” Porsche 930, often has a power surge at the wrong time (i.e. mid-corner) requiring drivers to fight and correct the steering wheel. This combined with the system’s maddening complexity forced many owners over the years to convert their FD to a single turbo setup. The private seller provides a very brief description, so you’ll really need to do your homework on how this RX-7 has been maintained and what other items in addition to a fuel pump this car may need. If you’re willing to take the plunge and your wallet can support it, you’ll have a good looking and rare mid-nineties RX-7 that will be a hit at your next local Cars & Coffee. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s very brief description:
“1994 Mazda Rx7 all original runs and drives excellent great condition inside and out 70k miles Manual Montego Blue metallic with tan been sitting for a while might need a fuel pump.”
We’d love to hear your FD RX-7 stories or what you would do with this example. Comment below and let us know!