Original Owner: 1983 Mazda FB RX-7 GSP 5-Speed
June 22, 2022 Update – The high bid of $2,200 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $4,900 so we’ve moved this 1983 Mazda RX-7 to our “Rides Still Available” Page. Once registered and logged in, select the green “Buy Now” option to agree to pay the “Buy Now” price of $4,900.
Guys With Rides is pleased to offer this 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSP in a reserve-style online auction on behalf of the original owner.
Bidding opened Wednesday, June 8, 2022, and continues for 14 consecutive days ending at 7:30 PM Eastern Time Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
This RX-7 is the latest addition to our Reasonable Rides Collection, which means the seller agreed to a reserve price under $10,000.
This FB RX-7 currently resides in the northwest suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, minutes from DFW International Airport.
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Mazda launched its stylish rotary-powered RX-7 sports car in 1978 as the affordable alternative to Datsun’s 280ZX, which by that point became more of a luxury grand tourer. The RX-7 was a hugely popular hit both in its homeland and here in the U.S. Heavily investing in Wankel Engine technology at the time, Mazda featured a two-rotor 1.2 liter 12A Rotary power plant offering a very smooth 100 horsepower. Series 2 (produced from 1981–1983), or “FB” cars such as the example listed here, featured integrated plastic-covered bumpers, wide black rubber body side moldings, wraparound taillights, and updated engine control components. While marginally longer overall, the new model was 135 pounds lighter in federalized trim.
The Mazda RX-7 featured in this auction is actually the second example the original owner purchased in 1983 after he graduated from college. Sadly, the first one he bought (a brown, automatic-equipped GS) was stolen from a Pennsylvania mall parking lot. The seller went back to the dealer and bought the Red GS 5-speed model as the replacement. Not knowing how to drive a stick-shift, a friend gave the seller lessons on his manual car. Used as a daily driver for many years, the original owner’s RX-7 saw less driving when he started traveling extensively over twenty years ago. The seller’s RX-7 benefits from spending most of its life stored in a garage and shows just under 135K miles, which averages just under 3,500 miles annually.
When you review the documentation picture gallery below, not only will you find a copy of the original window sticker, but the original owner also posted a fanfold shot of all of the maintenance receipts he accumulated during his forty years of ownership. What we love about this 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSP 5-Speed is that it’s an unmolested, rust-free example that is getting very hard to find. This is the perfect example for someone to drive as-is and enjoy while your time and budget allow you to fix cosmetic issues such as the cracked dashboard.
The complimentary CarFax® below documents the car’s life. One item worth noting: the CarFax incorrectly states the odometer’s mechanical limits have been exceeded. However, as is the case with many Japanese-sourced cars of the day, this RX-7 features a six-digit odometer that correctly shows just under 135,000 miles.
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GuysWithRides.com contracted with Lemon Squad to complete a thorough pre-purchase inspection of this 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSP in preparation for this auction. To review the Pre-Purchase Inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past year. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
If you have any questions about this 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSP 5-Speed, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!
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