This Pristine Mazda RX-7 Can Be Yours For Under $30,000

Cars like the 1994 Mazda RX-7 are of a breed on the brink of becoming classics and collectibles.

The unstoppable swelling blob that is the classic car bubble already has the ’90s in its sights, and Japanese performance cars of the era are primed for a price hike. Just like muscle cars from the ’60s and ’70s, old Porsches and Italian sports cars, this 1994 Mazda RX-7 is of a breed on the brink of becoming classics and collectibles.

Aside from the ’90s-kid nostalgia, one factor that’ll surely help inflate the price of cars from this decade is they were comically affordable on the second-hand market come the early-00s. Which, combined with being relatively easy to wrench on made them easy starting points tuner culture during those years. As a result, not many Japanese performance cars or small, easily modified hatchbacks made it out of the early The Fast and the Furious years untouched. So an unmodified RX-7 such as this one will be going for a whole lot more in only a couple of years.

This particular RX-7 isn’t entirely stock, but the only addition is a lower-temperature fan switch and an HKS downpipe to replace the warm-up converter. Other than that, this is a near factory-fresh RX-7 Touring replete with the Bose Acoustic Wave sound system, sunroof and fog lamps. Under the hood is the legendary sequentially-turbocharged 1.3L rotary engine good for 255 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque when it left the factory in 1994.

At 29,000 miles and going for $28,000, this RX-7 is still under what a brand-new 2018 MX-5 RF is going for ($32,000) and its original base price of $34,000 in 1994. In today’s money, that’s closer to $59,000, so if you’re on the fence about this generation of classic cars, now’s the time to pull the trigger.

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