1980 Mazda RX-7 GS
Asking $12,500 CAD + Applicable Taxes + Applicable Licensing Fees.
When the first-series SA RX-7 arrived on the scene in 1978 as a '79 model, it was an instant success. Using a two-rotor version of Dr. Felix Wankel's rotary engine, the RX-7's 1.1-liter mill produced 100 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. That was enough to push its 2350 pounds to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds, acceptable for the day. The engine was extremely light and compact, allowing it to be mounted behind the front axle, which contributed to the 50/50 weight distribution. Moreover, the rotary engine was so uniquely smooth as it spun up to the 7000-rpm redline.
This RX-7 is really a 1 owner vehicle, bought new at Performance Mazda in Ottawa on April 29, 1980. The new owner had the car fully undercoated and Perma-Shined on May 2, 1980. The rust proofing may look ugly now, apparent in the engine compartment, but this is why this RX-7 has survived in the condition it is in today. This car was also off the road in storage for almost 20 years, another benefit to its excellent condition now. It is the top of line RX-7 GS model with the 5 speed manual transmission, optional sunroof and alloy wheels. It has been recently serviced and is in very good running condition. One would be hard pressed to find a better, unrestored RX-7.
Standard OMVIC declaration required on all used cars sold in Ontario that are not certified:
“This vehicle is being sold “as is,” unfit, not e-tested and is not represented as being in road worthy condition, mechanically sound or maintained at any guaranteed level of quality. The vehicle may not be fit for use as a means of transportation and may require substantial repairs at the purchaser’s expense. It may not be possible to register the vehicle to be driven in its current condition.”
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