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Autotrader Find: Mint, One-Owner, 19,000-Mile Mazda RX-7

If you’re interested in getting a mint example of the 1993-1995 FD Mazda RX-7 in its greatest color — red — here’s your chance: This perfect 1993 model, sent in by reader Ryan T., is probably the best example of an FD Mazda RX-7 currently for sale anywhere. See the 1993 Mazda RX-7 models for sale near you

The main reason it’s so incredible is, of course, the mileage. This RX-7 has gone just 19,103 miles in the last 23 years, which makes it one of the lowest-mileage RX-7 models you’ll ever find. More importantly, they’re one-owner miles, as this RX-7 was owned and cared for by one single owner in Salisbury, Maryland, from its original purchase date — January 15, 1994 — until earlier this year, when it reached the market.

Today, it’s offered for sale by Toy Barn in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus, for an impressive $36,987. That price makes it one of the most expensive RX-7s for sale on Autotrader — but then again, it’s also the nicest. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the asking price is just slightly above the RX-7’s original MSRP in 1993, which was $33,500 with shipping (and before options).

Of course, $36,987 is big money for an FD RX-7. There are currently 36 FD RX-7 models listed on Autotrader with an average asking price of just $24,400. But I’ve always felt this RX-7 is one of the most beautiful Japanese cars of all time and perhaps the most likely to become a collectible — and I think someday, at some high-end car show deep in the future, we’ll regale our friends with stories about how we could’ve bought a mint, 19,000-mile RX-7 for just $37,000 way back in 2016. Find a 1993 Mazda RX-7 for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Just saying, but now is a terrible, TERRIBLE time to buy FD RX-7s. They are insanely overpriced in the US and insanely cheap in Japan. In 2 years, the first Japanese FDs will be importable from Japan. On average they cost maybe around 5 to 6000$ around here (on dealer auction but still). Some higher mileage ones can be had for 3 or 4k$

    They will kill the LHD market in the US. Mark my words on that.
    So don’T buy this one. A RHD version of this year with equivalent mileage is around 7k$. Wait and buy it.
  2. And to respond to RX_Eight’s comment, Ohio law requires you to have a front plate (which is super annoying) — I lived there for many years until recently.  That being said, I just bought bumper plugs for one of my cars and those worked great and the paint match was excellent.

  3. I owned one of these for a few years and really enjoyed it, although some parts were very hard to come by, finding someone good at working on rotary engines isn’t easy, and the lifespan of these engines and the turbos isn’t long.  I think I sold it when it hit 70K miles.  Enjoyable car overall.

  4. An old boss had one of these, I drove it once at 16, he then totaled it in a barrow ditch. Then he got an NSX…hehe…that was more fun.

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