1995 Mazda RX-7 – Exceptional Original Example
With ONLY 40K Miles From New
One Family Owned Since New
1.3 Liter R2 Twin Turbo, 255 hp / Automatic Transmission
All Original California Car
NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model, considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However, we continually hear from out-of-state / out-of- country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However, if you are not prepared to read the full listing, please scan the DETAILS below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If you’d prefer, please call us at 925-846-1451 and we’ll gladly discuss the Mazda and answer any questions over the telephone, including our “Buy it Now” policy. Yes, the Mazda can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction.
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Classic Cars Ltd.
The 1995 MAZDA RX-7 – HISTORY
The final year of US production gave us only 500 RX-7’s. Based on decoding VIN #, this car is number 54 of 500 for the 1995 model year. Based on the collectability of the car, the dealer maintained the car in the showroom and did not choose to sell it until 1997 making it one of the last new 1995 Mazda RX7’s delivered.
Power is provided by a 1.3 liter, 255 horsepower twin turbo Wankel engine. This example was produced with the desirable automatic transmission. The RX-7 is fitted with stock 16” alloy wheels wrapped with Toyo Proxy tires.
DETAILS—THIS PARTICULAR 1995 Mazda RX-7
This 1995 Mazda RX-7 is an extremely original survivor with documented ownership history by one family for over 25 years. It was purchased by the owner in July of 1997, retained by him for 8 years and then acquired by his brother who is the current owner of 15 years. The Mazda odometer currently reads 40,792 and is supported chronologically by a clean CarFax including a history of the car passing smog and documented service records. Unlike many RX7’s, it is in totally stock configuration with the exception of replacement maintenance items. The car has the benefit of spending its entire life in Northern California and is in beautiful cosmetic and mechanical condition.
The car was originally sold at Codiroli Mazda on July 22, 1997 in Livermore CA, and has never left the Bay area. The car currently resides in Northern California. For California buyers, the Mazda is currently licensed and registered until February 2020 with a clear California title.
The RX-7 includes extensive original delivery documentation in addition to service records and a totally clean CarFax record. Original delivery documents, provided to the new owner include:
– Original Owner’s Manual
– Complete set of tools
– Original Warranty Manual
– Original Accessory Brochure
– Original Roadside Assistance Documents
– Factory original VIN and paint code stickers in place on driver’s side door jamb
The Mazda left the factory in desirable Montego Blue Mica, and recent paint meter readings are consistent throughout the vehicle.
When the Mazda was released, it received glowing reviews including this one from the prestigious periodical, Car & Driver who said “In our collective opinion, the Mazda RX-7 is nearer perfection than any other GT ever built”. This particular RX7 needs nothing to fully enjoy a unique driving experience.
In their road test of the Rx7, Road & Track exclaimed: “(It’s) an addicting blend of power, road-holding and exquisite sheet-metal curves…a driver’s car, if there ever was one.”
This car has a history of being professionally maintained during the course of its life including an oil service performed less than 1,000 miles ago and within the past year and periodic service as follows:
1/19/1999- 5,450 miles
1/30/2001- 12,164 miles
2/04/2003- 19,833 miles
2/21/2015- 40,599 miles
- 1.3 liter, 255 horsepower twin-turbo Wankel engine
- Fuel injection
- Stabilizer bars both front and rear
- 4-wheel independent suspension
- Vented power disc brakes w/ ABS
- Power rack and pinion steering
- Cruise control
- 8Jx16 forged alloy rims
- Excellent original factory correct Montego Blue Mica paint
- Front and rear bumpers and spoilers in fine condition
- Nose and tail flexible panels in excellent condition
- Heated electric power outside mirrors
- Beige leather seats with full leather interior. Front seats show as new since the previous owner had sheepskin covers on the seats since new. The sheepskins are removed to show the high quality of the seats but are included.
- Fully adjustable front power seats
- Factory seat belts, 3-point front
- 3-spoke leather steering wheel
- Excellent original door panels
- Excellent headliner and sun visors
- Beautiful crack free dash
- Excellent beige factory carpet throughout
- Nice rear hatch area
- All gauges and lights function properly
- Variable intermittent wipers
- Air conditioning blows cold
- Factory original factory sound
- Hatch glass defogger
- Electric hatch release
- Power windows
- Central locking system
- Original factory tool kit
The body shows no signs of accidents or damage and has excellent body gaps and no signs of previous or current damage. The original Montego Blue Mica paint reflects paint meter reading revealing consistent numbers throughout. The paint is in remarkably good condition and very high gloss, reflecting the care that this RX-7 has received over the years. It is free from the usual front end nicks and chips that we see on vehicles of this vintage due to the care of the vehicle and exceptionally low mileage.
The flexible panels on the nose and rear are both very nice. The front spoiler is in very good condition with no significant damage as supported by the detailed photos. All glass is excellent and free from damage. The original wheels are free any curb damage and retain their factory appearance. The exterior rubber and other trim is in equally fine condition.
The all original interior is similarly excellent. The seats, door panels, all carpeting, steering wheel, headliner, and sun visors are all in original condition with no damage and as close to showroom as we have seen on a pre-owned vehicle. The padded dash is free from cracks. The hatch area shows as nicely as the cockpit with a complete, factory tool kit stowed in the rear compartment.
The engine compartment is in totally original configuration, very clean and well maintained by the long term owner. The under hood insulation is present and in excellent condition. The underside of the car is free from damage and any sings of rust through reflecting only normal road and surface dirt consistent with a low mileage, limited use vehicle.
We ask that you review the photos carefully as the old saying “A photo is worth 1,000 words” certainly applies to this one family owned, California RX7.
– Passed the California required safety inspection for working wipers, turn signals, lights, brakes, etc.
– Clean California title and current California registration
– Clean CARFAX report
– Original owner’s manual
– Maintenance receipts
– Original tool kit
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE 1995 Mazda RX-7
– 1.3 liter, 255 horsepower twin-turbo Wankel engine. EGI-HS, Twin Hitachi HT12 turbos, intercooler 80mm rotor depth, 105mm rotor diameter
– 4 Speed Automatic Transmission
-Horsepower 255hp (SAE net)
-Torque (net) 217 ft-lb @ 5,000RPM
-Power To Weight 11.1 lbs./hp
-Compression Ratio 9:1
-Top Speed 157 mph
-0-60 MPH (s) 4.9
-Fuel Capacity 20.1 U.S. gal
– Wheelbase 95.5”
– Length 168.5”
– Width 68.9”
– Height 48.8”
-Curb Weight 2831 lbs.
Weight Distribution 50/50
-Ground Clearance 4.5”
-Turning Circle 35.4’
-Coefficient of Drag .31
HISTORY OF THE MAZDA RX-7
Extraordinary things were going on at Mazda in the early 1990s. It was a time when Mazda’s corporate culture seemed to be ruled by wild-eyed engineers rather than the stingy accountants and marketing mavens that typically dominate most of the world’s automakers. The company was determined to build one of the world’s best sports cars, and the sequential twin-turbo rotary engine was to be its centerpiece.
From this period emerged not only another iteration of the Wankel engine, but one with a highly unusual sequential twin-turbo system. In a nutshell, the system consists of a small turbo that provides boost to the 1.3-liter twin-rotor at low engine speeds, plus a second turbo that comes into play only in the upper half of the rev range.
The third-generation RX-7 was sold here for only three years, although it did soldier on in its native Japan until mid-year 2002. Altogether, Mazda sold just 13,879 cars in the U.S. 9976 for the 1993 model year, 3403 for 1994 and 500 for 1995.
But what a car it was and still is. “(It’s) an addicting blend of power, road-holding and exquisite sheet-metal curves…a driver’s car, if there ever was one,” ROAD & TRACK said in a 1993 review. An extreme weight-loss program (the seats are just 33 lb. each, for instance) meant the third-gen car came in at an anorexic 2800 lb. or so. This, combined with the twin-turbo rotary that makes 255 bhp, meant 0-60-mph times in the low to mid-5-second range and a top speed of 160 mph. Supercar territory at the time, in other words.
The last of the RX-7s is a rare flower indeed: a no-compromise enthusiast’s car built in small numbers and with little thought given to the mundane practicalities that automakers usually obsess over. All of which make this fascinating car a natural classic car.
Changes were few to the third-gen RX-7 during its brief run in the American market. Introduced as an early 1993 model, the car came in three trim levels. Even the base edition was rather well equipped with ABS, air conditioning, central locking, electric window lifts and a driver-side airbag. A Touring package added such amenities as leather upholstery, a power sunroof, an upgraded sound system and cruise control.
As if the base and Touring version RX-7 didn’t handle well enough, there was also an R1 package that included such performance upgrades as Z-rated tires, dual oil coolers, a modest rear spoiler, a front air dam and special suspension tuning. The latter, however, was so stiff that it could “leave you feeling distinctly beaten up” after 15 minutes on less-than-perfect roads, as R&T commented in the 1993 road test.
Model year 1994 brought a few improvements, the most important of which was a passenger-side airbag. Mazda also tweaked the suspension to give a little softer ride on Base and Touring cars, and the sunroof was now made of steel instead of glass. The performance package moniker became R2. And the automaker added a Popular Equipment package that included the sunroof and leather seats.
The Touring package disappeared for 1995, supplanted by the Popular Equipment package. And for the same year, the air-conditioning system switched to a Freon-free refrigerant.
So which is the best to choose? Any third-gen RX-7 that is clean, sound and reasonably original, no matter its trim or year of manufacture. Considering that two and a half decades have passed since the last new car sat on a showroom floor, and that fewer than 14,000 were sold here, the pickings are likely to be slim.
But a diligent search most likely can turn up worthy examples still lurking in the garages of RX-7 aficionados who have been conscientious about maintaining and driving them. It also should be encouraging to know that most OEM parts including such things as trim pieces for third-gen RX-7s are as close at hand as the nearest Mazda dealership.
Classic Cars Ltd.