When we think of Mazda classics, we often to the MX-5 (Miata / Eunos) as the world’s most popular 4-cylinder roadster ever. However, it is worth mentioning that the engineering excellence shown in the 1990’s is but a compilation of decades of effort and experimentation, including limited engagements with the Wankel rotary engine. Starting with the Cosmo in the 1960’s, a two-rotor design, this engine was perfected and carried well into the 1990’s under the Cosmo (Japan only) and RX-7 guise. By the early 2010’s, Mazda discontinued rotary-powered cars with the RX-8, citing poor compliance to emissions standards and a reputation for oil consumption issues, largely due to the engine’s inherent design and the lack of user experience with it.
Tomini Classics is proud to present its first rotary-powered car, this US specification RX-7 with little under 14,000 miles. Delivered new in Bunker Hill, Illinois, this RX-7 made its way to Canada in 2005, where it was kept until our acquisition of the car. An original, unmolested example with a clean CARFAX, it is an extremely original and mechanically sound example of an appreciating Japanese classic.