Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/1/21 2:10 p.m.

The Anchor Auto Outlet of Raleigh, North Carolina, has you typical used car dealer fare: plenty of late-model trucks, a handful of German luxury cars, an assortment of mid-size sedans, and a 1976 Mazda RX-4.

And not just a stock RX-4, either, as this one sports a 200-horsepower, turbocharged, four…

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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
7/1/21 2:19 p.m.

I'll predict that this leaves for Australia.  People like the RX-2,-3,-4 here but they are bonkers for them in OZ.  

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/1/21 2:20 p.m.

Or PR.

My parents had a couple of RX-4s, purchased new. They're much lower profile than the 3 so you rarely see any sign of them.

z31maniac MegaDork
7/1/21 2:38 p.m.

That is RAD! Too bad it's setup for drag racing. 

I would seriously consider picking that up instead of waiting for the GR86 or Fairlady Z.

CyberEric Dork
7/1/21 3:01 p.m.

!!!! Books a flight to NC.

j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/1/21 3:23 p.m.

I think it's a rotary swapped 929. Close enough anyway.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/1/21 3:24 p.m.
j_tso said:

I think it's a rotary swapped 929. Close enough anyway.

Isn't that basically what an RX-4 was? Factory swapped rotary 929?

j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/1/21 3:43 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Pretty much. As far as I know there are just exterior differences like that grill and taillights.

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/1/21 4:40 p.m.

I miss my 1974 RX-4

gunner (Forum Supporter)
gunner (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/1/21 7:03 p.m.

To answer OP's question, I bought my 1988  BMW M5 at a Mazda dealership in St Louis in 2010. I found it advertised on Autotrader. The kicker here is I wasn't looking for one. I had been scouring the internet for a 4 door RWD manual tranny car for 10K or under and there was NOTHING out there for 3 months except for one white CTS 6 cylinder, that I did look at and hated. Then back in 2014 the local Ford Dealership had a 1977 BMW 633i in their lot for a couple months. So it does happen but it's rare. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/2/21 8:16 a.m.

Pretty sure JG found this listing. Not sure what he was looking for at the time. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/2/21 2:17 p.m.

That's just a hop, skip and jump from my house, but it's way outside of my fun money budget of *checks wallet* $22.00 at the moment.

sevenracer Reader
7/3/21 1:57 p.m.

I'm curious how well the intercooler works with no airflow - that's not snark, truly curious. I would have thought it would negate the benefit of the IC. This is relevant to current swap project devil.


A buddy of mine actually drove this car, said it had gobs of power and didn't overheat.

wake74 Reader
7/3/21 2:52 p.m.

Interesting, that's almost directly across the street from my son's school.  If someone goes to buy or check it out, stop in for donuts at the little basement donut shop across the street.  Generally, called "sketchy donuts" by the moms from school due to its proximity to a questionable motel. Note, sketchy by Cary, NC standards :-)  I just thought this place sold trucks and Jeeps.  At least from the road, that's all you see.

hybridmomentspass Reader
7/3/21 4:51 p.m.

Such good condition

Very nice find, another time of when being broke sucks. Especially when it's not that far away

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