Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/26/20 12:10 p.m.
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We'll admit, they can be tricky to find, but bone-stock, FD-chassis Mazda RX-7s do still exist.

The 1993 RX-7 that is going across the block during the upcoming 2020 Fall Carlisle Auction is a little more special, however, since it's reported as having only having 21,577 miles on…

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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/26/20 12:19 p.m.

$59,402

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/26/20 12:21 p.m.

Considering 240SX's are now bringing nearly $40K...

$77,000

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
8/26/20 12:59 p.m.

$6,9696.96

fidelity101 (Forum Supporter)
fidelity101 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/26/20 1:00 p.m.

54k

Jordan Rimpela (FS)
Jordan Rimpela (FS) GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/26/20 1:46 p.m.

Hm. 46.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
8/26/20 2:19 p.m.

As a college freshman I would walk to class through the faculty parking lot where I would often see a red RX-7 R1 and a silver 964 Turbo S.  I aspired to own those cars back then and still do now.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/26/20 3:03 p.m.

I would think it's worth about 50k in the open market if it is perfect and has been serviced and driven regularly.

 

40k if it's been sitting.

 

It will sell for $64,250 because auction.

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
8/26/20 3:30 p.m.

I am going to say $85k.  Very difficult to find one in that condition.  It reminds me of the first one I drove back when they were still new.  A student had brought one out to our driving school and kept complaining about oversteer.  I kept helping with tire pressures to calm the back down.  Finally he asked if I wanted to drive it, which of course I did!  Took off, got to first corner and the car would not turn or rotate at all it had so much understeer.  Then I touched the throttle...and around it went.  Once throttle points were adjusted it and tire pressures put back, it was a blast.  Just like a Miata with 5000 times the acceleration!

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/26/20 3:30 p.m.

I hope it sells for approximately 1 E36 M3load of money so I can feel better about what I paid for mine a few months ago. Of course, mine isn't perfect and has 79k on it, but still.

Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

Considering 240SX's are now bringing nearly $40K...

$77,000

What what. Drift tax hit those HARD.

 

I'll say $85k for the FD.

rodknock
rodknock Reader
8/26/20 5:03 p.m.

More than I can afford ☹️

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/26/20 5:22 p.m.

$50k

I think rotaries still scare people.

MrFancypants
MrFancypants Reader
8/26/20 5:24 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) said:
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

Considering 240SX's are now bringing nearly $40K...

$77,000

What what. Drift tax hit those HARD.

 

I'll say $85k for the FD.

$85,001

j_tso said:

$50k

I think rotaries still scare people.

Not rotary people. And a lot of those that dreamed about but couldn't afford a FD when they came out can afford to pay extra now. 

$60k or more. 

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
8/26/20 5:53 p.m.

I would say $65,100.08

Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/26/20 6:17 p.m.

$150k

Somebody's got money to burn from the pandemic isolation. 

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/26/20 6:32 p.m.

BAT is probably the best market for 90s Japanese turbo "super" cars, and the highest an FD has gone on there is $70K.  That was a car with 4K miles on it, and a few other sub-10K cars have gone for around $50K.  FDs don't pull the dollars like Supras do, so I'd guess $35-40K.

Reliability concerns make them less appealing in general (although I doubt someone buying a 27 year old 20K mile car is expecting to drive it much).  They don't have as much of the F&F cachet and (probably the biggest factor) Mazda sold about 2x as many of them here as Toyota did turbo Supras.  Rarity is one of the biggest factors in collector car value.

 

RX Reven'
RX Reven' SuperDork
8/26/20 6:53 p.m.

62.5K

Sorry wvumtnbke, I'm not messing with you, I just think your estimate is really good.

Oh, and if somebody's mom dies suddenly, flips out for a while, gets drunk, falls off their boat onto a dock and dislocates their thumb requiring surgery and shows up to the auction before the vicodin has worn off...80K easy.

Two GRM'ers are snickering right now...everyone else, probably not so much. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/27/20 1:47 p.m.

Now what if this was an R1 or R2 in the same color/condition? 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/27/20 9:02 p.m.

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 PowerDork
8/28/20 7:01 a.m.
MrFancypants said:
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) said:
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

Considering 240SX's are now bringing nearly $40K...

$77,000

What what. Drift tax hit those HARD.

 

I'll say $85k for the FD.

$85,001

$85,001.01 says Mr. Schrute

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