The Pick of the Day is a pristine early-model survivor
Pick of the Day has been driven only in summer, and only 5,600 miles
Some models from the film will fetch top dollar, but without modifications
The Pick of the Day is a rare unmolested 1993 Mazda RX-7 with just 37,000 miles on ist odometer
Although the Mazda RX-7 has never hit its stride as a collector car, enthusiasts know it as an innovative sports car powered by a tiny-yet-powerful rotary engine
There are a few Japanese cars that changed the way we think about small sports cars. The first was the Datsun 240Z, the car that hurried along the demise of the British and Italian sports car brands.
Mazda will show five historic vehicles alongside two 2016 models at the 11th annual Japanese Classic Car Show this weekend in Long Beach, California.
Eighteen of the greatest Japanese sports cars will be on display at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia as part of a special exhibit, the Best of Japan.
Some Japanese sports cars are gaining leverage with car collectors, but others, not so much. Production models such as Datsun 240Z and Toyota Supra are rising in value and appreciation, and the limited-production Toyota 2000GT regularly hits a million dollars at auction.