Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is ecstatic to present this fine
example of Japanese auto history, the first-generation Mazda Rx-7
GSL-SE! Introduced in 1978, the first-generation Rx-7 ran all the
way up to 1985 and boy did it become legendary over the years. This
GSL-SE model is the most coveted of the first edition Rx-7 family.
The 1.3 liter, 13B Wankel rotary engine replaced the previous
1.1-liter 12A twin rotor engine in 1984. With 34% more power and
14% more displacement that resulted in 135hp and 133 lb-ft of
torque. Mated exclusively to a manual 5 speed transmission with a
7,000-rpm redline, this fuel injected rotary engine rocketed the
Rx-7 from 0-60 in under 8 seconds with a top speed of 125mph. Not
bad considering this engine is also naturally aspirated. For its
final year of production, the Series 3 featured an updated lower
front fascia. The SE edition was blessed with larger brake rotors
in 1985 and utilized the more common lug nuts as opposed to lug
bolts. Upgraded suspension with stiffer springs and shocks were
also a bonus feature for the 1985 model. Take a look at the photos
and video and you will see how well this car has been maintained
and cared for. The Sophia Red Metallic paint is still shiny with
the typical wear one would expect from a 36 year old car, mostly
seen on the front fascia and hood. This fine example shows 85,537
undocumented miles on the odometer. Creature comforts come by way
of power windows, power brakes, am/fm CD player, manual glass
sunroof, air conditioning and tinted windows. The two-tone grey
cloth interior has aged better than most with no excessive wear.
The alloy wheels are in very good shape with newer tires so you're
ready to hit the road. The radiator has recently been replaced and
the CarFax shows no accidents or damage reported. This vehicle
comes with an additional painted sunroof panel insert as well if
you don't like the look of the glass sunroof. This car was
purchased from Gateway Classic Cars over a year ago and we are more
than happy to have it back so someone else can enjoy it.
1985 Mazda RX-7
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