Mazda RX-7 Series 1-5 - 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Mazda RX-7 Series 1-5 - 2018 market review
Mazda RX-7 tenth anniversary edition

Mazda RX-7 Series 1-5

This year marks 40 years since the first RX-7 was released and what a difference it made to the sporty coupe market.

To begin with it made Mazda a contender for international motor-sport glory and provided a platform to have a go at Porsche in road-car sales.

That intent can be clearly seen in the shape and configuration of Series 4 and 5 RX-7s, especially the turbo-engined cars.

These when new and today cost a lot less than Porsche’s 944 Turbo and less to run as well.

Demand for really good Series 1-3 cars and especially the later Limited versions are pushing average values of pre-1986 RX-7s past $20,000 and occasionally to $40,000.

RX-7 Series 1-2 $21,020 [19] 

RX-7 Series 3 $21,955 [7]

RX-7 Ser. 4-5 $9800 [5] 

RX-7 Ser. 4-5 Conv. $15,055 [9]

RX-7 Ser. 4-5 Turbo $17,010 [15]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

Series 1-3 buyer guide

Understanding our Muscle Car Value Guides

Muscle Car Value Guide home page

Japanese Classic Car Value Guide home page

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