When was the last time you saw a nice looking RX-3 for sale that wasn’t a race car? Not in the last decade at least for me… Maybe Paul will leave a comment with a humorous little tale from our college days when we last inquired about an RX-3 😉
Here’s an RX-3 survivor for sale on the east coast for $7900 that I spotted on VWVortex:
quote from seller’s post:
it is a 1973 mazda rx-3 2dr. fastback blackwith black interior. it is powered a a 13-b rotory motor street ported with race beat intake, race beat header, holly carb, exhaust and muffler. this thing sounds real mean. backed by a 4 speed trans with race clutch, battery relocated to truck with an alluminum fuel cell in the trunk, electric fuel pump with electric cooling fan as well. has fiber glass fenders and hood with hood pins. lowered about 1.5 inches via race springs in the front and blocks in the back. has heavy duty front sway bar and posi rear. very very sharp car and very fast to boot. gonna take it to e-town tonight to see what it can do. lots of mods and very sharp. asking $7900 or best cash offer will consider partial or full trades for a really nice v-dub.
I know I haven’t seen one of these for sale in quite a long time and this one is in reasonable and drivable condition. The 13B upgrade and performance accessories certainly sweeten the deal and guarantee this is a little screamer.
But $7900 seems crazy to me because I think you could fetch a far better first generation RX-7 for that kind of money. It’s not like the RX-3 set the world on fire like the seven did, so I have a hard time giving it this kind of billing. But the seller is on the east coast, and it’s probably been 20 years since anyone has seen one this decent in salt country.
Regular readers will note that I took a little break from blogging this past weekend. Work has been kicking my ass and the weather was really nice here in the Willamette Valley this past weekend. So I unplugged and decompressed, enjoying the weather and quiet. As such I’ll be getting the updates from GermanCarsForSaleBlog and RareSportBikesForSale out a bit late. But follow the links now and be ahead of the curve if need be – there’s some good stuff in there. And I’ll be doing a writeup of a recent interview with the previous owner of this 82 Porsche 911 Turbo modified by DP Motorsports, which has was owned earlier by Mario Andretti and Pete Rose. Some good reading in the works, stay tuned!
Update: This listing has long since expired. Check out these other Mazda RX’s for sale right now: