Mazda RX-7 trio to cross the block in Australia

| 4 Apr 2017

If you’ve ever fancied owning a Mazda RX-7 – and happen to live in Australia – auction house Shannons has you covered. The firm is set to sell a trio of examples at it’s upcoming 8 May event in Melbourne.

The cars span three generations of the Japanese sportscar, ranging from Series I through to Series III, with each rotary-engined masterpiece coming from the same private collection. As a result, the three cars share some marked similarities, namely all being fitted with desirable manual transmissions and air conditioning. 

First and earliest of the three examples is a silver ‘small bumpers’ Series I boasting low mileage and just three owners from new, having originally been delivered to Hotham Motors in Traralgon, Victoria. It is reported to have spent the past 10-12 years in storage. 

Next up is a metallic blue Series II. Unmodified, it has only had one owner from new and spent most of its life in the Melbourne area. 

The third car stands out thanks to its lower front fascia, larger brakes and distinctive alloy wheels, and is unusual due to having not been fitted with a factory sunroof. 

“Because RX-7s have always had strong appeal to younger enthusiasts, they are often modified and can pass through many hands,” said Shannons’ Christophe Boribon. “This is the first time we have seen a collection like this come to auction.”

The more desirable Series I car is expected to fetch between $20,000-26,000 (AUD), while the later cars share the same pre-sale estimate of $14,000-18,000 (AUD).