Rotary Road Trip: Driving a Classic Mazda RX-7 to Los Angeles [Video]

Tune into TFLnow as we take a 1985 Mazda RX-7 on a 1,000-mile rotary road trip to LA!

Among classic Japanese sports cars, one of the standouts has always been the legendary Mazda RX-7. Mazda produced this sports coupe from the late 1970s into the 1990s. Since then, it has become renowned by car enthusiasts. That all comes down to its powertrain. The Wankel rotary engine distinguishes the RX-7 from every other Japanese sports car. For those who love a bit of Dorito power, today’s TFLnow video ought to evoke pleasant memories.

Recently, we’d purchased a 1985 Mazda RX-7 from its original owner in Grand Junction, Colorado. Over 32 years, this Toronado Silver example racked up just 50,000 miles. This is a base GS model, with a 100 horsepower, carbureted  12A rotary engine (rather than the 13B on GSL-SE models). Except for new tires and a new battery, this is a pristine example of Japanese sports car heritage. This also appears to be one of the final 1,000 FB RX-7s Mazda produced, before supplanting it with the FC generation. While the first – and indeed the second – generation pale in popularity to the epic FD RX-7, this is the generation that started it all.

Today, Roman and Tommy headed to Los Angeles, California to tour Mazda’s Heritage Collection. Stay tuned for more updates after watching the video above! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for RX-7 news, views, and real-world reviews.

Would you like a chance to own this classic example of Mazda’s legendary RX series? Well, here’s your chance – the car is up for sale! Head over to TFLnow and watch the video for more details.

Rotary road trip: Driving a Mazda RX-7 to Los Angeles
Stay tuned for more updates on Roman and Tommy’s 1,000-mile RX-7 road trip! [Photo: TFLcar]