Originally Posted by The Deacon
The 93,94 RX-7 was the SHIZNIT! God that car could move. Extremely solid and well built. My brother had one and it's the only car I've been in that gave me heart palpitations on acceleration.
Still it was wise not to get a rotary or turbo at auction unless "your" pro could give it the once over. My brother also had an 87 RX previously and it was a shitbox.
The car in question here was a first gen so early-mid 80's (can't remember the year but I think it was late in the production run). I never really liked the 2nd gen cars and certianly if I could have gotten a 3rd gen FD car for under 2k (I think the price to me on the FB would have been 1.3...we were selling at 3,995) , I would have been all over it.
Definitely would have been a big toy though, a full-on "learning experience" if you will. I like doing stuff myself, especially hand-work, so the inevitable part failures would have been part of the fun. I feel like when most people look at an auction car though, part failures are something they want to avoid rather than be stuck dealing with...thus the need for someone with experience.