Mazda RX-7 Se­ries 6-8/ RX8/ Cosmo

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De­spite other car mark­ers’ lack of in­ter­est, Mazda re­fused to give up on the ro­tary en­gine and en­dowed the world with some pretty ex­cit­ing per­for­mance cars as a re­sult. Of the twin-turbo RX7s avail­able to­day, only Se­ries 6 cars were de­liv­ered new to Aus­tralia. These sell at $22-30,000 but watch for rare SPs which could make $100K. Among the im­ports, $45,000 is now the go­ing rate for a re­ally good Spirit R or light­weight ‘Bathurst’ Se­ries 8. Ser­vice his­tory can be sketchy. The 20B Cosmo with its tri-ro­tor en­gine is a mite risky as well and even in Ja­pan val­ues can surge and plunge with­out warn­ing. For a fam­ily car that looks good and per­forms well, an RX8 at just $10,000 makes good buy­ing.

RX7 Ser. 6 1992-96 $27,490 [11] RX7 Ser. 7 $28,375 [4] RX7 Ser. 8 $41,275 [30] RX8 2003-07 $9335 [57] Cosmo 20B $25,000 [1]

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