MAZDA FD3S RX7 ‘SPIRIT R’ TYPE A
$73,000 SHANNONS, LOT 22
YOU WON’T see one of these often. Only 1500 Spirit R’s were built as the RX7 swansong and they’ve become hugely sought after. The Type A featured a five-speed manual transmission and lightweight Recaro seats, along with 276 horsepower from its rotary engine. This one, #561, arrived in Australia in 2006 and has travelled just 69,400 kms in total. Given the astronomical prices that RX2/RX3’s are fetching, it was no surprise bidding was fierce.