To date, the RX-7 is perhaps the most recognizable vehicle Mazda has ever built. The third generation of the sports car was produced between 1992 and 2002 and was one of the most inspiring mass production machines of the 1990s. Mazda is now producing new parts and components for those who want to restore an old RX -7, but if you can find a stock one with low mileage, that’s probably the best option. We can’t think of a better preserved example than the one shown in the video above.
This clip of almost 30 minutes comes from the WD details chain on Youtube and shows us a 1994 RX-7 that has been in a garage since 1999. The history of the car is very interesting and we are very happy to see that it is receiving the attention of the aesthetic specialists that it deserved. The car’s owner bought it new but was afraid of its power and speed and drove it around 8,800 miles before putting it in a garage. Everything is completely original and needs a wash and very detailed detailing.
The procedures you are about to see in the video are not unusual. It all starts with a power wash of the exterior, followed by a more detailed wash with special chemicals, a clay bar procedure, and a full paint restoration and polish. The interior has received the same level of attention and some parts have even been stripped for better access to the dirtiest areas.
The result? Well, this could very well be one of the shiniest RX-7s we’ve ever seen and the truth is, it’s in near concours condition. Don’t worry about rusty brake discs – as soon as the car starts moving and the brake is applied, the rust will disappear. We’d love to hear your opinion – how much does this RX-7 cost now with 8,800 miles from new? We don’t know if it will be on sale soon, but we doubt its owner will start driving it now after more than two decades in a garage.