• Enjoy pouring over photos of this 1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring finished in spectacular Montego Blue paint.
  • The passenger door has a dent, and the paint is far from pristine, but the car has only amassed 34,000 miles in its lifetime.
  • It's currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer, with bidding open through April 30.

Grab your reading glasses and pull up a chair, it's time to look through some pictures of this 1994 Mazda RX-7 and reminisce about JDM styling from the '90s. Sure, there's a dent on the passenger door. And, yes, the paint looks like it just lost a scrum with a sandblaster. On the bright side, the paint still clinging to the bodywork is finished in Mazda's sought after Montego Blue—and it looks incredible.

The 1.3-liter Wankel rotary engine has only amassed 34,000 miles during its 29 years of life. Kept stock, it would have sent a respectable 255 horsepower to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. However, a previous owner is said to have modified the RX-7 with a Borla cat-back exhaust and a Pettit Racing intercooler as well as added an aftermarket air intake and exhaust downpipe. Along with adding a few ponies to the spunky rotary, these extras likely brought some higher decibels to the engine's howl.

A set of 17-inch Enkei RS-Evolution multi-piece wheels are finished in silver and mounted with Falken FK452 tires that measure 235/40 up front and 265/40 in the rear. The car reportedly spent a lot of its life in warm climates, before being relocated to Pennsylvania by the current owner in 2009.

Inside, the tan leather seats and matching RX-7—branded floor mats pair well with the blue exterior, and look to be in much better shape. Aftermarket parts like an Alpine stereo linked with amplifiers and a subwoofer live in the trunk, and a Viper radar detector has been added to ward off any unwanted attention.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames the 180-mph speedometer and, more importantly, the 8000-rpm tachometer. A previous owner added an aftermarket boost gauge to the A-pillar.

According to the seller, the clutch throw-out bearing may need replacing in the near future. A September 1996 entry shows a manufacturer safety recall associated with the brake vacuum hose, but the rest of the Carfax reportedly shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania through the most recent entry in August 2017.

I've been pining after an FD RX-7 since before I learned how to drive, but for now lusting after these photos will have to do. With a current bid of $10,750 as of this writing, the auction on Bring a Trailer—which, like Car and Driver, is part of Hearst Autos—is set to end on Sunday, April 30.

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