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Feb 26, 2008 (8:10 am)
Well it seems to me that the early cars bring up the later ones sooner or later. Look at 71-73 Mustangs. You couldn't give those a way for a long time, but now they are starting to appreciate quite well.
I guess what happens is that all the early stuff finally gets restored or demolished, leaving newcomers no choice but to run after the newer models, like the SC, at some point in the future.
I mean, think about it, there are people who spend $100,000 to restore an early 911. True it is magnificent, and will sell for way beyond book value, but these selling prices start to make shoppers look at SCs in a new light.
Yep, RX-7s are total bargains. They are dirt cheap, DIRT cheap.
#20 of 38 On a smaller scale...
Feb 26, 2008 (10:18 am)
...I remember when early Chevrolet Novas and Chevelles were dirt cheap. Now, I see ridiculous asking prices for some examples and no, I'm not talking about Yenkos or 396 SS Chevelles.
#21 of 38 Re: On a smaller scale... [lemko]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 26, 2008 (1:02 pm)
You mean for plain-jane Chevelles and Novas with small blocks or 6s? You can probably still buy them well under $10,000 in decent shape. Of course, so many of them have been modified that people have tons more money in them than they would be worth bone stock.
#22 of 38 Re: Funny [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 26, 2008 (2:35 pm)
Having owned three RX7's, I have nothing but good to say about them. They are GREAT cars that can still be bought for little money.
There are a couple of things people need to be aware of or they quill quickly kill that little rotary but when well maintained they are a wonderful car.
I am always amazed at how much power they can get out of that "beer keg" rotary!
#23 of 38 RX-7
Feb 26, 2008 (4:59 pm)
I have had two and they were probably the most fun cars I have ever owned. Climbing inside always reminded me of getting into a planes cockpit.
The problem is finding one in decent shape( I always liked the pre '86 styling best) because alot of them have been turned into track cars, or have had a Chevy V-8 put in them.
If I could have found a survivor with under 125k miles in decent shape I would have bought one over my Miata.
#24 of 38 Re: Funny [isellhondas]
Feb 27, 2008 (6:49 am)
I had an '84 that died at around 85K miles. The guy I bought it from promised he regularly changed the oil...
The scary thing about them is that the engines often die without warning. An apex seal goes, and it just quits. Service records (particularly oil changes) are vital when buying one of these.
Feb 27, 2008 (7:57 am)
MazdaTrix also warns against using synthetic oil in a rotary, interestingly enough. Sounds controversial, but those guys have tons of experience rebuilding rotaries, so one has to take their advice with some seriousness.
#26 of 38 Re: Funny [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:18 am)
Pretty much all the rotary experts say to avoid synthetic like the plague.
#27 of 38 Re: Funny [lemmer]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:26 am)
Maybe has something with the '2-stroke' nature of oil consumption in those rotaries? Maybe synthetics don't burn cleanly?
Feb 27, 2008 (9:16 am)
Yep, some kind of residue issue.