/ /

1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mazda
  • Model: RX-7
  • SubModel: GSL-SE
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: oo
  • Year: 1984
  • Mileage: 116,000
  • VIN: JM1FB331XE0829479
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 1.3L Rotary
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Modesto, United States


Selling a 1987 Mazda RX-7.......... In excellent condtion in & out........All original,garage kept...5 speed...sunroof....hideaway driven.....smoke's not a show car.... But a really nice weekend driver....116,000..original miles... All gauges power steering ....for more info call 209 380-9220

Here is a review from Motor Trend Magazine

In our June 1982 issue, Motor Trend ran a comparison test among a RX-7 GSL,Nissan280ZX, andToyota Supra. Though theMazda’s meager power compared with the competition landed it in last place by the performance numbers (a deficiency even a 700-pound curb weight advantage couldn’t offset), we praised the RX-7 as the best-handing, best-steering, most fun-to-drive, and purest sports car of the group. All it needed was more power.

That power came in 1984. While the little 12A continued on as the volume engine, it was joined by Mazda’s new 13B rotary, a lengthened 12A engine that displaced 1.3 liters to the 12A’s 1.1 and produced about 30 percent more power — 135 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque. Sold exclusively in the new flagship RX-7 GSL-SE, the six-port 13B incorporated a unique intake system and fuel injection, further antiquating the carbureted 12A. Straight-line performance improved dramatically. In our February 1984 road test, a GSL-SE hit the 60-mph mark in fewer than 8 seconds, a near 2-second improvement over the 12A-powered car.

The 1984 model year brought other changes as well. The interior was thoroughly redesigned, and while the materials were of better quality, the design was less focused, with more switchgear on the center stack and the center-mounted tachometer now sharing the middle of the gauge cluster with the speedometer. The four-wheel disc brakes were larger, and the rear trailing arms were mounted 20mm lower for improved handling. (Our test showed the GSL-SE produced higher lateral acceleration than the contemporaryLotusTurbo Esprit andFerrari308 GTSi.) The car was also more expensive — more than $2000 above the 12A-equipped GSL from our previous comparison. By June 1985, it was all over. Production ceased to make way for the all-new FC series RX-7, a blander, heavier, though more capable car powered exclusively by the 13b.

Here is some info and specs about he history of the Mazda RX-7

TheMazda RX-7is a front-engine, rear-drive,sports carmanufactured and marketed byMazdafrom 1978-2002 across three generations — all noted for using a compact, lightweightrotary engine.

Mazda RX-7OverviewManufacturerProductionAssemblyBody and chassisClassBodystyleLayoutChronologyPredecessorSuccessor
Mazda RX-7 FD3S
811,634 produced[1]
Hiroshima Assembly,Hiroshima,Japan
Sports car
2 doorcoupe
2 doorconvertible
FMR layout
Mazda RX-4
Mazda RX-8

The first RX-7 (1978–1985) was offered as two-passenger hatchback and as a 2+2 hatchback with "occasional" rear seats in some markets.

The second generation (1985–1992) was offered in 2+2 hatchback as well as two-door convertible body configurations.

The third generation RX-7 (1992-2002) was offered as a 2+2 hatchback and was noted for its engine'ssequential twin-turbochargers.

The RX-7 madeCar and Drivermagazine'sTen Best listfive times and more than 800,000 were manufactured over its lifetime.[1]

ContentsFirst generation (SA22C/FB)EditSA/FBOverviewAlsocalledProductionDesignerBody and chassisBodystylePowertrainEngineTransmissionDimensionsWheelbaseLengthWidthHeightCurbweight
Mazda Savanna RX-7
471,018 produced[1]
Matasaburo Maeda (1976)
2 doorcoupe
  • 1146cc12A
  • 1146cc12Aturbo
  • 1308cc13B RE-EGI
  • 5-speedmanual
  • 4-speedmanual
  • 3-speedautomatic
  • 4-speedautomatic
2,420mm (95in)
4,285mm (169in)
1,675mm (66in)
1,260mm (50in)
1,000–1,100kg (2,300–2,500lb)

Series 1 (1978–1980) is commonly referred to as the "SA22C" from the first alphanumerics of thevehicle identification number. In Japan it was introduced in March 1978, replacing theSavanna RX-3, and joined Mazda's only other remaining rotary engine powered products, called theMazda Cosmowhich was a two-doorluxury coupe, and theMazda Luceluxury sedan.

The lead designer at Mazda wasMatasaburo Maeda, whose son, Ikuo, would go on to design theMazda2andMazda RX-8.[2]The transition of the Savanna to a sports car appearance reflected products from other Japanese manufacturers. The advantage the RX-7 had was its minimal size and weight, and the compact rotary engine installed behind the front axle, which helped balance the front to rear weight distribution, and provide a low center of gravity.

In Japan, sales were enhanced by the fact that the RX-7 complied with Japanese Governmentdimension regulations, and Japanese buyers were not liable for yearly taxes for driving a larger car. The rotary engine had financial advantages to Japanese consumers in that the engine displacement remained below 1.5 litres, a significant determination when paying the Japanese annualroad taxwhich kept the obligation affordable to most buyers, while having more power than the traditional inline engines.

In May 1980, Mazda released a limited production run of special North American models known as the Leathersport Models. This package was essentially an uprated GS model with added LS badges on each B-pillar, special striping, and LS-only gold anodized wheels (with polished outer face and wheel rim). All LS editions came equipped with special LS-only full brown leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped shift knob, removable sunroof, LS-specific four-speaker AM/FM stereo radio with power antenna (though listed as a six-speaker stereo, as the two rear dual voice coil speakers were counted as four speakers in total), remote power door side mirrors, and other standard GS equipment. Two primary options were also available; a three-speed JATCO 3N71B automatic transmission and air conditioning. Other GS options such as cassette tape deck, splash guards, padded center console arm rest and others could be added by the dealer. The LS model was only ever available in three different exterior colors: Aurora White, Brilliant Black, and Solar Gold. No official production records are known to exist or to have been released. This series of RX-7 had exposed steel bumpers and a high-mounted indentation-located license plate, called by Werner Buhrer ofRoad & Trackmagazine a "Baroque depression."

Mazda RX-7 Series 2 (US)

The Series 2 (1981–1983) had integrated plastic-covered bumpers, wide black rubber body side moldings, wraparound taillights and updated engine control components. While marginally longer overall, the new model was 135lb (61kg) lighter in federalized trim.[3]The four-speed manual option was dropped for 1981 as well, while the gas tank grew larger and the dashboard was redesigned, including a shorter gear stick mounted closer to the driver.[3]In 1983, the 130mph speedometer returned for the RX-7. The GSL package provided optional four-wheel disc brakes, front ventilated (Australian model) and clutch-type rearlimited slip differential(LSD). Known as the "FB" in North America after theUS Department of Transportationmandated 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number changeover. For various other markets worldwide, the 1981–1985 RX-7 retained the 'SA22C' VIN prefix. In the UK, the 1978–1980 series 1 cars carried the SA code on the vehicle VIN but all later cars (1981–1983 series 2 & 1984–1985 series 3) carried the FB code and these first generation RX-7's are known as the "FB". The license-plate surround looks much like Buhrer's "Styling Impressions."

In Europe, the FB was mainly noticed for having received a power increase from the 105PS (77kW) of the SA22; the 1981 RX-7 now had 115PS (85kW) on tap. European market cars also received four-wheel disc brakes as standard.[4]

1984–1985 Mazda RX-7 (Series 3; Australia)

The Series 3 (1984–1985) featured an updated lower front fascia. North American models received a different instrument cluster. GSL package was continued into this series, but Mazda introduced the GSL-SE sub-model. The GSL-SE had afuel-injected1.3L13B RE-EGIengine producing 135hp (101kW) and 135lb⋅ft (183N⋅m). GSL-SEs had much the same options as the GSL (clutch-type rear LSD and rear disc brakes), but the brake rotors were larger, allowing Mazda to use the more common lug nuts (versus bolts), and a new bolt pattern of 4x114.3 (4x4.5"). Also, they had upgraded suspension with stiffer springs and shocks. The externaloil coolerwas reintroduced, after being dropped in the 1983 model-year for the controversial "beehive" water-oil heat exchanger.

The 1984 RX-7 GSL h500as an estimated 29 highway miles per gallon (8.11 litres per 100km) /19 estimated city miles per gallon (12.37 l/100km). According to Mazda, its rotary engine, licensed by NSU-Wankel allowed the RX-7 GSL to accelerate from 0 to 50 (80km/h) in 6.3 seconds.Kelley Blue Book, in its January–February 1984 issue, noted that a 1981 RX-7 GSL retained 93.4% of its original sticker price.

More Mazda classic cars for sale
1984 Mazda RX-7
Year: 1984
Mileage: 134,655
1984 Mazda Rx7 GS 1.3L
Year: 1984
Mileage: 181859
1984 Mazda RX7
Year: 1984
Mileage: 299,000
1984 mazda rx-7 gs 1.1l
Year: 1984
Mileage: 104087
1984 Mazda Rx-7 odo. 360,000
Year: 1984
Mileage: 330000
1984 Mazda RX-7 GS
Year: 1984
Mileage: 164206
Year: 1984
Mileage: 116,000
1984 Mazda Rx-7 GSL
Year: 1984
Mileage: 92,000
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3l
Year: 1984
Mileage: 72000
Year: 1984
Mileage: 112,000