CC Outtake: None Too Common

The gen 2 RX-7 is another car (like so many) that’s overdue for a CC (anybody out there have personal experience with one?). But I did just stumble across this single shot of a convertible version, which was always a bit of an outsider. It wasn’t exactly made in large quantities, presumably because by this time, the Miata was mopping up the roadster market. The RX-7 cant properly be called a rag-top tough, since it had an odd top that included a hard panel over one’s head. Maybe some 5000 were ever exported to the states.

Mazda got it all backwards; they should have made a roadster version of the gen1 RX-7; now that would have been a hoot, and a real predecessor to the Miata. Oh well.