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A Mazda RX-8 (230) with full main dealer history and just 8,510 miles.
Aluminium construction body, Freestyle door system, rear lip spoiler, flip-open rear quarter windows, Dynamic Stability Control, Super LSD (limited slip differential), front and side airbags, curtain airbags, ISOFIX child seat system to rear seats, Thatcham Cat 1 alarm and immobiliser, air conditioning with climate control, premium BOSE 9 speaker audio with 6-CD autochanger, rear seat ‘boot through’ box in centre. RX-8 (230) features; 6-speed manual transmission, Xenon headlamps, automatic headlamp levelling, headlamp washer jets, aluminium pedal set, aluminium driver’s footrest. Factory options; Velocity Red Mica paintwork, leather upholstery pack with driver’s power seat and heated front seats, DVD satellite navigation. Dealer options; Front and rear tailored carpet mats, Supaguard Protection.
Finished in factory cost optional and desirable Velocity Red Mica, (Code 27A), the finish is simply stunning with a gorgeous bright shine throughout the uniquely designed bodywork with graceful lines and curves. All body panels are pin straight and free from damage and the stylish trim is perfect, as are all crystal-clear lamp clusters and Xenon lenses. An outstanding example having covered just 8,510 miles from new whereby its pampered existence began with the expensive Supaguard paintwork preservation treatment when new. The underside and wheel arch apertures are amazing. Now eighteen years old, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a 2004 showroom model!
This high specification example was ordered with all but one, (the sunroof), of the available factory optional equipment. Trimmed in luxurious factory optional Red/Black Leather and also benefitting from Supaguard treatment, the interior is justifiably described as pristine and commensurate with the ultra-low mileage. The quirky Freestyle door system allows easy access to the rear seats which offers real adult 2+2 accommodation. Absolutely all equipment, functions and displays operate precisely as they should including the DVD satellite navigation, electric heated seats and ice-cold climate control. All door shuts are pristine with factory labels and inner panel chassis number stickers. A perfect RX-8 (230) interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary RENESIS Wankel rotary engine utilises two 654cc rotor units and this example is the more powerful 230bhp version. The rear-wheel-drive configuration offers real sports car handing with a top speed of 146mph and 0-62mph in just 6.4 seconds with perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Benefitting from full Mazda main dealer service history with the last service carried out at 7,774 miles, the car performs seamlessly in every respect and the engine bay itself is pristine and totally standard. The 6-speed (6MT) transmission is precise and suits the driving dynamics with that unforgettable engine sound.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 18 x 8JJ five-spoke alloy wheels are perfect and shod in the original factory Bridgestone Potenza 225/45 R18 tyres which show masses of tread. The sophisticated Anti-Lock System (ABS) Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) features discs to all four wheels to offer powerful, assured and safe braking power.
Supplied new on the 1st March 2004 by Warrington Mazda, this exceptional example has essentially had one owner from new and covered just 8,510 miles with full service history from the Mazda main dealer network. The car was a dream come true for Mr Yates who had always wanted an RX-8 in top of the range 230 form. The car remained in Mr Yates care until October 2022 whereby only upon his sad passing did ownership pass into his wife’s name.
The Mazda service history speaks for itself with all paperwork, service invoices and previous MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2007 is neatly filed chronologically. The original Mazda leather wallet holds all handbooks, dealership literature and service book plus three sets of keys. Completing the history file is the original RX-8 brochure, specification booklet and price list. Meeting every collector desired credentials in terms of ownership, mileage, history, condition and originality, it is difficult to comprehend finding a more superior example. Exceptional in every respect.
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