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A sublime Mazda RX-8 (230) enthusiast owned and only 11,939 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 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; Winning Blue metallic paintwork, leather upholstery pack with driver’s power seat and heated front seats. Genuine Mazda RX-8 accessories; Rear under deflector, front air dam skirt, side air dam skirt, front mudflaps, space saver wheel and carrier kit, twin sports exhaust, rotary crest in polished aluminium, leather gear knob, tailored car mat set, indoor car cover.
Finished in factory cost optional and original Winning Blue Metallic, (Code 27B), the paint finish is simply stunning with a gorgeous bright shine throughout the unique bodywork which features many subtle design cues to celebrate the rotary engine. This pampered example has lived inside a garage underneath a genuine Mazda indoor car cover. 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. Extensive genuine Mazda body styling features are perfectly preserved and only few very light frontal stone chips are visible. Professionally applied Lanoguard underside treatment ensures total peace of mind for bodywork preservation. An outstanding example having covered just 11,939 miles from new, the car is now sixteen years old yet you could be forgiven for thinking this was a 2006 showroom model!
This high specification example was ordered with luxurious factory optional Black Leather which 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 electric and heated seats and ice-cold climate control. All door shuts are pristine with factory labels and inner panel chassis number stickers. The ultra-critical eye will find nothing other than a few scratches to the top of the gear knob. A showroom 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. Benefitting from a large history file with the last service carried out in April 2023 at 11,011 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 perfectly with a fabulous engine sound.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 18 x 8JJ five-spoke alloy wheels are in superb order with only light markings. Matching premium Bridgestone Potenza 225/45 R18 tyres are fitted and both the original tyre fluid and compressor as well as the space saver wheel and carrier kit are present. The sophisticated Anti-Lock System (ABS) features discs to all four wheels to offer powerful, assured and safe braking power.
Supplied new on the 30th January 2007 by Brooklyn Mazda Cheltenham, this exceptional example has had just two owners from new and covered only 11,939 miles with full-service history. The new vehicle order form in the history file is made out to the first owner and confirms the factory specified options and price paid of £20,990. Both owners from new are Mazda RX-8 Owners Club members and their devoted care for the car is clearly evident.
The comprehensive service history file will assure the next owner with nine evidenced services carried out, the most recent being a major service at a rotary specialist including new spark plugs and coil packs at a cost of £1,759.54. Prior to this the car was serviced at Boston Rotary whereby a precautionary compression test was carried out with healthy readings confirming the engine in fine order. All service invoices and previous MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2010 are neatly filed chronologically. The original Mazda leather wallet holds all handbooks, dealership literature and service book and two keys. Completing the history file is the original RX-8 brochure, specification booklet and accessories booklet. Meeting every ardent enthusiast requirement in terms of ownership, mileage, history, condition and originality, this example is difficult to surpass.
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