Felix Wankel is Turning (Eccentrically) in His Grave

Felix Wankel is Turning (Eccentrically) in His Grave

1986 Mazda RX7

The Mazda RX7 has been a very popular car for racers and tuners for decades, mostly due to the cars’ light weight, combined with the unusual rotary engine fitted up front.

The Chevrolet LS series of engines has similarly become revered for great power, and a compact size for a big V8, meaning engine swaps are prevalent.

Naturally the two shall meet. Shame the builder of this LS-swapped RX7 couldn’t fit a lower intake, keeping the hood intact. This would be a wonderful sleeper. There is evidence of corner-cutting elsewhere, including the reclining sport seats pilfered from a Mitsubishi.

No worries, though, as low-buck speed has been a tradition for years. The new owner can sort those bits out–this looks like a fun project for not much money.

It’s on eBay in Texas.

1986 Mazda RX7 interior 1986 Mazda RX7 engine

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