Tuesday, February 17, 2015

5k: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: 1988 Mazda RX-7 V8

 Today marks the celebration of Mardi Gras (or Carnival/Shrove Tues) that in the American tradition involves parades with people wearing masks, consuming copious quantities of alcohol, and taking off their shirts -- particularly in the Acadian-Creole populated city of New Orleans. Mardi Gras is technically the festival of celebration in preparation for lenten fasting and penance observed in the Roman Catholic and Anglican tradition.  The name Fat Tuesday comes from the ritual clearing rich & fatty foods from the shelves of pantries in preparation for the fasting and eating bland foods for lent...but today we celebrate Fat Tuesday by finding the best cars on New Orleans craigslist.  Like this 1988 Mazda RX-7 V8 offered for $4,500 in New Orleans, LA via craigslist.

This V8 powered RX-7 will fit right in with the spirit of wearing a mask and acting like a lunatic -- its 351 cubic inch Ford V8 has been thoroughly modified with all manner of performance parts and is mated to an automatic transmission for easy hooning. 

What can you find for sale in the Big Easy that is better?  Comments below.


  1. 1974 Chevy Vega GT Wagon. Manual and from a dry state originally. No price in the ad, however.

    1. The '74-and-up Vega is a bumpered eyesore and the surgery required to return one to '72 attractiveness is gonna be painful.

    2. Did you just use the words attractiveness and Vega in the same sentence?

  2. Call for the spiechel low price:

    '52 Ford wagon. Looks buildable.



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