The third and final generation of the Mazda RX-7 was produced over a decade-long period from 1992–2002. Boasting more voluptuous and rounded bodywork over its predecessors, its major mechanical differentiation from the first two generations of RX-7 was that this would be the first mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharged vehicle from Japan. The turbos helped to bring horsepower to 252 bhp, which was possible due to varying the delivery of boost within the turbochargers, with one providing boost at low revs and the second to kick in under hard acceleration higher in the rev range.
According to its original service manual, this RX-7 was delivered new to Robert Schoon of Holland, Michigan, in March 1993. What makes this RX-7 so desirable is that it remained in Schoon’s ownership until it was purchased by its current owner and exported to Switzerland in 2017. Presented today in beautifully original condition, the car has travelled less than 600 miles over the course of the last seven years, according to accompanying service invoices. Prior to, the car accumulated under 4,500 miles from 1997–2012, as Mr. Schoon undoubtedly realized that his prized RX-7 was quickly earning collector car status.
Named Motor Trend magazine’s Import Car of the Year and one of Car and Driver’s Ten Best in 1993, the FD-generation RX-7 proved to be a wonderful swansong for the model and has proved to be popular with fans of Japanese sports cars worldwide. Finding a low-mileage example can be difficult, and finding one that has been enjoyed by just two owners from new is harder still. As such, this example warrants serious consideration and would be an astute acquisition in any collection of 1990s sports cars.