Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 33
 

2006 Mazda RX-8
No Reserve

Sold for £1,462

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: MV06 XHO
Chassis No: JMZSE17N200139481
MOT: November 2022

  • Low mileage example with a mere 36,646 miles from new (atoc)
  • Only three former keepers and current registered ownership since 2017
  • Offered with original owner's manual and several previous MOT certificates
  • Surely a classic of the future?

The RX-8 continued Mazda’s long association with Wankel rotary power and its 1.3-litre RENESIS engine came in two main variants - standard (191bhp) and high power (238bhp). Power was put to the road through either 4 or 5-speed automatic or either 5 or 6-speed manual gearboxes. It is worth noting here that the UK DVLA considered this rotary engine to be equivalent to 2.6-litre displacement for taxation purposes. One of the distinctive features of the RX-8 was its lack of B-pillars and rear-hinged back half-doors giving better access to the rear seats. What historically might have been called ‘suicide doors’, Mazda referred to as ‘freestyle’. Unlike many four-seat sports cars that are at best a 2+2, the RX-8 can seat four adults in comfort.

This low mileage example displays a mere 36,646 miles from new (atoc). Surely a classic of the future, this pretty example is offered in Silver. With 189bhp (192 PS) it was said to be able to achieve 0-60mph in 7 seconds via the 5-speed manual transmission and a smooth rotary engine. With 3 former keepers, it has been in current ownership since 2017. First registered on 8th March 2006, it is offered with an owner’s manual and wallet with some past MOTs; it has a current MOT until November 2022 with no advisories. The current V5C is present.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

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