Prices of used Mazda RX7’s have taken off over the past decade. It wasn’t too long ago that you could get these for very little cash, but now a clean example will often fetch over $20,000 depending on the year, condition and mileage.
Back in the 80’s the styling and performance of the Porsche 944 was so popular that it brought on a host of competitors. Most of these competitors were from Japan and they attempted to have performance and style as close to the Porsche as possible. The 944 Turbo was the top of the line in ’86 and many thought it may totally change the purist’s view toward the front engined cars.
This classic video from Motorweek from 1986 pits the turbocharged 944 against its Japanese rivals. The video shows a test of all the cars on the track. The interesting thing to note, is that today you can get a Porsche 944 Turbo for under $10,000 and that is a lot of car for the money. All of these cars are still saught after by different groups of enthusiasts.