You need this: $2000 Challenge-famous, V8-swapped RX-7

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Sep 26, 2023 | $2000 Challenge, Mazda, rx-7, v8 swap, Mazda RX-7, Cars For Sale

Photography Credit: Jeremey Randolph

Track it? Drift it? Restore it for the $2000 Challenge museum?

Longtime $2000 Challenge participant Jeremey Randolph is selling Jonathan Whitaker’s V8-powered Mazda RX-7. Jonathan debuted this car at the $2000 Challenge in 2020 where it finished fifth while running an 11.961 in the quarter.

Before the car’s return the following year, it ran a 10.1 at 139 mph.

At the big event, though, two rods decided to leave home, seizing the engine. Jonathan dragged it to the concours with a tow rope.

Jeremey has since installed an LT1, but the project needs finishing. Asking price for this V8-swapped 1987 Mazda RX-7 is $3900.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/26/23 1:07 p.m.

And now this one keeps showing up in my Marketplace results. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/26/23 1:23 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

It's clearly a sign 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/26/23 2:51 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Totally. Can I keep it at your house? 

DavyZ New Reader
9/27/23 3:00 p.m.

Park it on the grass in the front yard, baby.  Pure classss

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