Old magazine advert for Mazda RX-7 GS Sports Car. Circa 1980.
The 1980 Mazda RX-7 GS
Just one look is all if takes to appreciate the exceptional value of the Mazda RX-7 versus Datsun 280ZX or Porsche 924.
As remarkable as the Mazda RX-7 is on its own merits, it looks all the better when compared with the competition. Because the sleek, aerodynamic RX-7 is virtually everything you could want in a refined sports car—at an almost unbelievable price.
It can reach 0-50 in 6.3 seconds. Its inherently compact rotary engine is placed behind the front axle, for ideal weight distribution and superb handling.
In auto racing, a specially prepared RX-7 won its class at the Daytona 24-hour race. Another RX-7 set a world speed record at Bonneville.
The smoothness of the rotary engine makes the RX-7 a quiet sports car. All this performance from a car that can attain excellent gas mileage on the open road.
17 EST.mpg 28 EST.** hwy mpg
But the front mid-engine RX-7 offers infinitely more than performance. It also provides extraordinary comfort.
So if you know what you want in a sports car, and you don’t want to pay a king’s ransom to get it, take a look at the RX-7 GS or S Model. The beautifully-styled, high-mileage, high-performance sports cars from Mazda.
You’re also going to like the looks of RX-7 GS standard features.
AM/FM stereo radio with power antenna • Side-window demisters Cut-pile carpeting Tinted glass • 5-speed • Tachometer • Styled steel wheels • Steel-belted radial tires Front and rear stabilizer bars • Ventilated front disc and finned rear drum brakes with power assist • Electric remote hatch release. 3-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, aluminum wheels and sun roof available as options.
*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for GS Model shown. S Model $7495. Slightly higher in California. Actual prices established by dealers. Taxes, license, freight, optional equipment, and any other dealer charges are extra. (Wide alloy wheels shown $275-$295.) All prices subject to change without notice.
**EPA estimates for comparison purposes for GS Model with 5-spd. Trans. The mileage you get may vary depending on how fast you drive, the weather, and trip length. The actual highway mileage will probably be less. California, 16 estimated mpg, 27 estimated highway mpg.
Mazda’s rotary engine licensed by NSU-WANKEL
The more you look, the more you like.
Old magazine ad for PAN AM airlines. Circa 1979.
Travel in style.
Dine in style.
Pan Am’s big 747′s have a First Class dining room upstairs – the only one in the air.
It’s not just another restaurant but a very special place to dine, with the kind of food you’d expect among the stars *****. There’s a full menu to chose from – the roast beef, freshly cooked, is carved at your table. And there is a selection of fine wines and liqueurs.
Like the best restaurants, you have to book early. So ask your Travel Agent to reserve your table when he books your flight across the Atlantic.
It’s all part of Pan Am’s World.
PAN AM logo
The world’s most experienced airline.
Old magazine ad for Volkwagen Rabbit. Circa 1980
HOW DOES THE MAN WHO DRIVES THE SNOWPLOW DRIVE TO THE SNOWPLOW?
This one drives a Volkswagen Rabbit.
Now. We would love to tell you what a brilliant choice he made.
How many different cars he checked out. How smart he was to choose a Rabbit.
But the fact is, he didn’t have much of a choice at all. A snowplow driver has two crucial needs:
1) Easy starts in the middle of winter.
2) very good maneuverability in very bad weather.
Which means he needs both fuel injection for those starts and front-wheel drive for that maneuverability. Guess what?
With the exception of our own cars, there is only one car in the Rabbit’s class that gives you both front-wheel drive and the option of fuel injection: the Rabbit itself. And with these features it’s safe to say that only one car in this class combines the starting ease and maneuverability in snow like the Rabbit itself: the Rabbit itself.
Snowplow driver or not, we think you’ll be impressed with the way the Rabbit is put together. With its performance, its handling, its carrying capacity.
Car and Driver was very impressed: “The Rabbit does more useful and rewarding things than any other small car in the world.” Now the question is:
Does the man who drives the snowplow own a Rabbit to help him do his job?
Or does he do his job to help him own a Rabbit?.
VOLKSWAGEN DOES IT AGAIN
© 1980 VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA