Mazda Montego Blue RX7 | FD3S

1995 Mazda RX-7 - Montego Blue M8/2A

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Montego Blue RX-7 is ready to be delivered


Regardless of the color, we all remember Initial D, right? The RX7, in general, has a special place in every JDM fan’s heart because of that white FD and the yellow FC, drifting along with the AE86. To put it mildly, icons of the 90’s JDM car and tuning culture. Anyway, here at Carzwerk, we’ve had the pleasure of working on a Montego Blue RX7 FD. We’ll dive into the RX7 history and then we’ll also get to the Carzwerk part of the story.


Why We Love A Montego Blue RX7

The Mazda RX7 FD series holds a special place in automotive history as one of the most beloved sports cars ever produced. It was during this period that Mazda introduced significant technological advancements such as sequential twin-turbocharging and innovative rotary engine designs. 

The Mazda Montego Blue RX7 holds a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts, and at Carzwerk, we understand why. The mesmerizing beauty of this iconic vehicle is further enhanced by its stunning Montego Blue exterior. This iconic Mazda model, particularly when adorned in the mesmerizing shade of Montego Blue, captures the imagination and admiration of enthusiasts worldwide. The distinctive color, known for its deep and lustrous appearance, adds an air of sophistication to an already legendary sports car. The allure of a Montego Blue RX7 is undeniable.

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RX7 Montego Blue Paint Code: M8/2A

The RX7 Montego Blue paint code, also referred to as 33V or M8Y, is sought after by collectors and fans alike who appreciate its uniqueness and rarity. One cannot help but be captivated by the striking presence of a Montego Blue RX7 on the road. 

The Montego Blue paint code, often associated with Mazda vehicles, is a distinctive automotive paint color, but it’s actually not unique to the RX7 series. The little brother, in the shape of the Miata, shares the M8/2A color code. One would think that the later blue on the RX8 would also be a Montego blue and it would make sense for the RX8 to inherit the color, but unfortunately, the RX8 only received a Racing Blue.

The highly sought after Montego Blue has garnered interest for custom automotive painting applications. This color not only accentuates the sleek curves and aggressive lines of any car, but as mentioned before, also adds a touch of sophistication to the overall appearance. When it comes to finding a Montego Blue RX7, enthusiasts are often on the lookout for specific years and models that perfectly embody the essence of this captivating color.


RX7 Montego Blue Metallic Finish

The allure of the Montego Blue metallic finish cannot be overstated either. Its deep and lustrous tone effortlessly glimmers under sunlight, elevating the RX7’s visual appeal to new heights. 

Whether cruising on city streets or tearing up the track, an RX7 adorned in this mesmerizing hue deserves attention at every turn. In order to fully appreciate the significance of the Montego Blue RX7, it’s essential to delve into the rich history of Mazda’s renowned sports car.

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Carzwerk Story: 1995 Mazda RX7 FD3S

Our team has meticulously restored and customized numerous vehicles over the years. We’ve had the privilege to work on a 1995 Mazda RX7 FD, the last model year for the FD3S. Transforming this stock 1995 paint was a challenge and no inch of the body was left untouched. The Best Rotary Award at the Dublin Mazda Meet 2016 is the best testament to our work. Yes, anyone can brag about the quality of their work, but when the cars we work on win awards, our hearts grow just like the Grinch’s heart.

So pun intended, let’s get into the details. The overall paint has been restored and enhanced by a multi-stage paint correction process. Montego blue can be a very deep color, and we brought the best of it into the spotlight. One could argue that multiple layers of ceramic coating would further enhance and protect the paint, but we’ve decided to go with the Infinity Wax from Kamikaze Collection. For specific cars, especially collectibles, the Infinity Wax is the better choice as it bridges the gap between the traditional and natural shine of wax and the protection of a ceramic coating.


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Paint defects under the inspection lighting

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Before and after paint correction

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Showcase our Paint correction progress


Paint correction specific masking tape imported from Japan are used in our shop.

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Kamikaze Collection Infinity Wax is the choice for this Montego Blue FD RX-7


Everyone likes a clean and shiny pair of shoes, right? Similarly, the wheels received multiple layers of ceramic coating to protect them from the harshness of the elements. The tires received a layer of matte tire shine to complete the show-winning look.

One would think that our work on this 1997 RX7 FD was complete, but a car doesn’t just win a show by the outside looks. For a 1997, the interior was in good condition. It needed work to regain its OEM look, so special care was taken to restore and protect every surface meticulously. Among the Alcantara Bride seats, shift boot and knob, dashboard, and floor mats, no detail was overlooked in ensuring that the cabin was also show winning worthy. 

We paid close attention to enhancing the overall appearance of this extraordinary vehicle by applying ceramic coating. This protective layer not only added an unparalleled level of gloss and shine but also acted as a shield against environmental contaminants such as dust, dirt, and UV rays. We even added wheel ceramic coating, a service you don’t want to exclude if you want your RX7’s tires and brake calipers to last.

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Wheel Ceramic Coating for this set of SSR wheels

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Interior treatment for this RX7


A Brief History of The Mazda RX7

Introduced in 1978 as a successor to the popular Savanna RX3, the Mazda RX7 quickly established itself as an icon within the automotive world. Its sleek design, rear-wheel drive layout, and rotary engine made it a formidable contender among its competitors.

Now, let’s stay with the rotary engine for a brief moment. What is the main thing that comes to mind when discussing the Wankel rotary engine? Well, as most of you already know, reliability has always been a concern. Before putting the rotary in the RX7, Mazda had proven its undeniable performance in a one-in-a-million victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1991. The Mazda 787B was Mazda’s make-or-break moment with the rotary and no one ever thought that in a world dominated by Ferrari and Porsche, a small Japanese manufacturer would ever prevail. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s a story Hollywood should look into. It could be up there with Ford V Ferrari.

There’s a common theme with a lot of sports car manufacturers – they all had or still have a racing division and they bring the tech from the race track into the hands of enthusiasts in the shape of street-legal sports cars. Similarly, Mazda continued to refine and improve upon their flagship sports car model through various generations. The third-generation FD series captured enthusiasts’ imaginations with its ground-breaking design and engineering advancements. 

Mazda RX7 Models: The Best Years

The FD’s first incarnation came in 1991. Mazda calls this the third-generation RX7

and it improves on the FC lineup. The distinctive pop-up headlights that became synonymous with the RX7 FD line were indeed inherited from the FC, but let’s be honest… they look so much better on the body of the FD. This evolution continued in subsequent years, with the mid-1990s models solidifying the RX7’s reputation as a true sports car legend. At Carzwerk, we take immense pride in our work with Montego Blue RX7s. 

1993 Mazda RX7 FD

1993 marked a significant milestone for enthusiasts as Mazda introduced several impressive updates to the RX7 FD, including enhanced performance capabilities and refined aesthetics. If you’re looking for a 1993 Mazda RX7 FD for sale, you can search official Mazda dealers’ inventories here.

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The 1994 Mazda RX7 FD is highly sought after due to its seamless integration of design elements and performance prowess. Its unmistakable Montego Blue paint code makes it a rare gem among car collectors and aficionados alike.


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The combination of precise handling and potent acceleration makes every drive in this vehicle an unforgettable experience. The interior of the 1995 Mazda RX7 FD is designed with driver-focused ergonomics in mind. 


Safety features are also prioritized in this model, providing peace of mind on both spirited drives and daily commutes. Advanced technologies such as traction control systems work harmoniously with responsive brakes to deliver optimal stability and control in various driving conditions. 

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With bold styling elements like sleek lines and aggressive front fascia, coupled with advancements under the hood, this variant further solidified its reputation as a true performance machine.


Notably, another standout feature of the 1997 Mazda RX7 FD is its unique headlight design. These distinctive pop-up headlights have become synonymous with the RX-7 lineage and add to its unmistakable identity on the road. Whether they are concealed within their sleek housing or raised during nighttime driving, these headlights contribute to both functionality and aesthetics. The 1997 Mazda RX-7 FD is an automotive masterpiece in its own right. 



From Montego Blue To Innocent Blue Mica

In 2020, the same Mazda RX7 FD got some new parts, and it was time for a refresh. But is it an evolution or a revolution? The color change from Montego Blue to Innocent Blue Mica would suggest an evolution more than a revolution. A new paint job meant another multi-stage paint correction service was needed.

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Does Your Mazda RX7 Need An Update?

If your Mazda RX7 FD needs a revamp or you’re thinking of a full restoration project requiring precision craftsmanship and expertise, look no further than Carzwerk. Our dedicated team is passionate about enhancing your driving experience and ensuring your RX7 is in top-notch condition. Contact us today to schedule an update for your Mazda RX7 and let Carzwerk elevate your driving experience to new heights.

The RX-7 was sold in 1993–1995 in the U.S. and Canada. The Series 6 was rated at 255 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) and 294 N⋅m (217 lb⋅ft).
The engine was unusual for its use of twin sequential turbos. Indeed, it was amongst the first of its kind.

Engine – 1308 cc

Transmission – 5 Speed Manual or 4 Speed Automatic

Curb weight – 1,218–1,340 kg (2,685–2,954 lb)

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