Mazda Rotary Pickup

Rotary Pickup It was marketed as ‘The pickup with pickup’. The star of this truck, hence the name, is its rotary engine. It was an 80 CID 4bbl 2-Rotor type. Horsepower was 110 and torque was 117. It was backed with either a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed automatic unit. The rear axle ratio […]
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Mazda GLC

GLC The name literally stood for ‘Great Little Car’. It arrived for 1977 to compete with established subcompacts in North America. The GLC sat on a modest 91 inch wheelbase. The sole body style at first was a 3-door hatchback. Its drivetrain layout was front engine, rear wheel drive. The engine was a 1272cc SOHC […]
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Mazda RX-7

RX-7 In 1978, the RX-7 arrived as a 1979 model year vehicle. However, the earliest versions are sometimes called 1978 cars. It overlapped the last of the RX-3 in the lineup which it eventually replaced. The shape of the body is very reminiscent of the Porsche 924. In inaugural advertising, RX-7 was compared to the […]
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Mazda RX-3

RX-3 The RX-3 was in its third model year in 1973. Available body styles were coupe, sedan, or station wagon, all of which sat on a short wheelbase of 91 inches. These cars were unique because they were powered with a 70 CID 2-Rotor engine. It made 90hp and 96 ft/lb of torque. Due the […]
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Ford Courier

Courier The Ford Courier was based on the Mazda pickup. It was only available in 2 wheel drive. In 1973, the Ford Courier was in its second model year. While it was a smaller truck, it ‘tried’ to take on the look of the fullsize models. The generation lasted through the 1976 model year. Also […]
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