Wasabi Classics owns a complete collection of Mazda LHD rotary coupes which covers all production line from 1970 to 2011. These is a unique part of automotive history that we try to restore and preserve. We found and bought these cars in different parts of the world – USA, Canada, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands.
We also have one RHD car from Japan – Cosmo 110S which was the first Mazda’s rotary car produced. The concours quality restoration work is planned to be completed in 2018 with 12 cars ready to participate in different classic events.
A prototype was firstly introduced at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show. The Cosmo Sport proudly showcased both Mazda’s first production rotary vehicle as well as the first two-rotor rotary engine in the world.
Mazda RX-85 Concept, 1967. A prototype for the second generation Familia coupe, which was the first and only Familia generation to be offered with a rotary engine.
One of 976: 1970 Mazda Luce R130
The Luce R130 was produced from October 1969 to 1972. It used a 1.3-liter 13A engine, which produced 126 hp.
Rotary Coupe, 1970. The first generation Capella was available with 12A rotary engine. Internationally the rotary version was sold as the RX-2.
The RX3 is based upon the Mazda Familia 808 platform (in some countries called 818), but then powered by a rotary engine instead of the inline 4 of the 808/818. The Mazda Savanna RX3 also had a big racing history
Mazda released the Series 1 RX-4 (named the Luce in Japan) in October 1972...
RX-4 was scored on Road & Track magazine’s ten-best list for “Best Sports Sedan, $3500-6500” in 1975...
The Cosmo was Mazda’s largest rotary-powered coupe, based on the LA series Mazda Luce. It was available with the 12A and 13B engines. The Mazda RX-5 is easily the most unloved “RX” car ever sold.
First series of Mazda RX-7 was fitted with the 12A engine. The transition of the Savana to a sports car appearance reflected products from other Japanese manufacturers. The advantage the RX-7 had was its minimal size and weight, and the compact rotary engine installed behind the front axle, which helped balance the front to rear weight distribution, and provide a low center of gravity.
The second generation RX-7 (“FC”) featured a complete restyling reminiscent of the Porsche 924. Mazda’s stylists, led by Chief Project Engineer Akio Uchiyama, focused on the Porsche 924
The third generation of the RX-7, FD, featured an updated body design. The 13B-REW was the first-ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system
The R3 version was introduced for the 2009 year model. The R3 package added slightly improved suspension over the base model by adding Bilstein shock absorbers and a foam filled front cross member to improve rigidity.