Mazda RX3-SP Advert

in #cars4 years ago (edited)

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This is a 1970's ad for the sports version of the Mazda RX3, the SP. The RX3 used Mazda's rotary, or Wankel engine, the 12A version with twin rotors. This was coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The RX3 already had a long racing history when this version was released.
The engine came with a 5 year 75,000 mile warranty, such was Mazdas confidence in the reliability of the powerplant.

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Never seen this little beauty before. The decals look to really suit it. Any idea on the bhp?

[sorry, that was a dozy question lol]

I think this model is 130bhp, pretty good for a 1200cc 70’s car. MPG don’t ask...

Decent poke then for a 70s motor :)
Probably left 98% of other cars for dust back then.
Mmm,...... a BMC 1974 Vanden Plas 1100 with a whopping 55bhp and a 0-60 time of 21s.......... no contest lol

Haha yeah it’s amazing those old cars could move at all 😂
I’ve had a few 60’s, 70’s and 80’s cars, gonna make a list and do some posts about them.

Most of them didn't start, never mind move lol.
The number of times I was late for school cos my mate's mother's MGB refused to fire up.

Good solid British Empire engineering mate 😂

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