Posts Tagged ‘rx-3’

Wotary Wagons – 1974 Mazda RX-3 and RX-4

December 7, 2015

You have to admire a company that commits to a concept as seriously as Mazda did with the rotary engine in the early 1970s. And not only did they do that, but they came up with several attractive cars in which to house their engines – even the pickup is one of the better looking compact trucks of its time. What’s more is, instead of keeping the cool, weird stuff to themselves in Japan, they sent it to some lucky North Americans who were blissfully unaware of the upcoming oil crisis. The RX-3 was the most popular of Mazda’s rotary products, though you wouldn’t think it was, given the survival rate. Check out this 1974 Mazda RX-3 wagon for sale for $3000 in Olympia, WA.

1974 Mazda RX-3 Wagon 2 left front


Little Blue Wagon – 1973 Mazda RX-3

June 25, 2014

You have to admire Mazda for their commitment to the rotary engine. As we’ve seen with other engineering-driven companies, their solutions don’t always contribute to the financial health of the company, but they sure do make for some interesting products any well-rounded car enthusiast cannot overlook. Right now, the rotary is down for the count, with the RX-8 having run its course with no immediate replacement, but Mazda still claims to be working on future evolutions of the rotary. Back in the 1970s, Mazda had a whole lineup of rotary-powered cars, from compact coupe to pickup truck. You can find this 1973 Mazda RX-3 wagon for sale for $3500 in Pittsburgh/Antioch, CA.

1973 Mazda RX-3 wagon left front