1974 Mazda Rotary Pickup REPU

1974 Mazda Rotary Pickup

Technical specifications of Mazda Rotary Pickup 1974

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Item location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Make: Mazda
Model: Rotary Pickup
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1974
Mileage: 87,899
VIN: pa136-150452
Color: Blue
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Rare collectors car1/1600 imported from 1974 -1977Made in Japan: HiroshimaCar was in storage for 20 yearsCar is in mint conditionOnly a few left runingCar interior is original and mintOne owner original titlemore information:Rotary Pickup[edit]Mazda Rotary Pickup

The Rotary Pickup (REPU) was the world's first and onlyWankel-enginedpickup truck. It was sold from 1974 to 1977 and appears to only have been available in the US and Canada.[10]The Rotary-Engined Pickup (REPU) had a four-port 1.3-liter13Bfour-barrel carbureted engine,[11]flared fenders, a battery mounted under the bed, a different dash, a front grille, and round taillights.

It is estimated that just over 15,000 units were built. Most were made for the 1974 model year (PA136 chassis), but the effect of the energy crisis on sales caused Mazda to restamp many of the 1974 models with a prefix "S", designating them as 1975 models; (SPA136). Approximately 700 units were built for the 1976 model year, when the four-speed manual transmission was upgraded to a five-speed. Mazda invested in a moderate redesign for the 1977 model (PA236), updating its electrical systems and adding 4 inches (100mm) cab stretch for increased comfort. About 3,000 units were manufactured, after which the REPU was discontinued due to poor sales.

Road & Trackmagazine was impressed with its "smooth, quiet power" and "nice" interior.[12]The vehicle retailed for aboutUS$3,500(equivalent to $17,368 in 2017); its observed fuel economy was 16.5 miles per US gallon (14.3L/100km; 19.8mpg‑imp). Most of the trucks are found on the west coast of the US; they continue to be sought out by enthusiasts. Like many Mazda rotary vehicles, the REPU was raced. It took third place in the 1976SCCAMojave 24 Hour Rally driven byMalcolm Smithand Jack Sreenan.[13]

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