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Unicorn JDM: 1973 Mazda Familia Rotary Coupe GS / R100

January 13, 2018

At the 49th Rotary Festival (in Kyushu) I got to see just my 2nd Familia Rotary Coupe up close. The first one I'd seen at Mazda Headquarters in Hiroshima in 2012.

The SPB/STA/STB/SPC/M10A/BPBV/BTAV/BTBV/BPCV/BPB55/BTA65 Series Familia was built from Nov 1967 to Sep 1973. This Familia coupe was built in 1973. It has a 982cc rotary engine.

More information: Wikipedia - Mazda Familia

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