Mazda R130 Coupe

Mazda Technology: This highly refined personal coupe based on the prototype Mazda RX-87, was announced in 1968 at the 15th Tokyo Motor Show. It featured a frontengine, front-wheel-drive configuration and went on sale in October 1969. Its elegantly designed Italian-style body was graced with streamlined curves and shapely sculptured lines, without the then-popular front quarter windows. The type 13A rotary engine generating 126PS at 6000 rpm boasted outstanding performance; it was extremely quiet and fit right into the trend of high-speed driving becoming popular at the time.