In-CRED-IB-LE!!!!!!!!!!!1. Amazing condition2. Great choosing of details to focus on. Love the interior, mirror and ID tag shots.3. Love the tailgate shot!Don't know how you keep doing this. Really, too cool.
Basically what Anon said. Great to see an unmolested Rotary pickup.
I wonder what something in this condition would sell for on the open market.. would love to have one!
I still find it amazing that you found another one. these are supposed to be super rare. I have never seen one in real life yet here's the second one you guys found out in the urban wild. never thought people still drove them as dd's all the ones I see in the internet are restored and shined up like new for car shows like the JCCS. this one has some cool stripes and the outside looks fantastic. what a find.
My favorite one posted so far (but the others are awesome too!). Love the stripes, big circular rear lights, and that grill. That "ROTARY POWERED" lettering is awesome; bright blue on a black and white truck and huge. Love the black steel rims with chrome caps and nuts. What's that little box in front of the rear wheel for? Great find. Mazdas are probably my favorite minitrucks.
@seattleO, that is the battery door. you can see the cradle for the battery underneath the bottom edge of the door. I forgot why they put it here, but it's the strangest location for a battery I have ever seen.
I believe the battery was placed behind the cab to satisfy safety requirements of full size trucks in Japan. However it was only sold in North America...and "Full Size" is somewhat of a joke if you've ever seen one in person.As far as finding one original and unmolested? They pop up on Craigslist and eBay regularly, but usually with light modifications and missing original parts. There are two on Craigslist right now in decent condition. One in Colorado and another in Arizona. A fixer-upper might cost you $2-5k. A restored example will go from $8-15k depending on how original it is. Parts are hard to find if you aren't on the west coast but there is a small community of owners and enthusiasts willing to help new owners find what they need.
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