Mazda Rotary production numbers, 1968-1985

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Mazda Rotary production numbers, 1968-1985

#1 Post by Saru » Fri May 09, 2008 11:56 am

I came across this the other day:
http://files.windingroad.com/newsupload ... -album.pdf
which is a collection of info about Mazda Rotaries.

If you get past the initial thumbnail pics of the cars you find an interesting timeline, and a series of "rotary facts" and so on.

And then you find a table of production numbers. I'm not a fan of raw numbers. I like pictures. :)

And so, let me present, at a first stab, graphs of the production numbers of Mazda rotaries from 1968-1985, encompassing R100, RX-2, RX-3, RX-4, RX-5 and the first generation RX-7.

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The thing that I found most interesting was that the RX-3 is the 2nd most produced rotary after the first gen RX-7 (all other subsequent rotors, until the RX-8, were produced in smaller numbers than the first gen -7).


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#2 Post by Eeyore » Fri May 09, 2008 12:21 pm

=D> Well done Ben.


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#3 Post by 1980rx-7 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:24 pm

good to see rx4's rarer than rx3's and rx2's. that'll boost the prices up :)


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#4 Post by Saru » Fri May 09, 2008 12:32 pm

You can really see how the petrol crisis hit them after 1973.


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#5 Post by -Gomez- » Fri May 09, 2008 12:42 pm

Nearly 250,000 totally hand built rotary engines in 1973.....amazing :shock: .



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#6 Post by Saru » Fri May 09, 2008 1:01 pm

239,871 :shock:


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#7 Post by bumpstart » Fri May 09, 2008 1:06 pm

i have posted similar figures somewhere, right down to individual units per year
- my rx2 one of about 350 world wide that year


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#8 Post by -Gomez- » Fri May 09, 2008 1:11 pm

Ben, can you do me a favour and change that avatar?

I understand the significance.... but it's still bloody disturbing :!:



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#9 Post by Savannarx3 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:30 pm

Nice collection of figures, Ben. I can't access the original PDF from my work. Is it for export production only, or worldwide (including JDM) sales? I ask as the unique JDM market cars aren't included on the list. If export, is it all markets except JDM, or only the North American market sales?


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#10 Post by -Gomez- » Fri May 09, 2008 1:34 pm

Savannarx3 wrote:Nice collection of figures, Ben. I can't access the original PDF from my work. Is it for export production only, or worldwide (including JDM) sales? I ask as the unique JDM market cars aren't included on the list. If export, is it all markets except JDM, or only the North American market sales?
They're total production figures.



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#11 Post by Savannarx3 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:47 pm

Found it!

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=136820&hilit=production+numbers

This thread contains the link to the original list of production numbers Bumpstart had found. Saru's info is off the same site, but omits the JDM market only cars.

Don't blame me if the link is dead, I can't open it from work.


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#12 Post by -Gomez- » Fri May 09, 2008 2:06 pm

Savannarx3 wrote:Saru's info is off the same site, but omits the JDM market only cars.
What makes you say that??



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#13 Post by ScottsRX » Fri May 09, 2008 2:21 pm

1973 - The year of the Rotary



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#14 Post by Saru » Fri May 09, 2008 2:29 pm

Savannarx3 wrote:Found it!

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=136820&hilit=production+numbers

This thread contains the link to the original list of production numbers Bumpstart had found. Saru's info is off the same site, but omits the JDM market only cars.
I edited the JDM cars (ie Cosmo, R130) out :)

But here you go -- everything:

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(you can see why I edited some things out ;) )

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You can see the very limited run models have totals too small to even register on this scale...

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So I did I log scale, too. ;)

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Re: Mazda Rotary production numbers, 1968-1985

#15 Post by Savannarx3 » Fri May 09, 2008 2:53 pm

-Gomez- wrote:
Savannarx3 wrote:Saru's info is off the same site, but omits the JDM market only cars.
What makes you say that??
What makes me say that? Well, let's see... Two things spring immediately to mind.

1. His information is off the same site.
2. His information omits the JDM market only cars.

From this, I drew a conclusion, then wrote what I though to be a fairly accurate summation! :wink:

Thanks for adding all the JDM cars now, Saru. I'm a satisfied little monkey.


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