Classic Car Catalogue

Mazda 1971

R 100  
616 Capella  
RX-2 Capella  
Cosmo 110 S  



1000 and 1300

wb: 226 cm R4 cyl. ohc
985 cm³
65 hp (DIN)
R4 cyl. ohc
1270 cm³
75 hp (DIN)
Sedan 2-dr 1000 1300  
Sedan 4-dr 1000 1300  
Coupe 2-dr - 1300  
Kombi 3-dr 1000 1300  
Kombi 5-dr 1000 1300  


MAZDA 1300
Saloon: £939 (incl. P.T.)
Estate: £999 (incl. P.T.)
Mazda cars come from Hiroshima, where Japan's third largest car manufacturer is situated, and the pert little 1300 is an excellent example of the attractive range they send here. It is conventional in layout, with strut-type front suspension and a live rear axle on leaf springs. The engine is willing to run to high revs and makes the 1300 a pretty agile car, with a top speed around 90 m.p.h. achieved on a diet of two-star petrol. Standard equipment includes reclining front seats, three-speed heater, two-speed wipers, etc. The estate car has a load platform 4ft. 4 inches in length.

London show review


1300 Coupe


wb: 226 cm 2x-wankel
491 cm³
110 hp (SAE)
Coupe 2-dr Coupe
Sedan 4-dr Familia SS


R 100 Coupe

R 100 Familia Rotary SS

R 100 Coupe


Capella 616

wb: 247 cm 4 cyl.
1586 cm³
106 hp (SAE)
Sedan 4-dr        
Coupe 2-dr        



Capella RX-2

wb: 247 cm   Wankel
2x573 cm³
120 hp (DIN)
Sedan 4-dr          
Coupe 2-dr          


MAZDA RX-2 £1,627 (incl. P.T.)
A Wankel rotary engine is used to power this Japanese four-door sports saloon with considerable smoothness and flexibility, not to mention remarkable verve! Top speed is around 113 miles an hour, and a 0-60 time of under 10 seconds shows that the Mazda has the teeth to worry quite a few sports cars. Layout is basically conventional, with front engine and rear wheel drive. but the Toyo Kogyo engineers have done their sums rather well so that handling and road holding match the excellent performance of the engine. The only problem is heavy fuel consumption (under 20 m.p.g.).

London show review



wb: 250 cm R4 cyl. ohc
1490 cm³
78 KM (DIN)
R4 cyl. ohc
1796 cm³
100 KM (DIN)
Sedan 1500 1800
Kombi 1500 1800


MAZDA 1800
Saloon: £1,229 (incl. P.T.)
Estate: £1,339 (incl. P.T.)
This is an extremely well equipped 100 miles an hour saloon at a competitive price. Like the 1300, it is conventional in layout, with an overhead camshaft 1796 c.c. engine driving the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox, with Borg Warner Type 35 automatic if you prefer. There are twin-circuit servo assisted brakes which are powerful enough to let the fast performance be used with confidence. The equipment is comprehensive, with first-class safety features like a laminated windscreen and front seat headrests, besides the usual luxury trappings like pile carpets and four courtesy lights.

London show review


Cosmo 110 S

wb: 2350 mm 2-rotor
982 cm³
128 hp
Coupé 110 S