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 |  Jul 18 2013, 8:45 AM

7. Mazda Rotary Pickup

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Yes, there was a rotary powered pickup truck. An engine famous for having no torque was indeed installed in a vehicle synonymous with needing a ton of it. Sold for a few years in Canada and the USA during the mid-1970s, the Rotary Pickup was based on Mazda’s compact pickup, but with some revised styling.

Using the tagline ‘The Pickup with Pickup’, this truck had Mazda’s 13B rotary installed under the hood and came with a 50,000 mi warranty. Only 17,000 Rotary Pickups were produced and like most cars on this list, has since become sought after by enthusiasts.

  • Alfie

    How many gallons of oil were burnt making this post?

  • Mike Schlee

    Three gallons and two apex seals

  • Souse

    No C111?!?

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Yeah, right after Mazda won LeMans, FIA outlawed rotary engines. They’re getting as bad as NASCAR with the rules these days…

  • Transpower

    Wow, I totally don’t remember the Aerovette….

  • Ken H

    Thank you for including the 20b cosmo.

    As an owner im Really happy to see it in an article