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    Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Hey All,

    I'm a certified Mechanic working at an independant Porsche repair shop during the day and rebuild Rotary engines at night lol.

    I have a 1972 Mazda 616, check out the thread I posted in the Mazda section.


    I've done alot of looking around on Google for info on the 616 and they seems to be a fairly rare car in North America. Are there still lots around? Or do I have myself a gem?








    I also have an 85 RX-7 that I'm building into a Time Attack Road Race car, will post pics of it soon.

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Hey JoeFerg. Nice Capella! I don't think there were any '72 616's in the US only '70/'71 616's. I believe in '72 they had a 1.8 4cyl and was called the 618. The sales numbers were pretty low and most people bought RX2's so they were dropped before the '73 model year.

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    I'm 99% sure mine is a 1972 according to the ownership and it definately had a 1.6L engine along with all the 616 emblems.

    Maybe its one of the last 71's which sold as a 72?

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Quote Originally Posted by Super X
    Hey JoeFerg. Nice Capella! I don't think there were any '72 616's in the US only '70/'71 616's. I believe in '72 they had a 1.8 4cyl and was called the 618. The sales numbers were pretty low and most people bought RX2's so they were dropped before the '73 model year.
    Canada seems to have got a lot more piston powered Mazdas than the US.

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Nice car.

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Thanks guys.

    Robb do I know you?, I have a feeling I do....

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    Re: Hello from Canada - Mazda Rotary guy with 72 616

    Is there any new updates to your 616?

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