The Mazda R100 is already a rare car in the US. Thanks to an Australian rotary enthusiast, it’s now even rarer. A one-owner, numbers-matching example has been shipped halfway around the globe to Alex, a new owner in Australia, who christened it with the license plate USA 10A.
Technically, the car has had two owners, the original American one who bought it in 1970 and an Australian bloke who shipped it to Queensland and left it in his garage for two years. That’s when Alex, the current owner, found it, bought it, and fixed it up. Our friends at Grassroots Garage caught up with him for a video.
It’s an amazingly complete car, with all the interior pieces present, accounted for, and largely undamaged. Even with its first-generation 10A rotary engine, it scoots pretty well. It’s been lowered, but still looks fantastic on original hubcaps and whitewalls. We’re sad we’ll never see it in this hemisphere, but glad it lives on with someone who appreciates it.