Japan Post has issued another commemorative postage stamp set, this time honoring the first-generation Mazda RX-7. The set consists of 10 standard ¥62 stamps, each with an image depicting the SA22 Savanna RX-7. Notably, the set includes a shot of the Turbo 12A rotary engine, which was a Japan-spec model never offered for sale in the US.
Naturally, the set comes with a diecast car, as well. The 1:64 scale model is a high quality example made by Kyosho and comes in its own plastic and acrylic display case. The Mazda RX-7, which debuted in March 1978, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, an occasion that Japan Post has already celebrated.
The set costs ¥3,800 at the Japan Post online shop (Japan delivery only) and will be limited to 5,000 units. It will be available in 202 post offices across Japan, and is the seventh in the series of automotive icons. Previous sets have included the Hakosuka, Kenmeri and R32 Skyline GT-Rs, the Honda NSX and S800, as well as the Toyota 2000GT.