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Ro­tary re­bel­lion

New Zealand Classic Car - - Behind The Garage Door -

nspired by some of our pre­vi­ous clas­sic Mazda fea­tures, Ryan Dunn’s set about the re­build of a rare New Zealand–new 1972 Mazda R100. The car was pur­chased af­ter be­ing in stor­age for 18 years and is now un­der­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion back to per­fec­tion.

Mak­ing the process eas­ier is the fact that it came com­plete with most parts, in­clud­ing the orig­i­nal 10A en­gine, although, at this stage, a higher-pow­ered 12A is set to be in­stalled.

But the look will be 100-per­cent orig­i­nal, with the fac­tory paint colour be­ing reap­plied and the orig­i­nal hub caps also fit­ted. Like­wise, the in­te­rior will be re­turned to fac­tory.

We look for­ward to watch­ing this build progress, as cars like this are, sadly, few and far be­tween these days.

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