I owned a 1987 Mazda RX7 for many years and to this date it is my favorite car that I’ve had. It was fast, handled beautifully and had one of the nicest gearboxes that I’ve ever driven.
A number of times when I’ve been working on my 1967 MGB GT I’ve thought that a Mazda rotary could be a neat engine transplant. My neighbor just rebuilt a Mazda rotary so once again I was exposed to these cool engines. Well, guess what? Someone took a 1973 MGB Roadster and squeezed in a Mazda 13B rotary with the wonderful 5 speed transmission attached. This proves it can be done.
This car is for sale as well with an asking price of $11,000. I wish it weren’t in Chicago as I would love to take a look at it. My mind is at work! If you buy it please let me have a test drive.
1973 MGB Mark III convertible modified with a 1986 Mazda 13B Rotary engine with electronic distributor and Holley 4 barrel carburetor and matched with a Mazda 5 speed manual transmission with racing clutch. Additional upgrades include roll bar, painted front rubber air dam, four point seat belts, cast iron rear end, Alum Mag wheels with P205/60R14 tires, 12 volt engine cooling fan, single 12 volt battery with battery disconnect behind pass seat, newer soft top, new exhaust system,removable face plate stereo with speakers, 3/4 inch sway bars front and rear, truck arms installed at rear leaf springs, modified drive shaft. The vehicle body was totally repaired and repainted Aqua Blue. Mileage unknown – broken speedometer replaced after purchase. I have had this vehicle 8 years and it has been well kept and garage kept.