mazda savanna

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Mazda Savanna/RX-3, 1972. Mike Whiddett described the RX-3 as “my favourite car of all time”. It was a compact, rotary-engined model range available as a GT coupé, saloon or sport wagon. The 1972 RX-3 was the world’s first rotary-powered station wagon. Prior to the RX-7 the RX-3 was Mazda’s most popular rotary engined car and, unusually for most model ranges, the GT coupé was the most popular variant with 50% of all RX-3 sales. It remained in production until 1978 and was succeeded by the RX-7, Mazda having been encouraged by the success of coupé model