Mazda produced around 15,000 REPU's, almost all of them sold in the U.S. and Canada. Most of the survivors remain on the west coast of the U.S. where the tin worm hasn't totally eaten them up. There seems to be increasing interest in the REPU with the Japanese Car now being accepted as collectible and worth saving vs. worthless junk. The REPU was also popular in the SCCA Pro Rally series and famed desert motorcycle racer Malcolm Smith won the 1975 Mohave 24 Hour Rally with a REPU.
Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent. He loves the sound of rotaries in the forest.