The Mazda 787B was developed in 1981 by Mazda and Mazdaspeed (the firm that manages Mazda racing teams) for participating in rallies across the world in the Group C category (sports car racing). With Mazda’s R26B engine that is of Wankel type (an engine that uses the rotary design to convert pressure into rotating movement),
At the LeMans 24 hours racing event, Mazda entered the races with 3 cars. One of the cars was a model from the previous race (an earlier generation 787) and there were two newly modified 787B’s. One of the cars was this # 001 that was driven by Maurizio Sandro Sala, Stefan Johansson and David Kennedy that raced on a weekend in 1991 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Maine, France.
This car is now on display at the Mazda museum in Hiroshima, Japan.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|- 1 of 3024 pieces made|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 2.5 x 2.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|