Theme Tuesdays: Mazda Cosmos

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Theme Tuesdays are getting difficult, I’m not complaining don’t get me wrong, but finding new vehicle to post after seven years is a bit of a challenge. Especially since of late I like to keep things a little a-typical to keep things fresh.

For today’s selection I’ve settled on the Mazda Eunos Cosmo, a car that before this year I had never seen in person.

For those not familar the Cosmo is a grand tourer Mazda produced from ’67 to 95. It was a rotary powered car that was known for its luxury and technological features more than blazing speed.

A Japanese market vehicle these cars are rare birds in North America but more than deserving of a Theme Tuesday.

Note: apologies for the small sizes and lack of credit for many of these photos, several came from long since abandoned forums/forum threads.

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I’m fairly confident that this is a model of a first gen Cosmo, but it is an amazing “what if?” build
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This is a second generation model very tastefully modified in Japan – via Japanese Nostalgic Car
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This Bosokou styled one also comes from Japanese Nostalgic Car
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This a third generation Cosmo that (81-89) and the angular lines and flip-up headlights are perfect styling cues from that era – Via Rad Racer Blog
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It’s always interesting how different a car looks with its ‘eyes open’ – Via Wheel Warriors
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The fourth generation models, available with a 13 or 20b are the ones I am most familiar with
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It looks like there were a variety of interesting kits available for the car in its heyday
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The rear tuck on this car makes me think of dtm racers
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I’d gladly run those LMs
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Like any rotary, people have stuck turbos on them. This photo (via SE photography) looks to be from Australia and we all know they love their rotaries in Australia
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As far as I’m aware this is the only Cosmo in the Gta and perhaps even all of Canada
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Miraculously everything works as it should
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*Obvious Seinfeld reference goes here*

The 929 and the Cosmo are pretty closely related so perhaps I should look at the 929 for a Theme Tuesday in the not so distant future?

4 COMMENTS

  1. Love to see some 929s, maybe include it’s successor: the Xedos 9 and it’s smaller brother the Xedos 6. That is if you can find them modified, those models were rare even when new.

      • Xedos was Mazda’s luxury brand in the 90s, at least in Europe but I think it never was really successful.

        My coworker at the time had a 94 xedos 6, all I remember was that it had a V6 and leather interior.

        I’m assuming it uses the 626 / mazda 6 platform

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