1968 Mazda Cosmo Series I Coupe in White with Black Interior. One of just 343
Price: - Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
- Make: Mazda
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Series I Coupe
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: L10A10237
- Color: White
- Engine size: 1.3L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Mazda Other Series I CoupeBeyond Rare 1968 Mazda Cosmo Series I Coupe in White with Black Interior. One of just 343 Series I (L10A) Cosmos made (produced only in 1967 to early '68).
Chrome Bumpers, Dual Racing-Style Mirrors. a 1.3L Gen II 13B Rotary Engine (approx 185hp) with Dual Weber Downdraft Carburettors. Performance Headers with Custom Stainless Exhaust. Upgraded RX7 5-Speed Trans. Odometer shows 1,386km. Upgraded RX7 4-Piston Brakes (front disc). Upgraded Cooling and Ignition Systems including Radiator. Auxiliary Gauges. Wood Steering Wheel. MazdaSpeed Sport Seats. Modern Japanese 16" 5-Spoke Wheels. Restored in Japan in approx 2009, imported to USA approx 2010.
This Cosmo is a rare fine indeed. With less than 350 produced, and only a few dozen remaining worldwide, this is a cool classic that you may never see again. If you're a true automotive aficionado, we encourage you to drop by our Bellevue showrooms and check this car out in person. This Cosmo is set-up to be a reliable ready to drive, show, and enjoy classic. It will certainly be one of the most unique vehicles in any collection. Don't miss this opportunity to add this magnificent Mazda to yours. The Mazda Cosmo is a grand touring coupe that was produced by Mazda from 1967 to 1995. Mazda chose to use the name "cosmo", reflecting the international cultural fascination with the Space Race, as Mazda wanted to showcase the rotary engine as forward-thinking, with a focus on future developments and technology.
The first Mazda to bear the Cosmo name (called the 110S on models intended for export) was the first 2-rotor rotary engine powered series car. A prototype was introduced at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show. Full production began in May 1967 and lasted through 1972. The car featured "Buck Rogers" styling and an interesting powerplant under the hood: the rotary engine, something that had been brought to the public only a few years earlier. Armed with its revolutionary engine, the Mark I, Series I Cosmo found a small audience, with nearly 350 cars sold at a bit more than $4000. The cars were essentially built by hand at a rate of about one per day, for a total of 1,519 (343 Series I cars and 1,176 Series II cars).
In Japan, the installation of a rotary engine gave Japanese buyers a financial advantage when it came time to pay the annual road tax in that they bought a car that was more powerful than a traditional inline engine, but without having the penalty for having an engine in the higher above-one-litre tax bracket.
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