1971 Mazda Cosmo Series II For Sale In London (RHD)
- Delivered New to Japan
- A Special Opportunity
- Meticulously Maintained
- 1 Of Only 833 Produced
- Stunning example!
The 1971 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series markedly changed the company’s history for years to come. Before 1964, Mazda was relatively unknown. At the Tokyo Motor Show the Little Car Company debuted a sports car concept that brought the company into the spotlight. With its Italian-inspired lines, the Cosmo set out in a bold new direction for Mazda. The car also featured a rotary style engine, the design for which had been licensed from German engineer Felix Wankel. The design was that of an eccentric rotors which, unlike traditional piston engines, all rotate in the same direction. That rotors’ converted pressure into rotational motion.
The Cosmo began series production in 1967 and the The Series II/L10B was introduced in July 1968. Outfitted with a 110 horsepower rotary engine as well as a balanced rear-wheel-drive platform, the Cosmo performed beyond expectations at the 84-hour marathon exhibition in Nürburgring. By the next year, the wheelbase for the Cosmo was stretch 38mm for more stable handling. That model also received an upgraded engine that now delivered 128 horsepower that was mated to a five speed manual transmission. It had a more-powerful 128 hp 0813 engine, power brakes, 15 inch wheels and a 5-speeed manual transmission. The wheelbase had been expanded by 15 inches (38.1 cm) for more room and a better ride. This Cosmo was an exquisite drive which was good for over 120 mph (193 km/h) and could accelerate to cover a quarter-mile in 15.8 s. In terms of visual changes, the brand new Series II included a larger grille under the front bumper and two additional vents to each side of this “mouth.” Only 833 were ever made.
Our very special Series II model on offer here has been finished in the quintessential colour combination of Glacier White over a Black and White Dog-tooth interior. Delivered new to the Japanese market. Superb appearance throughout, this lovely Cosmo will surely not disappoint upon viewing. It would undoubtedly make a thrilling addition to any collection of sports cars, provide a special driving experience and above all it presents a special opportunity to own an important part of the Japanese historic automotive industry.
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