You know, a lot of things can be described as the best thing in the world. An endless supply of microbeers. Internet at the speed of thought. A separate lane on the highway just for you, leading to the parking lot of a Playboy cave. These kind of things.
However, everything else is rendered completely irrelevant when one is presented with the actual real very best thing in the world: a dealership stocked full of Mazda Eunos Cosmo.
On j-spec.com.au, clicking on “Eunos” doesn’t just give you a Miata listing. No, there’s a dealer that’s apparently called “Rabbit” and there’s a veritable spectrum of 13B and 20B Cosmos, ranging from 700 000 yen ($8k) to 1 600 000 yen ($14k). Take a look.
Here’s the gem, the 3-rotor, two-litre Wankel engine from a silver car. It must sound glorious when on full buzz, and it produces 300hp. The cheaper cars have the 13B engine, with 235 hp.
Some of the cars have flawless interiors, like this one here. Some of the other cars have wear on the two-spoke steering wheel, at least one had a steering wheel replaced with a more tasteless item, but this interior is barely worn anywhere. The tasteful wooden accounts give the interior a feel of a luxury spacecraft.
Not all of the Cosmos are standard, as this red one features a striking bodykit and a red colour choice. It actually looks quite fetching, in an in-your-face way – even if the Cosmo is supposed to be a gentleman’s personal luxury coupé, and not anything too flashy.
Even the cheaper ones look completely reasonabru. This silver one has a worn-looking clearcoat, but that could also be just dew.
I’d probably get the navy blue one with cream interior, with not a mark seen on the leather.