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Dealership of Dreams – Pick Your Mazda Eunos Cosmo

Antti Kautonen December 20, 2012 Cars You Should Know, For Sale 20 Comments


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.


Scroll through the Eunos Cosmo listing, make your pick and get the Cosmo of your dreams.

I’d probably get the navy blue one with cream interior, with not a mark seen on the leather.


 [Source: j-spec.com.au]

  • Van_Sarockin

    I need these. Damn you.

  • quattrovalvole
  • Devin

    That dashboard is very Enterprise D.

  • Rover1

    The japanese coupe that out XJSes an XJS Jaguar.One day I will have one, and a Subaru SVX.

  • smokyburnout

    I don't really like touchscreens in new cars, but for the full 90s JDM experience I'd have to have the one with CCS: http://www.j-spec.com.au/dealer/1994-Eunos-Cosmo-

    [youtube jcc5xNfBjI0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcc5xNfBjI0 youtube]

  • TurboBrick

    It's like a Japanese Lincoln Mark VIII.

  • Kogashiwa

    J-Spec is great to deal with. I bought a WRX through them. Should never have sold that thing.

  • mallthus

    As usual, I see a rotary, especially a 20B 3 rotor, and I think "Hmmm…that'd be nice swapped into an Ro80."

    <img src="http://www.motorstown.com/images/nsu-ro-80-04.jpg&quot; width=600>

  • Sjalabais

    The prices are interesting. Isn't Japan expensive in every way, but probably especially in cars? Or is the depreciation of big luxury even scarier than in Europe?

    • Used cars are ridiculously cheap there, because inspections ("shaken") for them get costlier as the cars age and the need to produce more cars means you need to offload the old ones somewhere. This is why Vladivostok and surrounding Eastern Russia is full of weird RHD cars.

      • Vavon

        Is that the name of those inspections or are you ordering a Martini?

        • TurboBrick

          I think that's supposed to describe the experience of going through one of those inspections.. and I don't think those officials give you any leeway in exchange for bottles of scotch or diecast models of obscure sedans.

      • Sjalabais

        Aaah…I've seen that in the car crash collections. Thought of England and Ireland, though – dirt cheap since the financial crisis farted over the globe.

        So they have progressive pricing on periodical inspections? That's an interesting twist. Damn you, car lobbyists!


    This looks like one of those ideas that's a good idea, until something breaks…..
    Maybe we can do a time share on the blue one?

  • david42

    Mother of god. I LOVE these cars. I've never felt so deprived in my life, except for that time when I was 5 yrs old and pitched a fit because my parents wouldn't buy me a Power Wheels.

    (Which is to say, I have no clue what deprivation actually is.)

  • dukeisduke

    The three-rotor, doesn't it use a built-up (bolt together) eccentric shaft? I mean, you can't just slap that center rotor on the shaft.

  • craymor

    Were these all bulit as slushbox only? becuase I can't find any for sale on that site with manual trans:(

  • mike

    2018 is just 6 years away…I'm starting to save up now…

  • meldin cortes

    wich one you have in stooc