Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1976 Mazda Cosmo Coupe, Available in British Columbia…

Mazda cosmo - Google Chrome 7192014 44026 PM.bmp What are the chances of locating an unloved Mazda Model that is still in fairly decent condition? Well, the seller must want to sell this car badly, because he listed his Canadian Mazda within the Las Vegas Pages of Craigslist, which is a bit odd if you ask me… Anyway, when was the last time you’ve seem a Cosmo in any condition? Make the jump to see more… Mazda cosmo - Google Chrome 7192014 44013 PM.bmp According to Wikipedia, the Cosmo was only available in North America for a total of three years, from 1976 thru 1978, and quietly disappeared when the Mazda RX-7 made it’s debut. This car had most of the styling excesses of the 70’s that people never bothered to notice. It had an upright grill at the front end, opera windows on the side (that actually lowered!), and fussy rear end detailing. The States received only the fastback version, while the home market notchback actually looked a great deal like a contemporary Pontiac Sunbird Coupe (The Chevrolet Monza Cousin). Mazda cosmo - Google Chrome 7192014 44033 PM.bmp According to this listing:

Rx-5 Cosmo 2 Dr ,13b 5 spd ,4 barrel, 4w disks , header , electronic ignition. Power driver mirror .car has 115000, eng 40000 , tranny 10000. For a small fee I will deliver it.

Mazda cosmo - Google Chrome 7192014 44036 PM.bmp There are interesting details about this car that I have forgotten about, like the steering wheel. I can’t remember any 70’s car that came equipped with such an interesting wheel, though I know all of you are about to prove me wrong… Asking price for this rather tired example is $2,250, which is a lot for a car that will need a whole helping of needed work. See the listing here, and tell me what you think. Mazda cosmo - Google Chrome 7192014 44042 PM.bmp

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