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Old 12-21-2018, 12:14 AM   #1
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Mazda Eunos Cosmo

OK, so I was oddly charmed by this story on Jalopnik, about Mazda's plan to build a luxury brand (Pegasus/Amati) in the late 80s/early 90s that would have rivaled Lexus/Infiniti/Acura.

https://jalopnik.com/it-was-japan-s-...lod-1826265571

Unlike the author, I don't find anything inherently implausible about it. If Infiniti could survive it's dumbass launch, why couldn't Amati? And while I remember hearing about it at the time (and knowing the Milenia was supposed to be an Amati), I didn't know about the goofy 4.6L V-12.

But all of that aside...

Mmm. Eunos Cosmo.

I hadn't paid that much attention to them, but I love how they're like a 12/10 scale Silvia/240SX but also mixed with Subaru SVX. And the interior is weirdly a mashup of something like a 928 and a Lincoln Mark VIIII.

A 3 rotor sequential turbo engine related to the one in the FD can't be that hard to maintain, right?



It looks like they trade for less than 20k...
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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If JV comes with the deal, it might be worth taking.
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:24 AM   #3
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It looks like they trade for less than 20k...
Where would you find something like that?
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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Where would you find something like that?
https://www.japaneseclassics.com/inventory/

This place in Richmond is pretty well known for importing JDM cars that are over 25 years old. They don't have any right now, but they've sold several in the past, and I think they'll accept a request to go hunt one down in JPN for you.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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Neat cars. Auto only. Most came with the sequential turbo 13B REW.

20B parts are getting hard to find. They do sound amazing, though...
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Neat cars. Auto only. Most came with the sequential turbo 13B REW.

20B parts are getting hard to find. They do sound amazing, though...
I know a guy who can fix that.
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Where would you find something like that?


Saw one on the freeway today, weirdly.

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Old 02-08-2019, 05:05 PM   #9
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That is weird. If I didn’t look twice from that angle I would think it was an SC430.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:25 PM   #10
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I remember reading the rumors about the Amati division back then. Also remember the Mazda Millenia and thinking it was a good looking car. I think a friend's dad bought one. Never knew about the planned v12. That would've been amazing.
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