Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rotary Pimp: 1976 Mazda Cosmo RX-5

Mazda has a tendency to use the RX prefix in its rotary powered  cars, so when the replacement to the limited edition (and extremely collectible) first generation Mazda Cosmo was introduced in 1972, it was called the RX-5 for the US market. It was Mazda's entry into the personal luxury coupe market, and slightly missed the target for what buyers were expecting.  The result were poor sales when new and now you hardly ever see one on the road, but the few that have survived will make for an interesting conversation piece with anyone you might meet at a gas station or Japanese auto repair shop. Find this 1976 Mazda Cosmo RX-5 offered for $3900 in Dublin, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1976 Mazda cosmo
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 53000
paint color: white
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1976 Mazda Cosmo RX5 53k

Miles, clean title, runs and drive, 5 speed, alloy wheels, brand new tires, refurbished gas tank,new performance aluminum radiator, new fuel hoses, new fuel pump, new radiator hoses, fresh tune up, new belts, all lights work, fresh oil change, all filters replaced, clutch and brakes work, send me a private message if your interested located in Tracy California 95376 

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  1. I always wanted a car the same color as my Comodore 64 :)

  2. I only ride in rich, Corinthian leather in my personal luxury coupes.

  3. Mazda had leftovers on the lot for this model did not sell that well was pricey and the rotary was thirsty and many apex seal failures did not help along with gas crisis.

  4. The red velour seats (seat covers?) scream 1970s in spite of the otherwise bland color....


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