After 4 years without a ride in Japan and months of paperwork BS...It was time to pick up my MAZDA...A 1995 Eunos Cosmo 20B Type-SX!
As I "walked" up to the shop...Pay2Play was already ready to greet me...(hi)
I bought Pay2Play from a specialty car shop in Kyoto...The owner purposely seeks out rare & desirable rides via dealer auctions throughout Japan. This Eunos Cosmo was brought from an auction all the way in Tokyo! Props to Mr.Nagano for locating this fine example and selling it to me! (thumb)
My Cosmo in Mr. Nagano's shop ready to "roll out"...
The Cosmo comes to life and rumbles out of the shop...Ready to hit the streets of Kyoto.
Pay2play giving a hard time to some punk GT-R..lol...No doubt the GT-R is a very cool ride but that white one might as well have been a white kei car (mini car) or something...The Cosmo totally overwhelmed me with its presence!
First Impression: AWESOME! (2thumbs) This Cosmo is everything I expected it to be and more...MUCH MORE! My favorite point is the engine/exhaust note...Even from within the car it's really deep and bold but at the same time...very refined! At idle it's like the 20B isn't even running but once you start hitting gas...Aww Man, it's like the car creates its own gravitational pull...with the twin turbos feeding the triple rotary beast...This Cosmo will not only take you where you're going in style and comfort...it will take you there with some serious THRUST!
It's interesting to note...The Eunos Cosmo was sold in a time when Japan honored a "Gentleman's agreement" about "advertised" horsepower figures. Unfortunately, Mazda obliged with the unwritten agreement but Mazda wouldn't be Mazda if they didn't "fudge" the truth a bit
Officially, the Eunos Cosmo 20B put out 280 "civilized" horsepower with a 1/4 mile time of 14.1. The reality is quite a different story...Via my research on the net & various other sources...I've come across real world estimates of as much as 350hp (@ the crank) and a 1/4 mile time of 13.5 (courtesy of DMRH)...Bone Stock!
It still hasn't hit me yet that I'm the proud owner of a Eunos Cosmo but I'm sure it will sink in REAL fast...hehe...More pics & info to come! (rockon)
Thanks for the props...I've always been interested in rare cars and the Eunos Cosmo is no exception...Less than 9000 were produced (13b + 20b) over a period of 5 years and only 3937 were equipped with the 20b.
The last year of production was 1995 and only 369 were made in total...Which means there were probably less than a couple hundred 20Bs in the final year of production.
Mods...There were quite a few options back in the day but the Cosmo has become TOO rare for its own good...so a lot of the mods are no longer available...which means I might have to go custom/one-off if I want to do some more serious upgrades...
Since Pay2Play has been modified already in some areas...I might look to update the audio system...I want to preserve the original look of the car while upgrading the what lies under that beautiful exterior
As for the MS3...It's such a hot performer I see Mazda making as many as they can sell...How many were produced for 2007?
I've been (lurk) around this thread since you started w/o comment. I must say how envious I am. I've always loved the styling of the Eunos Cosmo. Congrats congrats congrats. I almost pulled a groin muscle with the pics you posted.(thumb)
I'm glad you guys dig it...Even seeing the pics again puts a big ass smile on my face
I'll try and get pics of the interior and engine bay soon...Stay tuned!
PS...I'm realizing just how long and wide the Cosmo is...It took me forever to park Pay2Play at my new place because of the tight space...but that's part of the reason the car looks so damn good...It has the dimensions of a proper Grand Tourer...(thumb)