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A 1968 Paris Auto Salon Classic from... Mazda!?

The hottest Mazda you never knew existed is on sale in the UK for a bargain $30K.

Although Mazda started importing some cars to America inthe late 1950s, nobody here really knew they existed before the 1973 oilcrisis. And even then, these were the cars you compromised on, not ones youlusted for. But check out this 1968 Cosmo - the original display car shown atthe Paris Auto Show. With classic 60s two-door lines and a red paint job, this mightbe one of the best looking cars nobody knew about.

On sale on eBay, the car comes in the short wheelbaseversion presented at the show, instead of the long wheelbase model that waseventually built. It also sports a unique front design, which was changed inlater production models. This Cosmo isn’t exactly in the best condition. It’smissing both taillights and needs some serious restoration inside and out. It’salso fitted with a 1974 13b rotary engine rather than the original 10a it camewith. This new engine may have been forced to fit, as it was slightly largerthan the previous one. But at under $30,000 it might be your cheapest way toget behind the wheel of a 1960s classic.

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