1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B coupé

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Lot 353
1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B coupé

Sold for € 55,200 (US$ 61,012) inc. premium
1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B coupé
Châssis n° L10B10546
Moteur n° 10 A 1708

Bien que fondée dans les années 1920, la société qui allait devenir Mazda Motor Corporation ne construisit pas de voitures de série avant 1960. Seulement quatre années plus tard, la marque japonaise exposait son premier prototype à moteur rotatif, après avoir acquis la licence de production du moteur NSU conçu par Wankel. En 1966, Mazda dévoilait son premier modèle à moteur rotatif, la Cosmo L 10 A, dont la construction en série démarra l'année suivante. Porte-drapeau de Mazda, la Cosmo était animée par un moteur à deux pistons rotatifs de 982 cm3 qui développait 110 ch, suffisamment pour emmener le joli coupé deux places à une vitesse maximale de 185 km/h. En juillet 1968, une version L 10 B, plus puissante et plus rapide (193 km/h), sur un empattement allongé voyait le jour. La production fut assez limitée et, lorsque la Cosmo fut abandonnée en 1972, seulement 1519 avaient été construites dont 1176 étaient des versions L 10 B.

Cette Cosmo appartient à l'ancien importateur Mazda en Belgique depuis le début des années 1990 et a été exposée au Salon de Bruxelles en 1992 qui se tenait à l'Autoworld. Affichant aujourd'hui 51.093 km au compteur, la voiture est décrite comme étant en très bon état général, ayant bénéficié d'une révision de sa direction (2010), d'un nouveau démarreur, d'une réfection de son carburateur (2011) et de ses freins arrière (2012). L'intérieur est décrit comme étant en bon état, tandis que le seul défaut signalé est une légère corrosion sous les ailes avant. Cette rare et historique Mazda à moteur rotatif est vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation belges et un magazine présentant la Cosmo.

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1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B Coupé
Chassis no. L10B10546
Engine no. 10 A 1708

Although founded in the 1920s, the company that would become Mazda Motor Corporation did not commence series production of passenger cars until 1960. Only four years later the Japanese firm exhibited its first rotary-engined prototype, having acquired the rights to produce NSU's Wankel-designed engines. In 1966 Mazda launched its first rotary, the Cosmo L10A, which went into production the following year. Mazda's flagship model, the Cosmo was powered by a twin-rotor engine displacing 982cc and producing 110bhp, which was enough to endow the pretty two-seater coupé with a top speed of 185km/h. In July 1968 a more powerful and faster (128bhp, 193km/h) L10B version on a longer wheelbase was introduced. Production was limited, and when the Cosmo was phased out in 1972 only 1,519 had been made, 1,176 of which were the L10B version.

This Cosmo has belonged to the Belgian Mazda importer since the early 1990s and in 1992 was exhibited at the Brussels Motor Show at Autoworld. Currently displaying a total of 51,093 kilometres on the odometer, the car is described as in very good driving order, benefiting from overhauled steering (2010); new starter motor and carburettor rebuild (2011); and overhauled rear brakes (2012). The interior is said to be in good condition while the only notified fault is slight corrosion beneath the front wings. This rare and historic Mazda rotary is offered with Belgian registration papers and a magazine featuring the Cosmo.

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