Auto classic 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport
The 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport featured a fine mix of European and American styling. Image Credit: Supplied

The year 2020 coincides with the 100th anniversary of Mazda and it's a good time to look back at one of it's most famous models. Now, Japanese classics from the Sixties and Seventies are high in demand and there are loads out there that enthusiasts desire, but one of the more interesting options would be the Cosmo Sport.

The little coupe was, undoubtedly, a star of the time as it set Mazda on route to perfecting rotary engines by being the first to be motivated by one.

Mazda overcame several technical issues (the biggest being the scoring of the combustion chambers by the tips of the rotors turning within them) and managed to find solutions in time for a 1967 debut where the Cosmo Sport became the first rotary-powered production car...

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