So in the 24 hours or so since I posted my note (both here, and on the Jag-Lovers E-type mailing list) about spotting the 1971 Mazda Cosmo Sport over the weekend, I have received a half-dozen inquiries about the car. I noted it had a “for sale” sign in the window, and several people have expressed interest in contacting the owner. I don’t have his permission to post name & phone number here on my site, but I have replied to the interested parties offline with that info.
I stopped again there to take more pictures. I spoke to a guy at the house (not the car’s owner) who told me that it was one of 3 here in the USA. I can believe it as when I arrived home I tried to assess the car’s value in my copy of Sports Car Market’s annual price guide… and it wasn’t even listed! So if you want to be in a very exclusive club along with Jay Leno, let me know and I’ll pass along the contact info.
My photos are here.
The seller is asking $36,000, and the car has 129,000 km on the odometer. (That’s 80k miles for you metrically challenged Americans.)