1979 Mazda 121 – Today’s Oddball Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1979 Mazda 121 1979 Mazda 121

When was the last time you saw one of these?

The Mazda 121, known in the local Japanese market as the Cosmo, is a sporting grand tourer that was built by the Hiroshima firm between 1967 and 1995.

The Series CD 121, which was the second generation of the GT car, was first released in 1975 and stayed in production until 1981.

Power came from a range of motors that included a 1769cc or 1970cc inline four-cylinder or a 1146cc or 1308cc rotary engine.

These donks sent power to the 121s rear wheels via either a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

Body styles that customers could have their CD 121s in comprised a two-door coupe and a two-door fastback.

This particular CD 121 is a ’79 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has an original 78,311 kilometres on the clock from new.

The seller adds that the vehicle was imported from Japan, was repainted in 2004 and is mostly rust-free apart from some minor areas on the bonnet and right door.

The 121 is $7500 and anyone interested in this eccentric Japanese classic can view the full listing here.

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