Series 1.5, RHD, Hub caps, Trim rings, Wing mirrors, Power antenna, Sony cassette stereo under dash, Rear parcel shelf speakers.
This fabulous little sports coupe appears as if on the move standing still, with a dynamic pair of swage lines and grille slats framed perfectly by distinctive chrome fixings front and rear. Having been treated to a full respray in January of this year the car presents in charming custom orange – a suitably period colour that comprehensively accentuates the cars flowing lines.
Bright work has survived very well indeed, framing the windows and screens nicely whilst mirrors and door handles show in excellent order. More recently the front headlight lenses have been replaced and and bumpers re-chromed.
At only 45.9 inches high the Cosmo requires care upon installation where you are met by a no-nonsense dash; a cockpit affair with toggles for wiper speed and the electric radio antenna. To the left of the speedo and tach are an amp gauge, fuel gauge, clock and an innovative map light; a rotating eye that illuminates things nicely. The vinyl dashboard remains tight and clean whilst gearbox tunnel and door cards retain good texture and show tidily with a rich patina. An under dash radio / cassette leaves entertainment to the passenger whilst the Pioneer radio speakers on the parcel shelf are thought to be original. A refurbished Nardi wheel and original wooden gear knob offer something softer and more elegant in an otherwise plain cabin.
The contrasting houndstooth and vinyl seats appear to have survived well and maintain good support and integrity.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Series I/L10A Cosmo was powered by a 0810 two-rotor engine with 982 cc and produced about 110 hp (thus the 110 name). It used a Hitachi 4-barrel carburetor and an odd ignition design – two spark plugs per chamber with dual distributors. The aural drama of a wankel rotary is extraordinary; a unique blend of high pitched scream and jet-engined thrust that accompanies the keen performance.
Having been subject to a recent oil change the car runs smoothly and is enjoyable out on the open road.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The clean design of the 14 inch steel wheels is illuminated by an alluring chrome lip and hub cap arrangement – unmarked and free of pitting or corrosion wrapped in period GT special rubber.
The brakes have had some recent attention and pull the car up smoothly with no adverse pitch or pull.
Having been built in 1968, this Cosmo was caught in the mid-model update making it a very rare “Series Middle” comprised of a Series I short wheelbase chassis and running gear but adorned with the updated cosmetic features such as the larger air dam of the Series II.
As the world’s first production Wankel rotary-powered car, and one of only 343 Series 1 examples, the Cosmo stands as quite a unique prospect.
The car is supplied having recently been imported with all taxes paid and UK registered.
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