In addition to the hakosuka GT-R at RM Auctions, there will also be a 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport at Gooding & Co.’s Monterey Historics auction this year. The Cosmo Sport has been restored by noted restoration shop The Finishing Touch of Fountain Hills, Arizona, the same shop that restored the one in Mazda USA’s collection.
What’s more, Gooding & Co. will also send a matching white 1967 Toyota 2000GT across the block. The same seller currently owns both cars, and insisted that both blue chip Japanese flagships appear at the same auction. This can only serve to increase the Cosmo Sport’s price.
Last year, a different 2000GT sold for $935,000 at Monterey and, of course, there was the original $1.2 million dollar baby at a Texas auction last year. This particular 2000GT is expected to exceed the million-dollar mark, while this Cosmo Sport — the first of its kind to break the $100,000 mark a few years ago — is estimated to fetch $200,000 to $250,000, which would be another record for the world’s first twin-rotor production car.