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    1980 Montrose

    I picked up a Montrose a few weeks back, 47k on the clock and one owner from new. It had been sat for 15 years before I found it

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    I will be restoring it in the new year








    The tow bar has been removed! (Not the sort of thing I would fit!)

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    Welcome aboard Brett, man sweet ride, I love those series coupes, love to add one to the collection. Looks like it's in really good condition, making your job a bit easier. :tu:

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    It's pretty good, theres been a knock at the front end - and it has a few rust holes here and there, but nothing terminal

    Looking to drop in the running gear from one of my Rx7's in time for Rotorstock 8)

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    Awesome find! Love the brown color and the name... "Montrose" LOL!
    What are your plans for it?

    Welcome to JNC 8)

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    is that a 626 coupe???...

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    pretty sure its a 626 coupe..... seen one near me quite regulary... dont know how common these are in australia but i have seen quite a few

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    In the UK the 626 was initially badged as the Mazda Montrose, only the later generation were called 626.
    The one I have is a Pillarless coupe, it was specced especially for a disabled couple in 1979 and delivered in 1980. (Hence why it is an auto - automatic versions were not generally available in the UK until 1981 when it became an option)

    The spec of my Montrose is:

    2.0 MA engine
    Head lamp washers
    Electric boot release
    Electric wing mirror
    Radio
    ...Although strangely it doesn't have hazard lights!

    With a bit of luck the weather will clear this weekend and i can get some work done on it!


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    Looks ripe for a 13b!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny_blanco
    pretty sure its a 626 coupe..... seen one near me quite regularly... don't know how common these are in Australia but i have seen quite a few
    Yeah man, it's the 626 coupe, our English friends just had a cooler badge name. Some of the Montrose range too, had a different front nose panels with a deeper recessed bonnet line. This was common to some of the European countries as well. I believe though it was only for the CB rwd series though, I think it got the normal 626 badging like ours when the FWD version arrived.





    WE got both series 1 and 2 CB rwd coupes, but we got a lot more of the later plastic bumper version, late 1980 onwards.

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