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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:18 am 
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This charming little Familia 800 sedan would be pretty cool to own back in Hong Kong! Just needed a little tlc first... :wink:

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This quirky 80's sedan brought back heaps memories from my childhood in the Middle East, only this particular example was sporting a turbo'd rotary and a 5-speed manual!

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And here we go - the all be all of classic Mazdas!! Cosmo Sport. 8) No further presentation needed.
I had never sat in one of these before, but sadly found that I was probably a bit too tall to seriously consider ever owning one.

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And here comes the car that I was most looking forward to seeing. The painstakingly elegant R130 Luce. Another car that I had never seen in real life before, but it had been in my dreams for just about as long as I can remember!
And thankfully I quickly got very comfortable behind that shapely dash, so the dream to own one continues... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:20 am 
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At this point we moved on to some of Adrians beautiful old Mazdas.
Now surely everyone likes a RX-2 Coupe, but Adrians example was quite simply jaw-dropping!!
First of all it was an ultra-rare "GS-II" - a model that I personally had never heard of before. And then there was the condition of this beauty!! :tu: Only 52,000 km on the clock, utterly original and unrestored, yet perfect down to the very last little detail!! I could have easily spent a full week crawling all over this little peach taking in all the fab details... :D

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That's got to be one of the best stripes ever applied to any car...

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If anything, the interior was even more mind-boggling than the outside.

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Yup!! Those seats are indeed light blue metallic vinyl to match the outside of this sleek 70's coupe!!
Funny how the same colour manages to be subtle on the outside, yet totally funky on the inside. 8)

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Original Eight Track and the warranty card still attached to the clock.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:22 am 
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You don't see a whole lot of these around either! And again I found myself looking at a perfectly preserved original with factory paint and even including fully documented 1-owner history.

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HeHe... and even now - more than three days later - I still can't help but chuckle to myself when I think of this ludicrous little beast! A well-patinated R100 sporting an evil little 10A. The amount of induction noise from that massive carb had me slightly worried that it might just suck all of me in too, digest me and spit the remains out the back!! :lol: :lol:

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Spotted this bad boy sitting in a corner too...

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Once again, a massive thank you to Danny and Adrian for spending about half the day giving me the grand tour of their unbelievable Mazda collection!! What an experience... :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:37 pm 
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02Anders wrote:
Spotted this bad boy sitting in a corner too...

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^ that car is a Rally winner and had some brilliant engineering built into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:33 pm 

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:tu: :tu: :tu:
Love it!


Are these 'tours' open to anyone?
Keen to come up one day!


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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:36 pm 

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ewokracing wrote:
^ that car is a Rally winner and had some brilliant engineering built into it.



any more info on it? surprised it doesnt even have a cage and still contains a back seat.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:03 pm 

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By chance is that a Bob Penkhus Mazda emblem on the back of the Orange Repu? He is a dealer out of Colorado Springs, CO. My 74' came from there and I never had the heart to remove the dealer emblem. It's part of the truck now.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:03 am 
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akaloosey wrote:
By chance is that a Bob Penkhus Mazda emblem on the back of the Orange Repu? He is a dealer out of Colorado Springs, CO. My 74' came from there and I never had the heart to remove the dealer emblem. It's part of the truck now.


Yup, it sure is... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:57 am 
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derek wrote:
ewokracing wrote:
^ that car is a Rally winner and had some brilliant engineering built into it.



any more info on it? surprised it doesnt even have a cage and still contains a back seat.



If it's the car I think it is, and I just had a quick PM conversation with L10B to confirm it, from memory it did have a back seat.

It had a 13b with a 4 barrel EFI throttle body and I think a microtech. The diff was something like a 929L or RX-5 cut down or similar with a trick LSD.
The fronts were big vented rotors and I think S4 RX7 calipers. Had a ford stud pattern. Even the engine was set back in the chassis.

A friend of mine bought it with no gearbox and sans some other bits. I think it ended up being a ported 13b with Microtech. I can't remember the specs. My friend sold it to a guy who crashed it on a circuit. Last I saw it had a fibreglass nosecone.

It did have a roll cage and was CAMS logbooked too.

If I had the money I'd buy it right now. It was an awesome car.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:45 am 

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It was nice to meet you, glad you had a good time.
The R100 is my personal favourite, its got the most attitude and look, doesn't go too bad for a 1 litre engine too! These old NA rotaries were all the rage about 10+ years ago, was chasing a period feel and look with that one.

And yes the truck was from Bob Penkus Mazda, I have some more info about it in this thread

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And the GSII is a beautiful thing, a true credit to its previous owner.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 am 
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I did indeed have an awesome time Adrian. :D
Once again a massive thx to the both of you!!
And like I said, if you're ever in Hong Kong... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:37 am 
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02Anders wrote:
Quite simply stunning...!!! :shock:

Okay, first of all a HUGE thx to Danny and Adrian!! :D


Not a problem at all Anders. It was a pleasure to me you. :D

Yes, if and when I'm next in Hong Kong I'll most certainly be in touch. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:39 am 
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EggBath wrote:
Are these 'tours' open to anyone?
Keen to come up one day!


It's nothing formal...just adhoc as not all the vehicles are at the premises.

However it's just a matter of PM'ing to see where I'm at.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:42 am 
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derek wrote:
surprised it doesnt even have a cage and still contains a back seat.


It did have a cage but was removed by the current owner so that it could be approved for road use once again. New light vehicle modification code of practice requirement.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
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L10B wrote:
derek wrote:
surprised it doesnt even have a cage and still contains a back seat.


It did have a cage but was removed by the current owner so that it could be approved for road use once again. New light vehicle modification code of practice requirement.

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What are the plans for it Danny??

I'm seriously in love.. *gazes over to the dry sumped 13B PP sitting in the corner* :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Rex272 wrote:
What are the plans for it Danny??

I'm seriously in love.. *gazes over to the dry sumped 13B PP sitting in the corner* :shock:


Hi Simon, it's up for sale right now! PM blur for all the details on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
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Cheers Danny - emailed him!


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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
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Wayne White sold the car to Julian and was building an RX-7. He'd be the man to talk to about some of the mods he did.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyo Kogyo Downunder
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:43 pm 

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that JC cosmo brings back memories my brother had a silver one about 10-15 years ago, too bad most people don't seem to know they exist or would rather wreck one and put the 20b in an RX3/4. (I still love rx3/4's for the record just not with a 20b :wink: )

Such a great collection you guys have there, even better most still seem to have rego.

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