Mazda North America has begun restoration of a 929 sedan, according to Jacob Brown, a Product Communications Specialist at the company. And according to Brown, JNC‘s very own Dave Yuan was a major reason they’ve been inspired to do it.
It all started when Dave visited Mazda’s basement for the story welcoming the Eunos Cosmo into the 25 Year Club. Dave loves all kinds of oddball Mazdas, and was so enamored with the 929 that he nearly had a conniption when he saw it languishing in a dark corner of the basement.
Brown says that Dave’s reaction led him to consider bringing it back to life. After all, Mazda is positioning itself as a premium Japanese marque a notch above run-of-the-mill Nissans and Toyotas, and the 929 would be the perfect car “forgotten” car to show the public that Mazda’s always had premium cars in its lineup.
So, good job, Dave! Your love for obscure Nihon steel has earned the 929 a permanent place of honor in the Mazda collection! Brown says he hopes the car will be ready for JCCS.
Lead Image: Jacob Brown for Mazda