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  • I grew up in Japan back in 70's and 80's, and my neighbor had 2000GT parked in his drive way. I thought it was the second coolest thing ever. He also had the first coolest car parked next to it, which was Toyota Sports 800 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Sports_800), oh I envied him. As for the Mazda, one of original Ultra-man, the team used Cosmo. It looked really futuristic to my eye. And it still does.

    I just want to mention, that there's one car, sort of unsung hero to me, that nobody seems to care about from the similar time. Isuzu 117 Coupe. My dad was a huge fan of this car, I grew up with it, my sister learned to drive in it, and kept it in our household till my parents decided to sell it a couple of years ago.

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  • Dustin Rittle

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    I was never a fan of the color white but after reading this article and seeing these two beauties on the screen im starting to have second thoughts on that. I may not be the biggest japanese car fan in the world but i would definitely have these two in my dream car collection

  • JanMichael Franklin

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    I'm really glad that you guys are giving respect and attention to these two classics! I hope there are a couple of cool videos to go along with this article!

  • Shervin Nakhjavani

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    I love the fact that despite their obvious Japanese heritage, the Cosmo's license plate reads, "The Spirit of America."

  • Erik Tomlinson

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    "If you’re unfamiliar with how the engine works, we’d suggest following this link."

    This isn't actually linked to anything. Perhaps you meant to link to this Wikipedia page? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine

    Also, these cars are absolutely beautiful. Great article.

  • Greg Ritter

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    Psssssttt... The Mazda wasn't the first rotary powered car, the NSU Wankel Spider was :) the Mazda was the first to have two rotors for the rotary engine the NSU only used one.

    from Boulder, CO, USA