A Japanese photoblogger stumbled across this field of ten first-generation Mazda Cosmo sports cars in the countryside, slowly dissolving into the earth. It's obvious someone doesn't realize what's in their backyard.


The Cosmo was the first Mazda to sport a rotary engine, with its two-rotor setup good for 110 hp and a 0-to-60 mph run of just under 9 seconds. Only 1,519 were built, and only two are known to exist in the United States — one in the meat forks of none other than Jay Leno.

Recent sales of unrestored models have sought $45,000; given the booming interest in Japanese sports cars from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, a mint Cosmo might be worth more than double that. (Thanks banpei!)

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