"but Ross" I hear you saying.. "A 1990 introduction date for the JC generation Cosmo means it's not 80's at all.."
If we look as the number '10' as 1-through-10.. then 90 is the end of the decade. Similarly, if we look at 1985-1995 as the 80's, the same way we look at 1976-1983 as the 60's.. then - following this same logic - it makes perfect sense that 1987 backwards through 1981 (ignoring 1982) are clearly the early 2000's.
Absolute top of the market at the moment, currently for sale in Japan (Saitama, not far out of Tokyo) at CARSHOP LEAD for ~3.3million yen.
Available in both Type-E and Type-S trim, and powered by either a 13B twin-turbo twin-rotor, or a 20B twin-turbo triple-rotor - both mated to a 4spd auto only. Variants ending in 'CCS' had the 'Car Communication System' (identifiable by an antenna unit above the rear windscreen).. and later in its 6 year production run there was also a Type-SX variant..
..But no, lets keep it simple here. Early cars.. essentially Type E | Type S. This particular car being a 20B Type-S, non CCS.
I remember driving across the other side of town ~early 2006, to look at a tired 20B Type-E CCS one that was for sale. Was 6 or 8 grand from memory - painfully cheap - and probably ended up being parted for the 20B. Let's hope not.
This car - not simply a perfect stock example - takes the appeal up a notch in a different way: as a 90's era modified high-speed machine. Its just SO damn lush...
The auto has made way for a manual, there's a bolt-in cage, a confetti Recaro SR and a pair of harnesses, a Nardi wheel, and a plethora of gauges, computers, and controllers - all as if pulled straight from a 90's HyperREV.
All looks to be done very neatly. It looks quality. It looks fast.
Sadly I haven't got the $50,000-or-so needed to get my hands on this Cosmo, but argh, I can dream..
2. To a tuner for a check up.
3. To the Hume Fwy.
4. To Jail.
..righto.. maybe it's best left out of my hands..!