1991 `J` Mazda 323 1.6i GLX ABS Saloon only 24,000 miles

£2,495.00Price
  • A STUNNING AND RARE 1 MATURE OWNER EXAMPLE HAVING DONE ONLY 24,000 MILES
  • NO RUST, HARDLY RUN IN AND WITH AN INTERIOR THAT IS OUT OF THE BOX
Colour: Ascot grey
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  • ENGINE

    With only 24,000 miles this little Mazda can only be described as not even ran in yet. Fitted with the one of the first fuel injected engines to be fitted to a standard saloon car, this peppy little number has a quite suprising 103 bhp and with the slick 5 speed manual gearbox you can make decent progress in this car. 

    As is usual for Japanese cars of this era, the engine revs freely and sweetly right up to the limiter and never feels strangled unlike much more modern engines with all their emmisions gubbons this engine is allowed to breathe freely and you can certainly tell.

  • BODYWORK

    Uncomplicated is how we would describe the styling of this little 3 box Japanese saloon car. Coming from an era where Japanese saloon cars were all starting to look the same, this is a very clean looking car.

    The condition can only be described as unbelievable, The mature old guy has picked up the odd scratch on his atempts at getting the car into the garage from time to time and the wheel trim edges have been a bit nibbled in places , but you would swear you were back in 1995 as there is no rust to speak of and the Ascot grey paint is lustrious in its shine.

    All the panels gaps are laser straight and this car has never been invloved in any bumps.

  • INTERIOR

    With more grey than Philip Scofields Hair, the interior could never be described as avant garde, Whoever designed it must have known this as they have given it a slight lift with the 5 different shade of purple trim highlights in the seats and door trims.

    How can a car this size have so much room?? Check out the acres of rear legroom in the photos, this car is like the proverbial "tardis" inside. Also the boot is big enough to carry more than you will ever possibly need at the end of your journey.

    This greyness comes as it does with perfect functionality, this 1991 little mediocre saloon has equipment to shame many a modern car, How does electric windows X4 sound, along with an Electric sunroof (fully working) Central Locking, a period Radio Cassete and 4 Head restraints.

    You can tell the interior has very little use as the bolsters are tight and firm and all the trim fits perfectly. Every switch, lever and button works with the over engineered slickness that only a 90`s Japanese car can convey.

    All the carpets and trims are perfect as you would expect for one so well taken cared for.

  • DRIVING

    One look at the exterior design will make you approach this car with the idea that it will be a bit of an appliance, a bit of a non event, Well no ladies and gentleman, this is a fantastic little car to drive, it is comfy over the nasty stuff, it is reactive on the twisties and it is analogue. This car feels like a "CAR" and drives like one, The gearbox is a manual shifters delight it is like flicking a toggleswitch. This car will suprise and delight you with the peppy nature of its performance and just how easy it is to get along with.

    Visiblility in a modern car is at a premium but in this car you can actually see things , you can enjoy the drive so much more when you can see out of a car and this little number doesn`t put anything in the way to prevent you doing so.

  • ROAD TAX

    This will cost around £260 per year

  • WHEELS & TYRES

    If ever there was a car that looks perfectly normal and just right with wheel trims then this is one of those cars.

    It has the standard Mazda 14" wheel trims

    Front drivers = 5mm

    Front passenger = 5mm

    Rear Drivers = 5mm

    Rear Passenger = 5mm 

  • EXTRAS

    This was the top spec in its day and cost a not insubstantial £13015 but was then further garnished with a Mazda factory Alarm system at £305

  • HISTORY

    Bought new buy a Mature gentleman its the usual story of as time goes by he drove the car less and less. We have the original bill of sale showing his purchase and this car has been kept dry in a nice warm cosy garage to see the light of day when the weather permitted. A story of a true survivor , this 323  Has never been abused, never been over revved, never been bumped and comes with a long MOT until December 2018

  • BRAKES

    As the top spec car at the time this 323 Is the ABS version, With plenty of powerful stopping power it is reasuring to know this classic car is fitted with ABS. All working perfect with no areas of concern.

  • THE STORY OF THESE CARS

    The sixth generation Familia (Mazda 323) included three-door hatchback, five-door fastback, and a four-door sedan variants, none of which share any body panels. The new five-door fastback version was called the Familia Astina in Japan and was sold as the 323F or 323 Astina elsewhere. The BF wagon (originally introduced in 1985) was carried over in facelifted form, although Ford marketed a wagon on the new platform as part of the North American Escort line.

    The BG Familia was available with front- or all-wheel drive and a 1.3 L, 1.5 L, 1.6 L, or 1.8 L gas or 1.7 L diesel engine. Later, a turbocharged engine was added, especially developed for homologation purposes for the World Rally Championship, Group A category. The four-wheel drive models (including the turbocharged GT-X) were introduced in August 1989. In Japan, the SOHC 1.6 was only available coupled to four-wheel drive. With a carburettor, it offered 91 PS (67 kW), the same as the lower-spec 1.5, but with a somewhat larger torque curve. In Europe, only the 1.8 (in naturally aspirated, 106 PS form or either of the turbocharged variants) was offered with four-wheel-drive.

    In North America, the 323 sedan became the Protegé, while the 323 hatchback kept its name. There, and in the Philippines, base (SE/DX), 4WD and top-line LX models were available. The 1990 base model has the SE name and uses the B8 1.8l SOHC engine that has 16 valves and hydraulic lifters. In 1991, the base model name was changed to "DX". 4WD models existed for the 1990 and 1991 model years, with the SOHC engine and rear disc brakes. The LX version of the Protegé included a BP 1.8l DOHC 16-valve engine 125 hp (93 kW). LX models also have power windows and door locks and 14 inch wheels. Vented front and solid rear disc brakes, larger front brakes, larger clutch, equal-length driveshafts, dual outlet muffler, body-color door handles and mirrors, fold-down rear center armrest, driver's vanity mirror, and larger stabilizer bars. A sunroof and 14 inch aluminum alloy wheels were options on LX models.

    BG models that were assembled in New Zealand came with glass headlights instead of plastic, and a 240 km/h speedometer.

    Production of the BG Familia mostly ended on 24 May 1994, although the 1.3-liter hatchback was kept in production until October 1996 as there was originally no 1.3 option in the following generation. In Australia, the BG model continued-to be sold until 1996 as a more affordable alternative to the newer BH model. In China, the BG model was sold as the Haima CA7130 and the CA7160. They were produced from 1998 to 2004. Power came from a 1.3 or 1.6-litre engine sourced from Toyota produced 86 and 83 horsepower respectively.

     

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