Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mine Mine Mine: 1993 Autozam AZ-1

I really don't understand the Japanese used car market.  On one hand you can't touch a MkIV Supra for less than $50k, but you could get something that is cooler, more unique, and more Japanese for much less money.  Plus you get gull wing doors and mid engine power.  Find this 1993 Autozam AZ-1 offered for $16,500 in Olympia, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1993 Autozam AZ-1 
VIN: PG6SA-101949 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 3 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 61120 
paint color: red 
size: sub-compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 
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1993 Autozam AZ-1 - The Iconic Mid-Engine Kei Sports Car with Gullwing Doors ​​
Insane Supercar Fun in A Microcar Package 

View an in-depth test drive review video of this very 1993 AZ-1 at:
(Copy and paste into browser as Craigslist won't allow direct linking)
1 of just 4,392 ever produced.
61,120 verified miles.
Excellent rust-free & damage-free condition inside and out.
Factory turbocharged & intercooled DOHC 16-valve 657-cc 3 cylinder engine (9,000 RPM redline!) mounted behind the seats sending power to rear wheels via a quick-shifting 5 speed transmission.
Beautiful Classic Red paint with rare Mazdaspeed A-spec body (hood, front air dam, rear wing and color-matched Classic Red lower body)
Coveted and valuable period 14" BBS wheels
Cold A/C, stereo and factory roof shades.
On board performance displays.
Original sunshades and OEM steering wheel included.
Performance upgrades, including blow-off valve, exhaust, clutch.
Professionally imported and ready for next owner
The AZ-1 is the most desirable of the 1990's 10'8" A/B/C Japanese Domestic Market Kei 660-cc sports cars that includes the Honda Beat and Suzuki Cappuccino. A joint development by Mazda's Miata team and Suzuki to be sold in Mazda's JDM Autozam dealerships, the AZ-1 features a composite body with gullwing doors and glass canopy sitting on a steel skeleton monocoque frame. Its razor-sharp handling comes from a featherweight 1587-pound mass, four wheel independent suspension, disc brakes and 2.2 turn lock-to-lock steering. 

One of the most jaw-dropping fun cars to drive at any price, this beautiful example is clean & straight from nose to tail -- a micro-exotic that is ready to show and go! 

Priced at $16,500 (+tax, title, licensing and doc). Call, text or email with questions or to schedule a time to see it. 

VIN: PG6SA-101949

ST#:1041 negotiable doc fee of up to $30 to cover WA DOL costs for epermit/trip permit.

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  1. Awesome car but $16.500 is almost Bring a Trailer madness pricing

    1. These have shot up in value over the last 16 months. One cannot touch a decent one for under $15K here.

    2. It's not madness pricing, as the car has been sold awaiting pick-up (and has two people as back-up buyers!)

  2. “DOHC 16-valve 657-cc 3 cylinder engine”
    So that’s 5 valves per cylinder plus a spare in the glove box?
    The Mitsubishi 3G81 engine in their Minica Dangan ZZ kei car had 15 valves, and probably none in the glovebox.

    1. Yamaha had a 5 valve head in genesis motors for a while, but math is hard sarc/

    2. That was a typo. It is 12v. The original listing shows 12 valves.

  3. It would have a lot more interest if there was a Hayabusa or VFR motor in there ...


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