1993 Mazda Familia 323 GT-R Black
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Familia 323 GT-R
Another rare 323 GT-R. We search for these each and every week throughout Japan and usually pick up every example that's in top condition, leaving those which are tired or in poor condition.
The 323 GT-R is equipped with Viscous LSD, producing 210BHP as standard. In a car this nimble and light it makes for a very capable car given its strong power and limited-slip 4WD system. Drive Bias is 47% to the front and 53% to the rear - which gives this car a better handling bias than Pulsar GTI-R's. The drive train is known to be stronger than for Pulsar's on these as are the engines, also being built to withstand competition use.
Although we currently have 2 available, We have only stocked 2 previous examples of these over the last 2 years. It's taken us over 5 months to find this example to our exacting standards of condition. As these are very rare cars, they're a car that rarely appears for sale in Japan - and when they do, they're often in poor condition, abused or ex-amateur rally cars, or track cars with no interiors, etc. This example is probably the very best we've ever come across. A collector's car, for the knowledgeable enthusiast who wants something different, affordable and depreciation proof. Also, being so rare, this car can be registered as a Mazda 323 Turbo, which costs less to insure than the equivalent (And less capable GTI-R Pulsars).
This 323 GT-R is well equipped with: Power steering, Electric windows (Auto operation on Drivers side), Electric mirrors with retract mode, Electically operated glass sunroof, Half Leather - Half perforated Suede (Unmarked - Note it looks and feels like the same material as used for GT-R seats), Climate control Air Conditioning, Factory fitted Momo steering wheel, Original front strut brace, Cusco rear brace, integrated driving lamps, full original fitted mats, factory tinted windows, rear wiper.
Uprated items include: HKS SPF Induction kit, HKS Super sequential blow off valve, Apexi Air Flow Converter, Turbo timer, HKS water temperature gauge (Not working correctly). The car is so clean inside, there's only some minor wear on the driver's seat bolster (Easily repairable for around £75.00 cost - through the services of an upholstery specialist, who can replace the worn section) and on the centre console there's a small screw hole from where something's been previously fitted.
Auction grade is 3.5 (Original Auction Sheet is available). The exterior is in good condition. All panels are very straight and show no signs of previous repair. The faults we found were as follows: Minor acid rain etching marks on the roof and bonnet, paint worn thin on the rear roof spoiler, scratch on the rear quarter, below the rubbing strip on the n/s and a blemish on the same location but on the o/s. There's also a paint etch mark on the driver's door and a tiny scratch on the n/s quarter. Each of these faults is clearly shown on the car's pictures. If this car is supplied fully prepared, the scratches and marks on each side of the car are to be repaired. Roof and bonnet are so minor, they don't require repainting. Faults are to be repaired professionally, to supply this car in showroom condition throughout.
We have test driven this car thoroughly and are pleased to say it not only handles extremely well with minimal body roll, but drives just as it should. There are no worn synchros, no noisy wheel bearings, nothing at all to report! Tyres are nearly new also. From experience, we can tell - this car's never been used hard. It feels very tight indeed, without even a rattle from the interior. We also noted that the rear suspension is adjustable for toe settings, so oversteer or understeer can be dialed in as preferred.
This only the 4th Familia (323) GTR we have ever stocked. In Japan these cars are usually very tired and untidy. When we saw this example we just had to have it! It will be one of just a handful of 323 GT-R's in the UK shortly (See for info on the 323 Driver's club!).
Due to this car being over ten years old it will not require an SVA test upon arrival to the UK. Therefore we suggest that to make this car as affordable as possible, we provide the car unprepared. This means that all the owner would need to do is to MOT then register the vehicle, plus carry out the paintwork as described, if preferred.
This beautiful, rare 323 GTR is available for just £5,635 inclusive of UK conversions, minor paintwork, valetting, MOT, 6 month's road tax, 12 month's comprehensive warranty and full UK registration OR for just £3,950 inclusive of comprehensive 12 month warranty and full guidance support on DIY UK preparation.
A deposit of £1,000 secures. Please contact us for details on how to reserve this stunning pocket rocket!!