1994 Mazda Familia 323 GT-R White
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Familia 323 GT-R
This is a very, very rare car, which built by Mazda with only 500 produced in order to homologate this model for international WRC rally entry for 1994. This model 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.
We have only stocked 2 previous examples of these over the last 2 years. As they each attracted strong interest, we have looked for more. 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, Original front strut brace, Cusco rear brace, integrated driving lamps, full original fitted mats, factory tinted windows, rear wiper.
Uprated items include: Near new alloy wheels with high quality Advan Neuva Sports tyres of size 205/50R15), Momo Race Steering wheel, Razo alloy and Carbon gear knob, HKS turbo timer, Blitz Boost gauge. There is a Panasonic MD / Radio unit fitted - complete with detatchable face for security. Note the speakers are also uprated and include remote tweeters. Audio is supplied free of charge with this car.
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 passenger door, there's a very minor tear in the vinyl layer, around 1-2 cm long - Not easily found, really.
Auction grade is 4 (Original Auction Sheet is available). The exterior is immaculate. There is not even the usual peppering of stone chips, or fading of colour on roof and bonnet as associated with a Japanese car of this age. All panels are also very straight and unmarked. There are some very small scratches on the rear bumper. The front n/s arch trim has a tiny scratch. Also the rear wiper arm has some minor corrosion. That's all! Each of these faults is so minor they will not be repaired as part of Uk preparation within the price, but for around £150 extra can be be repaired professionally, to supply this car in perfect showroom condition throughout.
Note that none of the original 323 / Familia GT-R stickers are currently fitted - we can source new ones from Mazda if required, although it may be more fun to keep the car anonymous and use this as a stealth machine with which to embarrass so called hot hatches of the UK!
We have test driven this car thoroughly and are pleased to say it not only handles extremely well with minimal body roll, but drives much like a new car. There are no worn synchros, no noisy wheel bearings, nothing at all to report! The brake discs are virtually unworn! It would appear to us this car was owned by a small and mature driver - who used it for long distance cruising on Motorways only. 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 3rd 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 www.323gtx.co.uk 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 £5,725 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 £4,650 inclusive of comprehensive 12 month warranty and full guidance support on DIY UK preparation.
Now departed Yokohama Japan and due to arrive to UK 1st week of July! A deposit of £1,000 securesnow! Please contact us for details on how to reserve this absolutely rare and beautifully preserved pocket rocket!!