Autozam AZ-1 Is America's Greatest JDM Sports Car On Sale

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With gullwing doors and everything.

Mazda has a rich history of building sporty cars, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata has to be one of the best known. This multifaceted sports car is respected by car enthusiasts the world over, but what if you like the look of this sporty Mazda, but you don't need the speed or insurance bills that come with the territory? Bring A Trailer might have the answer. The auction company has recently listed a rare 1992 Autozam AZ-1, a miniature Kei car produced under the Autozam brand by Mazda from 1992 to 1995. This mini exotic looks the part and will fit in any parking spot you point it at. Plus, it has gullwing doors!

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This little gem was imported to the US from Japan and looks the part of a JDM classic. Under the hood lies a feisty little turbocharged 657cc DOHC three-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission which has been modified with an aftermarket intake and turbo timer. According to the seller, the timing belt has been replaced as was the oil pan gasket. The exterior is painted red with a charcoal bottom-end and rolls on a set of lowering springs and ultra-JDM Volk/Rays TE37 wheels wrapped in 14-inch tires. The Autozam AZ-1 also features a non-functional hood scoop, gullwing doors, and inset headlights. There's a caveat, though, as the AZ-1 has a cracked windshield.

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The interior features a steering wheel on the wrong side (the right), and some bolstered sport seats finished off in red and black. You also get manual windows, a spare tire tucked behind the seats, questionable air conditioning, and an old school cassette tape player. One of the coolest features has to be the tachometer that reads up to eleven grand. The speedometer on the other hand only reads to 140 km/h (87 mph). This car shows 82,000 km (51,000 miles) on the odometer, and the car is offered with partial service records, import paperwork, and a clean Texas title in the seller's name. You even get the stock wheels. The car is currently sitting on $6,000 and the auction ends in four days.

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