This 1993 Mazda Autozam AZ-1 with 142,577 km was inspected for a client in July 2020.
Auction grade 3.5 C. On inspection we found the condition to be reasonable for age for one of these cars. Past repair to the front looked fine. Existing broken front bumper and associated damage under the front as pictured. Worn driver’s seat and interior generally. Faded paint to body vents. Rest of the paintwork wasn’t too bad. Clean and rust free underneath despite wearing snow tyres.
Auction report sales points:
After market 13” alloy wheels
Private owner (s)
Stone chip on the windscreen
Cracks on the steering wheel
Seats faded / dirty
Driver’s seat torn
Screw holes on the console
Scratches on the wheels, center caps missing ?
After market muffler / air cleaner / suspension
Small scratches / dents on the body
Core support / front support replaced
No spare tire
This 1993 Mazda Autozam AZ-1 sold for 1,135,000 Yen FOB or approx. $20,800 complied, plus tyres and on road costs @ 75 Yen to the dollar.
Prices are rising very quickly on classic models like this cute kei sports car as they become harder to find in good condition.
We can source another Mazda Autozam AZ-1 or classic early 90’s model under the 25 Year Rule.
Prices are constantly changing as vehicles age and new models are released – classic cars like this one increase in value over time and near new cars typically depreciate in Japan at a rate of 10 to 15% per year for the first few years.
So for the most up to date pricing please get in touch with us for a current market price on the specification you want.
Production information from Wikipedia
The car was made available to the buying public on January 1992, with two color options, Siberia Blue and Classic Red. Both colors came with Venetian Gray lower panels. Each car was sold through the Autozam dealer network in Japan.
Unfortunately by the time car came into production, the recession in Japan had just come into force. Selling for 1,498 million ¥ (the equivalent of $12,400), it was slightly less than a Eunos Roadster, but marginally higher than its competitor, the Honda Beat selling at 1,388 million ¥ and the Suzuki Cappuccino at 1,458 million ¥, the AZ-1 was considered to be both too expensive and too cramped for a kei car. The car failed to sell within its target of 800 per month, in the midst of an economic recession. Production of the car ended after the following year, but Mazda had plenty of stock to sell off.
With the total production of 4,392 over a year, plus 531 for the Cara version (mentioned later in the article) to 28,010 to the Cappuccino and 33,600 for the Beat, both with production reaching into the latter half of the 1990s, this makes the AZ-1 the rarest of the kei sports cars.
We only source the best vehicles with clean and tidy interiors, and only vehicles we would be pleased to own ourselves. This is why we are constantly told by clients that the vehicles we source are well above the condition of most others on the local market.
The pictures are typical of the information we provide prior to auction for each vehicle of interest, with any faults shown so you can clearly see the condition before we discuss whether to bid, and your budget.
Whether you’re looking for a Mazda Autozam AZ-1 like this, or another year, make or model, we can find it for you in nice condition and at the best possible price.
It is vital when sourcing your vehicle to use an agent that takes the time to physically check each vehicle and looks beyond the auction pictures and report to confirm condition. Some vehicles may have an unpleasant smoke or other odour, rust underneath, or other faults which are impossible to know without inspection.
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