One owner and 12,814 miles from new 1994 Mazda 323F Hatchback Registration no. M11 MBE Chassis no. JMZBA14P501139167
Although founded in the 1920s, the company that would become Mazda Motor Corporation did not commence series production of passenger cars until 1960. Three years later the Japanese firm introduced the 'Familia' range, also sold as the '323', which, regularly updated, would form the bedrock of production for the next 40 years. In 1989 the 6th generation was introduced and for the first time there was a stylish five-door fastback in the range - the 323F - alongside the four-door saloon and three-door hatchback. With its pop-up headlights and sleek styling, the 323F looked every inch a miniature Gran Turismo and would turn out to be an immense success, particularly in the UK. A conventional transverse engine/front-wheel-drive design, the 323F was exceptionally well built and in 1.8-litre, twin-cam form no slouch, boasting a top speed of 120mph.
This automatic transmission 323F was supplied new by Evans Halshaw of Solihull in January 1995 and has covered only 12,814 miles. Said to run and drive like new, it is described as in generally very good condition apart from dents to the near side doors. Finished in turquoise with grey leather interior, the car is offered with service booklet (three stamps to 1997 at 4,697 miles), owner's manual, sundry invoices, a quantity of expired MoT certificates, Swansea V5 document and MoT to 11th December 2012.