X-Factor: 1988 Mazda 323 GTX

Mazda recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at the end of January.  Over those 100 years, Mazda has achieved a number of notable firsts.  Mazda was the first Japanese company to win the 24 Hours of LeMans and also with that win, was the first to win the 24 hour race with a rotary.  On the world rally circuit, Mazda was the first Japanese manufacture to win overall with a Group A car with the 323 4WD’s win at the 1987 Swedish Rally.  Group A regulations required the production of 5,000 road going versions, and the 323 4WD was sold here in the states as the 323 GTX.  Popular as rally cars here too, through attrition (exploding transmissions) they have become even more rare than when new.  So when ones does come up for sale, buyers can’t be too choosy.  Find this 1988 Mazda 323 GTX for sale in Battle Ground, WA for $2,500 via craigslist.

From the seller:

1988 Mazda 323 gtx

condition: fair

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: 4wd

fuel: gas

title status: clean

transmission: manual

88 mazda 323 gtx project

runs but not drive ableneeds some serious loverare car turbo awd hatchback2500 OBO no trades

motivated to sell so price is negotiable

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Gianni is DT’s resident Mazda-farian.