Sunday, 5 April 2015

A couple Mazda's, and a Porsche.. at Fuel Magazine C&C5, 28/3.

A handful of dreary looking photos from an overcast Saturday morning, last weekend 28th March.
This was the Fuel Magazine 'Coffee & Classics 5' - a small car meet/show held by a car magazine, in a trendy street in Port Melbourne..
Lots of very nice cars there, but here are a couple of the more relevent ones for this blog... which otherwise were a little out of place on that particular morning..!

First off is probably one I was most excited to see there; an undamaged, unmodified, 1990 GD Mazda MX6 Turbo. These seem to have rapidly disappeared over the last decade (fortunately at likely a much slower rate now..), so I always love seeing one of the survivors. 

This one was a top-spec 4WS (Four Wheel Steer) Auto, 1990 car. This model ran from 1987 through 1991.

Its a shame they're a little grubby; because these factory alloys are fantastic. Original white, properly directional, 2-piece alloys.. and hidden nuts under a large flush cap marked 4WS. Awesome.

One more pic.. because it just looks so original and complete. Hopefully it sticks around as-is for a few more years yet.

More detail on another similar MX6 Turbo, here..

Another Mazda... or sort of anyway..!

A 1994 Autozam AZ-1 - A ~720kg, gull-wing doored, Suzuki/Mazda; produced (by Suzuki) between 1993 and 1995.. 

These were powered by a mid-mounted 660cc, turbo, Suzuki three-cylinder; driving the rear wheels through a 5speed transaxle.



A whole different level of unique. This is one of VERY few in the country.

aaand now; putting the Porsche in '...and a Porsche'..
..A 911 Carrera 3.2.

Produced between 1984 and 1989, when the 911 got a major redesign for the 964 series..


Black-centred Fuchs wheels are always nice..

...and tie in really well with all the black trim and large Carrera decals.

As a result of being four times the price of a new AW11 MR2 in 1987 (in Australia), the subsequent rarity due to this, and the constant interest in air-cooled Porsches; I'll likely never own a 911. 
For someone who was just as chuffed to see a 25year old MX6 though; well, this isn't too much of an issue..!


  1. That AZ-1 is superb! I was waiting for your usual insight into the rolling stock, but no such luck! Whatever they are, they look damn cool.

    1. Awesome isn't it! I'm just a little bit jealous..
      The wheels are Manaray Turbina S'. The one bloody time I dont mention it in the post eh..!

  2. Wow, those Manarays are perfection on the Autozam