As later additions to US and European roads, Japanese cars have been slower to become accepted into the world of classics, though one of the first to do so is undoubtedly Mazda.
They only began producing cars in the 1960s, and exporting them outside Japan in the 1970s, but the brand soon won many fans for its ‘driver first’ design philosophy that made Mazdas unlike anything else on the road. While most car manufacturers styled their cars based on the latest design fashions, Mazda made decisions and changes purely based on things that would make the driving experience better. Combined with their early adoption of the Wankel rotary engine, any Mazda was a car with a difference.
This no-nonsense approach probably originated in their first business of designing and manufacturing trucks and three-wheelers in Hiroshima, an important part of the city’s economy after the devastation of the Second World War. Moving onto building affordable family cars for the Japanese market, a tie-up with Ford in the 1970s brought international attention to the brand, and Mazda soon became known for its lightweight and sporty coupes and roadsters, which culminated in the Mazda MX5 – the best selling sports car in history. With distinctive looks, and intuitive design like no other marque, Mazda has a stable of classics behind it that are only now being seen for the masterpieces they really are.
At The Carrosserie Company we firmly believe that classic cars can be of any age and come from any period, and any well built and well designed car is just a classic waiting to be born. If you are the proud owner of a Mazda, from the early days of the marque all the way to the recent past, we will be only too happy to help restore it with the same care and attention to detail that we give to the most storied of heritage vehicles. From minor bodywork to a full electrical re-wire or nut and bolt re-build, you can trust us to take care of your masterpiece.
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