1988 Mazda 323GTX

See also: Mazda 323GTX Picture Page, RoadRace Engineering's 323GTX page

The 323GTX is based on the Mazda 323/Familia hatchback (BF) chassis and was built for rally homologation purposes.  Approximately 1250 cars were imported into the US in 1988-1989.  The factory rally effort was somewhat successful but was discontinued in the early 1990s.

I am the third owner.  The car was first sold by a dealership in coastal Oregon.   The second owner bought it shortly afterward and owned it until I bought it in Sept. 2000.  I put 12000 miles on the car in the first year of ownership, which is a lot considering that I was working at home at the time and live on a 11 x 4 mile island. The car is used for daily transportation, TSD rally, rally cross and car club events.

Engine: Mazda B6T (1.6L turbocharged inline 4 cylinder)
Transmission: 5-speed manual, locking center differential
Drive arrangement: Front-engine, four-wheel drive
Chassis: Unibody construction
Bodywork: Pressed steel
Front suspension: Strut with pressed steel lower link
Rear suspension: Strut with twin lower links

Length: 4110mm
Width: 1645mm
Height: 1395mm
Wheelbase: 2400mm
Front track: 1400mm
Rear track: 1425mm

Stock, aside from:
HKS PFS F-CON fuel computer
HKS cat-back exhaust
Adjustable boost controller
Bosch Blow-Off Valve
Probe intercooler
RX-7 Turbo II steering wheel
Tracer console compartment
Relocated radio, installed CD player
Rally mudflaps
Silverstone S-55 rally tyres mounted on RX-7 wheels
Nokian Hakka 1 studded snow tires mounted on stock wheels
Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires mounted on Superior 15x6.5 wheels

How many cases of Girl Scout Cookies can you fit into a GTX and still be able to drive the car?