So here she is,
"She had me at hello" - a little curbside love! anyway....
So its a 1985 mazda GLC 3-door hatch.
4spd manual, manual windows, radio delete option, no tilt steering, no power steering, no a/c, it does however have working windshield wipers and rear defrost... haha
Car still has original spare, INCREDIBLY little rust... yeah, the bumpers are bent, but no big deal...
It runs and drives incredibly well, not to mention BETTER than it should considering its a 25 year old car.
Uhoh.. The Mazda won't idle...
My 1985 Mazda GLC just started running crappy one afternoon. Wouldn't idle at all. Long story short.. what ended up fixing it was lots of hard driving and excessive revving. Sometimes I'm glad the car wasn't equipped with a tachometer... hahaha
Battle of the Beaters
Two guys take two scrap cars to the dragstrip on a regular points weekend to have some fun. The featured car is a '91 Ford Escort that was bought for $175 from an old lady. This car needed way too much work and was too much of a piece of crap to be driven on the street. We figured we'd take it out in style. The other car featured for a few seconds was a Mercury Tracer. Both cars ran high 18 second ET's. The Escort was crushed after a blown up transmission and the Tracer blew either a coolant hose or a head gasket right before third round of eliminations. And yes it was well worth the money.
Daihatsu Charade EFI 1 Owner 64k miles Smart Mini car hatchback Toyota with CB-90
Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner car guy and what i have here for you is one of the most unique cars i have EVER came across... LOL i do say that A LOT Its because i have A LOT of Super Clean older one and two owner cars. this one is a 1990 Daihatsu Charade EFI Supermini these little CB90 3 Cyl motors with the EFI are just really a blast to drive You will LOVE this car. it was Obiviously a Pampered car take a look at the interior and exterior. youll see the dent in the drivers door is all there is to chat about. these cars get mid 40's and are just great. Make sure and check out my other videos I always have lots of Neat Unique and Interesting Classic EURO and Muscle cars and i sell them Cheap. Http://www.1ownercarguy.com and you will see about 30% of the 160 to 180 in stock Thanks for watching make sure and Subscribe to my channel to get updates. Nathan Wratislaw 406 544 6919
Some facts from Wikipedia about this uniqie little Gem
The Daihatsu Charade is a supermini which was first introduced in 1977. Daihatsu considers the Charade a "large compact" car to differentiate it from smaller compacts in its lineup, such as the Daihatsu Mira/Cuore. It helped replace the Daihatsu Consorte, although the Charmant took over from the bigger-engined Consortes.
In China, Daihatsu Charade is called "Xiali" and made by FAW Tianjin, under the registered mark of "China FAW". From 1986 September 30, to 2009, it sold over 1.5 million in that country.
The third generation of the Daihatsu Charade (G100) debuted in 1987. With styling by Daihatsu chief stylist Hiroshi Aoki and colleague Hideyuki Ueda, it originally shipped with a carburetted 1.0 L three-cylinder engine (CB23), also available as a diesel and turbodiesel, or with a 1.3 L four-cylinder with single carburetor (HC-C). Either three-door or five-door hatchback bodystyles were originally offered. A 1.0 L twin-cam fuel injected intercooled turbo (CB70/CB80), named GTti and delivering 105 PS JIS (77 kW) was later added, only available as a three-door hatch. Fuel injected versions of the 1.3 L four-cylinder (HC-E) and three-cylinder (CB90) were later added. The GTxx GTti's can have CB70 or CB80, depending on the country/region sold.
In the UK, the GTti had a fairly successful rally career competing in the RAC Lombard Rally in 1989 and 1990 and was highly competitive in the Safari Rally. The GTti won class honours many times and was able to mix it with some of the 2-litre cars and on occasion troubling some of the 4wd cars!
The third-generation car was sold in the United States for just four years, from 1988 through 1992. The car sold poorly, despite construction "as tight as a frozen head bolt" and attractive styling for the market segment, perhaps because of its high price, few dealerships, rough running three-cylinder, low performance (0-60 mph/97 km/h in 15 seconds), and unfortunate translation of the name Charade into English, and the company withdrew permanently from the US market. Sales for 1989 were 15,118. Only the three-door hatchbacks and four-door sedans were available. The North American Charade appeared in three different trim levels until 1989; the CES (Base model), CLS, and CLX. The CES came with a 53 bhp, 1.0L three-cylinder, EFi engine called the CB-90. The other two variants were available with the standard CB-90 or the more powerful 1.3 L four-cylinder EFi "HC-E" engine.
In the Australian market, the GTti was unavailable and the turbocharged petrol Charade used the lower powered carburetor engine (CB60/61) from the previous generation. However, quite a few GTti's & GTxx's have been imported from Japan and so do have a good following.
Toyota engines are still available, as well as copied versions like the Huali and various Geely products such as the Haoqing and its derivatives.
In 2003, the Charade name was resurrected in the UK and Australia. The new Charade is now a rebadged Daihatsu Mira (Cuore in other European markets, Charade in Morocco), and it is positioned one market segment below its previous generations. Toyota believes that the Toyota Yaris suffices as their smallest car in Australia. In 2011, Daihatsu Europe will bring the Toyota Yaris on the market as Daihatsu Charade. This will be the last new model introduced under the Daihatsu nameplate in Europe
The turbocharged GTti version was replaced by a more conventional GTi with an SOHC 16-valve 1.6 L engine. This version was engineered by Italian ex-racing driver De Tomaso (the previous owner of Innocenti), including racing-derived camshaft, and was capable of 124 hp JIS (91 kW) in the Japanese market. The export version was detuned to 105 hp DIN (77 kW). De Tomaso also added their own bodykit, Recaro seats, a Nardi Torino steering wheel, and Pirelli sports tyres. A total of 120,000 Charade GTi were produced following this joint effort.
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