A few days ago I lamented to a friend that it was pretty much impossible to find certain nostalgic cars for sale in Japan anymore – specifically, Mazda Familias of the pre-facelift BFMR 4WD kind. “Maybe because they all ended up here,” he quipped.
imagine my surprise when this evening I received a link to the following vehicle listing on Goo-net:
It’s like the gods heard my complaint, or prayer, or something, I dunno.
380,000 yen is “only” NZ$5800, which totals one pretty expensive BFMR when you think about it – but like I mentioned in my Starion post from last week, it would be the ideal car to own from a collector’s point of view compared to the rubbish you often see on Trademe. And given the legendary status and nostalgia surrounding these cars in NZ, there’s a fair chance someone out there is willing to pay that much for an unmolested example.
No, not me, if anyone was wondering.