The Mazda 1300 was a subcompact car produced and sold by Japanese automaker Mazda between 1964 and 1979. It had a four-cylinder OHV engine, producing at most 68 hp (51 kW). The Mazda 1300 also featured an independent front suspension and leaf spring rear suspension configuration as well as front disc brakes, providing reliable performance for its size.
In terms of features and specs, the Mazda 1300 was equipped with a four-speed manual transmission as standard. Options included an AM radio and heater, while power steering and air conditioner could be added on select models. It also featured a large cargo area, providing drivers with plenty of storage space for everyday use.
The success of the Mazda 1300 and its subsequent variants led to significant sales increases for the company. The car was primarily sold in Japan, but could also be found in other global markets such as Australia and Europe. In total, around 920,000 units were produced during its lifespan.
The Mazda 1300 still remains popular today among vintage car enthusiasts for its reliable performance, compact size and affordability. Read more