The term “salvage auction” probably brings up all sorts of horrible images in one’s mind. Completely destroyed cars that look as though they’ve been run over by a Caterpillar D9 or perhaps used as Satan’s barbeque grill. Every once in a while, there’s a diamond in the rough. Today is one of those days.
And here is yet another example of the Golden Age of Hatchbacks for you as I continue to flesh out that idea (full story coming soon, I promise). Back in the days when many midsized, mainstream cars were available as hatchbacks, Mazda was a niche player like today, but turned out an impressive product nonetheless.