1994 model M2-1015 Autozam AZ-1-EN

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1994 model

M2-1015 Autozam AZ-1

The detailed condition of the vehicle is described in each photo.

On the top slide, there are 50 attractive photos of the vehicle. Click on a photo to see it with a description.

"Gullwing doors are not just for show... You'll really understand when you drive it...! After the 25-year rule was lifted, the ultra-rare and genuine M2-1015 was elevated to a JDM Super K that had enthusiasts around the world nodding in agreement. After the 25 year rule was lifted, the M2-1015 became the JDM Super K that had enthusiasts all over the world nodding in agreement..."

The height of the car is lowered by Desert Eagle’s ride height adjustable maximum suspension, which is wider and lower than the normal height. VOLK-RAYS TE37 13-inchers and ADVAN Neova fit perfectly on the visually widened body with Ritmo’s wide fenders front and rear. This “slightly” unusual AZ-1 has a fierce face like the Group B machine given to the M2, and stands before my eyes with an aggressive and attractive appearance.


In 2016, the ban on exporting the AZ-1 to North America for 25 years was lifted, and the presence of the “A” in the ABC trio became even more special in the American market, where there was no category for Japan’s Galapagos “mini-car”….


Today, the “funky and crazy Super Kei AZ-1” that has been driving American JDM enthusiasts crazy has no image of an unpopular car when it was first released.


The FRP body could be separated from the skeletal monocoque chassis if it wanted to, and the body was so special that it could be driven without the body. It outputs 64hp, which is just under the light vehicle output regulation…. That’s almost 100hp per liter…! When the turbocharging starts, it’s hard to keep up with the rising rev counter…. In addition to that, the 2.2 RPM lock-to-lock…changing direction with just one fist. The handling, which has been called “ultimate”, is ultra-quick…! How can this not be fun? This is the Super Kei that will give you that special feeling that every enthusiast gets when they are faced with a special vehicle.


If this is exactly the project number “1015” produced by M2, the second Mazda, a company with a unique approach to manufacturing on the eve of the collapse of the bubble economy…. Even the JDM enthusiast Americans would be very excited….


"Like Van Gogh and Gauguin...? The mysterious story of the limited-order production M2-1015 from 1994 is The mysterious story of the M2-1015, which was produced in 1994 as a limited order, has been discontinued and is now coming back to life twice over.

There is actually no accurate information on how many of the “real M2-1015” were released…


Mysterious numbers, like urban legends, have been circulating on the Internet among enthusiasts, highlighting the tragic story of the car’s initial release, and even adding to its value today, just like the famous painter who became overwhelmingly popular after his death.


In October 1992, Autozam started selling the AZ-1, but it was discontinued just two years later in 1994. While its rivals, the Suzuki Cappuccino and Honda Beat, were launched before the collapse of the bubble economy and won the hearts of young people, the ill-fated AZ-1 was launched just before the recession began in earnest. Naturally, sales of the AZ-1 fell far short of the target, and Mazda immediately decided to discontinue production…. By this time, only 4392 units of the AZ-1 had been produced, and only a very small number of the OEM Suzuki Cara, 531 units, were discontinued.


Mazda’s employees at the time had a heavy task…. Mazda employees at the time were faced with a serious challenge: “We must somehow sell the remaining AZ-1s in the stockyard…!


In an attempt to respond to this corporate theme with diversity, Mazda launched a number of “special edition” models….


About 100 Mazdaspeed AZ-1s with more aggressive hoods, front spoilers, rear wings, etc. were released….


The M2, the second Mazda that supported Mazda’s creative marketing at the time, was redesigned as the M2-1015 in three colors (Brilliant Black, Shance White, and Silverstone Metallic) from the stockyard stock that had all been painted red. The AZ-1, which had a cute image thanks to its round-eyed headlights, was transformed into a fierce face like the Group B machines of a while ago by adopting a special hood hood with a glaring look, and by keeping the front fog lamps inside the hood. The large front bumper, which could be called an air dam, the rear wing, the M2-1015 emblem, the aluminum wheels, the blacked-out rear end panel, the door mirrors, the side sills, and the rear bumper are all painted in the same color as the body. In addition, the door mirrors, side sills, and rear bumper were painted in the same color as the body, giving it a completely different look from the original and Mazdaspeed versions.


This transformed look and the agile performance of the original AZ-1 sports car blended perfectly to create the image of the little supercar that is now admired the world over….


In 1994, M2 started production of the 1015 with a limited order of 50 units, but for unknown reasons, the order was changed to 220 units…. There is a record that the remaining parts were sold as individual items to make up for the loss, and there are many “non-authentic AZ-1s” on the market with only the exterior parts changed, and it is commonly whispered overseas that “M2 planned to produce 50 units, but actually only sold about 25 units. In fact, only about 25 were sold.


"It's fun enough at the speed limit... It's fun to look at, fun to play with... A car that brings a smile to your face when you drive it... 1994 M2-1015".

The owner said, “It’s a lot of fun, so go ahead and ride it for a while…! He handed me the keys, and I opened the gull wing door of the M2-1015 AZ-1, whose front mask reminded me of a Gr-B machine. The dampers work well, and when you lift it up slightly, it transforms into a bird lifting its wings.


The one-of-a-kind appeal of this machine lies in the fact that the M2-1015 has been modified into an even more attractive little Super Kei with valuable parts, and all of the original and stock parts are included with the full Hiace cargo bed. (See the photos and the list of accessories at the end of the book…)


In addition to the included parts, there have been periodic modifications…


Desert Eagle metal catalyzer (normal)


Black alternator (stock)


The most recent repairs and replacements include…


4 door dampers replaced on both sides


Radiator replaced.


All water hoses replaced from front to rear.


Wiring system installed


High tension cord installed


Fuel pump replaced


The starter has been replaced.


Fuel pump has been replaced.


The front fenders have been replaced with Ritmo wide fenders and the rear fenders have been widened. The VOLK-RAYS TE37 13-inch wheels with Advan Neova are mounted with Desert Eagle dampers and springs to create a perfect image of the car, giving no stress to the discerning.


And what’s more, what expresses the personality of this vehicle along with its looks is the one-off original variable valve muffler made by Taiyo Motors….


It’s not like it’s a mini-car, but it has a mild mid-range boosted large sound and a near normal sound that can be controlled by the valve open/close controller next to the bucket seat, and this is something that the previous owner came up with.


The way to get into the car is exactly the same as in the Super 7 or Lotus Europa, put your left foot in first, then your waist.


Mazdaspeed bucket seats with reclining mechanism and Abarth steering wheel. And Sparco shift knob and boost gauge…. This is what I wish…!


The right hand reaches the ground, and the left hand reaches the passenger door… This tight space, with its large glass surface and no sense of blockage, is really comfortable once you’re in it, and the moment you start driving, you can’t help but smile as you hear the midship engine and the exhaust from the variable valve muffler barking at your back. The moment you start driving, you can’t help but smile and think, “This is fun…! It was also a superb space that made me think, “This is fun…!


Please prepare a separate Hiace for pickup...! It comes with an impressive amount of spare parts and normal parts...! You can enjoy it as a living thing..."

While this car comes with the record books from the first owner, it also comes with a full Hiace of valuable out-of-print parts that have been collected by previous owners. It has the capacity to be enjoyed as a living thing…!


The following is a list of included parts…


A set of spare fuel pipes (used)


A set of air conditioner related spare parts including R12 air conditioner parts


Spare ABS


Wide tread spacers


Spare engine hood


Normal coil suspension


Stock front fender


Normal catalyzer


6-spoke lightweight wheels for Cappuccino (5J 14″)


Stock muffler


M2-1015 front bumper (spare)


Lightweight 6-spoke wheel set with Advan Neova


Original wheel and tire set


Original driver side bucket seat


Many other small parts…


M21015 – Nimble and agile in the corners… The unassisted steering conveys the texture of the road to the driver… It doesn’t look fast, but it’s a lot of fun to drive…! It’s a car that you can enjoy to the fullest within the speed limit… It’s a car that feels faster than its specs when driven in a low position!


Please take a look at the joyride video as well…!


"1994 model M2-1015 AZ-1 post-interview report..."

This is an afterword, so I’m going to be a bit more personal and subjective…


It’s sporty enough…. I have always worshipped Colin Chapman’s 1960’s philosophy of “adding lightness” and a flexible and sticky chassis without relying on engine power as the origin of light weight sports. It takes a lot of energy to pull them out of the garage, but when you do, you will be rewarded with an extraordinary experience…. It takes a lot of energy to pull it out of the garage, but when you do, it’s the most extraordinary thing… I’ve always believed that….




I came back with a chain reaction of scales … my brain was on the verge of erupting!


And then I came back…. At the owner’s place, I opened the gull wing door and said…


“It’s right here…! This is so much fun…!


I couldn’t help but say….


In America, where high power and muscle are preferred above all else as a symbol of strength, the AZ-1 is described as a “funky and crazy super Kei”…


The gullwing doors are not just for show. You’ll really understand it when you drive it…! After the 25-year rule was lifted, the rare and authentic M2-1015 was transformed into the JDM Super K that has enthusiasts around the world nodding in agreement…”


The title just came to me… It was such a precious report of my experience….


Please come to Gunma without snow to see the “scales from my eyes”.

This very nice 1994 M2-1015 Autozam AZ-1 is currently located in Gunma Prefecture.

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