Tuesday, October 23

1981 Mazda 626 Coupe

The beltline on the Caddy is just shy of clearing the roof of the 626.

There was a time when a 5-speed manual was a selling point.

Santa Monica, CA


  1. It looks like a toy compared to today's oversized cars.
    Just have a look at the wheels of that Audi behind... by the way, the Mazda's 13" rims are hilarious! Were they a dealer option?

  2. This really is funny. I probably pass this car every day.

  3. I don't think I've ever seen one of these early 626's before. Always been a fan of those mags though. Transplants from RX-7 I believe.

    1. I'm struck by the delicate arc of the beltline. Yes, those mags were used on the same gen RX-7.
      The wrap-around rear glass is a bonus.