Mazda MX-5 Berkeley

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A stunning Mk1 Mazda MX-5 Berkeley Limited Edition with only 21,541 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 Berkeley was introduced right at the very end of the production of the original Mk1 or NA Series of MX-5 and prior to the launch of the Mk2/NB Series. Available to the UK market exclusively and with just 400 limited edition cars produced, the model was a marketing collaboration with The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. All cars were finished in Sparkle Green metallic paint and the list price was £17,600 with little chance of a discount! Indeed, Mazda ran a competition whereby a weekend for two to stay at the famous Central London hotel could be won and the marketing literature featured a tear off competition entry slip to be posted off by eager entrants!

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, window etching, tachometer, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Mazda MX-5 Berkeley Limited Edition specification; Berkeley badging and numbered plaque, 15” alloy wheels, black and light grey leather seat facings, light grey door panels with black top stitching, power assisted steering and Momo leather steering wheel, black leather gear lever and handbrake gaiter, dark Burr wood trim, stainless steel brace bar, stainless steel scuff plates, boot rack, Berkeley carpet mats, Clarion single CD player. Factory options; Colour coded hard top with wall mounting kit and tailored cover.

EXTERIOR
Number 293/400 has covered a warranted 21,541 miles from new and is preserved in outstanding unspoilt condition. The Sparkle Green metallic paint, (Code 11R), presents in fabulous condition with a stunning deep shine throughout. All bodywork panels are arrow straight and the underside, sills and wheel arches are structurally perfect. All Berkeley Limited Edition equipment is present and correct with the boot rack even still wearing the maximum load caution sticker! The original hood is as new and further total originality is found in the factory etched glass and supplying Mazda main dealer number plates. A critical eye will notice none other than very light markings to the plastic rear screen and a tiny shallow ding to the nearside front wing. The hugely desirable and expensive factory optional hard top is present with a few tiny marks and comes with the original wall mounting kit and cover for safe storage. One of the best remaining of the original 400 produced.

INTERIOR
Standard and unique to the Berkeley Limited Edition is the Black and light Grey leather seat facings with matching light Grey door panels (Code NA3). Commensurate with the low 21,541 miles covered, the interior is beautifully clean and the seats retain correct shape with no damage. Again, absolutely all Berkeley Limited Edition interior features are present including the numbered plaque, (293/400), Momo leather steering wheel and carpet mat set in excellent order. The dashboard wears the original dark Burr wood trim which has discoloured slightly to the edges and further special features such as the suspension brace bar and stainless-steel scuff plates are present with some markings. A marvellous special edition MX-5 interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Berkeley Edition was based on the 1.8i model and the lightweight 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, panel stamps, PDI dabs and stickers all present and undamaged. The phenomenal close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has factory fitted 15” alloy wheels which are in pristine order with chromed Mazda centre caps. New premium Dunlop 195/50 R15 tyres have been fitted in May 2022 and have covered zero miles. The servo assisted braking system is factory standard and stops the car quickly.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Main Dealer, Hodgson Mazda of Newcastle, the car was registered on the 31st March 1998 making it one of the last Mk1 or NA Series MX-5’s. The car has covered a verified 21,541 miles from new with just two former keepers. The previous owner, Mr Robson, purchased the car in 2010 and is an avid enthusiast and MX-5 Owner’s Club member who recognised the importance of this very special car and knew that preserving such a low mileage example was vital. The original Mazda document wallet holds all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the service book, and the most recent service was in May 2022 at 21,541 miles along with a cambelt change. A separate large history folder contains service invoices and MOT’s certificates. There are three Mazda keys and an original Mazda MX-5 Berkeley Limited Edition sales brochure. A highly collectible special edition MX-5 preserved to the highest order.

MOT May 2023, HPI Clear.

Mazda MX-5 Gleneagles

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A Mk1 Mazda MX-5 Gleneagles Special Edition with an incredible 12,901 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, side impact beams, window etching, tachometer, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, power steering. Mazda MX-5 Gleneagles Edition specification; Gleneagles badging, 15” alloy wheels, Classic leather upholstery, wood effect console trim, Gleneagles Tartan gear lever gaiter, upholstery co-ordinating tonneau edged in Gleneagles Tartan, Gleneagles Tartan owner’s wallet and key pouch, steering wheel centre badge with Gleneagles emblem. Dealer options; Scuff plates, Supaguard protection treatment.

EXTERIOR
The Mazda MX-5 Gleneagles special edition was a limited production of just 400 cars and commemorates the tradition, prestige and quality of the famous Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Club in Perth, Scotland. This exceptional example has covered a genuine 12,901 miles from new and as such the car is simply breath taking in every possible way. The unique Montego Blue metallic paint, (Code M8), presents in fabulous condition with a stunning deep shine throughout. All bodywork panels are arrow straight and the sills and underside are clean and free from excess applied underseal to allow easy inspection of the superb structural integrity. Absolutely all trim sections, glass, lights and Gleneagles wing badges are undamaged the even the spot welds are visible to the rear wheel arches, long lost on most examples due to rust repairs! The original hood is excellent and the plastic rear screen clear and supple thanks to garage storage away from UV light. Without question one of the finest remaining of the original 400 produced and with such low mileage too.

INTERIOR
Unique to the Gleneagles special edition is the Classic leather upholstery in cream with matching door panels and fascia panel, (Code NA3). Commensurate with the incredibly low 12,901 miles, the sumptuous interior is beautifully clean and free from undue wear with central seat panels featuring ruched hide, exactly as it left the factory. Absolutely all Gleneagles special edition interior features are present and preserved including the perfect wood effect trim and Gleneagles Tartan. The correct and virtually impossible to replace upholstery co-ordinating tonneau edged in Gleneagles Tartan is present and immaculate. All functions and controls operate seamlessly including the factory fitted Clarion DRX8175R CD Stereo. Outstanding in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Gleneagles special edition was based on the 1.8i model and the lightweight 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, panel stamps, PDI dabs and stickers all present and undamaged. The phenomenal close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has factory fitted 15” alloy wheels which are unrestored and in superb order with no outer rim damage whatsoever. To the delight of those seeking total originality or any buyer wishing to place the car into a collection, the factory fitted Dunlop SP Sport 2000 195/50 R15 tyres remain fitted and the temporary spare tyre remains unused. On grounds of age, new tyres should be fitted if the car is to be used. The servo assisted braking system is factory standard and perfect in operation.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Mazda Main Dealer, Evans Halshaw of Birmingham, the car was registered on the 1st March 1996 to first owner, Mr Basketfield. All pre and point of sale documentation has been kept in the large history file and includes a fax from Mr Basketfield to the dealership whereby he agrees to buy their MX-5 Gleneagles special edition as well as the subsequent order form, sales invoice for £17,223.83 and customer vehicle delivery checklist. Mr Basketfield cherihed the car for over 21 years until 2017 when the second and only other owner, Mrs Mills, purchased the car.

The original Gleneagles Tartan document wallet and key holder are present and in immaculate condition, the latter still kept in its plastic sheath. All handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the service book are present along with both sets of keys with code tags and dealer fobs. A separate large history folder contains many invoices as well as all MOT certificates dating back to the very first in 1999 to warrant the mileage. There is an original MX-5 range and accessories brochure as well as a separate Gleneagles special edition brochure. This highly collectable and beautifully preserved example will delight the discerning MX-5 afficionado.

HPI Clear.

Mazda MX5 1.6i

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An early and highly collectable UK Mazda MX-5 with just 25,806 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, tinted glass, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour coded bumpers, outer mirrors and mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, power assisted steering, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, power windows, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gear knob gaiter, bucket seats, Clarion CRH-70 radio cassette, interior light, map light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Dealer accessories; Tailored MX5 carpet mats, chrome vent surrounds.

EXTERIOR
This factory original, early and unmolested UK Mazda MX-5 is finished in stunning Classic Red, (Code SU), which looks fantastic and boasts brilliant uniform shine and deep polished finish. The original panels are pin straight and the amazing condition extends to perfectly preserved sills and rear wheel arches still showing defined spot weld dimples. The excellent underside condition is a welcome sight and all factory stickers remain affixed to the door apertures. Factory glass has MX5 Club stickers attached, all easily removed. All trim, exterior rubbers, glass, lights and badges are in brilliant order, even down to the front nearside Mazda bumper sticker only fitted to early cars and lost on many examples. Supplying Mazda Main Dealer number plates front and rear remain fitted including the front registration number sticker that was fitted as standard to only the earliest examples. There are no number plate holes in the front bumper. The black canvas hood is immaculate with the fully intact factory fitted Perspex rear screen perfectly clear. An instant success from Mazda upon UK launch in 1990, this very early example is one of the first and will delight the collector wanting the purist version.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior remains precisely as Mazda intended, and everything is co-ordinated perfectly. The high-backed seats offer great comfort and support, and show virtually no aging to the fabric. The seat structure including the bolsters are firm. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal-clear instruments that function precisely as does the factory removable Clarion CRH-70 radio cassette. The original leather trimmed steering wheel with white stitching is fully intact. Dealer accessory chrome vent bezels have been fitted. The original wheel brace, jack and toolkit are all present, as is the tonneau cover for which even the storage bag has been kept. The no frills driver focused concept perfected by Mazda is simply wonderful, and this example upholds that notion perfectly.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a low mileage and unspoilt Mk1 MX-5 is a true motoring delight. The lightweight 1.6 litre 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. With 114bhp available, a top speed of 121mph and 0-60mph time of 8.7 seconds is achieved. The factory exhaust system with OEM stampings to the silencer and bright exhaust tip spot welded to the exit pipe remains fitted and in excellent condition. The engine bay is very clean with all factory plates and stickers intact, including the often-lost bonnet underside stickers. The thrilling close ratio five speed gearbox provides short and positive gear changes. Huge grin motoring guaranteed!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This unmodified example has its factory fitted 14 x 5.5j alloy wheels and correct Mazda centre caps, affectionately known as the ‘Daisy’ style. The wheels have never been refurbished and retain the correct textured inner spoke finish and clearly defined stampings. All rims are in excellent order with only a few faint markings, barely visible. Brand new Premium brand Dunlop SportBluResponse 185/60R14 tyres have just been fitted in February 2022. The unused space saver spare tyre still has the coloured banding visible. Ventilated front and solid rear discs install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 11th April 1991, this early build UK example was supplied by Main Dealer, Lodge Garage Aylesbury Mazda. The first owner, Mr Davies, purchased the car and was offered the choice of either a front registration number sticker applied to the nosecone which was standard or an optional number plate and plinth. Mr Davies chose the sticker which still remains applied today! Mr Davies sold the car after 19 years of ownership at which point it had covered just 6,631 miles and an email in the history file confirms as such. Having the purchased the car from the latest owner, KGF Classic Cars contacted the first owner and spoke to with him about the car whereby he was pleased to hear how well cared for it remained and how low the mileage still is. His personalised plate is still fitted to the car.

The vehicle has covered a genuine 25,806 miles from new with full comprehensive service history to fully verify the mileage. The Mazda document wallet houses all handbooks, radio guides, manuals and dealership point of sale literature and the original service record booklet is present. An invoiced cambelt and water pump change was carried out at 22,490 miles and the cambelt was further inspected and adjusted in November 2021 at 25,670 miles, all completed by Mazda MX-5 specialists. A large folder contains Mazda Main Dealer and specialist service and maintenance invoices as well as previous MOT certificates. Completing the history is both original Mazda keys with supplying dealer fob and there is even an original January 1991 Mazda MX-5 sales brochure. An exceptional and sought after Mk1 MX5 whereby the credentials and condition are firmly within premium collector territory wanting the purist version.

HPI Clear.

Mazda Mk1 MX-5 Berkeley

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One of 400 an as new Final Edition Mk1 Mazda MX-5 Berkeley with 1,905 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 Berkeley was introduced right at the very end of the production of the original Mk1 or NA Series of MX-5 and prior to the launch of the Mk2/NB Series. Available to the UK market exclusively and with just 400 limited edition cars produced, the model was a marketing collaboration with The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. All cars were finished in Sparkle Green metallic paint and the list price was £17,600 with little chance of a discount! Indeed, Mazda ran a competition whereby a weekend for two to stay at the famous Central London hotel could be won and the marketing literature featured a tear off competition entry slip to be posted off by eager entrants!

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, window etching, tachometer, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Mazda MX-5 Berkeley Limited Edition specification; Berkeley badging and numbered plaque, 15” alloy wheels, black and light grey leather seat facings, light grey door panels with black top stitching, power assisted steering and Momo leather steering wheel, black leather gear lever and handbrake gaiter, dark burr wood trim, stainless steel brace bar, stainless steel scuff plates, boot rack, carpet mat set, Berkeley leather key fob, Kenwood KDC-4050L radio/CD player.

EXTERIOR
Number 346/400 has covered a genuine 1,905 miles from new and as such the car is simply breath taking in every possible way. The Sparkle Green metallic paint, (Code 11R), boasts first paint credentials and presents in flawless condition with a stunning deep shine throughout. All bodywork panels are arrow straight and the underside displays an untouched factory finish with PDI dabs intact and even fragile paper labels to the suspension components, inner wheel hubs and lower bumper, long lost on most examples! Absolutely all Berkeley Limited Edition equipment is present and correct with the boot rack even still wearing the maximum load caution sticker! The original hood is as new and further total originality is found in the factory etched glass and supplying Mazda main dealer number plates. Quite probably the best remaining of the original 400 produced, in fact of any Mk1 Mazda MX5!

INTERIOR
Standard and unique to the Berkeley Limited Edition is the Black and light Grey leather seat facings with matching light Grey door panels with black top stitching, (Code NA3). Commensurate with the almost incomprehensibly low 1,905 miles covered, the interior can justifiably be described as perfect or as new. Again, absolutely all Berkeley Limited Edition interior features are present including the numbered plaque (346/400), Momo leather steering wheel and carpet mat set in amazing order. The dashboard wears the original dark burr wood trim and further special features such as the suspension brace bar and stainless steel scuff plates are immaculate. Even paper stickers to the seat belt buckles have been left intact! Simply astonishing in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Welcome to the experience of driving a virtually new Mazda Mk1 MX-5. The Berkeley Edition was based on the 1.8i model and the lightweight 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, panel stamps, PDI dabs and stickers all present and undamaged. Even the gold anodised engine components have a deep lustre. The phenomenal close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has factory fitted 15” alloy wheels which are unrestored and in near perfect order with a minuscule touched in scratch to one rim and original Mazda centre caps as new. To the delight of those seeking total originality, the factory fitted Dunlop SP Sport 2000 195/50 R15 tyres remains fitted and the temporary spare tyre remains unused. The servo assisted braking system is factory standard and with just 1,905 miles usage the discs and callipers are super clean.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Mazda Main Dealer, John Wilkins Cars of Cheltenham, the car was registered on the 30th April 1998 making it one of the last Mk1 or NA Series MX-5’s. The first owner was a Mr Rackley who owned the car for 17 months at which point the second and only other keeper, Mr Simms, purchased the car. Mr Simms was an avid MX-5 enthusiast who recognised the importance of this very special car and knew that preserving such a low mileage example was going to result in a true modern classic in years to come, and of course he was absolutely correct! The car has not even had it’s first MOT but of course KGF Classic Cars will undertake this should the next owner wish.

The original Mazda document wallet housing all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the service book containing 3 stamped entries, the most recent service in 2019 at 1,899 miles. A separate history folder contains Mazda main dealer service checklist and invoice for the previous service as well as the original blue V5 document. There are three Mazda keys and an original Mazda MX-5 Berkeley Limited Edition sales brochure. Preserved to the highest original order and as close to a new MK1 MX-5 as you are ever likely to find, truly outstanding and for the most discerning collector.

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Mazda Mk2 MX-5 1.8i

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A launch colour Mazda MX-5 1.8i with only 19,571 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Driver and passenger airbags, seat belt pretensioners, immobiliser system, side impact door beams, power steering, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, headlamp levelling, high mount stop lamp, black manual soft top, heated glass rear window, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, remote boot and fuel release, urethane steering wheel and gearknob, bucket seats, electric windows, cigar lighter, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, wind deflector, rear storage pocket, rear tonneau cover. Factory options; Mica/Metallic paint. Mazda dealer accessories; Mazda SVT Sport alloy wheels, rear spoiler

EXTERIOR
This truly exceptional Mazda MX-5 is finished in factory original Evolution Orange Mica/Metallic, (Code 18K), a cost option when ordered from new and the signature colour for the Mk2 upon its launch (sometimes also referred to as Racing Bronze). Having covered a remarkably low 19,571 miles from new, this garaged and cherished example is positively incomparable to most offerings. The stunning paintwork boasts a near impeccable finish will delight even the most meticulous scrutineer. A tiny touched in scratch to the bonnet edge and some miniscule dings to the driver’s door are barely even worthy of mention and all trim sections and bumpers are immaculate. The underside reflects the very minimal use and the wheel arch lips display the correct factory spot welds. The black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit and the much-improved original glass rear screen is heated. Factory labels remain within the door shuts to further uphold the originality. The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest order.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery, (Code NBO), the interior is reflective of its low mileage and cherished existence. The seats remain in near perfect order with exception of a tiny nick to the lower edge of the driver’s seat, virtually indetectable. The urethane steering wheel and gear knob show prominent factory veins only found on extraordinary low mileage examples and the classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal-clear instruments that function precisely and retain a new car feel. The untouched tool kit, wheel brace and unused space saver wheel and the tonneau are all present and spotlessly clean in the pristine luggage area where even the boot carpet still wears its factory part label! A modern stereo system with hands-free telephone connectivity has been professionally installed with the original Sony unit retained with the car. Almost as good as new!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained and cared for Mazda MX-5 is a true motoring delight and this 1.8i model features the 140bhp engine, the most powerful in the range. The lightweight 1.8i litre 16v DOHC unit sits in a truly immaculate engine bay which will amaze onlookers with a level of perfect originality rarely seen. The engine is very lively and power flow very smooth with a top speed of 127mph and 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds. The phenomenal close ratio short throw gearbox provides rapid and precise gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has been upgraded with the 5-spoke Mk2.5 SVT Sport alloy wheels from the Mazda accessories range. The wheels are in flawless condition and all tyres are matching Toyo Proxes TR1 205/45 R16, fitted brand new in October 2020 and as per Mazda MX-5 Owners Club recommendation. Ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the back install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This amazing example was registered new by Mazda Main Dealers, Robinsons Garage Ltd of Leicester, on the 17th September 1999. The first owner, Mrs Nicola Heatherley, owned the car for over 20 years until in 2020 she advertised the car for sale. Mr Michael Chawner, a Mazda MX-5 Owners Club member and avid enthusiast contacted her and promptly bought the car. With his vast knowledge of these iconic cars, he knew when he had found a good one! In January 2021 Mr Chawner saw a low mileage Mazda Mk1 MX-5 1.8iS being advertised here at KGF Classic Cars and knew straight away it was the exact model and colour he had coveted for years and so had to have it. The difficult decision to part with this Mk2 example was sweetened by the arrival of his Mk1 which became his tenth MX-5!

The history file consists of absolutely all handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature along with three sets of keys neatly contained in the black leather Mazda wallet. The original service booklet is present and the most recent service entry was in 2020 at 18,595 miles and a documented cambelt and water pump change was carried out at same time. A further folder containing invoices and MOT certificates further document the care and attention this example has enjoyed through its life with just two owners and the 19,571 miles covered. Completing the history file is an original Mazda MX5 range brochure and price list. It is virtually impossible to find such an original, low mileage and low owner MX-5, and KGF Classic Cars are delighted to be able to present this stunning example ready for a new lucky custodian.

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Mazda Mk1 MX-5 1.8iS

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An enthusiast owned Mk1 Mazda MX-5 1.8iS with 24,664 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and electric outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, electric audio antenna, side impact beams, suspension brace bar and performance rods, vehicle immobiliser, window etching, tachometer, leather steering wheel, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, panel light control, power steering, power windows, driver’s full size SRS airbag, Clarion ARX7170R cassette player. Dealer and MX-5 specialist accessories; Spare wheel caddy bag, genuine Mazda MX-5 cup holder insert, full tonneau, wind deflector, carpet mats, rubber over mats, rear screen protector, chrome bezels, chrome gearstick surround, boot lamp, CD Changer.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional and original Mazda MX-5 finished in British Racing Green, (Code HU), looks incredible thanks to a mere 24,664 miles covered with two fastidious owners. The condition of this top of the range MX-5iS model is a credit to its former keepers who clearly cherished their pride and joy. The factory panels are undamaged and all trim sections are virtually as new. Meticulous scrutiny will reveal some miniscule dings to the lower bonnet edge caused from pushing the bonnet closed.  The underside shows only factory underseal to allow easy inspection of the perfect structure and superb sills. The original hood is as new and the previous conscientious owner even fitted a rear screen protector to keep the plastic clear and scratch free when the roof is folded. All glass is factory etched fitment and completes this totally unspoilt exterior. The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest order.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth trim, (Code NA3), this interior of top specification 1.8iS model features creature comforts such as power windows, electric outer mirrors and leather steering wheel as standard. The spotless high-backed seats have adjustable integral headrests offering maximum comfort and support and the unique to this model, stainless steel scuff plates and stainless-steel door speaker trim. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely and retain a new car feel. Genuine Mazda carpet mats remain in place with even a second set of rubber over mats to protect the immaculate black carpeting. An expensive tailored full tonneau is just one of many welcome accessories purchased the previous enthusiast owner.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained and cared for Mk1 MX-5 is a true motoring delight, especially in the most powerful 130bhp version. The lightweight 1.8 litre 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. A top speed of 123mph and 0-60mph in 8.6 seconds is quoted. The engine bay is beautifully clean with factory plates, panel stamps and stickers all present and undamaged. The phenomenal close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has factory fitted 14 x 6.0 JJ alloy wheels which are in superb order with only very faint marking to the outer rims, barely notable. MX-5 Owners Club recommended Toyo 195/55 R14 tyres with excellent tread remaining are fitted all-round and the temporary spare tyre remains unused. Standard only on the 1.8iS is 4-wheel ABS with 255mm ventilated discs at the front and solid 251mm at the back for ultimate in ride stability and steering control under hard braking.

HISTORY FILE
An immense history file awaits the lucky new owner of this low mileage two owner cherished MX-5. Supplied new by Mazda Main Dealer, Bel Royal Motors Ltd in Jersey, the car was registered on the 29th September 1997 to the first owner, Mrs Day. After nearly six years of ownership Mrs Day sold this example back to the supplying dealer at which point the car had covered 11,550 miles. Bel Royal Motors Ltd once again sold the vehicle to the second owner, a fanatical MX-5 enthusiast who has cherished the car ever since. His love for the car is quite apparent with many accessories purchased to preserve his pride and joy along with carefully handwritten notes and maintenance diary. He was an avid member of the Mazda MX-5 Owners Club and attended the various club events including the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the plaque proudly displayed on the centre console.

The history file itself is very comprehensive with the original Mazda document wallet housing all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the service book containing 15 stamped entries, the first 9 being the supplying dealer, Bel Royal Motors Ltd. The most recent service was in 2020 at 24,064 miles and a documented cambelt change was carried out at 19,946 miles. Also, the all-important body inspection record has been stamped in the service book. A separate history folder contains a huge file of Mazda service invoices and checklists as well as later servicing invoices from an independent specialist. There are three Mazda keys and an original MX-5 range sales brochure. This car is sure to delight the collector and is perfectly suited to an enthusiast wanting to experience fun and reliable classic motoring, just as Mazda intended when new 23 years ago!

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Mazda MX-5 1.6i

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An early and collectable UK Mazda MX-5 with just 16,914 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, tinted glass, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour coded bumpers, outer mirrors and mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, power assisted steering, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, power windows, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, bucket seats, Clarion CRH60 radio cassette, interior light, map light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Dealer accessories; Tailored MX5 carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This delightful, early and unmolested UK Mazda MX-5 is finished in rare Crystal White, (Code U C), which looks fantastic contrasting against the black hood and boasts brilliant uniform shine. Only very minor age-related chips and touched in markings can be seen upon scrutiny, not detracting from the overall excellent appearance. A welcome absence of excess applied underseal allows easy inspection of the very good underside condition and all factory stickers remain affixed to the door apertures. All trim, exterior rubbers, glass, lights and badges are in brilliant order, even down to the front nearside Mazda bumper sticker, an item lost on many examples. Supplying Mazda Main Dealer number plates front and rear remain fitted and Mazda MX5 Owners Club stickers are proudly attached to the front screen. The black canvas hood is immaculate with the fully intact factory fitted Perspex rear screen. An instant success from Mazda upon UK launch in 1990, this 1990 built example is one of the very first and will delight the collector and enthusiast alike.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior remains precisely as Mazda intended, and everything is co-ordinated perfectly. The high-backed seats offer great comfort and support, and show virtually no aging to the fabric. The seat structure including the bolsters are firm and retain correct shape. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal-clear instruments that function precisely as does the factory fitted Clarion CRH60 radio cassette. The original leather trimmed steering wheel with white stitching is fully intact and just a very small seam split to the driver’s door inner handle is worthy of mention. The tonneau cover and original wheel brace, jack and toolkit are all present. Even the factory supplied touch up paint tins have been kept and the original sticker remains attached to the boot carpet! The no frills driver focused concept perfected by Mazda is simply wonderful, and this example upholds that notion exactly.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a low mileage and unspoilt Mk1 MX-5 is a true motoring delight. The lightweight 1.6 litre 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. With 114bhp available, a top speed of 121mph and 0-60mph time of 8.7 seconds is achieved. A Mazda MX5 Owners Club and specialist recommended stainless steel exhaust rear section has been fitted and it sounds subtle yet superb! The engine bay is very clean with all factory plates and stickers intact, including the often-lost bonnet underside stickers. Even factory wax has been preserved! The truly delightful close ratio five speed gearbox provides short and positive gear changes. Huge grin motoring guaranteed!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This unmodified example retains its factory fitted 14 x 5.5j alloy wheels and correct Mazda centre caps, affectionately known as the ‘Daisy’ style. The wheels are in excellent order with only a few faint markings to the outer edge, barely visible. Premium brand Michelin 185/60R14 tyres fitted show ample tread remaining. The space saver spare tyre is the factory supplied Bridgestone which has the coloured banding still visible. Ventilated front and solid rear discs install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
Registered on New Year’s Day 1991, this 1990 UK built example was supplied by Mazda Main Dealer, R. Isherwood Ltd of Macclesfield. The vehicle has covered a genuine 16,914 miles from new with just two former keepers, all of whom are traceable in the history file. The Mazda document wallet houses all handbooks, radio guides, manuals and dealership point of sale literature even down to dealership staff business cards. The original stamped service record booklet is present with the last entry in May 2020 at 16,796 miles. This incorporated a full service including a brake fluid change as well as a full cambelt kit. The corresponding service and cambelt change invoice is in the separate history folder along with previous service and maintenance invoices and MOT certificates. Completing the history are three original Mazda keys including the grey master key and there is even an original 1990 Mazda MX5 sales brochure. An exceptional and very sought after Mk1 MX5 whereby the credentials and condition are firmly within premium collector territory.

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Mazda MX5 1.6i

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An immaculate Mazda MX5 1.6i with only 13,061 miles and same driver from new.

EQUIPMENT
Driver and passenger airbags, seat belt pretensioners, immobiliser system, side impact door beams, power steering, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, headlamp levelling, high mount stop lamp, black manual soft top, heated glass rear window, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, remote boot and fuel release, suspension brace bar, tachometer, urethane steering wheel and gearknob, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, interior light, cigar lighter, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Factory options; Metallic paint, Stealth alloy wheels. Dealer options; Tailored MX5 floor mats, Clarion CD stereo.

EXTERIOR
This truly exceptional Mazda MX-5 is finished in factory original Racing Silver Metallic, (Code 18G), a cost option when ordered from new. Having covered a verified 13,061 miles, this garaged and cherished example is positively incomparable to most offerings. A pristine bright shine and near impeccable finish will delight even the most meticulous scrutineer. Tiny markings and chips to the lower body are barely even worthy of mention and all trim sections and bumpers are immaculate. The underside reflects garage storage and dry weather use and the perfect wheel arches display the correct rivet markings. The original Mazda Dealer number plates front and rear remain on the car, as does the dealership tax disc holder and factory windscreen stickers. The black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit and the much-improved original glass rear screen is heated. The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest order.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery, (Code NBO), this interior is exactly how Mazda intended. Everything is co-ordinated and operates perfectly. The flawless seats remain in exceptional order and the urethane steering wheel and gear knob show prominent factory veins only found on extraordinary low mileage examples. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal-clear instruments that function precisely and retain a new car feel. The tailored MX5 over mats remain in place and protect the immaculate black carpeting. The untouched tool kit, wheel brace and unused space saver wheel and the tonneau are all present and spotlessly clean in the pristine luggage area. Further originality can be seen in the factory stickers within door apertures and on the rear light clusters. This interior is effectively as good as new!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained and cared for Mazda MX-5 is a true motoring delight and this 1.6i model is the lightest, most agile of the Mk2 range weighing just 1015kg. The lightweight 1.6i litre 16v DOHC engine sits in a truly immaculate engine bay which will amaze onlookers with a level of perfect originality rarely seen. The engine is lively and power flow very smooth with a top speed of 119mph and 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds. The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has been upgraded with factory optional Stealth alloy wheels which are in superb order with only a light scratch to each nearside wheel. Quality branded Yokohama 185/60R14 tyres have just been fitted all round in July 2020. Ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the back install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This amazing example was registered new by Main Dealers, Whichford Mazda of Maidenhead, on the 1st August 1998 which was the first day of the brand new ‘S’ registration. Supplied to first owner, Mr Geoffrey Starling, for his wife with emphasis on simplicity and weight saving, the new vehicle order form confirms the price paid of £16,137. Upon his passing, registered ownership transferred to his wife, Mrs Glennys Starling. The car has always been used as a second weekend car in dry conditions and strictly garaged when not in use.

Despite the very low mileage covered, the history file is very comprehensive with the original Mazda Service Record booklet displaying eleven stamped entries. The most recent service entry was in 2019 at 13,016 miles and a documented cambelt and water pump change was carried out at 11,726 miles. Absolutely all handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature along with three sets of keys are neatly contained in the grey leather Mazda wallet. A further folder containing invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the very first in 2001 fully verifies the mileage. Completing the history file is an original Mazda MX5 range and accessories brochure and even every tax disc has been kept! It is virtually impossible to find in such original, low mileage, low owner and unmolested MX5, and KGF Classic Cars are delighted to be able to present this stunning example to the open market ready for a new lucky custodian.

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Mazda MX5 1.8i

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Probably the best UK Mk1 Mazda MX5 1.8i with just 20,342 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, tachometer, urethane steering wheel and gearknob, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, interior light, cigar lighter and illuminated ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Dealer options; Tailored MX5 floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This truly exceptional Mazda MX-5 in factory original Classic Red, (Code SU), boasts a pristine deep gloss shine and impeccable finish. The showroom fresh appeal with absolutely no colour fade or deterioration to the paintwork is owing to the incredible low mileage, garaged storage from new and dry usage only. The underside and sills are detailed to concours standard and the car has competed successfully at such events. Miniscule chips around the fuel filler and a tiny 1cm scratch on the rear bumper are utterly minor imperfections. The black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit and no cracks or damage and the rear plastic window is clear with no crease marks whatsoever. The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest order.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior is exactly how Mazda intended. Everything is co-ordinated and operates perfectly. The flawless seats remain in exceptional order and the steering wheel and gear knob show prominent factory veins only found on extraordinary low mileage examples. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely and retain a new car feel. The tailored MX5 over mats remain in place and protect the immaculate black carpeting. The tool kit, wheel brace and covered space saver wheel are all present and spotlessly clean.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained and cared for Mk 1 MX-5 is a true motoring delight. The lightweight 1.8 litre 16v DOHC engine sits in a truly immaculate engine bay which will amaze onlookers with a level of perfect detailing rarely seen. The engine, regularly serviced at Mazda, is lively and power flow very smooth with excellent low to mid-range torque. The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has been upgraded with dealer supplied seven spoke “daisy” alloy wheels in perfect condition. Quality matching Yokohama 185/60R14 tyres have excellent tread and no cracks. 255mm ventilated discs at the front and solid 251mm at the back install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This amazing example was registered new by Mazda Main Dealers, Bourne Road Garage of Kent, on 3rd April 1996. Supplied to first owner Mr Mark Sweet with three UK keepers since the incredibly low 20,342 miles from new is fully verified in the history file. The original Mazda Service Record booklet houses eleven stamped entries, the first nine of which are the supplying Mazda dealer. The most recent stamped entry at Bridley Mazda of Stourbridge was at 18,964 miles. All handbooks, manuals and spare key are neatly contained in the grey leather Mazda wallet along with an immaculately kept folder containing invoices and every MOT carried out from three years old. Sold in December 2016 by KGF Classic Cars to a customer in France, the car has been professionally stored in his collection before the opportunity to purchase it back was welcomed enthusiastically, knowing that the car would be returning to the UK and that low mileage examples are highly sought after. KGF Classic Cars are delighted to be able to present this stunning example back to the open market ready for a new lucky owner.

Virtually impossible to find in such original, unmolested condition, this car is arguably the best remaining MK1 MX5. Sure to delight the collector, this essentially perfect example offers a real insight to the no frills pure driving experience beautifully encapsulated by Mazda and difficult to emulate.

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Mazda MX5 Mk1

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An amazing UK Mk1 Mazda MX5 with just 12,678 miles and one owner from new.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, vehicle immobiliser, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, bucket seats, interior light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box.

EXTERIOR
This incredible preserved Mazda MX-5 is finished in its factory original coating of Classic Red (colour code SU). The paintwork boasts a pristine deep gloss shine and impeccable finish with only miniscule markings, commensurate with the super low mileage covered. The showroom fresh appeal with absolutely no colour fade or deterioration to the finish is testament to the only keeper from new being fastidious about careful storage and minimal use. A tiny ding to the driver’s door, touched in scratch to the passenger door and a small paint bleb above the rear number plate are barely noticeable and have been left untouched so as to preserve the cars originality. The sills are spotlessly clean and the underside condition is truly commensurate with a pampered vehicle of such privileged credentials. The black canvas hood and tonneau are in perfect order with a tight fit and no cracks or damage. The rear plastic window is clear with only minimal faint hairline scratches. Even the often damaged or removed Mazda decal to the front bumper remains fully intact! The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest standard.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior is exactly how Mazda intended. Everything is co-ordinated and operates perfectly. The spotless high backed seats have integral headrests offering maximum comfort and support and show virtually no wear. The driver’s seat has a small section of bobbling to the fabric. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely and retain a new car feel. The leather trimmed steering wheel with pristine white stitching is as new and factory applied stickers to the lower dashboard remain. A Moss alarm module is neatly fixed between the seats and the original Clarion Finish Line 540 stereo cassette is still fitted. The iconic MX5 sports car interior ready to take you back to a 1992 Mazda showroom!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained, tight and cared for Mk 1 MX-5 is a true motoring delight. The lightweight 1.6 litre 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and centralised weight distribution making handling perfectly balanced and delightfully responsive. With 113bhp available, a top speed of 115mph and 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds is achieved. The time proven engine is lively and power flow very smooth with excellent low to mid-range torque. The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Perfection!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda retains its factory fitted 14” alloy wheels which are shod in quality matching Bridgestone Turanza 185/60R14 tyres with excellent tread remaining. The unrestored wheels show minor age related markings but still have prominent factory stampings which are otherwise lost upon refurbishment. The tool kit, wheel brace and covered space saver wheel are all present and spotlessly clean. Ventilated front and solid rear discs install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This astonishing example was registered new by Runcorn Mazda in Gwent on 8th July 1992 to first owner Richard Roseby in his company name MLR Computing. Upon his retirement the car was put into his name. The history file is simply incredible starting with every MOT ever carried out to fully track the exceptionally low mileage of 12,678 miles. Furthermore, the original Mazda A5 wallet contains the service record, handbook, supplements, radio guide, factory build cards and sales person business cards. The service record displays nine Mazda Main Dealer service stamps with accompanying invoices, and further receipts and a manual log of servicing has been upheld. Importantly, an invoice in the file confirm a major service, cambelt renewal and brake overhaul was carried out in August 2015 with just 15 miles covered since!
Competing the history file is three sets of keys including the original grey master key.
Mazda simply got it right with the MX5, and it is virtually impossible to find one in such original, low mileage and unmolested condition. This car is sure to delight the collector and is perfectly suited to an enthusiast wanting to experience fun and reliable classic motoring, just as Mazda intended when new almost 24 years ago!

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