Mazda MX-5 California

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A limited edition UK Mk1 Mazda MX5 California as featured in the James Mann Book

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, rear fog lamp, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and door mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, suspension brace bar and performance rods, vehicle immobiliser, window etching, tachometer, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, interior light, cigar lighter and illuminated ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, panel light control, power steering, Clarion CRX601R cassette player (boxed), numbered plaque 273/300, special wallet. Dealer fit: Hardtop, MX-5 scuff plates, MX-5 carpet mats, Nardi Torino steering wheel, Larini exhaust.

EXTERIOR
This incredibly rare limited edition Mazda MX-5 is finished in factory original Sunburst Yellow, (Code HZ), to match the charisma of the car. Only 300 UK examples were produced in this colour despite pressure from buyers to offer the colour across the range. A vibrant gloss shine exists owing to enthusiast pampered care and garage storage from new. The normally problematic sills are spotlessly clean and the black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit and no cracks or damage. The rear plastic window is clear with the previous owner having a tailored cloth made to place on top of the screen when the hood is folded down. An immaculate Sunburst Yellow hardtop is also included. A few miniscule stone chips to the front panel and small dings can be seen on close scrutiny. The Mazda Dealer number plates front and rear remain on the car as does the security coded window etching. The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to the highest order.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard flame retardant Black Cloth upholstery, (Code NA3), the interior is exactly how Mazda intended. Everything is co-ordinated and operates perfectly. The limited edition numbered plaque revealing this as number 273 of 300 reminds the owner of the exclusivity of this model. The high backed seats have adjustable integral headrests offering maximum comfort and support with only minor wear to the bottom of the drivers bolster. Dealer fit MX-5 scuff plates and carpet mats show slight markings having offered protection from new. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely and are viewable through the expensive polished wooden Nardi Torini classic steering wheel. The tonneau cover, 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, 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 close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes. Sparkling performance!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has unique unmarked factory fitted 15inch alloy wheels which are shod in matching Dunlop Sport SP2000 195/50 R15 tyres with excellent tread remaining. Powerful disc brakes all round install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
The aficionados will relish in the history of this rare car. Supplied new on the 30th June 1995 by Tamplins Mazda and always enthusiast owned by each of the three former keepers. Active membership of the MX-5 Owners Club and many classic car outings reveal how this car has been enjoyed. Regular maintenance is documented with a file full of invoices and all the handbooks are contained in the prized black leather California A5 wallet. Dealership literature includes business cards, extended warranties and even the Mazda Gold privilege card and impossible to source brochure! A full set of spare keys are included.

Added provenance is guaranteed by two features in hardback motoring books. The Car Book –the definitive visual history and Sports Cars, both by James Mann and signed by the author himself! Virtually impossible to find in such original, low mileage, low owner 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 21 years ago!

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Mazda MX5 1.6i

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A very early built UK Mazda MX-5 in excellent unmolested condition.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour coded bumpers, outer mirrors and mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, bucket seats, interior light, map light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box. Factory options; Electric windows, heated glass rear screen. Accessories: CD stereo player.

EXTERIOR
This delightful very early UK Mazda MX-5 is finished in Silver Stone Metallic (colour code 3L). The paintwork boasts an attractive bright shine and polished finish. Minor age related markings and small imperfections 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. The common modification trend has thankfully been avoided, and this unmolested example is just as Mazda intended. The trim sections are all intact and the black canvas hood is immaculate. The heated glass screen is a welcome upgrade from the often flimsy and discoloured Perspex. An instant success from Mazda upon UK launch in 1990, this example is one of the very first and ready to enjoy.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior remains as Mazda intended, and everything is co-ordinated perfectly. The high backed seats offer maximum comfort and support, and show only light aging and minor thinning to the driver’s seat bolster. The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely, and the leather trimmed steering wheel with white stitching is fully intact. The tonneau cover and original wheel brace, jack and toolkit are all present and even the factory 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 perfectly.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained 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 113bhp available, a top speed of 115mph and 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds is achieved. The engine bay is very clean with all factory plates and stickers intact, including the often lost bonnet underside stickers. The close ratio five speed gearbox provides short and positive gear changes. Wide 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 no kerbing damage and only faint markings. Matching Yokohama 185/60R14 tyres fitted in 2016 are virtually as new. The space saver spare tyre is the factory supplied Bridgestone which is unused and has the coloured banding still visible. Ventilated front and solid rear discs install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 22nd March 1990 just weeks after the UK launch of the Mazda MX5, this example is known to be a very early UK example and certainly one of the oldest remaining cars. All vehicles regardless of the market they were destined for were assembled at the Mazda plant in Hiroshima. Known to be build number 1738, this incorporates both the Miata for the Northern US market and Eunos for Japan, this example is reputed to be number 16 built for the European market and is a genuine UK car.

A large history folder contains many receipts and invoices for service work throughout and includes a documented cambelt, water pump, brake service and full service in 2016, less than 4,000 miles ago. In addition, there is every MOT certificate dating back to 1996 and two original keys. A wonderful useable Mk1 MX5, ready to enjoy as an ideal modern classic.

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Mazda MX-5 1.6i

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A time warp UK Mk1 Mazda MX5 with just 9,222 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, Clarion Finish Line 540 stereo, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, power steering, bucket seats, interior light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box.  Factory options; Colour coded hard top with heated screen, electric windows.  Dealer accessories; Mazda MX5 tailored mats.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional 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, commensurate with the super low mileage covered and long term display at Mazda UK.  A tiny ding to the offside front wing and a rub mark from over polishing are barely visible 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 and the rear plastic window is clear with no scratches.  Original supplying Mazda dealer number plates, front bumper sticker and rear screen sticker are still fitted and there is a set of Mazda display plates with the vehicle.  The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved to a pinnacle standard.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery this interior is as new and exactly how Mazda intended.  The spotless high backed seats have integral headrests offering maximum comfort and support and show virtually no wear.  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 windows and door apertures remain.  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 a low mileage 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 engine bay is spotless with factory stickers and plates intact, just as it rolled off the production line.  The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes.  Perfection!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda retains its factory fitted 14” Daisy alloy wheels which are shod in quality matching Toyo Proxes 185/60R14 tyres with excellent tread remaining.  The unrestored wheels show only miniscule markings, yet they retain the correct dual finish and prominent factory stampings which are otherwise lost upon refurbishment.  The 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 F.C. Green Mazda in Hertford on 13th April 1992 to first owners Mr and Mrs Vowles.  This special order vehicle has had just one owner from new and covered an incredible 9,222 miles having been subject to long term display.  Two vehicle order forms, one for the car and another for the factory hard top illustrate a total price paid of £17,008.21.  Initially displayed in the Mazda showroom and used only for dry leisure outings, this example in recognition of its wonderful preserved condition was sourced by Mazda UK for its 25th Anniversary celebration of the MX5 in 2014.  It was subsequently displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  The display plaque, Mazda display plates and photographs are included in the history file.

Despite the amazing low miles covered, the history file includes the original Mazda wallet with book packs, service record and dealership point of sale literature.  Furthermore, there are invoices and receipts for service work including a documented cambelt change.  Completing the history file is a Mazda MX5 sales brochure and Mazda Finish Line accessories booklet.  Chosen by Mazda UK as one of the best MX5’s in existence, this unmolested and preserved showpiece is sure to delight the collector wanting to experience the essence of fun Mazda intended when new over 25 years ago!

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Mazda MX-5 1.6i

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A gorgeous UK Mazda MX-5 with two owners and just 22,580 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour coded bumpers, outer mirrors and mud guards, manual folding black canvas soft top, rear tonneau, side impact beams, suspension brace bar, tachometer, leather steering wheel and gearknob gaiter, bucket seats, interior light, map light, cigar lighter and ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, Dealer accessories; Genuine Mazda trunk lid carrier, Mazda tailored floor mats, GT Auto Alarm.

EXTERIOR
This incredible preserved Mazda MX-5 is finished in factory original 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 is a credit to the fastidious two keepers from new, who insisted on garage storage.  The black canvas hood is outstanding with a tight fit and only the faintest hairline scratches to the plastic screen.  Even the often damaged or removed Mazda decal to the front bumper remains fully intact!  A useful Mazda chrome boot carrier is easily removed with no damage.  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 high backed seats offering maximum comfort and support and show virtually no wear.  The driver’s seat has very slight bobbling.  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.  The tonneau cover, wheel brace, jack and toolkit are all present and spotlessly clean.  The no frills driver focused concept by perfected by Mazda is simply wonderful, and this example affirms the notion perfectly.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience driving a well maintained 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 113bhp available, a top speed of 115mph and 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds is achieved.  Regular servicing and low mileage, the engine is lively and power flow very smooth.  The engine bay is pristine with all factory plates and stickers intact.  The close ratio five speed gearbox provides short and positive gear changes.  Brilliant!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This unmodified Mazda retains its factory fitted 14 x 5.5j alloy wheels, affectionately known as the ‘Daisy’ style.  Shod in Pirelli P6000 185/60R14 tyres with excellent tread remaining, the unrestored wheels show miniscule age related markings but still have prominent factory stampings which are otherwise lost upon refurbishment.  The space saver spare tyre is unused and has the coloured factory banding still visible.  Ventilated front and solid rear discs install maximum braking confidence.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 2nd April 1991 by Main Dealers Follett Mazda of Mayfair, London, this exceptional example boasts credentials of only 22,580 miles covered by just two keepers from new.  A new car order form, subsequent purchase invoice and welcome letters from Mazda to first owner, Mr M Gale, reveals the amount paid of £15,750 less a part exchange allowance of £13,000 for his 1990 Mazda MX5!  This cherished vehicle has wanted for nothing, and despite the low mileage covered was taken annually, without fail, to a Mazda Main Dealer for servicing by the fastidious first owner.  The original service book displays ten Mazda Dealer stamps with supporting invoices.  The beautifully presented history file contains further service invoices under the second keeper, Mr M Winters, who was and still is a neighbour of the first owner!  Furthermore, every MOT certificate has been kept to fully verify the low mileage, and even all old tax discs have been retained.  Completing the amazing history file are all handbooks and guides in the Mazda wallet, owners service log and five sets of keys with original code tags!

Original, low mileage and unmolested cars are hard to find, and without question this preserved car fulfils the requirement perfectly.

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Mazda MX-5 Harvard Special Edition

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An astonishing Mk1 Mazda MX-5 Harvard Special Edition with 8,091 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, retractable halogen headlamps, bright finish door handles, colour keyed bumpers and outer mirrors, colour keyed mud guards, rear tonneau, side impact beams, tachometer, urethane gearknob, bucket seats, interior light, cigar lighter and illuminated ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box.  Harvard Special Edition features: Silver Stone metallic paint, 15inch alloy wheels, chrome brace bar, leather interior, wood trim, Clarion CD audio, Momo leather steering wheel, power steering, scuff plates, Harvard badging and floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This collectable Mazda MX-5 is one of just 500 examples all finished in classic Silver Stone metallic, (Code 3L).   Preserved with such low miles and cossetted storage the paint finish is spectacular and factory original with only a tiny mark to the drivers door barely noticeable.  Exhibitionists will be amazed at the clean underside with factory paint dabs and wheel arch spot welds still visible.  The black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit and the rear window is crystal clear with no crease marks.  The correct special edition badges remain unmarked.  Mazda museum quality.

INTERIOR
The interior is trimmed in luxurious burgundy leather with grey piping, (Code NA3) and is exactly how Mazda intended being showroom fresh with no wear.  Purists will be stunned that the exclusive Harvard carpet mats are still in their polythene wrapping and all factory stickers remain attached including the rear carpet sticker often lost on the first vacuum.  Prominent veins on the Momo leather steering wheel and urethane gearknob are indicators only found on very low mileage examples, and the walnut effect trim has one minor mark.  The chrome scuff plates still have some of the factory protective film on them.   The tonneau cover, tool kit, jack, wheel brace and covered space saver wheel are all present, spotlessly clean and in the case of the tonneau cover still in the manufacturer packaging.  Incredible.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The lightweight 1.8 litre 16v DOHC engine sits low and behind the front axle to offer a low centre of gravity and produces 130bhp enough for a 0-60mph in 8.6secs and a top speed of 123mph.  Display perfection is guaranteed with all factory markings still present such as red paint dabs on the brake unions and the gold anodised components still shine brightly.  The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes.  A new Mk1 MX-5 experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional Mazda has unique unmarked factory fitted 15inch alloy wheels which are shod in matching Bridgestone 195/50 R15 tyres.  The 255mm ventilated discs at the front and solid 251mm at the back install maximum braking confidence.  The brake calipers clearly visible through the wide spokes still maintain their silver factory coating.

HISTORY FILE
Purchased new by Mr Stephen Dawes on the 28th May 1997 through Mazda UK Ltd on the Special Forces programme, the car was subsequently driven to Belgium where it had its 600 mile inspection at Mazda Main Dealers, Garage Aldo.  An accompanying invoice and service stamp act as verification.  Both Mr Dawes and the car returned to the UK just four months later whereby the owner continued his international military career having little time to enjoy the Mazda.  Despite this, carefully and chronologically filed documentation reveals virtually every MOT from the first in 2000, when the car was three years old to the latest advisory free certificate, enabling the mileage to be warranted.  Sold in 2016 to his brother, Mr Richard Dawes, this car has only ever had two family owners.  A major service was carried out in September 2016 and all documentation, handbooks and a new car sales brochure remain.  A full spare set of keys remain unopened in a polythene bag with leather Mazda key fobs.

Virtually impossible to find in such original, low mileage and unmolested condition, this car is sure to delight the fanatical collector and is perfectly suited to an enthusiast wanting to experience fun and reliable classic motoring, just as Mazda intended when new 20 years ago!

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Mazda MX-5 1.6i

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A gleaming UK Mk1 Mazda MX5 with just 35,831 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 gearknob, bucket seats, adjustable headrests, interior light, cigar lighter and illuminated ashtray, locking glovebox, locking centre storage box, tonneau hood cover.  Dealer Options; Tailored MX5 floor mats, chrome roll-hoops, Nardi-Torino steering wheel, chrome luggage rack.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful Mazda MX-5 in factory original Brilliant Black, (Code PZ), boasts a stunning deep gloss shine and superb finish.  The excellent finish to the paintwork is owing to the low mileage and garage storage from new.  The underside and sills are clean and free from repair work and excess applied underseal.  Miniscule markings are visible on close scrutiny, and worthy of mention are light markings to one rear mudguard and the nearside door mirror.  A tiny light ding to the bonnet edge and driver’s door are barely visible.  The black canvas hood is in perfect order with a tight fit, and the clear rear plastic window shows only light markings.  The neat fitting tonneau cover is perfect.  The epitome of a modern classic sports car, preserved and ready to enjoy.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in the standard Black Cloth upholstery, (Code NA3), this interior is exactly how Mazda intended.  Everything is co-ordinated and operates perfectly with the superb quality feel familiar to MX5 owners.  The seats remain in exceptional order with none of the common bobbling and bolster wear.  The expensive wooden Nardi-Torino steering wheel is a work of art, as are the bright chrome optional roll-hoops, an attractive safety feature.  The classic sports dashboard houses a cluster of crystal clear instruments that function precisely.   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.  The ultimate modern classic twin seater sports car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
To experience a low mileage 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 90bhp available, a top speed of 109mph and 0-60mph time of 10.6 seconds is achieved.  The engine bay is spotless with factory stickers and plates intact, as well as under-bonnet factory panel stamps.  The close ratio short throw gearbox provides light and precise gear changes.  Sporting perfection!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Mazda has been upgraded with special edition 15in five spoke alloy wheels which remain in pristine condition with Mazda logo centre caps.  Quality branded tyres of size 195/50 R15 have excellent tread.  Ventilated 255mm 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, Whichford Reading Ltd, on 9th December 1997 to first owner Mrs Diana Netherton.  The very low 35,831 miles from new is verified in the history file, which includes the stamped service book with last entry being November 2017 with less than 100 miles covered since!  All handbooks, manuals and dealership literature are neatly contained in the grey leather Mazda wallet along with even the factory build punch cards!  A Cherished registration plate is included with the car.

Very difficult to find in such a low mileage and unmolested condition, this car is certain to delight enthusiasts of the MK1 MX5.  This fantastic example offers a real insight to the no frills pure driving experience beautifully encapsulated by Mazda and difficult to emulate.

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