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Lot 132: Mazda MX5

Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars, Barons (28 October 2013)

It is February 1989 and the Mazda MX5 makes its debut at the Chicago Motor Show. A month later it went on sale in Hiroshima. The rest of the MX 5 story is, as they say,history. The motoring press loved it and the public couldn't get enough of it. The thrilling Lotus Elan-esque looks and sense of fun, redolent of the classic English roadster, were now available to all - at an affordable price. It took the world by storm. The Mazda MX-5 Mk 1 was hailed as the renaissance of the roadster and the car revived the whole segment. As for the name? MX stands for Mazda experimental.  And 5 was the next number in the sequence of 'M' concept cars. The Mazda MX-5, a name that would make history. This example is a one owner car which has had thousands recently spent on a respray, new hood and mechanics. The overall condition is said to be very good, although there are slight signs of wear on the switch gear.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars
Barons, Esher Hall Sandown Park Exhibition Complex Surrey. UK
TypeCar
Lot Number132
Estimate£1500-£2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1000
Year1990
Condition rating2
Registration numberH937 WMR
Mileage-
Chassis numberJMZNA1B200108499
Engine numberB6677364
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors