Mazda MX5 2.5 1.8 Sport VVT 43,000 Miles

Mazda MX5 2.5 1.8 Sport VVT 43,000 Miles

Colour: Classic Red

    This MX5 is one for the collector, In immaculate un-molested condition this 1 owner low mileage example looks and drives like a new car


    Having had no paintwork needed in its life this MX5 shines just like it did when it rolled out of the showroom. No rust present anywhere this MX5 really does take your breath away with the condition it is in. The roof is perfect with no rips tears or scratches and the heated glass rear window is perfect too.


    This car has never been smoked in, or had any pets. The Heated black leather seats are unmarked and the carpets and trim are like new. The steering wheel is a Nardi 3 spoke factory one and like the rest of the car still feels like new with no blemishes.


    With only 43k this engine is hardly run in and feels like it is brand new. the gearbox is a short shifting close ratio affair that slots into gears like a rifle bolt. This 1.8 Sport also comes with a factory Torsen LSD for max traction and fun on wet roundabouts.


    Like the rest this feels tight as a drum and there are no noises, creaks or groans it just goes about its business like any MX5 should and that is to stick to the road like glue and yet ride the bumps with an uncanny comfort that belies its sporty nature.


    With factory 16" Sport alloys these have been treated to a perfect Metallic Grey powdercoat so they have not one single scratch on them anywhere, the 4 Tyres are Brand New Khumo Excsta with not even a mm of wear on them.





    This is the perfect spec, Black Leather, Heated seats, CD Player, Heated Glass rear screen, Torsen LSD, 16" Alloys and ABS Brakes.


    All MX5`s are pure drivers cars and the 1st and second series cars are the very best. The Mk1 was a revelation when it came out but the MK2 improved apon every area that the MK1 was lacking. The brakes were uprated and came with ABS. A standard fit Torsen LSD became part of the kit and boy did it improve the cars handling at the limit. This mX5 can dance with the best sports cars in the twisty stuff. The engine was improved too so now produces 143 BHP with variable valve timing , a great improvement of the original 115 BHP the Mk1 Came with. In my opinion the MK2.5 1.8 Sport is the very best version of the MX5 concept as the MK3 became heavy and ponderous and the Mk4 whilst a return to light weight still does not have the magic the 1st and second ones came with.


    HPI clear & With all stamps in the book, this one owner car was owned by an elderley gentleman who never took it out in the rain and was stored indoors for all of its life. 

  • MOT

    MOT`d until june 2019 with no advisories except Tyres (which all 4 have been replaced) a fresh mot will be put on the car for any buyer


    The MX-5's first generation, the NA, sold over 400,000 units from May 1989 to 1997 – with a 1.6 L (98 cu in) inline-four engine to 1993, a 1.8 L (110 cu in) engine thereafter (with a de-tuned 1.6 as a budget option in some markets) – recognizable by its pop-up headlights. The second generation (NB) was introduced in 1999 with a slight increase in engine power; it can be recognized by the fixed headlights and the glass rear window, although first generation owners may opt for the glass window design when replacing the original top. The third generation (NC) was introduced in 2006 with a 2.0 L (120 cu in) engine and slightly larger body size, with a Power Retractable Hard Top variant added in 2007. The fourth generation (ND) was introduced in 2015 with a new 2.0 L (120 cu in) SKYACTIV-G engine and a body size similar to the first generation model, with a Retractable Fastback (RF) variant added later that year.

    Launched at a time when production of small roadsters had almost come to an end, the Alfa Romeo Spider was the only comparable volume model in production at the time of the MX-5's launch. Just a decade earlier, a host of similar models — notably the MG B, Triumph TR7, Triumph Spitfire, and Fiat Spider — had been available.

    The body is a conventional, but light, unibody construction, with (detachable) front and rear subframes. The MX-5 also incorporates a longitudinal truss, marketed as the Powerplant Frame (PPF), providing a rigid connection between the engine and differential, minimizing flex and contributing to responsive handling. Some MX-5s feature limited slip differentials and anti-lock braking system. Traction control is an option available on NC models. All models weighed approximately one tonne.

    With an approximate 50:50 front/rear weight balance, the car has nearly neutral handling. Inducing oversteer is easy and very controllable, thus making the MX-5 a popular choice for amateur and stock racing,including, in the US, the Sports Car Club of America's Solo2 autocross and Spec Miata race series, and in the UK, the 5Club Racing championship. Raddatz and Otten won the AASA Australian Endurance Championship in 2011.

    The MX-5 has won awards including Wheels Magazine 's Car of the Year for 1989, 2005 and 2016;Sports Car International's "best sports car of the 1990s" and "ten best sports cars of all time"; 2005–2006 Car of the Year Japan; and 2005 Australian Car of the Year. The Miata has also made Car and Driver magazine's annual 10 Best list 17 times. In their December 2009 issue, Grassroots Motorsports magazine named the Miata as the most important sports car built during the previous 25 years.

    In 2009, English automotive critic Jeremy Clarkson wrote:

    The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I’m giving it five stars is because I can’t give it fourteen.