Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 3

1997 Mazda MX5
No Reserve

Sold for £2,475

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: P153 HVN
Chassis No: JMZNA18C200312597
MOT: None

  • 70,900 recorded miles and a UK supplied example
  • Original owners wallet and service book
  • Offered with a collection of old MOTs and invoices
  • Fitted with roll hoops and aftermarket exhaust
  • Subject to an oil change and mechanical improvement in 2019

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor did not have time to MOT this lot however will offer £50 towards a fresh MOT

In a world of increasingly complex motorcars, it is refreshing to note that the remarkably conventional four-cylinder, front-engined, rear-wheel drive MX-5 is the best-selling open-topped two-seater in history - by February 2011, some 900,000 examples had been sold around the world since the model's introduction at the Chicago Motor Show of 1989. Time and again, the motoring press have extolled its handling and road-holding virtues, frequently finding it more fun to drive than cars costing even four times as much. While it is heartening to appreciate that the DNA of such classic British stalwarts as the MGB, Austin Healey Sprite, and Lotus Elan is embodied in this Japanese wonder car, it is surely also a little sad to consider what an opportunity was missed by the British motor industry. Nowadays, first-generation MX-5s have become desirable cars, with those in good condition increasingly hard to come across and thus fetching significant premiums.

Displaying a recorded 71,000 miles at the time of consignment, this is an original UK supplied example finished in Black. During its life, it has acquired aftermarket accessories such as driver and passenger roll hoops, sports exhaust and rear boot spoiler. It was subject to an oil change and mechanical fettling in 2019. With the original owner’s wallet and service book, the Mazda is offered with a collection of old MOTs and invoices.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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