Sold for £2,925
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: M823 DBY
Chassis No: JM2NA18C200203830
MOT: October 2022
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 Motorshow of 1989. Time and again, the motoring press have extolled its handling and roadholding, 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 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.
Registered on 12 May 1995 and presented in Red with contrasting black interior, M823 DBY presents a rare opportunity to acquire a UK supplied first generation MX5. Showing just 1 previous keeper on the v5 with the current for the last 23 years, this vehicle currently displays 100,776 miles on the odometer and is offered with an MOT valid until 06 October 2022 with no advisories. Recently subject to waxoil and undersealing, M823 DBY boasts specification including 15’’ alloy wheels, immobiliser, sports seats and more.
Included with the vehicle is a comprehensive file including Mazda handbooks, 25 service receipts compromising 2 replacement timing belts, a number of previous invoices and the v5 document which displays 1 former keeper. The vendor rates the condition of the vehicle as ‘Excellent’ all round.
Please note, M823 DBY comes accompanied with the rear screen which was unzipped at the time photographs were taken.
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All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.
You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:
Auction: The Pavilion Gardens Buxton, Wed, 8th Dec 2021
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
Tuesday 7th December 2021 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 8th December 2021 from 9am
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)
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