1997 | Mazda MX-5 1.8
Preserved with mechanical just serviced, 3 owners, with hard top, rare 1.8
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Mazda Model MX-5 Model name MX-5 1.8 Series NA Year of manufacture 1997 Condition category Original Mileage 166,000 km First registration 05/1997 Body style Convertible Body detail Roadster Power (kw/hp) 96/130 Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,840 Cylinders 4 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 5 Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Green Interior colour Black Interior material Textile Folding roof Power Assisted Steering Electric windows ABS Airbag
This wonderful example of Mazda MX-5 was registered in May 1997 and is one of the last cars produced of the first series (NA), just few months before the launch of the second series.
The NA retains the revolutionary style not affected at all by the 8 years of life, with all the improvements of the “end of series cars” such as the more powerful 130 hp 1800 engine, limited slip differential, ABS, double airbag, power steering and various chassis refinements.
The car was sold in Milan to the first owner, followed for a short time by a second enthusiast of the model and, since 2004, the owner who took care of it till nowadays, covering a total of about 160.000kms.
The original British racing green color is combined on the inside with the specific black fabric – more and more hard to find in good condition; also, the car was ordered with the rare hard top which comes together with the car. In the original equipment soft top the plastic rear window was replaced while the bodywork, largely first paint, was refreshed in some places following small parking marks.
On the car there are the chromed door sills, optional of the time, and the mud flaps, often missing in the completely disassembled or repainted examples. The standard equipment of the 1800 MX-5 was completed with the Momo leather steering wheel, aluminium throttle pedal and a nice aftermarket sports knob.
Since our ownership, we spent around 5000 euros on works and maintenance to bring the car to its current level which include distribution, suspensions, tires, brakes, some interventions on the electrical system and the engine, preventing possible Achilles’ heels of the MX-5 NA.
The car keeps the service book and part of the invoices of the maintenance carried out over the years, together with the standard equipment (booklets, spare wheel, tools, etc.), double key and a second set of beige leather seats, ideal for preserving the originals in fabric.
Car with original license plate, ASI registered, visible by appointment in Bologna.
The car could be seen in Bologna by appointment. More details on www.gulfblue.it
Condition & Registration
Engine (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Technique (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Paint (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Interior (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Pink Slip Historic license plate FIVA Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 247375
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