Lot 209 - 1994 Mazda MX5 iS
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
There is little doubt that the MX5 re-invigorated the sportscar market on a global scale. Spirited performance combined with good looks, reliability and price put this incredible package firmly on the map. This Mazda MX5 is a genuine UK supplied car and is the desirable 1.8 iS model which benefitted from the more powerful 1.8 litre 130bhp engine as well as a drivers airbag, ABS, bracing bars to stiffen the body, electric door mirrors and a factory fitted immobiliser.
First registered in August 1994 in West Sussex, this car has had just five owners in its 20 years, the present owner for the last seven. During this time the retired engineer spent almost £1,500 on tyres, shock absorbers, springs and suspension bushes to ensure the car drove better than when it left the factory. It was after half a day spent refining all the camber, castor and suspension geometry that the car was hit from behind by a careless driver. The replacement boot lid, rear light panel and rear bumper meant that the car was subject to a category C claim which is recorded with HPI. The owner, who is a member of the MX5 owners club, having cherished the car thus far was not about to lose all his hard work and kept the car to continue refining it into the car you see today.
In the tasteful combination of white with black interior, it has always been garaged and has an impressive history file including invoices that total over £5,400. The original handbook pack is present along with a workshop manual. A new hood has been fitted as well as an optional wind break that allows buffeting-free motoring. A replacement exhaust emits a pleasant note and a recent MoT test certificate found no fault. This charming example is ready to deliver classic top down motoring with modern convenience.