1991 Mazda Eunos ( MX5 ) Roadster


  • Enthusiast owned
  • Fabulous condition, Japanese import
  • Winter stored (Oct-Mar) in heated premises 
  • Full respray and remedial bodywork in 2020 by MX5 City
  • Comprehensive documentation of recent works 
  • Serviced annually 


Launched in 1989, the Mazda MX5 has become a firm favourite the world over.  The first-generation models were known as the MX5 (NA) for the US and European markets and sold in Japan badged as the Eunos Roadster – which is what we have here.

The front engined, rear wheel drive configuration combined with a well-designed and engineered chassis, re-introducing the roadster concept to a younger generation and allowing them to experience "wind in the hair" motoring. Winning a number of accolades since its debut, the Eunos / MX5 has gone on to become the world’s bestselling sports car.

This excellent early example of the Eunos has benefited from having a number of enthusiastic UK owners, all of which have cherished and enjoyed their ownership experience.

History & Paperwork

  • Imported from Japan and registered in the UK Nov 2000
  • Current ownership since 2013
  • MOT to 7th April 2023, vendor tells us the car will come with a fresh MOT
  • V5c registration document in the owner’s name
  • Two sets of keys
  • Extensive invoices for work carried out by specialists under current ownership 


  • Very original interior
  • Momo steering wheel
  • All electrics in working order
  • Polished rollover cage
  • Wind deflector

This original interior shows little signs of wear, with no tears, rips or ragged edges to the seats and the dash appearing to be in exceptional condition. The carpets and door cards follow suit and show little signs of use throughout. 

We’re told by the owner that all the switches and dials work as expected, including the electric windows which have both recently had new regulators fitted.

There’s a classic period Panasonic CD/radio installed, with a switch activated electric aerial and, for extra security, the owner has fitted a fob operated engine immobiliser.


  • 97,132Km (60,355 miles) indicated on the odometer
  • Recent complete re-spray ( 2020 )
  • Wings replaced with genuine Mazda items
  • Ceramic paint protection coating ( 2022 )
  • WaxOyl protection for the underbody

The body and paintwork on this Eunos presents exceptionally well. The current owner describes the car when he bought it back in 2013 as being in exceptional condition. However, being the fastidious man that he is, he’s been seeking further improvements ever since.

The car was WaxOyl treated soon after purchase and we're told it has only been driven during summer months, being stored between October and March in dry, heated premises.

During June 2020, he entrusted MX5 City to carry out a full strip down and replacement of the front wings with genuine Mazda parts. The rest of the shell was primed and resprayed in the original colour. Waxoyl was also re-applied to the chassis, suspension, wheel arches etc. The alloy wheels were re-finished in silver with full documentation for all works carried out.

Since then, in March 2022, a ULTIMaxx Ceramic Protection coating has been applied  by TT Autocare when they also valeted the car throughout , valeting again in March ’23.

The vinyl roof is believed to be original and in good condition, and the vendor tells us there are no leeks or gaps against door windows.
There is an outdoor cover available with the car.


  • Serviced annually 
  • New tyres all round in December 2021
  • High performance ignition leads fitted in 2022
  • HKS Superpower Flow induction kit
  • Polished strut brace

Mechanically very quiet , this Eunos started easily and ran faultlessly throughout the photoshoot, and we’re informed by the vendor that it is an absolute pleasure to drive. He commented that it runs smoothly and with very precise steering and brakes.

He did point out that there is a second cooling fan assembly fitted to the engine, enabling the addition of an air conditioning system if required.


The Mazda Eunos/MX5 is the world’s top selling sports car for a reason – it's a cracking drive. With Japanese build quality and reliability, if it’s worry free, hood down fun you’re looking for then look no further, the Eunos is the car for you.

This Eunos was bought by an enthusiastic owner who has worked hard to enhance its condition whilst retaining originality – we think he’s certainly succeeded in his quest. We think you'll struggle to find another as good as this.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Mazda
  • Model MX-5 Eunos Roadster
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 97,132 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1590
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bawtry
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
18 bids
  • Ch•••• £4,800 21/03/23
  • Du•••• £4,700 21/03/23
  • ma•••• £4,600 21/03/23
  • Du•••• £4,500 21/03/23
  • Du•••• £4,400 21/03/23
  • Ca•••• £4,300 21/03/23
  • Ca•••• £4,200 21/03/23
  • Ch•••• £4,100 21/03/23
  • an•••• £4,000 21/03/23
  • Ca•••• £3,900 21/03/23

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