1992 Mazda Eunos Roadster V-Special


  • Popular British Racing Green over a tan colour scheme 
  • Lots of recent work including sills, service, roof, wheels and tyres 
  • Unmodified stock model on desirable 14in factory alloys 
  • Well-kept and smart car that is ready for summer 
  • MOT to September 2024 

The Appeal

The MX5 wasn’t a new idea but it was so good that it kick-started a revival of the classic two-seater sports car market once dominated by Britain. No wonder really, because jump in one and within five minutes you’ll be won over by just how brilliant they are to drive. 
The ‘NA’ original was built in huge numbers but well kept and original examples are now getting rare. Here is one, a very pretty Japanese market Eunos V-Special classically finished in British Racing Green with tan roof and interior. 
It has been treated to considerable investment in recent years including a new roof, cambelt, sill repairs and regular servicing irrespective of mileage. Enthusiasts will be pleased to note it sits on factory-correct 14in alloys, so that nimble handling is safely preserved. 
Always garaged by the seller and only used for summer drives, this looks like a very tidy and pleasingly original Mk1. A long MOT to September 2024 confirms that fact. 


The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in Japan in 1992
  • Imported to UK in 2002 and seven registered keepers since arrival 
  • Vendor acquired car on 16th July 2019 
  • Underseal service conducted in 2020
  • Thick history file of invoices and receipts for major and minor work since 2002
  • Service book is missing but invoices for the last 20 years confirm regular attention 
  • Recent brake service, differential & gearbox oil service, and power steering service
  • Always garaged since vendor acquired the car and only used in summer 
  • Factory handbooks 
  • MOT valid to 21st September 2024 with 239,914ks on test and one minor advisory
Recent maintenance: 
  • Cambelt, servicing and other work shown in photos on 5th July 2019 at 230,200kms
  • 14in alloy wheels and Yokohama tyres fitted on 1st July 2020 
  • New mohair hood fitted on 3rd July 2021
  • Decat exhaust pipe section purchased 21st July 2020
  • Serviced at 235,000kms on 5th August 2021
  • Sill repairs by MX5 specialist on 16th May 2023


The Condition

  • Factory original Eunos V-Special in desirable green over tan colour scheme 
  • Sill repairs in May 2023 and bodywork presents in very good order
  • Paintwork similarly well kept reflecting summer use and garaging by vendor 
  • We are advised of some light marks and scuffs to exterior 
  • Factory-correct 14in Minilite-style alloy wheels in good order
  • Yokohama tyres fitted in 2020 with few miles covered since 
  • Recent new mohair hood fitted remaining in good condition 
  • Underneath appears free from notable defects with recent undersealing on 2020 
  • Original and unmodified tan leather seats with built-in headrest speakers
  • Retains its V-Special features including tan leather and trim and Nardi wheel 
  • Also retains the V-Special wooden gear knob and handbrake handle 
  • Some light wear visible inside including the driver's seat bolster
  • Air conditioning system but needs regas
  • V-Special car mats
  • Kenwood stereo and electric aerial
  • Tan Tonneau cover matches the roof 
  • Tool kit and space-saver spare wheel 


The Mechanics

  • 1,597cc 4cyl engine 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Vendor reports slick gearchange 
  • Extensive service history with regular attention irrespective of mileage 
  • Cambelt was replaced in 2019 less than 10,000 kms ago 
  • Fitted with decat exhaust central section 
  • The handling is also said to be responsive on 14-inch alloy wheels and Yokohama tyres
  • We have no reports of mechanical or other running issues to advice 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make Mazda
  • Model Eunos
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 240,712 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1597
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Basingstoke
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
31 bids
  • ni•••• £3,400 22/04/24
  • Bo•••• £3,300 22/04/24
  • jl•••• £3,200 22/04/24
  • Bo•••• £3,100 22/04/24
  • jl•••• £3,000 22/04/24
  • jl•••• £2,900 22/04/24
  • TM•••• £2,800 22/04/24
  • jl•••• £2,700 22/04/24
  • ed•••• £2,600 22/04/24
  • jo•••• £2,500 22/04/24
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