£7,950

Asking price

1996 Mazda MX-5 NA

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 73,000 Miles
  • Manual, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1800cc
  • 1996
  • P499RCR
  • Black
  • Private seller
  • Belfast, United Kingdom

Description

1996 Mazda MX5 1. 8
Australian Import
Ex-MX5 Works Demo Car
5 Speed Manual
73k Miles (Reads 117k Kms)
VERY solid body

This car was imported from Northern Australia and completely restored by MX5 Works as their company demo car. I've owned many MX5s and this is by far the most solid I've seen (Outside of maybe one or two trailer queens) and without a doubt, one of the best in the UK.

It's been on UK roads since 2017, where it has always been garaged and never been driven in the rain. Other than some surface rust on some suspension arms, driveshafts etc, it's in exceptional condition and wouldn't look out of place in a car museum.

Factory spec other than (All carried out by MX5 Works):
Interior retrim
JVC Radio
Lowering springs
RVS 16" Wheels

This car was fully restored by MX5 Works (Still all original metalwork, never welded and doesn't require any) with over 150 hours spent. The work that was carried out to this during this time would easily cost £15, 000+ factoring in all the new parts and labour that went into this, not including purchasing the car to start with

I have lots of pictures of the underside and a video that can be shared. The only MOT fail received was for the cluster not Dual Reading MPH and KMPH (This is a Northern Ireland specific requirement) and now has a new MPH/ KMPH overlay leaving the mileage unaltered.

I intended to keep this much longer as prices for MK1 MX5s are climbing fast (Recently I read they're the fastest appreciating classic car) with values starting around £20, 000 for good examples in Japan and Australia, the UK market seems to be lagging behind slightly, however I'd like to obtain a 1970s Datsun Z Car

MX5 Works list below:
NEW BRAKE CALIPERS, DISCS AND PADS ALL ROUND
FRONT AND REAR CARRIERS REFURBISHED AND PAINTED
NEW FRONT AND REAR LOWERING SPRINGS
UNDERSIDE OF CAR CLEANED DOWN AND PAINTED (NO POWER TOOLS NEEDED AS THERE WAS NO CORROSION)
NEW CLUTCH
NEW CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER
NEW CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER
BRAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID REPLACED
NEW EXHAUST
NEW TIMING BELT KIT
NEW WATERPUMP
NEW THERMOSTAT
NEW RADIATOR
NEW ROCKER COVER GASKET
ENGINE REMOVED AND PAINTED IN HIGH-TEMP PAINT
GEARBOX REMOVED AND PAINTED IN HIGH-TEMP PAINT
ENGINE BAY REPAINTED AND LACQUERED IN MAZDA PZ BLACK
ROCKER COVER PAINTED IN SILVER HIGH TEMP PAINT
INLET MANIFOLD PAINTED IN SILVER HIGH TEMP PAINT
EXHAUST MANIFOLD HEATSHIELD PAINTED IN BLACK HIGH TEMP PAINT
ALL HOSES REPLACED WITH NEW CLIPS
MAJORITY OF NUTS AND BOLTS REPLACED
ENGINE FLUSHED
MAJOR SERVICE: OIL FILTER, AIR FILTER, FUEL FILTER, 10/ 40 OIL, NGK SPARK PLUGS ALL LEVELS REPLACED (OIL SO CLEAR STRUGGLE TO READ DIPSTICK)
ALLOY WHEELS ACID DIPPED, ELECTRO PRIMERED THEN PAINTED AND LACQUERED
4X NEW TYRES
NEW BATTERY
NEW WIPER BLADES
WIPER ARMS STRIPPED, PAINTED AND LACQUERED
NEW WINDSCREEN
NEW WINDSCREEN TRIM
NEW NUMBER PLATE PLYNTH
MOMO STEERING WHEEL REPLACED WITH IDENTICAL REFURBISHED WHEEL
NEW JVC STEREO
NEW UK MADE HIGH QUALITY BURGUNDY MOHAIR HOOD WITH HEATED GLASS REAR WINDOW
HOOD FRAME REPLACED WITH MK2. 5 FRAME FOR EASE OF FOLDING GLASS REAR WINDOW
TOP OF DOOR CARDS RETRIMMED IN BLACK DIAMOND QUILT
DASHBOARD CUSHIONS RETRIMMED IN BLACK DIAMOND QUILT
CENTRE CONSOLE RETRIMMED IN BLACK DIAMOND QUILT
SEATS RETRIMMED WITH BESPOKE TEKKA 100% WATERPROOF LEATHER (BLACK BOLSTERS, BURGUNDY CENTRES WITH BLACK DIAMOND QUILT STITCHING)
DOOR CARDS RETRIMMED IN TEKKA 100% WATERPROOF LEATHER BURGUNDY WITH BLACK DIAMOND QUILT STITCHING
WHOLE CAR CLAY BAR DETAILED AND MACHINE POLISHED (BOTH SIDES RESPRAYED DUE TO SOME SCRATCHES, EVEN COLOUR OVER WHOLE CAR)
CLEAR SIDE REPEATERS
ALL OTHER SEALS AND GASKETS FOUND TO BE AS NEW
OVER 150 HOURS SPENT ON THIS CAR
THIS CAR HAS ALL ORIGINAL PANELS, AND HAS NO RUST. INFACT HAS NEVER HAD ANY RUST DUE TO DRY CLIMATE IN AUSTRALIA WHERE THIS CAR HAS SPENT ITS LIFE UP UNTIL NOWOne of the few original metalwork very solid cars left, with a nut and bolt and every hose restoration ready for shows

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Has the vehicle ever been imported?

Yes

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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