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Showroom Condition 1997 Mazda MX-5 NA

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 33,500 Miles
  • Manual, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1800cc
  • 1997
  • R805HWK
  • Silver
  • Private seller
  • Ashbourne, United Kingdom


Showroom condition, original 'UK' spec 1997 Mk1 Mazda MX-5 1. 8iS 130bhp in Silver Stone metallic with under 34k miles and one owner before me.

In stunning original condition, an investment for the collector and the enthusiast's pride and joy to be admired at meets and shows. This car has a comprehensive documented history file. New underbody waxoyl and cavity wax protection (with before and after photos included in the history file), new timing belt, auxiliary belts, oil change, oil/ air filters (manufacturer spec service), wipers, battery, discs and pads at 33k miles and new tyres. For those days when you want to leave it outside, the car also comes with a Richbrook 'Ultimate' outdoor rainproof cover, providing UV protection to the paint-finish.

The specification includes laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, canvas soft top with zip-out window, tonneau cover, side impact beams, suspension brace, anti-lock brakes, remote central locking and immobiliser, leather MOMO steering wheel with airbag, stainless steel scuff plates and door speaker surrounds, adjustable headrests, locking glove box and center storage box remote boot release, dashboard brightness control, power steering, electric windows, electric mirrors, original Clarion ARX8170R RDS radio cassette player with detachable front, storage box, remote control and electric aerial.

Included within the history documents is the original bill of sale, and dealer accessories include front mud guards, rear spoiler, tonneau, wind deflector with bag, 15inch alloy wheels, carpet mats, matching hard top with heated rear screen, hard top storage bag and mounting brackets.

The Silver Stone metallic paintwork looks fresh and has a deep glossy shine. The car looks almost the same as it did when it left the showroom in 1997. The soft top is original and in 'as new' condition. The glass is factory etched and all panels retain perfect original alignment gaps and manufacturer's panel stickers within the door reveals, boot and under the bonnet. The original number plates are also present.

The interior features the later specification charcoal grey cloth seats with adjustable headrests, which were introduced with the 1. 8iS model. Black carpets, black console, leather steering wheel and door cards give the interior an understated sporty appearance, perfectly complimented with stainless steel scuff plates and speaker surround trims. The electric windows operate freely, as do the electric mirrors and automatic aerial. The instruments all function correctly, the steering is precise and the close-ratio gear-change provides crisp and positive feedback.

The lightweight 1. 8 16-valve DOHC engine is the more powerful 130bhp version and sits inside a near spotless engine bay.

The original factory fitted wheels are in 'mint' condition with new Pirelli 195/ 50/ 15 tyres. The new brakes comprise factory spec 255mm ventilated discs at the front and solid 251mm at the back.

The history file will fill you with confidence, containing all services, invoices and documents from date of registration. It also includes the manufacturer's original brochure for the 1. 8iS model. The MX5 was first registered 19 November 1997.
The file contains a detailed service history by Mazda and later independent specialist. New MOT in January.
There are two Mazda keys and two duplicate remote control fobs for the central locking and immobiliser.
Please contact me with any queries or to arrange a viewing.

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