You know how car companies are doing Launch Editions of special products these days... well, this 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 feels like what would have happened if they did one for the Miata. It's the first model year, and this one has been treated as a true collector car. That means one-owner, low-mileage, and it's loaded with all the best features. And because this is both a collector and a driver, nothing gets in the way of that purist feeling of a car that was made for the open road.
The shape of this drop-top is iconic. The smooth style with hidden headlights, fingertip door handles, and everything looking flush - right down to the wraparound tail lights. So this has certainly earned classic status, and that makes it great to find such a stock example. Even the Crystal White paint is believed to be the factory application. There's a driver-quality feeling to the full package, and that feels like a compliment because a car like this is best when it's driver-ready. The whole car is quite a complete and vintage package, right down to the distinct factory alloys. We love the way the black folding roof provides an attractive contrast to the white paint. Plus, the color-matched hardtop is an accessory we rarely see, with an attractive wraparound rear window for a distinct coupe profile.
While both roofs look stylish, you know this one is the most fun when open to the world. The black interior gives you the same color appeal as the black folding roof, and the cloth upholstery means you'll happily drive while wearing shorts. It has nice factory features like the stereo and provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) The full interior is not perfect...just very clean and attractive. So it looks good like a proper classic, but you won't be thinking about putting on a forensic clean suit every time you want to go for a drive. After all, the heart of the MX-5 is about feeling the tingle for the open road and instantly answering the call on a whim. And the way the seats hug your body, the grip of the steering wheel, the placement of the shifter, and the crisp dials all remind you this was engineered to engage the driver.
The clean engine bay is another reminder of the low mileage and good care. This 1.6-liter DOHC fuel-injected motor is a true spiritual successor to the British sports cars that the Miata benchmarked. And with modern fuel injection and Japanese build quality, there's a sturdiness that adds a new degree of confidence to this rev-happy motor. There was even a new clutch installed last year to make sure you confidently take control of the full power with the five-speed manual transmission. The fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes are all part of a nimble enthusiast-driven package.
Complete with maintenance records, this is the one that launched the modern driver's car. So to find a one-owner example that is well-preserved while also being a drive-ready package is quite irresistible - especially at this price. Call today!!!