Only 179 were ever made for the Japanese market - thanks to Mazda's collaboration with its Engineering and Technology team in 2003 - which makes these cars incredibly rare and highly sought after among enthusiasts.
The MX-5 coupe boasts improved driving dynamics compared with the soft-top, as the metal roof - which adds just 10kg to the car's overall weight - improves chassis rigidity and reduces drag. Four trim levels were offered, including one with a 1.6-litre engine and three sportier 1.8-litre iterations. This particular car is one of 63 Type S models, meaning it's packing the 158hp 1.8-litre engine, which is hooked up to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Recently the car has had a total restoration. Fresh new paint from Mazda dealer and numerous new parts inside out to make it as close to a brand new car as possible. All work has been carefully documented and also full service history dating back to 2004. Mechanically it works like a dream. Engine and gearbox are as strong as ever. With mileage just reaching 30,000 mile you really can't find a better example.
This is one of just 63 cars in the world and for sure it will become THE MX-5 to collect in the future.
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Fun little car, flies all over. Great fun with the roof down, screams up to the redline. You've got to be careful in the wet though.
Sometimes it's just not fast enough, no matter how much you thrash it. Other times it's got more than enough poke. I guess it just depends what mood you're... Read the full summary
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