1991 Mazda Miata
Inspired by classic British roadsters such as the MG, MGB, and Triumph Spitfire, but engineered to be as reliable as a Toyota Corolla, the original MX-5 Miata took the market by storm when it debuted in 1989 for the 1990 model year. The Miata is a small roadster from Mazda, its name is derived from the Old German word miete meaning 'reward'. Miata is also an African name meaning "first born" or "first lady" depending on what tribe you are from.
A second-year roadster for consignment in excellent overall condition. This Special Edition Miata is # 2,815 of 3,997 built, all bathed in British Racing Green for the 1991 model year. This one has plenty of upgrades to speak about, and ooooh and ahhh at, so interested parties, hold tight and read on!
British racing green in near showroom condition drapes this British inspired sports car. A new black Robbins Canvas convertible top with a glass rear window has been installed replacing the original top. MM Marketing mud guards, a whip antenna, Cibie H-4 Headlights, and an OEM front air dam can be seen when looking at this racer.
An almost perfect tan vinyl interior has been blinged out with VDO oil temp, and voltmeter gauges, a Kenwood CD/Radio with remote drives Clearwater door speakers, so even if you have the top down, and you are driving beside a truck going 70MPH, you will still have to lower the volume to hear the truck! Seen behind the buckets is an added Hard-Dog deuce side braced roll bar wrapped in custom formed leather padding. A Nardi wood shifter and handbrake fit snugly between the buckets. Consigner states that the A/C has undergone a conversion.
A 1.6 Liter 4-cylinder twin cam engine is attached to a 5-speed manual transmission, and all run very smoothly. Seen is an oil filter relocation for ease of changing.
As if the upside was not enough, now this side can bring stars to your eyes...LISTEN UP! A flying Miata frame rail reinforcement kit, holds Tokico Illumina shocks and springs. Racing Beat front lower control arm braces, and sway bar brace have been bolted on. A Flying Miata shock tower brace is noted too and Flying Miata rear shock mounts with bump stops, and lest I forget, FM sway bars. Whoah!
As the ad slogan goes ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM!, and this car was built before the writer of that campaign was born. Stated by one of our learned and well-heeled car guys here at Classic Auto Mall, “This is by far the cleanest and nicest Miata I've seen from this era.” All I'll say is seeing is believing at just a tick over 35,800 original miles, I defy you to find even dust on the dash. Although there was plenty of rubber left on our lot.