Original Flavor: 1993 Mazda Miata MX-5

A few years ago (in 2015 to be precise) we featured a 6K mile Mazda MX-5 where I made the following prediction; that the car would be sold again and again for increasing dollar amounts as the owner(s) realized they couldn’t roll the odometer gears around without killing all of the “oooh…ahhh” value of a “low mile” Miata. Fast forward to 2018 and the car was sold maybe 3 or 4 more times with only a few miles put on the minty clean chassis. So what is the point of having the nicest MX-5 around if you can’t drive it. It’s like owning a really nice pair of shoes you can’t walk around in, or the nicest busted lawn mower around. Something you can’t use is, by definition, useless. But what we’ve got here today is a very nice condition MX-5 that has 20k miles on the clock…which is enough that you won’t care about putting 5k-10k per year on it and it’ll still maintain its value. Well…some value that is likely less than the king’s ransom being asked by the seller. Yeeesh. Find this 1993 Mazda MX-5 offered for $18,500 in Washington, DC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1993 mazda mx-5 miata
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 20000
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
All original 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata with match hardtop (original paint). No mods, no accidents, no aftermarket fixes, even the oil and air filters are genuine Mazda parts (new production). This car has been loved and it shows. Barely 20,000 miles, runs like a brand new car. Never misses a beat. Passed current standard emissions/registration without blinking. Zero rust, ZERO. Sought after trim package (due to weight/balance) which has manual windows (no maintenance), no power steering (nothing to maintain + better road feel in curves), cloth seats (looking like new, unlike 30 years old leather), limited slip differential, and original factory radio-cassette and CD player (all working great). Tires package is brand new; these Bridgestone SF-325 are from a new production from original tires but with today’s standards that Mazda Japan and Bridgestone re-issued for the 30th anniversary of the MX5 Miata (more info here: hagerty.com/media/news/mazda-and-bridgestone-original-spec-tires/). Fascinating story. It handles indeed like a dream with these tires. This Miata is as close to its original state all while being driven and enjoyed weekly.

If you are reading this ad, then it is still available. No need to ask. Thank you.

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