The Mazda MX-5 (known as EUNOS Roadster in Japan) was introduced in 1989 – designed as a lightweight open-2 seater rear wheel drive sports car. With its rather compact body and manual soft-top – it weighed in at 950kg. In 1994, the MX-5 housed a larger 1.8L engine and increased overall weight to 990kg – however the added weight did not affect the MX-5 significantly due to the power increase to 130hp. Offered in either a 5-Speed Manual Transmission or 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, the MX-5 NA today is a sought out classic that is a driver’s car.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 1994 Mazda MX-5 NA finished in Classic Red with a Black interior. It is an original Hong Kong market vehicle, that was registered in 1994. Throughout its lifetime, it has received routine maintenance, including engine oil service, transmission oil service and change of brake pads. It has received a full respray matching its factory original Classic Red paint as well as having its complete air-conditioning system overhauled. The previous owner had this MX-5 stored in a garage and was rarely driven. The current keeper reports that all of the electronics within the cabin are working as they should and the soft-top lowers and raises without any issues. It has been kept in full original condition and specification, except for an aftermarket set of Enkei RPF1 wheels. This MX-5 has 4 previous owners, a current mileage of 33,009km and a valid road license until 7th November, 2022.
The Classic Red paint on this MX-5 is in very good condition, as expected from a car that has received a complete respray. There are no visible scratches, paint chips or dings seen across the body. All of the brightwork including the door handles, emblems and surrounding trim are in great condition. The soft top has been taken care of throughout its lifetime and does not show any signs of damage or tears on the soft-top or rear plastic window. The popular choice of aftermarket wheels – the Enkei RPF1 wheels do not show any signs of significant scratches or kerb rash throughout – except for the left rear wheel. The popup headlights function as they should, with the side indicators and rear tail lights in superb condition. The owner has confirmed that there is no rust on this example.
Interior and Trim
Open up the doors of this MX-5 and we are greeted with a ‘like-new’ interior. All of the components are securely placed, including the door panels, dashboard and centre console. The Nardi steering wheel is in excellent shape, as is the automatic shift knob and hand brake lever. The factory original cloth seats are in great shape for its age, with no signs of tears or damage throughout, including the usual area as the side bolsters on the top and bottom. The door sills have little to no markings while the cluster gauge illuminates in green, with the surrounding chrome trim in excellent condition. As the current keeper reports, all of the electronics including the climate control system and stereo head unit are functioning without any faults.
Engine and Running Gear
Switching on this Classic Red MX-5 was an effortless experience – the 1.8L in-line four fired up to life with the turn of the key. The subtle tone and burble of the 4 cylinder was present and the engine bay was presented in a clean manner. Every gear change from the 4-Speed Automatic Transmission was smooth, and the driver inputs such as the pedals, brakes and steering wheel were all confirmed to be responsive. The steering was weighed to perfection, and was sensitive to every input by the driver. The original suspension setup provided a great balance of sport and comfort, allowing you to communicate with and control this MX-5 while remaining stable and planted to the ground. Overall an opportunity to take home a one of Mazda’s first generation of a well-balanced appreciating JDM classic – now open to accepting bids exclusively at the Car Farm.
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