But not black! Many thanks to the new MX5 Owners Club member from Dorset for these pictures of the colours available in the new Sport Black limited edition. This red one is demonstrating the very shiny black roof….
and this white model is showing the gunmetal wheels, and the optional £150 go-faster stripes as featured on the MX5 GT race car…..
whilst the green one is, well, green, and bears the astonishing price tag of five quid short of £23,000! This is a problem because Mazda are sponsoring a cash back offer on the normal 2 ltr Sport Tech model which means you can buy it for £20,635, same spec as the limited edition, and much better looking!
But if you are not swayed by my cynicism then visit Auto Express magazine and read their excellent review of the Sport Black and an interesting comparison with the MX5 GT:
The Boot-bag in Action In France
Mazda make a beautiful boot lid carrier and case for your extra holiday luggage but even on special offer it costs an eye-watering £464.18! To spend this sum on an item you use once or twice a year seems somewhat extravagant to say the least, but fortunately a small company has come up with a clever, practical alternative at an affordable price.
Boot-bag.com have designed a luggage bag that attaches to your MX5′s boot lid using a unique strapping system. The bag is waterproof and sits on a non slip mat to protect your paintwork. The straps won’t damage the edge of the boot-lid like a luggage rack and the whole thing is fitted and removed in minutes:
Slideshow – Fitting the Boot-bag
The Boot-bag is available in different sizes and will fit most convertibles. At only £79.95 including delivery I think it represents outstanding value for money. To visit their website just click on the Logo:
Auto Express magazine have voted the MX5, “Roadster of the Year” for the sixth year running. They say that it’s rear-wheel-drive thrills keep the two-seater at the top of the pile! A short blast behind the wheel is all you’ll need to understand why the latest version is such a smash hit. For smiles per mile at an affordable price, nothing comes close to matching the little Mazda. If you want to go topless this summer, the MX5 is the ultimate way to do it.
Lively performance and beautifully balanced, confidence-inspiring handling combine with ageless looks and a simple, well built cabin – these are all the things buyers demand in a roadster; on this evidence, it will take something genuinely special to steal the Mazda MX5’s hard-won crown.
Click on the logo to read the full review:
There are only 82 examples of this lovely MX5 Jasper Conran LE in Platinum remaining. The car was based on a standard model 1.8iS MX5 and only 500 units were built,100 in Platinum Silver and 400 in Classic Black. The silver model, the most expensive MX5 ever made, would cost you an astonishing £24,000.00 to buy new in 2000,while the slightly cheaper black version was priced at £21,000.00.
The exterior boasted specially made 15″ BBS alloy wheels with a colour coded exhaust trim and exterior badges,whilst the interior was trimmed with soft Connolly hide leather as used in the Rolls Royce and Ferrari. The silver models had red upholstery with a matching leather hood cover and red Wilton carpets. The black model had black upholstery with matching leather hood cover and black Wilton carpets.
Further enhancements included an aluminium effect centre console, dial fascia and inner door handles complimented with a two-tone aluminium and leather steering wheel and aluminium effect gear knob and hand-brake lever. In-car entertainment was provided by a Sony single CD player with a Mini Disc Changer. To download the Jasper Conran LE brochure free, click on the badge:
How common or how rare is the car you drive? You can find out how many cars of any make and model are running on Britain’s roads at a new Web site cooked up by ex-BAE Systems software engineer Olly Smith with ingredients from the Department For Transport and the DVLA. The site is easy to use – simply enter the make and model of the car you own to see detailed stats, including the number licensed every year from 1994 to the present day. Your vehicle could be rarer, and potentially more valuable, than you think. For instance, the owner offering his 2002 MG ZT V6 160 on gumtree.com at time of writing probably doesn’t know that it’s the last one of its kind still running in the UK. To find out about youe car click on the logo: