2004 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
If you think driving a Miata might be fun, wait until you drive this car! Turbocharged dual overhead cam four, 6-speed manual transmission with oversize clutch, oversize brakes, oversize oil cooler, stiffened and lowered suspension with Bilstein shocks - all factory original. Bose sound system with 6 CD changer. Only 3,000 of these cars were built. Body designed by Pininfarina, the Italian company famous for beautiful cars. Excellent condition both mechanically and aesthetically. New timing belt and brakes, all other maintenance up to date. Maintained by the mechanic for a Formula One team. Second owner, 127,500 miles; these engines are famously dependable and long-lived. The rear bumper and rocker panels have been replaced; otherwise wholly original. “The end of the cheap Miata is near… The average value of a #2 [ordinary Miata has] … appreciated 83% in five years… The added exclusivity of a two-year-only model is worth mentioning." - Hagerty News
Paint and exterior
Polished to a high gloss, no scratches, chips or dents. The color is specific to a turbocharged Miata, Mazda offered only this gray and a bright red. Chromed "roll" bars and receiver hitch are aftermarket additions.
Upholstery and interior
Black cloth with red inserts, exclusive to Mazdaspeed. Original stainless steel door sills and floor mats, all embossed "Mazdaspeed," included and in excellent condition. Upholstery in excellent condition except a 3/4" stain on the driver's seat.
Most of the miles on this car were 12 years of summer weekend trips between Marblehead, Massachusetts and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I parked it under cover in the winter. This is my third Miata, way more fun to drive than the previous two.
Wheels and tires
17-inch Hart alloy racing wheels and Toyo low-profile tires, as installed at the factory. Tires have 7K miles on them, and wheels have shallow roughage of rim edges.
New front brake rotors, calipers, pads and hoses 1,500 miles ago. New rear brake calipers, pads and hoses 8,500 miles ago.
6-speed manual, factory installed.