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What a good deal this Miata is, BUT..

By Regan_ong on 17 Aug 2013

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata was regarded as one of the best-driving, most influential sports cars of the past two decades. And believe it or not, one of these iconic sports cars from Mazda has been lying around in the garage, never driven for 23 years.

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Recently, on auction site eBay, an owner, from Kingman, Arizona, has [url="http://"%20<a%20href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-Mazda-Miata-Barn-find-only-27-miles-it-/121158074579?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c359580d3#v4-42""%20target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/...da-...0d3#v4-42"</a>"]listed[/url] his 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale.

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In the description, the seller said the car, which was never registered, didn't come with a set of keys, so he had to have a set made. Though the paint is clean and shiny, the Miata didn't escape minor cosmetic damage over the years, with scratches on the hood, the trunk and the factory hardtop that is included with the car. The front, right fender has a small dent as well.

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The seller also added that the car was stored in a building with windows, so the paint is faded in some places. It's antenna and battery is missing, and the only non-original parts on the car are the windshield wipers. The clear-title car comes with all paperwork, according to the seller, but, besides the owners' manual, he didn't specify what other documentation would be included.

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But more impressively, the car has only clocked 44km on its odometer! According to the seller, he bought the car with 32km on it, and explained that 11km were added when the car was towed home. Frankly speaking, it's getting hard to find ones that haven't been beaten to hell. If this is accurate, it is about the cleanest and nicest Miata we have ever seen, and it looks like it just came off the showroom floor more than 20 years ago.

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Though its story is a bit strange, this barn find appears to be in excellent shape and looks like a really good deal not to be missed. As of this writing, the auction has one day to go, and the current bid is just USD$10,500 (S$13,335).

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Unfortunately, it's a left-hand drive and if someone were to ship it over to Singapore, it would most probably lay around in the garage too, till its next owner ships it back overseas.

Note: Photos shown are not of actual vehicle.

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Written by Regan_ong
Regan's interest in cars started since the time when 'Hot Wheels' was leading the way. Oh yeah.

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M3e92 Aug 17 2013 07:55 PM
This is one of the worst writeup I've ever read.
M3e92 Aug 17 2013 07:57 PM
Completely irrelavant to SG and written by a ginna pi who thinks the MX5 is such a big deal
Blaquewolf Aug 18 2013 09:48 PM
You obviously do not belong to a group of car enthusiasts who actually love driving. Even if a car is left hand drive, it is still a collectible. Only some people know this, and you are not.
Blaquewolf Aug 18 2013 09:50 PM
Hi. I must apologize. But I just discovered that a friend of mine used my computer and typed the previous comment. It was rude. I do apologise. It is not a reflection of what I feel. Cheers. Moderator - please delete if you can.
SGCM_editorial Aug 19 2013 01:43 PM
Hi M3e92, thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm sure the MX5 is nothing like, say, an M3 E92 (yes, pun intended). Please continue to read our blogs and type in your lovely comments.
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