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Hello All,

Some of you may remember me, I've not been an active member for about 2 years + but I am in a position where it is time to move on. I've had it 6 years now and while there are a few niggly bits that need doing to it to bring it up to scratch. I would estimate £400 would get it looking good and the alternator sorted (less if DIY).

Car is -

  • UK Car
  • 1996
  • Mk1 - 1.8
  • British Racing Green
  • Comprehensive Service History
  • c. 165k Miles
  • Manual Steering

Good Bits

  • Engine is good (Clutch, Cambelt, Engine Seals (inc Gearbox), Waterpump and Clutch Slave (all Mazda OEM - except for clutch which is exedy) have been done within 30k).
  • Koni Sport Shock were rebuilt about 30k miles ago with FM rear mounts) and are only 50k old. 1 was defective under warranty and Sean Pickering (Official Koni Rebuilder) did them all. - Just ask Faulkners or even Koni UK for his provenance.
  • Mohair Hood with HRW (inc switches and relays)
  • Good Tyres (Fronts Conti and Rear UniRoyal),
  • Good Brake Pads/Discs - Front and Rear
  • New Windscreen
  • Loads of service history (much of the work was done by 5 Speed/OnlyMX5ives etc)
  • Clutch Slave replaced with genuine part.
  • Rad replaced during my ownership - old didn't fail - I was just belt and braces.
  • Little things like Redline oil in the diff, Magnecor Leads, Genuine Panny battery, OEM Clutch Slave, OEM waterpump, Gates Cam Belt, which hopefully paints a picture that it has been looked after and when a job has been done, it's been done well, with the right parts.

Extra bits include -

  • MX5 Parts Cat Back Stainless Exhaust
  • MOMO Steering Wheel and Boss (Std on early cars)
  • Koni Sport Shocks with FM Rear Shock Mounts/Faulkner Springs/Poly Bump Stops
  • OEM Front Lip
  • Mohair Hood with HRW (Inc Switch, Relay and Wiring)
  • Replacement Sill (Pax Side)
  • 5 Speed Clutch Line
  • Non Silenced Decat (Not Fitted)
  • Genuine Mazda Mats
  • OEM Kick Plates
  • Split Visors

Not so Good Bits

  • Both sills - one is pretty bad, but have a replacement sill (sill to arch replacement), which is included in the sale (so you can do it properly, to your standards).
  • Alternator regulator is borked, so new alternator required, however the mounting bracket is worn slightly and doesn't run true. The car runs without issue, however it is clear that it is overcharging (based on the light) over 4k revs.
  • Bonnet and nose paintwork is faded and could do with a blow over and a mop.
  • Due a service.
  • MOT is about to run out (June 4th) - will need sill plating to get through - £50 tops and it will go through.

I will get some pictures, but the price (considering all the good bits and runs and drives very well) is £950ono.

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Worst bit - this is the side I have a full replacement for and will be included - http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/rear-wing-wheel-arch-sill-repair-section-mk1-p-1254.html

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EDIT - Forgot to mention that it has only had two owners in the last 14 years - both rural Lincolnshire.

Cheers

Andy
 

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Open to offers,
 

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Bump - open to offers.
 

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Photos uploaded.

As mentioned, one sill is bad, but a full replacement is included (£120 delivered from MX5 parts).

Then at least you know it is done to the standard you want, rather than a quick £50 patch, which will come through in a few months.

I am honestly sad to see the car up for sale, but 6 years is long enough.

Cheers

Andy
 

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