No body work issues when i saw it a year ago - no rust at all in fact - at that point it only had one former keeper. It was at a dealer and they were asking ?2700 for it. I was pitching for ?2k... we got to ?2350 but couldnt agree on cambelt change to be included as the garage insisted it was a chain. Dealer also thought the seats were aftermarket and promised to through in the originals.
in the end i was turned off by the dealer becuase they were lying through their teeth but left them an offer of ?2k or i would leave it... which is what i did. Only probs with it was the tired interior - everything was faded plus i dont fit in the mx5 with the recaro (6'4 ish) they are too upright - top of my head was about two inches above the roof line.