Sounds as if we might be of similar vintage when I see your car history! I too lusted after the BMW 2002 while serving in Germany, but couldn't afford it. I envy your Austin Healy Sprite, such a cheeky little car. Still I've had a number of 'interesting' cars including a BSA three wheeler, and a very rare Triumph Gloria Southern Cross, both older than me.Hey!
MX5 owner for less than a day. The avatar picture is the new 2023 MX5 next to the totaled out Can-Am Spyder it's replacing. My first sports car was a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (in 1964) and there have been a few others since then. Favorite all time was my '89 BMW 325is, but I also loved my 2 2002 BMWs. I lusted after the Lotus Elan in '65, but never managed to own one. I've always thought of the Miata as a near relative to the Elan so I'm looking forward to the whole experience. The totaled Spyder story is too long to tell here.
I hope you enjoy your MX5, I'm still trying to get to grips with his my third MX5, hoping it is in better condition than the first two. (I chopped in a twenty year old Boxster 3.2S for my 'new' 6 year old MX5 'Arctic' and it is very different to my first two. I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a traditional glove box relying on storage all behind the driver, nor the fact that the seat doesn't have any vertical height adjustment. Still I'll get over that, watch this space.