Reasonable Ride: 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata
September 30, 2021 Update: The high bid of $5,000 did not meet the seller’s reserve of $8,000, so this 1991 Mazda Miata is now listed on our “Rides Still Available” page. If you are willing to pay the seller’s reserve of $8,000 or want to make a counter-offer, then click the blue “Buy Now or Make a Counter Offer” to go to the selling page.
GuysWithRides.com is proud to offer this 74K original mile, 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata as our latest “Reasonable Rides” offering. Reasonable rides are auctions on our website where the seller requested a reserve price under $10,000.
Bidding started Thursday, September 16, 2021, and runs for 14 consecutive days through Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 9:00 PM Eastern time.
This 1991 Mazda Miata currently resides in southern Oregon, just a few miles north of the California border.
Current High Bid = $5,000
Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!
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Mazda rocked the automotive world at the Chicago Auto Show in February 1989 with its new MX-5 sports car featuring a base price of under $14,000. After a nearly ten-year gap left when British Leyland packed up MG and Triumph in 1980, Mazda took a gamble that consumers were still interested in two-seat classic sports cars as long as they came with better reliability, tops that sealed passengers from the elements, and a great driving experience. Mazda succeeded at all three and the first generation “NA” Mazda was a huge sales success. Thirty years on, the first generation Miata has proven to be a very reliable car, whether used on the street or the track. Consequently, it’s getting harder to find driver-quality examples such as the Crystal White example featured here at auction.
Lance, the fourth and current caretaker of this 74.4K original mile 1991 Mazda Miata, confirms his car is fully sorted and up to date on all maintenance. The seller notes he is responsible for approximately seven thousand of the total miles accrued during his eight years of ownership. He notes the most significant modification not easily visible was the installation of a marine-style battery box in the car’s trunk to facilitate the use of a standard-size battery (fun fact: first-generation Miatas use a special-size battery that tends to be very expensive with a shorter life than more common size offerings). Exterior modifications from stock include the chrome American Racing five-spoke aftermarket wheels (shod with sticky summer-only rubber) and a black anti-theft style radio antenna. Interior modifications are limited to an aluminum shift knob and an aftermarket stereo head unit.
The picture below is the link for the Complimentary CarFax® confirming this 1991 Mazda Miata has four owners and to date remains accident-free. To review the complete CarFax, please click on the picture below and press your browser window’s back button to return to this page when done:
As mentioned above, the seller agreed to a reserve price well under ten thousand dollars, making this car qualify as one of our “Reasonable Rides.” To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
If you have any questions about this 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata auction, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!