1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata – SOLD FOR $7,100
April 14, 2022 Update: The high bid of $7,100 came close enough to meeting the reserve price of $8,000 that the seller decided to sell the car to the high bidder. Congrats to both buyer and seller!
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 opened Wednesday, March 30, 2022, and continued for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 9:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
This 1991 Mazda Miata currently resides in southern Oregon, just a few miles north of the California border.
To view a slideshow of this car’s key pictures, click on the photograph below and use the “<” and “>” arrows to navigate through all of them. More detailed pictures are provided at the very bottom of this listing.
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.
To help acquaint you with the original standard features and available options on the 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata, you can click on the picture below to review the original U.S. sales brochure from that model year:
Bill, 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:
Additionally, we’re providing at no charge a completed Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”), the results of which can be accessed by clicking the picture below. As you will see in the report, the inspector did not find any material defects during their inspection of this Miata. The only items they noted and documented with pictures are minor cosmetic wear consistent with a car of this vintage. To review the complete Lemon Squad PPI, 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 five years. As the graph highlights, Classic.com provides access to 37 previous 1991 Miata sales averaging $10,225 with prices ranging from a low of $3,800 to a high of $27,000. 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!
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