Rear sill & wheel-arch repairs
Rust repairs to Mazda MX-5 sills
The next generation is known as the mark two or NB model. The main thing Mazda changed from the Mk1 was that they used fixed headlights with a separate chamber for the bulbs within the lamp. They used the same more or less the same engine as the Mk1 offering an 110bhp 1.6 litre engine and a 140bhp 1.8 litre. They gave it upgrades such as heated rear windscreen, remote boot opener and airbags.
Produced: 1998 - 1999
Mazda only produced 300 in Racing Blue and 300 in Classic Red. The exterior was given full body kit, 15” alloy wheels, front fog lamps, colour coded mudflaps and a detachable hardtop. The interior was trimmed with black leather and a black leather Nardi steering wheel. The centre console was a wood effect trim gear knob and handbrake trim. These are the standard specifications for the Sport model:
Mazda celebrated their 10th anniversary with this car and finished it in Innocent Mica Blue with matching soft top, 15” chrome alloys with locking wheel nuts and low profile tyres. The interior was fitted with black leather and blue suede seats, 10th anniversary mat set, blue carpet and tonneau cover. They also gave the model carbon fibre trim chrome instrument surrounds and a two tone blue and black leather Nardi steering wheel. Only 7500 units were made:
The 10th anniversary car came with some added perks which were a plaque with the build number, a scale model of the car, his and hers Seiko watches and a certificate. Standard specification:
Produced 2000 > 2001
This model was finished in two colours, 100 were finished in Platinum Silver and 400 were finished in Classic Black. The exterior was given 15” BBS alloys and exterior badges, they were also given colour code exhaust trim. The silver models were given red interior with match tonneau cover and the black model has black interior with matching black tonneau cover. Standard Specifications:
Produced: 2000 > 2001
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This model was finished in Sunburst Yellow and has 15” alloy wheels, low profile tyres and locking wheel nuts. The interior is finished with cloth seats and has a MX-5 California mat set.
Produced: 1999 > 2000
This model was finished in British Racing Green Mica with a tan roof and 15” alloy wheels. The interior was finished with tan leather seats and matching trims. Only 500 units were made. Standard specifications:
This model was finished in Art Vin Rouge and only 750 units were made. 15” alloys with low profile tyres were put on the car as standard. The interior trim was given beige leather seats with matching centre console and door trim. Standard specifications:
Produced: 2000 - 2001
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This model is finished in Classic Red with the exterior possessing free detachable hardtop and 14” wheels. The interior was the same as the standard model. Standard Specifications:
This version was finished in Brilliant black or the optional extra of Titanium Grey with 15” Enkie Alloy’s and locking wheel nuts. The seats were trimmed with brown leather seats and a two tone steering wheel. The interior was also trimmed with alloy effect dashboard and leather gear knob and handbrake sleeve.
This ltd edition was available in a range of colours sporting 15” Enkie Alloy’s and locking wheel nut and only 1000 were produced. This was available in 1600cc or 1800cc.
The interior was decked out in all black leather heated seats with chrome effect highlights throughout the console, dashboard and wind deflector. Standard Specifications:
This model was finished in Brilliant Black with Chrome 15” Alloy wheels and low profile tyres. Mazda and De Beers a well-known diamond company worked together on this car to create a luxury Limited Edition. Only 333 units were made in 2002. The interior was finished with medicci leather seats, two tone Nardi steering wheel. Standard Specifications:
This model was finished in Cerion Silver and Strato Blue sporting 15” Alloy wheels, colour coordinated seats and soft top. Blue for the Cerion Silver and Grey for the Strato Blue. Only 2050 units were made.
This car was finished in Garnet Red Metallic with 15” Alloy wheels and front fog lamps. The interior was trim was finished in beige leather heated seats with matching centre console, door trim and centre console. The dash was finished in wood effect trim, matching mahogany steering wheel and chrome finishing touches.
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This car was finished 4 colours:
The interior was finished with black and red leather seats with matching trim. The centre console was finished with carbon effect trim and complimented with leather steering wheel, handbrake sleeve and gear knob.
This car was finished in 3 colours:
The interior was finished in blue leather seats, door trims and matching soft top. The handbrake sleeve, gear knob and steering wheel were also finished with leather. The centre console was distinctly covered in silver colour. The car also sports chrome quarter windows.
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This car was made available in 3 engine sizes 1600cc, 1800cc 1800cc VVT. They also produced this car in a few colour variants:
The interior was finished in Black Leather heated seats with orange stitching. The handbrake sleeve, gear knob and steering wheel were also finished with leather. The centre console was distinctly covered in silver colour.
Rust repairs to Mazda MX-5 sills
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