1991 Mazda Miata Special Edition - British Racing Green

Price: US $3,950.00 Item location: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mazda
  • Model: MX-5 Miata
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SE
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 106,500
  • VIN: jm1na3515m0232251
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Driver Airbag
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata


As you may or may not know, n 1991 Mazda made a special edition run of 3997 Miata’s which were painted British Racing Green with tan leather interiors, ardi wood shift knob and hand brake lever, tainless door sills, nd a few other goodies. It also came with a full tonneau cover, arade boot (both tan), /C, nd a limited slip rear axle. I don’t think the tonneau was ever used. Also this model has speakers in the head rest which are pretty cool. Here is a fun article on the special edition Mazda Miata’s built. I don’t know which # of 3997 this one is, ut I do have the ash tray / pad where the number plate used to be (I suspect the original owner took the number plate, hat a jerk!) but I think Mazda might be able to tell you which one it is.

This Miata has 106K on the clock as of this listing; I still drive it somewhat regularly so there may be a few more miles on it. I bought it in June and well.. being the person I am, am buying a vintage pickup truck and this baby has to go. She was great fun all summer though!!

Factory spare tire, ack, verything is included and in perfect shape. She never runs too hot, oo cold, ill easily do 100 MPH and tracks perfectly straight down the road. Starts up every morning in the cold (sits outside sometimes) no problem, ets nice and warm inside (heat works quite well), tc.. Brakes are good too, o vibrations or squeaks. Over the winter I was going to replace them all with some high performance brakes but they’re fine.

I did some stuff to it while I had it, ostly mechanical so I could enjoy it worry-free. This winter I was going to attack the cosmetics, hich I started buying supplies for (listed below) but I could really use something more practical for Home Depot runs (I just bought a house) and an old pickup is the move for me. Having said that, have put the top down and hauled some carpet home in this baby..!

I have a clear Michigan title in hand; I will also provide a bill of sale if you need it.

The Good Stuff and Extras

· I just installed a brand new Deka battery, hich is the most popular and preferred battery replacement for NA Miata’s.

· This car is totally virgin, .e. it hasn’t been “modded” in any way. Not to say I’m totally against it because really I think they beg for it, ut this one just hasn’t which is a good thing when you’re buying these used. A heavily modified Miata can be a challenge, nd usually isn’t exactly to your taste.

· I purchased an aftermarket radio / climate control surround that is sized for a double-din radio, o when the time comes you can go to any radio shop and replace this radio with a cool double din unit. This was a very expensive part ordered from Japan, s the factory slot will fit a single din with a crappy looking adapter and that’s about it. The factory radio slot on these is a weird size.

· As you can see from the photos, he driver’s seat looks like crap. I have brand new, actory seat covers (I can install them for you for an extra charge) which I haven’t gotten around to putting on. They have the perforations for the speakers which are in the head rests as well which is great.

· New factory style floor mats

· This summer I also had new shocks / struts installed all around, nd new coil springs in back. Tires are about 85%-90% tread. Also, n alignment was done when the struts were replaced.

· The top is brand new, ut on this summer. It has a glass rear window. This model did not have a rear defroster.

· I installed brand new headlights and also fixed the “shaky headlight” problem these cars have (If you’re familiar with these you know what I’m talking about, f not, ou’re welcome!).

· I just put new plugs and wires, ust as a matter of course, think the ones I replaced were originals. It was running fine but it’s something I do.

· The clutch is in great shape, don’t see any reason for replacement. No slipping and the friction is perfect. It’s very easy to shift, f you’re a beginner these cars are pretty forgiving.

· New wiper blades (I’m mentioning this as a joke but yes they are new)

The Not Good Stuff

As with many old cars, here are some flaws and I want to mention them so you know exactly what you’re getting into.

· She drips a little oil on occasion and it’s coming from the rear main seal. A few drops here and there but never enough for the oil level to drop between oil changes. I think that if the clutch had to be done in the next few years I might do the oil seal as well.

· The radio sort of works, ut it’s kind of finicky. I would trash it but also I just listen to my headphones if I’m listening to anything but I can use XM etc from my phone. The speakers are blown, hey’re original and sun baked.

· The A/C of course blows warm, ut everything kicks on when you push the button.. it will definitely need a re-charge, ut also the leak should be fixed. I hate when people say “A/C works just needs a re-charge!” because yes, hat’s partially true, ut it needs re-charging because there’s a leak somewhere. It looks like the previous owner put R134 fittings on it but I haven’t messed with it so that’s something you can toy with. Maybe it was already R134 but I think these were R12 back in ’91.

· There is some rust starting in the wheel wells, ut can be handled easily, t’s minimal. Also the clear coat under the driver’s door started to peel. There is no other rust on the car other than standard surface rust on the underside (suspension parts, tc..) of a 24 year old car.

· The shift knob spins around.. it’s weird, ever bothered to replace it but a new knob is cheap.