After posting in the Buying Advice section, I received a lot of great advice and information.
I’m pleased therefore to let you know that I collected my first ever MX5 today. It’s a 2009 MK3.5 Sport Tech with hard top. Galaxy Grey I believe is the technical colour. Comes on 70k miles with a full Mazda Service History, 2 previous owners ( last one being a Doctor for whatever that’s worth?) also has had a full under seal / Waxoyl done. Bodywork is in excellent condition. Not so sure about the chrome fuel flap but the rest of the car seems pretty spot on.
Bought from a dealer so went a little bit over my budget. Picked it up from Stockport and drive home through the Derbyshire Dales to Nottingham. Lovely route home.
No doubt I’ll have plenty more questions , thank you to all those who replied on my original questions, really appreciated.
When I went to view it, I thought the online pics didn’t do it justice, it looks far nicer in the flesh than in the photos. I still think that’s true - the colour is deeper and richer than the pics can capture.
Having said that, here’s a few pics of it when I went to view.