Mazda mx5 mk1 1 of 20

Hi I’m a new member I’ve got mx5 mk1 black pearl g200 rkm registration. One of the 20 what was used for track race testing. It’s still alive and on the road


Nice! Welcome from Glasgow :slight_smile:

Welcome aboard David. Good to see your girl in such great condition :+1:

Interesting that car has surfaced again look at this old thread

Track Race tesitng? You mean one of the MX5 Cup cars that was returned to road use? I see the interior is from a later car, but any sign of its prior life, such as on the floor boards, where the rollcage would have been fitted. Interested what colour that car was origiunally, as it’s unlikely to have left the factory in black.

Saz Quote from your posting Oct 2011
A bit of poking around reveals a series of Mazda 1597cc cars, all being registered on 01/02/90, from G201RKM to G216RKM, 4 blue cars, 4 red cars, 3 white cars and 4 silver cars. G200RKM is a 1597cc Mazda of some sort but its in black, and G218RKM is a 1597cc Mazda in yellow.

Genuine question only for D. Mullard given it’s his property.
Do these rare examples hold any value over and above early examples, especially if not in the original livery?
I guess one usual aspect could be " depends how a buyer sees it".

I know. The log book might say black, but the car will be a colour change. It was part of the first batch of official UK spec cars to be shipped over, after that Eunos Roadster MCL brought over in Jan 1990.

Funny that the MX5 Cup prize was a (hateful) 323 and £500. Mazda going for the big bucks.

I hadn’t realised before that these MX5 UK Cup cars, except for carpet and drivers seat, ran with full road trim, including a passenger seat.


Thanks :grin:

Yes i think it was white then it was in magazine as black pearl yellow and black seats and yellow wheels

I think a it’s fascinating and fantastic that a car that started life as a racer 33 years ago lives on. Bravo!

Hi everyone,

My uncle has a H plate from new! I see yours is a G plate! Was yours imported for the UK market?

I have driven rental cars in Japan and noted that the wiper and lights stalks were reversed,


xx RKM cars were cars registered by Mazda Cars Limited (MCL). First was registered in January 1990, and then the first official batches in Feb 1990, ahead of the March launch, so naturally all are on G-plates. Technically, all MX5s are imported, one way or the other.

Stalks on UK and JDM NAs are the same.

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Great car, nice place Nick,feels like home

Sorry, nice place Dave…to early in the day for me; enjoy Your “5”.

Lovely little early example of what is now considered an Icon… so popular that now, That one crops up in view every time we go out… They really are lovely little Roadsters Over 1,000,000 + people bought one , And by now Three times that number have now owned one too… three million + happy smiling faces over the past years, Now I hope you have a smile from ear to ear too, each time you drive around the lanes of this lovely Country, Best regards keep safe from Ray and Sue in Epping Essex
My car Silver 2007 MX5 NC1 Sport …