I’m a new owner of an MX5,
I’m based in the North Wales area and I’ve just rescued a 2003 MX5 1.6 Nevada in blue from a local garage.
She seems a bit of a strange one as it’s a 1.6 Nevada but with black leather interior. From my reading the 1.6 should only be cloth.
She had been discarded by her previous owner, having a couple of sill holes that needed doing, a couple of brake lines replacing and requiring a new clutch and a new hood. The MOT had run out so I’m having the sills patched for now, just to get her on the road, a new hood is going to be ordered this week and the brake lines, a service and cam belt change have already been done. 4 new tyres are being fitted tomorrow and the sills are being done Tuesday ready for her MOT on Thursday this coming week.
I have the intention of replacing the sills with new panels, as well as one rear arch, and the boot lid is poor along the edge which will get a replacement. I will then get the whole car resprayed into the same colour.
For the time being I intend to drive it once the MOT is done and enjoy it over the Winter months and get the bodywork done next Summer.
I’m looking forward to having a nosey around this forum, it looks full of nice cars and great technical info, which I’ll certainly need.
Welcome to the forum, good luck with car
Get yourself to Chester Lakes this coming Sunday, there is a classic car and bike show on and MX5s have a dedicated pitch for around 30 cars.
Ohh, and welcome.
hi and welcome.well done.north Wales has so many fantastic drives and so close for us on the Wirral.