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 Hi to anyone who reads this request. Can anyone help? I am looking to purchase my first MX5 MK1 in the near future and wondered what pitfalls, (if any) I should look out for eg mechanics, bodywork, electrics, mileage reasonable prices etc. Should I purchase a 1.6 or 1.8? My guide price is no more than £2000 and if I can get one cheaper then all the better to be able to upgrade certain areas. I have been just looking on Ebay motors as a starting point. Any advice around the above would be much appreciated.  Many Thanks

Hi Trawlerboy

Have a look at the Area Information for Cheshire and North Wales where you will see we have a monthly meeting this coming Wednesday, you are very welcome to come along and see the Mk’s and speak to the owners.


 2K will get you an excellent MK1 right now if you take your time & walk away from the sheds. Make sure you buy one without rusty sills & rear arches.

Here`s the buying guide from the FAQ section.

Apart from Ebay keep an eye on Car&classic, Gumtree, Pistoheads, Autotrader & MX5nutz + the for sale section on here.

Heres one that caught my eye recently - includes a hardtop which could be sold for at least £300 if you didnt need it.

 Heres another that sounds like its worth a look.

Hi Trawlerboy   where are you, got a black Mk 1  SE for sale with hardtop if wanted. K reg,  might be worth a look  tidy car

Stay Lucky  John