STK 2111 1996 Mazda Miata MX5 Mazda's goal with the Miata was to combine the reliability and quality of a Japanese car with the excitement of an inexpensive, lightweight, rear-drive convertible. They did a great job. With the Miata, Mazda brought back the simple honest sports car we feared had vanished forever. No longer did we need to gaze in frustration at '60's movies and their rakish Triumph TR4s, Lotus Elans and MGBs. The '96 model MX-5 was the next-to-last year for the Gen 1 Miata, a car that aged well. It delivered everything British, but with no large oil stains on your garage floor or roadside breakdowns. By 1996, there had been quite a few subtle improvements performed to the original MX-5. The engine size had increased to 1.8L and now produced 133bhp. This particular car has an aftermarket header/catback free-flow exhaust and 'Oil-Pre-Lube' system to aid with cold starts. The DOHC engine also has recent service and a new timing belt. The 5-speed manual gearbox shifts seamlessly and an aftermarket front strut support bar has been added. This is a partially restored car that has received cosmetic upgrades. The black exterior was reshot in 2012, incorporating gray carbon fiber stripping with gold hood, deck and side accents. The interior is original, in very good condition and the new Robbins top has a glass rear window. There is: A/C, AM/FM/CD stereo, power steering, power tinted windows, power mirrors and cruise control. Braking is 4-wheel disc with power assist and new pads. This Miata has exciting looks, refined mechanicals, an affordable price and is very high coefficient of fun. Call 800-650-1055 or visit www.autobarnclassiccars.com for additional information. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS IS.