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Wow.. that's pretty cool. Makes it a little easier to rationalize spending all that money on mods for my NA6.
 

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If that car in that condition was sold here in the UK you would easily get $7000 ( £4150 ) for it .... nice rims too with phat lip :lol:
some of the M2 1001's are going for over £12500 now ( $21250 ) :shock:
 

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Sorry, worth not more than £3000 in the UK, regardless of the mileage. Average price of a 89 in the UK is around £2k. Auction prices in Japan for average condition cars are a few hundred pounds.

There's always a good selection of Roadsters for export here:
http://www.mx5.jp/stock/index.html

I doubt this very early Roadster in the UK will sell for the asking price. Maybe they're better off sending back to Japan.
http://www.samgoodwin.com/stock/March/017/017.htm
 

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Andy you are probably right but for some raeson in Scotland the cars always seem to be more expensive than down south !!?

That sam goodwin car will be with them forever at that price, for the same cash you could get an M2 1028 and a rs-limited and still have change if you were lucky !

the graham berry site is intersting but they always seem to have minor repair damage to inner wings ! and slightly worn looking for the low mileages listed, saying that they are very cheap and may be worth the risk ?
 

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Someone on the MX5OC imported an ultra rare white R-Limited from them (100 made) that had had some daage at sme point, and someone had fitted custom frp wings to. Graham Berry were very up front about assessing the repairs, taking photos etc. Then they fitted a good set of new tyres FOC. The car cost about £2500 landed, including a hardtop. Bargain.

The Japanese don't really take care of their interiors; lost count of the number of Roadsters I've seen with fag burns all over the interior, lus leather interiors get down graded o auction grading (though Grahm Berry doesn't really use the auction grading system).

An importer tells me he prefers Grade 3-3.5 cars; usually means the paintwork has been sorted in Japan, and if the car has been in a serious shunt, will come with a repair report, which he can use to see if the car has been well repaired. Grade 4-4.5s can be iffy; auction houses are starting to try it on, and are advertising cars that really need a respray at these grades.

carsensor.net is a good way to assess the state of the Japanese domestic maret (be aware though, only dealers can sell used cars there). Plenty of As for 200000-400000 JPY.

A selection of interesting finds on Carsensor:




Nice showroom!






And this is what your 180,000 yen Roadster looks like; not too bad:


And some NC/NBs:




NB Mazdaspeed:



And a Monocraft Coupe, your for 3 million yen:

http://www.carsensor.net/CSphoto/bn/W/060511/37/H002897370101010101B0001005L.JPG
http://www.carsensor.net/CSphoto/multi/W/058/W00675805827_3.jpg
http://www.carsensor.net/CSphoto/multi/W/058/W00675805827_5.jpg

When you get past the front, you realise this is a pretty boring conversion; stock tiny wheels, stock interior and rear end.

Grab these images while you can' they're likely to disappear soon.
 

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I did see that r-limited when it was up for sale - it had vented frp front wings, and at £2500 that makes a very attractive proposition and with a set of red Nakamae type R bucket seats and a bit of tidying up I am sure it would make a great car ...

I'm was not implying that the cars sold on the berry site are in any way dodgy, I just think that unless you have someone there in person to check it out you may be disapointed in what arrives on the boat a few months down the line.
that said they had a reasonable looking v-special for about £600 - £700 that would have most probably made anyone importing it a bit of money by selling it on in the UK
 

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im sure the same car posted by Phat would sell for roughly the same price here in the states. Miatas hold their value pretty well. Esspecially ones in such great condition.
 

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aren't the NA's low mileage just because they don't use cars as much as north american's? i import cars over for some people and my company in canada.. i've seen some 40,000km 1989 bmw 535i's in really good condition and it's only like 6K!!! as well as mini's and other nice cars =) or am i wrong about the mileage thing?
 
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