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#1 PhilMorrison


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

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2008 Mazda MX5 2.0l Sport - Track-day prepared.

General Details:
2008 Mazda MX5 2.0L Sport with Manual gearbox.
Black paint with black interior and roof.
Mileage 21,606

For sale here is a track-day prepared Mazda MX5 2.0l sport. Our aim with this car was to have an utterly reliable, fun to drive track-day car that is capable of embarrasing much higher powered cars round a track whilst retaining the factory reliability. Track cars are great, but we were bored with spending too much time mending and not enough driving, so this car was specced to do lap after lap after fun filled lap with no interruptions and no dirty hands.

This car was Category B written off last year due to a light front end crash. We bought it as damaged and have subsequently had it repaired. Because of the Category B status, it's perfectly legal to get a basic VIC check, get an MOT and put the car back on the road. (There is a common misconception that CAT B cannot be put back on the road. I can assure you it can. It's done everyday in the UK by many people). But as it stands this car is an ideal bargain for anyone looking for a track-day toy that can be trailered to an event or for somebody looking for a base car to enter one of the many MX5 race series with. Pre-crash condition was impeccable and as you would expect for a 20k mile, enthusiast-owned car.

As well as the light crash damage repair, we have fitted all these parts below: brand new:

  • HSD MonoPro monotube coilovers.
  • Whiteline eccentric front camber bushes fitted, and I think we have some rear subframe bushes and diff bushes that are unfitted but will be included with the car.
  • Carbone Lorraine RC6 brake pads and ATE SuperBlue fluid, which are simply incredible and work so well with the Mazda Sports brakes.
  • IL Motorsport 5 piece chassis brace kit - designed by the German IL Motorsport race team, this kit is a real work of art.
  • Track Culture branded Cobra Suzuka S seats with custom seat rails. Driver's rail is sliding adjustable, passenger is fixed.
  • 2 x TRS 4 point harnesses.
  • Genuine Personal Trophy 330mm suede steering wheel with HKB boss from Japan.
  • 18" x 9J Rota MXR Alloy wheels all round, with Federal 595 RSR 245/35/18 road-legal track tyres on.

The wheel-arches and associated trims have been rolled and worked to accomodate the larger wheels. The front arches are a little scruffy around the front edges, but are generally solid and good. All other bodywork is solid and in the excellent condition you would expect from a 4 year old 20,000 mile car.

Due to the crash damage, we have replaced the bumper bar, radiator and undertray plastics with brand new genuine Mazda items. There was a slight kink to the offside chassis leg towards the very front which only effected radiator and headlight position, but has since been professionally repaired. The front bumper has been replaced with a second hand item. Front slam panel has been repaired but not replaced. Headlight mounting plastics had cracked a lot and have been glued. The end result is functional, but not concours. The bonnet still has a slight bend to it where the front panel had pushed back. This is only evident by a slightly larger than factory shut line above the O/S headlight. If you wanted it perfect, a pair of new headlights and a replacement bonnet would do it, but for a track car, it's fine as-is. The dashboard airbag cracked the windscreen when it deployed (they always do it seems) so we've had a brand new windscreen professionally fitted. The aircon radiator, pipework and compressor have been removed, as have the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners and front foglights. Airbag functionality has not been disabled with the ECU so there's a couple of associated warning lights present on the dash as a result.

Bose sound system, electric windows & power steering are all still present and working. The roof is in excellent condition.

A totally standard non-damaged car of this age, mileage and condition would sell for around £9,000. You can pick up this fully track-day prepared version built with over £2,500 of new parts for only £5,000

Any inspection is welcome in B11 Birmingham by appointment only.

If you want it delivering, check out the website Shiply. I recently had a car collected from Scotland for a great price.


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#2 Marcar


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Is this still available?

could be a sensible choice for me.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

If it is I'd imagine the price/value has risen as James had the VIC check done as was driving it daily upto Xmas.
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#4 Cedric



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Have a look in here.

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