It all started with a broken headlight on a 1993 Eunos Roadster, and the determination of the daughter of Scimitar International founders Val and Jackie that she could find a better deal the £90+VAT her local Mazda dealer wanted to charge her for a replacement.
Online since 1999
At that time the business was a specialist workshop and mail order distributor for Reliant Scimitar sports cars but, when Val realised the Eunos light was the same as that used on late-model Scimitars and he could source and sell it for just £21, a new business venture was born and the MX5 Parts webpage was created. The full site launched in 1999 with a small catalogue of parts to serve the MX-5 and Roadster community here and internationally with competitively priced parts sourced from all over the world. And it’s grown from there!
In 2007 the business transferred to new owners, who have invested in making it a ‘global online power’ in the MX5 community. Now based in Portsmouth, our base includes our warehouse, a showroom and workshop for hood fittings and other specialist services.
The best parts at the best prices
The founding principle of the best parts at the best prices remains core, be they OEM Mazda MX5 components (of which we are the largest dedicated supplier) or from our wide range of trusted brands. These include IL Motorsport from Germany, for whom we are the sole UK distributor. Others we distribute include Koni, K&N, Pipercross, EBC Brakes, Magnecor ignition leads, Stebel horns, Meguiar’s detailing products, JVC audio, Mobil lubricants, Scorpion Exhausts, TR Lane Fabrications, Gaz Shocks and many, many more. To give you a sense of the scale of the operation MX5 Parts now has over 6,500 products on sale and over £1m of stock in its 12,000sq/ft warehouse from where we ship over 80,000 parcels each year to Mazda owners in 115 countries all over the world.