Given the relatively short production run, there were fewer special editions produced of the Mk2. The most notable one though was the 10th Anniversary which was the first special edition produced by Mazda in Japan that was offered for sale worldwide. It was done as the name suggests, to celebrate 10 years of the MX5 and was based on the 1.8iS model which had for the first time outside of Japan, a six speed gearbox. Apart from the usual refinements you would expect, it featured “Bilstein” sports suspension, a front strut brace and highly polished, mirror finish alloy wheels. 7,000 were built, with 3700 of those being for Europe and 600 for the UK. Each car was also supplied with a gift box containing a pair of Seiko watches, a key ring, and a model of the car. These sets are highly sought after and quite valuable now as not all of them were given to customers by some European dealers!
So which model do you have?
|Model||Model Code||Production Dates||Main Distinguishing Features|
|Mk1||NA||1989 – 1998||Pop up head lights|
|Mk2||NB||1998 – 2000||Fixed headlights|
|Mk2.5||NB-FL||2001 – 2005||Openings for fog lamps in the front bumper|
|Mk3||NC||2005 – 2008||Complete redesign with the car being longer and wider|
|Mk3.5||NC-FL||2009 – 2013||Larger grille opening and “leaf” shaped fog lamp openings|
|Mk3.75||NC-FL2||2013 – 2015||Even larger grille opening and squarer fog lamp openings|
|Mk4||ND||2015 on||Awesome new looks|