Gotta Be Quicker Than That - 30th Anniversary Miata Sells Out in Four Hours

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gotta be quicker than that 30th anniversary miata sells out in four hours

If you’re a diehard Miata enthusiast living in the United States and you had your heart set on buying one of the five hundred 30th Anniversary Edition models allocated to America, well, you’ll just have to wait for the secondary market. Within four hours of the introduction of the special edition, all of those U.S. bound pearl* anniversary units were scooped up with deposits placed by eager buyers.

As is often the case when new versions of vehicles with long heritages are introduced, Mazda invited a number of MX-5 enthusiasts and Miata clubs to the car’s 2019 Chicago Auto Show reveal. According to a Mazda executive with whom I spoke, some of those Miata fans were so eager to get their hands on an anniversary model that they actually placed their orders at dealers via cellphone from the show floor while the press conference was still underway.

*While modern husbands are apparently expected to pony up for another diamond on their 30th wedding anniversary, the traditional gift for that achievement has been pearls. Surprisingly, the Racing Orange finish on the 30th Anniversary Miatas did not appear to have any mica in the paint.

[Images: Mazda]

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  • Slap Slap on Feb 11, 2019

    When my daughter and her husband ordered their 30th anniversary Miata, they did it 5 minutes after the window opened. I'm going to keep my NC PRHT. I like having a retractable hardtop, but the ND RF makes a poor convertible. My daughter & her husband have a NC PRHT, and they had a ND RF for a week as a rental. Their ND that they ordered will be a soft top.

  • Slavuta Slavuta on Feb 11, 2019

    Cheeez. Have it. 500 Miatas to US - its a joke. I mean, when they make 500 Ferraris... Miatas... I don't like Recaros anyways. I actually liked honda sport sears in Si better than Recaros in TypeR. I guess, I will have to wait Fiat 124 anniversary addition. (just kidding)

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