Mazda MX-5 10th Anniversary Model – Ford Wiki

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In 1999, Mazda launched the MX-5 10th Anniversary (in the US and Canada: Mazda Miata Anniversary Model). 7,500 were produced for the first limited edition of the Mazda .

Contents

Features

The 10AM with until-then exclusive to the MX-5:

exterior color sapphire blue mica innocent blue in Japan)

in two-toned black leather and Alcantara (material)

Nardi-brand wheel and shifter knob in black and blue leather

carpets, shift lever soft top and boot cover, all in

blue door keys (in markets)

Bose sound (in some markets)

10th floor mats (optional in markets)

six-speed transmission from a third-party supplier)

gauge rings around and tach

carbon-fibre-style center panel

highly-polished alloy

sports suspension with shock absorbers

front bar, to increase stability in the end and improve reaction of the steering especially on curves

Each car was sequentially numbered on a on the driver-side front quarter A Certificate of Authenticity with the number came with car, signed by Mazda James E. Miller and dated 10 1999 . On certain markets, a set was also included, consisting of a scale diecast model, two wristwatches (his and hers) matching blue faceplate and logo, and metal keychain in the of the Miata logo, all encased in a blue velvet box.

Performance

The addition of the sixth made this the first edition to differ technically production models, with performance results.

The 10AM did in 8.4 seconds, a tenth of a second than the 1.8 litre production due to the tighter gear ratios. as the 10AM was heavier, its top rated was slower, at 203 instead of 205 km/h. consumption was 8.8 instead of 8.5 l/100 km (27 of 28 mpg).

Distribution

7,500 units were thus distributed:

3,150 North America, of which:

– USA

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150 – Canada

500 Japan

3,700 – of which:

600 – UK

20 –

150 – Australia.

Car number was sold in the UK.

The 10AM came off the plant in different specs to the markets. These are the differences to the USA version, other than the features detailed above:

Rear mud guards, no fog lights for

No sports appearance package skirts, rear wing) for

Turning signal light on quarter panels for Europe as for standard models)

No air conditioning for

Criticism

Despite the prestige and publicity that Mazda to this model, it took than a year to sell all drawing criticism that too units had been produced factor was the high price an MSRP of $26,875, about more than a base For comparison, there were units of the NC’s 3rd Generation launch model in 2005, and limited editions produced year do not usually exceed units per region.

The polished wheels are notorious for once the thin lacquer is damaged. Mazda replaced of sets under warranty, but has now expired on all 10AE cars and need to pay for them to be repolished and Powder coating with a is probably the toughest finish can be applied.

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