Limited edi­tions

nter­est­ing ar­ti­cle on the Mazda MX-5 from Donn An­der­son [in New Zea­land Clas­sic Car Is­sue No. 327] … And rightly so that this fun road­ster, now in its 28th year, has the cred to ap­pear in a clas­sic car mag­a­zine. The 1992 Limited model

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I(of which just 30 were dis­trib­uted to New Zea­land) was briefly men­tioned, but there has been lit­tle pub­lic­ity re­lat­ing to the other two Limited mod­els specif­i­cally for New Zea­land that fol­lowed.

The 1996 Spe­cial Equip­ment vari­ant in me­tal­lic blue was avail­able in just 25 units, and the pick of the bunch, the 1997 ‘M’ Limited of again 25 units and fin­ished in me­tal­lic Mer­lot.

These limited edi­tions are keenly sought by en­thu­si­asts; in­deed Can­ter­bury is the home for both the low­est mileage ex­am­ples of each of the three men­tioned. An ar­ti­cle on these spe­cial cars would be of in­ter­est, and can cer­tainly be as­sem­bled for a group ‘test’.

In the mean­time here are a cou­ple of pho­tos of the 1992 (Neo Green [be­low]) and 1997 (Mer­lot [left]) ver­sion.

In­ci­den­tally, while this may be anorak stuff, the limited edi­tion il­lus­tra­tion shown on page 66 [of Is­sue No. 327] and taken from the fac­tory brochure was never badged as shown in NZ.

John Mcdon­ald We’ll def­i­nitely be fol­low­ing up with a story on these limited mod­els, John. AFW

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