According to Japanese Nostalgic Car, the automaker will begin offering restoration services for the first-generation Miata – built between 1989 and 1997, and known among enthusiasts as the NA. Each restoration will be tailored to the customer’s desires, and completed using OEM parts.
As with its previous iteration, the Miata is now offered in a retractable hardtop form, although this car is much more fastback-coupe-like when the roof is up. It is offered in GS ($38,800) and GT ($42,200) trims only.
Even if Miata owners outside Japan won’t be able to participate in the factory restoration, this is still good news for Miata fanatics elsewhere. Mazda plans to restart production on certain NA Miata parts, including Bridgestone tires in the original 185/60R-14 size, the Nardi wood steering wheel and shift knob, and the original soft top, meaning that these items might be available to buy elsewhere.
Though the program is set to be underway soon in Japan, any international efforts to resort original MX-5s through official channels are still unclear.