As announced on a Japanese Mazda blog this morning and confirmed by company spokesman Jacob Brown on Facebook, Mazda will begin taking orders for NA Miata restoration projects this year and start putting the cars together in 2018.
Mazda’s decision to carry out restorations in-house matches that of several other carmakers around the world, including Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz – though it’s among the first to do so on a relatively humble vehicle.
For now, the program is for NA-generation Miatas built from 1989-1997 only. Sorry, NB owners. Pricing also hasn’t been announced as of yet. There’s no word on whether Mazda will expand the program to this side of the pond, so we can only hope. Either way, it’s good news for Miata fans.
A recent column telling the story of Doug Davis and his 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata, owned over the years by two clarinetists and a tuba player from the Bloomington Community Band, certainly generated some response.