A pristine example - one of only 50 - is now on sale.
A Massachusetts dealer is selling one of the rarest Mazda MX-5 Miata models ever produced, and we don't expect this one to stick around for too long. The 2003 Club Sport Edition of this iconic roadster is one of only 50 that were produced. As the name dictates, the sportier edition of the Miata eschews frivolous extras like power steering, air conditioning, and even a radio in the interests of weight-saving.
It's been listed by EuroMotors LLC at a price of $7,500. According to the advert, the two-door roadster has 92,200 miles on the clock and is a "well kept, clean example of a very limited production MX-5." Components like the plugs, hoses, water pump, gaskets, and the timing belt were also recently changed.
Like today's more modern MX-5 Miata Club, this 17-year-old example also has a limited-slip differential. A Bilstein suspension is also fitted, along with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 2003 Club Sport - based on the second generation of the MX-5 - was built with the intention to be used for SCCA Solo or SCCA Road Racing events, which explains why the little roadster did away with many everyday conveniences. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine produced 142 hp - this isn't much, but it's enough for the Miata's lightweight body.
The super clean example on display here is one of 25 soft tops, with the other 25 models all being hardtop versions. From the white paintwork to the simplistic interior with its cloth seats, it certainly appears to be in great shape.
The Club Sport seen here is just one of many special editions of a much-loved roadster that we've seen through the years. For instance, there was the 2004 MX-5 Miata Roadster Coupe Type S, of which only 179 were made. And only last year, the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Miata took just four hours to sell out. But neither of these is as rare as the little Club Sport seen here - if you're interested, we advise you to move fast.