Mazda launches MX5 restoration program
Mazda has announced it will restore old NA MX5's... but only if you live in Japan
Japanese carmaker Mazda has launched an official restoration and parts support program for the world’s most popular sports car.
From next year on, owners in Japan will be able to have their MX5's restored to original factory condition by Mazda. Some hard-to-find genuine parts will also be made available.
The restoration program will entail a customised process tailored to the needs of each customer and car. To ensure quality of the restoration work, the program and facility will be certified by TÜV Rheinland, one of the largest technical inspection and certification organisations in the world.
Application for the restoration service will begin later this year with restoration work starting in 2018. You can check out some photos from a trial restoration at the Roadster Restore program website.
Mazda, in corporation with original suppliers for the NA Roadster, will also release the original Bridgestone SF-325 tyres, as well as the Nardi steering wheel and gear knob, and the convertible soft roof - all of which will be available to buy in 2018.