MX-5 MARKET GUIDE

VALUE RANGE

CLIFF CHAMBERS

HOW CAN you possibly write something mean about the MX-5? This is one of the most complete and enduring sports car designs of any era, a car that even with a puny 85kW could challenge and enchant its driver.

Some hint of collector appeal, even among the very early versions, is unfortunately elusive. 1989-92 NA models in outstanding condition seem stuck at $10-12,000 and even a leathertrimmed Limited is worth only $3000 more. MX-5s will typically cover 5000- 8000km annually and NCs that have clocked 120,000 klicks or more will be plummeting into retained value oblivion.

Those showing 50,000k can justify $20,000- 24,000.

VALUE RANGE

MAZDA MX-5 NC SERIES

FAIR

$8000

GOOD

$15,500

EXCELLENT

$23,500