2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata celebrates 30th anniversary of ever-popular special edition Roadster

Mazda is probably wishing now that they had planned a more generous run of 30th Anniversary EditionMazda MX-5 Miatas, because it took four hours for all 500 examples allocated to the U.S. to find homes, out of a global run of 3,000 cars.
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Mazda unveiled the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary in Chicago
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since launching at the 1989 chicago auto show, the mazda MX-5 has become the best-selling roadster in history with over 1 million units sold. the two-seater car, even after four generations, has continued to be extremely popular and much loved – just check out our review of the 2017 model. on the 30th anniversary of the launch, the brand has, once again in chicago, revealed a new limited edition in an exclusive racing orange colorway.

Only 3,000 examples of the Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary will be built
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reflecting the breaking dawn and the beginning of another new, exciting future for the miata, the racing orange of the mazda MX-5 30th anniversary edition continues further than just the bodywork. behind the forged aluminum wheels, it features orange brake callipers and then accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard and, even, the shift lever. each model includes an anniversary badge that displays its serial number.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary features an exclusive Racing Orange paint job
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special edition car has been limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, which includes both the soft-top and RF retractable hardtop models. so far, the racing orange roadster has already sold out in the US so the only way to see one might be at the 2019 chicago auto show itself, which runs until february 18th.

Each car will feature a 30th anniversary badge displaying the vehicle’s serial number
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary  (images courtesy of mazda)
Heated Recaro sports seats feature orange piping and are wrapped in Alcantara
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