The original Mazda Miata is one of the best driver’s cars of all time — and new ones have been amazing too. But there’s something alluring about the first one, the "NA" Miata, that makes it special. It’s the origin of the species that inspired many, many more wonderful, inexpensive and lightweight roadsters.
Early Miata models are getting hard to find in nice shape, but this 1990 Miata is exactly that. It’s a first-generation Miata from the very first year, and it’s traveled just 12,800 miles from new. Although the ad doesn’t include any interior photos, the exterior photos show a beautifully preserved car in perhaps its best color, bright red, with no noticeable flaws.
Of course, a low-mileage early Miata in excellent original condition is an increasingly rare car — and prices are starting to reflect that. This particular Miata is offered by a private seller in Ohio for $14,999, whereas a similar car likely would have been around $10,000 just a few years ago. But desirable cars tend to gain in value, and this is certainly one of them.
So, if you’re looking to relive the original Miata experience, here’s your chance — you can enjoy top-down, no-frills driving with a Miata that is just as it was initially made to be. Find a Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale