FINALLY! We’ve managed to get our act together and put one of our Mazda MX-5s up for sale on eBay.
Yes, I know, this one has dragged on a bit too long, but that’s what happens when you ‘buy’ recon work (as I’m sure you know).
Unlike you guys I couldn’t moan at the service department as ours were being repaired as an act of kindness by Matt Kendell and the team at White’s Motors, Portsmouth, when they could fit them in.
The guys have done a great job getting the cars up together – both now have MOTs, we’ve added 12 months tax to them and they’ve been given mini services too (thanks to Unipart for the bits).
Dunc and I picked up G799 OCW and H109 XGH on Monday and drove them back to Gosport in the pouring rain. That was a shame as they were looking absolutely stunning after Autoglym had given them the clean of their lives.
It was the first time I’d seen them since they’d been spruced up and they were spotless – even the engine bays look almost like new.
What really took me by surprise though was just how good they were to drive. I piloted G799 back and the precise steering, turn in and just how solid they feel after 20 years really surprised. If you think it sounds like I want to keep one, you’d be right.
Last night we listed G799 on eBay with a load of pictures, an honest description and a little video – you can see it here http://bit.ly/MazdaForSale.
H109 has less miles and a swish leather interior so we plan to list that one on Motors.co.uk after they offered to give us a free advert. I’m going to sort that one out asap and hopefully we can get them shifted quick.
A few people have mentioned that now isn’t really the best time to be selling a brace of cabriolets, but unfortunately we missed the summer boat because of the work needed to get them ready for the road.
Still, they’re both desirable classics now and with 12 months tax and MOT, plus the service, we’re hoping they’ll go pretty quick.
We’re attempting to turn £0 into a Porsche 911 by some time in 2011 in aid of automotive industry charity BEN – these Mazdas are the fifth step on the rather slippery ladder of our challenge. To read more about our 911 for 2011 feature click here.