And so in the short break between Christmas and New Year 2010, I headed to Exeter to meet Ben from RareRims who had an MX5 I was interested, and he was fortunately interested in my 200sx too. After an afternoon looking over both cars we came to a deal and I was the proud owner of a green 1.8 MX5. The car was poverty spec, with manual steering and manual windows so should be relatively simple.
The drive home was all motorway based so unfortunately couldn’t get to see the good side of the car. It just showed a lack of power and short gearing! There was a fuel leak coming from the injector on cylinder 2 so it didn’t get much use for the next few days.