In 2017 Mazda declared a restoration program for the MX-5 Miata in Japan.
The good news was that purchasers of Miatas that looked like they'd been highly delighted for decades could get their convertibles came back to as-new condition. The awful news is that the program was a preliminary for "quality confirmation," and just open to the Japanese showcase. At the time, Mazda Japan said it was "considering re-supply of parts that got ceased" for the main gen NA arrangement delivered from 1989 to 1997. In February this year, the carmaker's then-CEO uncovered that "Our fans can be convinced that extra parts, recognized by owners and specialty shops, will get accessible by June of this current year." The opportunity has arrived, Mazda North America declaring a reproduction parts program for first-gen Miatas with a catalog of an additional 1,100 new and legacy segments.
The automaker says it addressed Miata clubs and shops to figure out which parts were required most. Among this first salvo will be a fabric delicate top using a similar rear screen material from the NA series, roller component for the side windows, brake calipers, and a lot of aluminum Enkei wheels in the first design that is lighter and boast a superior finish. Maybe stunningly better are the arcane OEM parts that can be frantically difficult to hotspot for era-appropriate restorations, similar to grommets, jolts, gas stuns and the "Roadster" badge that is an eBay go-to (called a "Mascot" on the parts list). Each piece has been redeveloped to exploit modern materials and assemble methods while keeping up the look of the period-correct original.
The parts list PDF hurries to 42 pages. Anybody with a TLC-starved Miata in the garage, the adoration your jinba ittai droptop has been hanging tight for is here.