Happy 30th, Mazda MX-5 Miata!

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Show Stunner
Thirty years ago, Mazda stunned the assembled press at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show with the introduction of an all-new lightweight roadster. At the time few 2-seaters were on the market, so there wasn’t anything quite like the MX-5 Miata and the sporty, diminutive convertible became an immediate hit. Four generations of the MX-5 and dozens of special editions, racing versions and one-off concepts later, the roadster still holds true to its original formula of light weight, rear-drive, top-down driving that brings smiles to drivers’ faces every time they slip behind the steering wheel. With more than 1 million sold, the MX-5 is the best-selling 2-seat sports car in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. What follows are significant MX-5s from the last 30 years, leading up to the special 30th Anniversary Edition debuting at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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