The 1993 Miata Limited Edition Is Actually the Best Miata

This one's for sale right now, and it's in fantastic condition. You should buy it.

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There have been many debates in the Road & Track offices to decide which NA-generation Miata is actually the best. Mazda made a myriad of different trim levels and special edition models, each with their own styles and equipment. Personally, I think the 1993 Limited Edition (also known simply as the LE) is the best. This one's for sale right now on Bring a Trailer. You should buy it.

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The 1993 model year was the last before Mazda switched from 1.6-liter engines to the bigger 1.8-liter engines, as well as the last year for viscous-style limited-slip differentials (1994 and up got Torsen-style diffs). The 1993 Limited Edition model is special because of its color scheme—it's painted Brilliant Black over red leather. But the leather wasn't the only thing that was red. Much of the interior trim, including the door grab handles, carpeting, glove box, seat adjustment handles, and even the seat belts, were also red. From the outside, it looked like any other Miata, but once you stepped in, it was a sort of sensory overload. Underneath, it got stiffer springs, Bilstein shocks, and upgraded sway bars.

The '93 Limited Edition got some unique exterior upgrades as well. From the factory, it received front and rear spoilers, as well as a rear lower valance. The wheels are 14-inch BBS basketweaves. Pair all that stuff with the color-matching hardtop, and you've got yourself one good-looking Miata.

This particular Limited Edition model has just 43,500 miles on the odometer, and looks to be in fantastic condition. It's unmodified save for some interior trim pieces (like the steering wheel), and , runs flawlessly. It's sitting at a current high bid of $5900 with six days remaining left to bid.

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