40k-MIle 1997 Mazda Miata STO Limited Edition
Sold
Final bid:$15,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveSold
18 bids, 24 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1997
  • Make: Mazda
  • Model: Miata
  • VIN: JM1NA3535V0737967
  • Mileage: 39,898
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Twilight Blue Mica
  • Seller: porscheklaus
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Spokane, WA 99212
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0019695

In 1997, Mazda launched a limited-edition version of the NA Miata Roadster called the STO (Special Touring Option), finished in Twilight Blue Mica paint and equipped with model-specific 15” Enkei wheels, a Nardi leather shift knob, matching floor mats, and a numbered STO dash plaque. Designated as #651 of 1500 produced, this Miata shows just under 40k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington accompanied by a rare paint-matched hardtop and a dealer-installed rear luggage rack.

This Miata STO features special Twilight Blue Mica (12K) paint with a tan convertible soft top and a matching removable hard top. Exterior equipment includes pop-up headlamps, chrome door handles, color-keyed mirror caps, and a dealer-installed luggage rack mounted onto the rear trunk lid without drill holes. The seller notes some small paint chips have been touched up as well as a scratch on the hardtop and a minor scratch on the passenger side door. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 5-spoke 15” Enkei wheels are unique to the STO edition and come mounted with BFGoodrich G-Force Sport tires.

The cabin is upholstered in tan leather with a contrasting black upper dashboard, door toppers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and center console. Amenities include an AM/FM/cassette stereo with a CD player and headrest speakers, power windows, power mirrors, intermittent wipers, a lockable glove compartment, and stainless steel scuff plates. The STO edition equips a Nardi leather shift knob, STO-branded floormats, and an individually numbered dashboard plaque.

Power is derived from a 1.8L DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder with multiport electronic fuel injection and was factory rated at 133 HP 114 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a 5-speed manual transmission with a factory short-throw shifter. Performance features include a sport-tuned exhaust system with a stainless steel header, a four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes at each corner, stability control, traction control, and ABS. Some maintenance history records are said to be available in addition to the CARFAX report.

 

This sale will include a clean title, some service documentation, an STO book, and associated sales literature.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $15,000
  • Auction End: Jun 14, 2022 07:19:26PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 18
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  • louispereznyc (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    I didn't know there was private bidding allowed???

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Sold for $15,000

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • MaukaSide 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,550

  • Cytoboy 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,300

  • Cytoboy 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $9,500

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $9,100

  • RSkeller (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Very Coooool!

  • MaukaSide 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $8,250

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,900

  • louispereznyc 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Aufzug1 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $7,100

  • ShiftingCars 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • torero19 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • ShiftingCars 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @ShiftingCars please read the advert and previous comments, yes.

  • ShiftingCars (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Is the luggage rack removable or is it permanently attached to the trunk lid?

  • ShiftingCars (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    How is the underside? Any rust? Any pics available?

  • texasm3 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,750

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @PCARMARKET thanks guys

  • PCARMARKET 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @Cytoboy one of rhe owners was kind enough to keep good records. I do not have a window sticker but, I do have the original STO book and brochures. Again, very low miles, not many records to have been kept.....

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @Cytoboy The car has virtually no miles so there is no abundance of service history. There is some, will clarify. The tires are new.. less than 300 miles. I'll have to see if I have the sticker, on my way to work soon. The car has never been damaged nor has it ever had any paint work. I also believe a recent oil service has been performed, again, will clarify. I have driven the car, with its lack of miles it starts, runs and drives as new. Clutch take-up is chatter and slip free, brake modulation and feel are perfect. ALL systems on the car function as designed. AC is cold.

  • louispereznyc 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • Cytoboy (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @Porscheklaus - Greetings! The listing mentions “some maintenance records…”. Any more specifics regarding the service state of the car? Tire age? Any original documentation such as window sticker / purchase contract, etc? Any paintwork history to your knowledge? Many thanks to you.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @louispereznyc I'd drive it to Key West with absolutely no reservation.... right now. :)

  • louispereznyc (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @porscheklaus I'll consider. Is the car up to the challenge?

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @louispereznyc 99212 Spokane Valley Washington. Minutes away from Spokane International. Airport pickup is available ....Fly in, drive home.... I would :) ROAD TRIP :)

  • louispereznyc (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @porscheklaus One other question - your zip code please for shipping estimate purposes. Thank you.

  • louispereznyc (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @porscheklaus Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I will join the bidding soon.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @louispereznyc I can assure you the cars soft top is "AS NEW", like the rest of the car. I simply don't have the needed help to remove it...not heavy, just cumbersome. I'll "try" to find a neighbor who can help me remove the top and get you a photo or two...

    The luggage rack as it states in the advert, is attached to the deck lid WITHOUT holes having been drilled. It is simple to remove and reinstall with 4 allen bolts holding it in position. Removed from the car, one would never know it was ever there.

  • pmannion24 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • louispereznyc (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @porscheklaus Do you have any photos of the car with the soft top in the up and down positions? Do you know if the luggage rack can be removed without harm to the decklid? Thanks

  • pmannion24 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $3,750

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Thanks for getting the additional photos up guys, appreciate it.

  • PCARMARKET 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • PCARMARKET 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    @ShiftingCars Sure, I can do that for you. I don't have a hoist so please bare with me on that. I'm also older...... so thanks in advance :) :) I'll try to get a few shots tomorrow. The small scratches may not show up very well but, I'll give it a go. Keep in mind Spokane has a high desert climate, most of the year it is very dry. We do get snow but, given the condition of the car I'd wager it's never seen it :) Stay tuned

  • ShiftingCars (registered bidder) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Is that all of the photos? Any underside photos? Photos of the flaws? Paint?

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 year, 10 monthsago

    Its a great little car... makes ya smile :) happy bidding.

40k-MIle 1997 Mazda Miata STO Limited Edition
Final bid: $15,000 Sold
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