[Spridgets] Miata's In England

Kitterer Bob bkitterer at me.com
Sat Jun 4 16:20:56 MDT 2011

I think that the USA was the main market for the Miata, just as was the case for the big and little Healey's.  My 2000 SE had a limited production of 6,000 cars.  Of these 3K came to the USA, 1K stayed in Japan and the remaining 2K went to the rest of the world.

Bob Kitterer

1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise) - in storage
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor) - still in boxes - in storage

On Jun 4, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Kirk Hargreaves wrote:

> Guy,
> On our recent trip having driven over 600 miles, plus many more riding the
> Underground and popping up into different cities I do not recall seeing very
> many Miata's.  Possibly two or three tops.  I spotted more of the new MG's
> (by a few) and a lot of the new Fiat 500's running the roads.
> I counted only three LBC's. .  one a Morris Minor wagon and a couple of Mini
> Coopers (the classic Mini's).  There were also a lot of Smart Cars in France
> and a good share of the new Mini Coopers in the UK.
> It looks, from the experience we had, that the Miata is not as popular in
> England as it is in California where we see them on our roads on a regular
> basis?
> Is the Miata seen as a usurper to the classic days of real Brit sports
> cars?
> Just some thoughts regarding as I was surprised that we did not see the
> Miata as a car of interest while over there.
> I would have loved to have had my Bugeye while there.
> Kirk
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