This 1990 MX-5 came to Larry Kosilla with just 1500 miles on the clock. After a meticulous detail, we don't think we've seen a cleaner example.
Low-mileage cars are special because they’re sort of like a glimpse into the past. A look at what a certain car might look like when it was new, fresh off the dealer lot. Of course, even the lowest-mileage cars can collect dirt and grime as they’re tucked away in storage. That’s where expert detailer Larry Kosilla comes in.
Kosilla recently documented a detail he performed on a 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata that, for the majority of its life, sat in a garage in Long Island, New York. The car’s only owner put just 1500 miles on the clock before they passed away. Throughout their ownership, they took great care of the car, doing constant washing and waxing. The top was never even folded down once, according to Kosilla.
Despite the low mileage and meticulous care, this MX-5 wasn’t perfect when Kosilla got ahold of it. While there was no rust or damage to speak of, the underside was covered in a light layer of grime and spider webs. The paint, too, needed some polishing to remove swirls. Since this car is set to be auctioned, Kosilla went the extra mile to make sure every inch of the car was perfect, going as far as to clean the “MAZDA” text on the plastic center caps.
The result, as you’d expect from someone as skilled as Kosilla, is nothing short of perfection. We’re jealous of whomever gets to drive this thing home post-sale.