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MX-5 Slideshow

The Mazda MX-5 has celebrated its 30th birthday and with this momentous celebration comes a bright orange 30th Anniversary Edition that's limited to just 3,000 units worldwide. It is indeed a great run for the little roadster, but did you know that there was a competition between Mazda design teams in 1983 with the aim to produce a lightweight, inexpensive sports car?

More on the roadster inspired by British sports cars:


In pictures: 30 years of the Mazda MX-5

Let's take a trip down the memory lane to celebrate the world's best-selling roadster.