The Final, Thirteen

Many Miata enthusiasts are aware of the plant fire that supposedly ended production of the NB Miatas (and the MSM in particular) in December 2004. However, further research indicates that is not the complete story.
There are eight (6 MSMs and 2Ses) with a build date of December 20, 2004, several days after  the December 15th fire. The assumption has been that these cars were free of the paint shop where the fire occurred and were then completed afterwards. Further research has proven that NB production did actually continue in the Ujina No. 2 Plant for several months after the fire. In fact, there were over 400 units produced between January and April 2005 before the model changeover to the NC in May.
So let's take a look at the Final 8 in Build number sequence per the 2005 Mazda VIN list.
The 6 USA model MSMs: 
Build #      Build Date                   VIN                               Color            Model          Comments
 1427       2004-12-20       JM1NB354750414638      Titanium Grey      STD     for sale by dealer Westwood, MA
 1426       2004-12-20       JM1NB354650414646      Velocity Red         GT       initial registration Belleville, IL
 1423       2004-12-20       JM1NB354150414649      Black Mica           STD      initial registration Seattle, WA
 1428       2004-12-20       JM1NB354850414650      Velocity Red         GT       Salt Lake City, Utah
 1424       2004-12-20       JM1NB354350414653      Titanium Grey      STD     Salvage - Santa Clara, CA        
 1425       2004-12-20       JM1NB354550414654      Black Mica           STD     highest serial number in Upland, CA         
The 2 Australia model SEs:    
                Build Date                   VIN                               Color            Model          Comments
                2004-12-20       JM0NB30P400400771      Titanium Grey     GT        initial registration - Victoria
                2004-12-20       JM0NB30P400400772      Unknown             GT        initial registration - Queensland
Chassis # 414654   The last MSM?
Chassis # 400772   The last SE
Interestingly enough this was NOT the final production of these vehicles worldwide as there were
5 Japanese Roadster Turbos produced
near the end of NB production later in March 2005.
This 2005 Pure White model with black cloth interior was the last Roadster Turbo produced on March 16, 2005 signalling an end of an era. A Turbo Miata/MX-5 has not been factory produced by Mazda since.
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Chassis # 400819  The last Roadster Turbo