Lava Orange # 1
Linda & Alan Easton
The Lava Orange MSM was available for one year only in 2005 and only 394 units were produced exclusively for the USA market.
LO #1 was originally sold out of a dealership in Virginia March 17, 2005 and imported into Quebec, Canada on April 4, 2007.
Its current owner purchased it from a Oakville dealer (a neighbour to Dave’s Garage, a well known local Miata Specialist) on January 18, 2013 with only 52K miles, (currently has approximately 70K miles), it was his second MSM.
"I installed the roll bar, changed and painted the wheels, installed lowering springs to lower it about 1.25 inches and the only engine mod was to install a Forged Motorsports bypass valve." states Alan
Naturally, this car, like all LOs, is loaded with options including the ultra rare additional cassette player option for the BOSE stereo system and the headlight/taillight "eyelids".
The Lava Orange option packaged MSMs (Code OG1) were GT models (leather interior, cloth tops) although not designated as such on the Dealer Window stickers. The leather package included in the LO MSM however differed from a standard GT model as the stitching in all LO MSMs is Silver not Red as in the regular GT models. This is the only MSM model to receive these unique seats and trim.