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Registry Discoveries

Jan  2019

Registry Discoveries - aka What I've learned !!

In compiling this registry I have been exposed to some interesting details, particularly with Canadian cars, that haven't be known before.  


General Discoveries

  • NONE of the Canadian cars are listed on the US build list BUT all VINS fall within that range of numbers.

  • Obviously Canadian build numbers are NOT shared with USA build numbers however we do not have that information.

  • The production of Canadian MSMs started before any other country's models

  • Most Canadian cars were built in large batches but there are some single units spread out.

  • CanAm cars (cars imported to Canada from the USA) represent over 20% of the known MSMs in the country.

  • The majority of Canadian models currently known reside in Ontario

  • The majority of Canadian 2004 models currently reside in Ontario

  • The majority of Canadian 2005 models currently reside in Quebec

  • There are 6-8 known Original owners that still have their car and 5 cars were just sold in 2017 by original owners

  • There are five verified write-off vehicles to date

  • There are approx. 30 cars that have the Dealer installed Air Conditioning option


2004 Discoveries

  • Although introduced after the Japanese and American models, cars for the Canadian market were produced BEFORE any other country's models were produced.

  • There was an estimated "initial batch" of 86 Canadian cars produced prior to January 28, 2004 with over half the entire production completed in January  

  • The earliest production date known to date is Jan. 14, 2004 with five confirmed cars on that date. There were two more on Jan 15 and one on Jan 16th, the remaining balance of these early cars were completed by Jan 27th. 

  • Floor Mats in the "early" cars are quite different from the majority see link

  • The balance of the Canadian cars for 2004 known to date were produced primarily in February 2004 with about 25 produced in the last week of January 2004 (Note: not including "initial batch")

  • The final 2004 Canadian cars (2) were produced on May 2, 2004.

  • The first currently known MSM sold in the country was to a Quebec City, Quebec resident on March 3, 2004 




2005 Discoveries

  • The earliest 2005 models (8) were build in the last week of November beginning with two cars on Nov 25, 2004

  • The remainder of the 2005 Canadian cars were built in December 2004

  • Eight cars were completed the day of the factory fire on Dec 15th

  • At least five of the later cars left the factory without the rear MX-5 and MAZDASPEED badges on the rear deck lid

  • The first known 2005 MSM sold was to a Mascouche, Que. resident  on April 13, 2005

These are the initial "discoveries" I wanted to share to date I am sure there will be more as the data keeps flowing in, thanks for your support.

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