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    How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    Source: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...t-mazda-miata/

    How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata Like so many of us, Koenigsegg is a Miata man.
    By Máté Petrány Mar 27, 2019


    The Koenigsegg family doesn't own a Koenigsegg. Every car the company made gets sold, including the development prototypes. This means that while at the moment, Halldora von Koenigsegg drives a Volvo XC90 and a Porsche 911 Targa, Christian von Koenigsegg gets around in a Tesla Model S P85, with a Model 3 being on the way. Yet some eight months ago, he was also reunited with his 1992 Mazda MX-5.


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    Halldora's family is from Iceland, and she and Christian met during their studies in Brussels around 27 years ago. Back then, Christian had hair, which presumably got blown by the wind in his black Mazda Miata.

    The couple sold the car ages ago, but luckily for Christian, last year, one of his employees decided to visit a car show, on the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. Here's what Christian told me about his recent Miata adventures:

    My first MX-5 has been back in my hands for about eight months. Our transport manager went to a car show on a Swedish island called Öland, and there was this black Mazda MX-5 that said it “used to be Christian von Koenigsegg’s car.” So, he called me up and I spoke to the owner. I overpaid a little bit to get it back, but now I can enjoy it on warm summer days! It’s in great condition, and it’s actually as enjoyable as I remembered to drive!

    Remember what Gordon Murray said about the Lotus Elan in connection with the McLaren F1's development? Well, Koenigsegg knows what he was on about:

    This is a thing about Koenigsegg cars as well. People recognize them mostly for their power, but in many ways, that’s not our main priority. I mean, we prioritize much more that they supposed to be fun and exciting to drive. But that all is overshadowed by the crazy power we also make…yet I think the MX-5 is a good example on how you can have fun with a car with almost no power. And it’s an important lesson to always have in the back of your head when you develop super powerful cars.

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    Re: How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    Cool article. I'm impressed that someone so high up in the automotive world can still respect an old miata.
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    Re: How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    I wonder if his Miata remained stock, all these years.
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    Re: How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    I've been looking for my old 1967 Lotus Eiropa S1 that I sold to a co-worker as a basket case for #1000.00 There is a Lotus Europa Registry with a list of VIN Factory numbers and there is a two digit gap between VIN #s of my cars #, it is not the official Lotus Factory, but it is fairly large number of consecutive VIN #s world wide. The co-worker moved to Washington State several decades ago, sadly I didn't keep records of the sale and I can no longer remember his name so the only way I have is the VIN #. It is the only car I would buy back if it is still alive.
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    Re: How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    Did you Google the vin number#?
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    Re: How Christian von Koenigsegg Bought Back His First Mazda Miata

    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman048 View Post
    Did you Google the vin number#?
    I don't remember if I did or not, but I no longer have my bill of sale as I have recently distroyed all of my records from 1962-2000. at one point I had every check I wrote from 1962 to 2000 when I stopped writing checks and the bank stopped returning cancelled checks to me.
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