Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

Donalds customer at front of queue for world’s most popular sportscar

13:06 17 September 2014

Clive Sloman, right, who has ordered the first all-new Mazda MX-5 pictured with Luke Hargrove, senior Mazda sales executive at Donalds Mazda in Ipswich.

Clive Sloman, right, who has ordered the first all-new Mazda MX-5 pictured with Luke Hargrove, senior Mazda sales executive at Donalds Mazda in Ipswich.

PA

A Suffolk man has become the first UK customer to order an all-new Mazda MX-5 sports car – before it was even unveiled to the world.

Clive Sloman, who works in Ipswich, rushed to Donalds Mazda in West End Road in Ipswich, to put down a deposit, despite not having seen the car, no price being set and no date set for its arrival in the UK.

The latest incarnation of the iconic roadster was unveiled this month at simultaneous previews in Barcelona, Tokyo and California.

Mr Sloman said: “As an MX-5 enthusiast, who wanted one for 23 years, then finally getting one two years ago, the opportunity to upgrade and be the first in the country was too much! It was perhaps a bit of a gamble, placing an order for a mystery car, but as soon as the first images emerged, I knew I had made the right decision.

“It looks utterly fantastic – the lights, the bulging wheel arches, the awesome interior, it just adds up to the most desirable MX-5 ever.”

Carl Morris, general manager of Donalds in Ipswich, said: “It’s no surprise that the all-new MX-5 is already proving to be a huge hit with our new and existing customers in and around Ipswich, given the reaction it’s already had from the UK’s automotive press. There’s no denying it’s a great-looking car, and we’re sure this order is the first of many.”

For more information on the all-new Mazda MX-5, visit Donalds Mazda in West End Road, Ipswich, telephone 01473 287788 or visit www.donaldsgroup-mazda.co.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A 15-year-old girl has been reported missing from Ipswich

A 50 year-old man who died following a road traffic collision yesterday has been named as Stewart Mackenzie from Westleton.

Today we launch the first in a series of features looking back at Ipswich’s past - its famous faces, prestigious landmarks and the defining moments that helped shape the town.

A trio of older motorists from Suffolk have proved it is never too late to become a better driver – and urged other road users to follow in their tracks.

Community leaders say the year-long trial to allow cycling on Felixstowe’s promenade has not yet started – and people riding their bikes are breaking the law.

A man has contacted police after an image was released following an alleged assault in Bentley last month.

A Suffolk cystic fibrosis sufferer who used exercise and bodybuilding to boost his lung capacity is “delighted and relieved” after successfully completing his first ever half-marathon.

A teacher at a former Suffolk boarding school who was jailed for 21 years for sexually abusing eight pupils is seeking leave to appeal his conviction.

A restaurateur has praised the ‘honourable’ parents of an Ipswich thief involved in a ‘dine and dash’ after they paid the £147 bill their daughter and her fellow diner left behind.

A secret bidder last week paid £6,200 for the iconic Ed Sheer-Ham artwork from the Pigs Gone Wild trail and today we can reveal the real buyer was actually Suffolk singer and star of the new Bridget Jones movie, Ed Sheeran.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24