6k Mile Creampuff: 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
If you’ve been paying attention you might have noticed that DT’s own CFlo picked up a 1990 Mazda MX-5 for $600, aka El Cheapacabra. The thing is pretty rough, but for the price it seems like a real winner to me — however, somewhere half way across the country a guy picked up a much nicer ’90 Miata. Our buddy Jesse over at Barnfinds.com found a 6000 mile Miata and picked it up for an undisclosed amount of cash, but he feels bad about putting miles and city parking abuse on such a creampuff, so he is passing it on to the next guy. Find this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata bidding for $7,625 here on eBay located in Boise, ID with 2 days to go.
You know I’m not one to make off-the-cuff definitive statements, but lemme tell ya folks…this is the nicest NA MX-5 you can find for sale right now. No ifs, ands, or buts about it…this is the bee’s knees’, the cat’s pajamas’, the snake’s hips’, the monkey’s eyebrows’, ‘the kipper’s knickers’, and the gorilla’s glue of all MX-5dom.
Jesse includes a nice write-up of when he found the car here, and another post detailing the sale here. Whoever buys this car will have a very nice example of one of the best selling roadsters of all time…but he will be faced with the same conundrum as the current seller — how do you enjoy a car without racking up the miles? Likely, this story will be continued.
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You could look at this car in 2 ways…
1. What other low mileage roadster could you buy for say $10K and drive it nearly trouble free for 200,000 miles?
2. What collector car should someone select to shove in the corner of the garage and write "401K" on the car cover?
What say Duder?
Myself I want to modify my Miata to my own liking, so neither 1 or 2 works for me. I like the fact that they made lots of them and they are presently under valued. I hope they stay that way so we can all afford to enjoy them, ratty or not.
I feel bad about the new flipper price !
If you go to his site, you would read that he set the reserve at the price he bought it at. It hit reserve at 7,500. The market seems to think it is worth more. He also was accused of being a flipper in the comments section on his site. You should read his response before you make up your mind. He seems like an ok guy that would be welcome here.
Curious what your alternative is, a mandated price or level of profit or holding period. Why shouldn't he get what the market values it at. The other seller wasn't interested in doing the work to determine the market worth of the car or the work to sell it on FleaBay or BaT.
So your saying he did not buy for a Buck like the opening bid ? lmao….
No, I'm not.