Jaguiata or Miaguar? 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The advertisement for the Simpson Design & Development Miata body kit you see here includes the following words: If you have ever experienced the pulse-quickening excitement of standing near a Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Cobra, Jaguar or Ferrari, then there’s no need to explain why the Italia was created…Not a replica of any of them, the Italia captures the essence of their timeless styling with a re-styling package that compliments the Miata’s excellent quality and design. I’m not sure if this next Miata is the best example of execution of the kit, but I do like that fact that the car has a Jackson Racing supercharger. Find this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $7000 in Encino, CA via faceface placeplace.
From the seller:
1990 Mazda mx-5 miata
Listed 2 weeks ago in Encino, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 130,000 miles
Exterior color: Red
Fuel type: Gasoline
This vehicle is paid off
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.
1990 Mazda Miata mx-5 w/ Jackson racing supercharger kit & Simpson Design Miata Italia Body Conversion Kit
She starts right up first turn of key and drives well
5 speed manual
Jackson racing supercharger carb legal kit
I have a lot more pics and videos in detail if interested
Body kit needs minor fiberglass patches to make it perfect
Soft top is in good condition but the glass has started to separate from the canvas
Located near 91316
pink slip in hand
No fees owed
See a better way to drive something red? firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s got a huffer! Or a puffer, depending on who you hear or mishear.
After my latest attempt to buy a used car on Craigslist/FB if he answers your text or email it might be a good deal. I was a bit surprised at how much everything has gone up and how hard it is to give cash to people who are supposedly trying to sell their cars.
Agreed. I’ve started asking “do you have a clean title AND is it in your name” when emailing sellers. Last guy never responded and the ad is still up so…..
Of the replies I did get back, a reply from a guy on a 350z, he said “The exhaust sounds like an AK47” like it was a positive. I was so grateful I’m not his neighbor. I don’t mind loud but AK47 seems a bit much. I had another guy with a busted WRX get offended that I thought fixing the power steering pump, steering rack, air pump and air pump valves was too much work for me to take on right now and didn’t want to low ball him. As far as Miata prices of this vintage go everyone seems to be extra proud of them right now so with all these extras I bet you could ask for a couple thousand more and if you’re patient get it. I know I’m proud of mine even though it’s still on jack stands.
EVERYTHING is effed up…………..
Aaah, the pulse quickening excitement of fiberglass patching and clear coat application. Almost had to reach for my nitroglycerin
Not very Jaggy to me.
Looks more like an Alpha.
I wonder how much metal has been replaced by ‘glas? Enough to kill you if you get hit by a guy on a skateboard?
-Stan (who loves the dang Miata styling just the way it is, thank you very much…but that supercharger…well…)
This thing is a pig. It’s a cool body kit, but this example isn’t even a “20-footer”. It would be silly to go the restoration route, so you may as well go the other direction and aim for just-resurrected vintage racer or barn-find patina and just rough it up a little more. It needs a crusty set of Minilites or Campagnolos.
Put a V8 in that and you’d have something pretty spectacular.
Stacy David on “Grears” made one using that body kit and it turned out really awesome.