A few years ago (in 2015 to be precise) we featured a 6K mile Mazda MX-5 where I made the following prediction; that the car would be sold again and again for increasing dollar amounts as the owner(s) realized they couldn’t roll the odometer gears around without killing all of the “oooh…ahhh” value of a […]
Why would you drop an Acura V6 into a Mazda Miata? Or, why wouldn’t you? The V6 from the Acura TL Type S made something around 260 horsepower from the factory and will be a considerable upgrade from the original wheezy 4-banger from Mazda. Now, go hit some VTEC, yo! Find this 1995 Mazda MX-5 […]
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, […]
This next car is a big ask for a late model Mazda Miata. Even with the insanely overpriced late model car market we’ve been experiencing, I can’t fathom paying more than $10k for a late model Miata, even a “limited” 10th Anniversary Edition. But here we are. Okay, this isn’t the typical 150k mile MX-5, […]
This next car might be familiar to you because we’ve written about it in the past. It is DT co-founder CFlo’s “Miss Miagi” track MX-5 that he picked up in 2016 as a replacement to El Cheapacabra after it was crushed in a traffic accident. The perky little Miata has been a great track car […]
If you don’t believe in wormholes and alternate universe theories, this next car might change your mind. It is the ultimate in bearded Spock mind chicanery and it includes many elements that would seem normal in a mildly altered universe. Fastback Miata…sure. Stars and moons on door inserts…why not? Matching stars and moons on gauge […]
The Triumph Spitfire was a small 2 seat convertible manufactured by the boys in the West Midlands from 1962 to 1980. It was a light, simple, low-power, little roadster that preferred winding roads to drag strips…but it wasn’t known for long term reliability. Enter the Mazda Miata — it took up where the MG and the Spitfire left off — open air motoring with durability and reliability. So what’s a British car enthusiast to do? Do you give in to the siren song of the MX-5 or do you shove all of those highly refined parts under the skin of a some old British piece and hope that rust doesn’t ruin your restomod dreams? Find this 1975 Triumph Spitfire with MX-5 power offered for $9,950 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from FuelTruck who writes: What is it with Texans in that they seem feel the need to “truckify” everything? No clue, but this thing is kinda awesome, and I want it. For half of the asking price. Find this 1997 Mazda Miata MX-5 offered for $5000 in Lago Vista, TX via craigslist.
This next car is a custom Mazda is a bit of a puzzle. It looks like the builder started to build a lightweight racing-prepared Mazda by building a tube frame cage. A few weeks later, the builder decided to tubify the rear end…and then the front…and eventually it just devolved into a tube frame-semi-unibody racer that weighs as much as the tailgate on an old truck. Find this 1995 Mazda Miata offered for $4000 in Centerton, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Exocet Missile was a French built anti-ship missile that is known for its first wartime launch by an Argentine Super Étendard strike-fighter that sunk the HMS Sheffield during the 10-week conflict in 1982 known as the Falklands War. The Excoet kit car on the other hand, is a beast sold by the guys at Exomotive that puts a tube frame chassis and composite body panels around a donor Mazda Miata chassis. The Exocet Miata is equally as dangerous as the Exocet missile, but only to its occupants. Find this 1999 Exomotive Exocet Miata Kit Car offered for $20,000 in Harrisburg, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.