This next car comes as a tip from Kester who writes: Why do I like this so much? Is it because it’s so wrong and makes no sense whatsoever? I even struggled to send this in, though I know if I bought it, my wife would have me sleeping in it for the next month (and I don’t think the seats recline far enough…) She banished me to the garage once after buying a rusty old 914, but promised to never do it again as apparently I enjoyed it too much. The answer is easy — you like the idea of a reliable MGB GT with Mazda power and the patina of a WWII era battleship for next to nothing. Find this 1970 MG B GT offered for $5000 in Boone, IA via craigslist.
I’m really not a big fan of flipping cars for instant profit…but with the amount of money people are shelling out for low mile MX-5s over at BringATrailer, I think that this next car is easy money. There was a 24k 1991 MX-5 that sold for $20,250 (+5% buyers fee) back in Nov 2019, and then more recently a 1991 MX-5 Special Edition with 13k miles sold for $22,899 (+5% buyers fee). Today’s car isn’t a “special edition” but those “special” editions didn’t add much other than a wooden shift known and headrest speakers and a few other accoutrements of specialness. Here is what I’m thinking, buy this 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $16,000 in Staunton, VA via craigslist (Tip from Rock On!) and then sell it for $20k over at that other site…and then send me a 2% tip that I will split with Rock On! Seems like a win-win-win.
The biggest problem with driving a 90s Miata is that everyone knows it is fun, reliable, and easy version of a classic British roadster. While an MX-5 might be a great car for a curvy road on a fresh spring day, it doesn’t get much attention or street cred at your local classic car night. […]
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fun little sports car wrapped in a boring exterior (sorry Miata fanboys, the shape is pretty blah…with maybe the exception of the newest model that brings some more style than the OG jelly bean) that is unfortunately slathered with a thick brush of innuendo about the driver and his […]
The NB generation Mazda MX-5 was released in 1998 as an upgrade to the apex hunting 2-seat roadster for the masses. The MX-5 was originally launched in the US market as the Miata in 1989 just as the classic two seat European roadster market was imploding. Sales of the MGB, Fiat Spider and Alfa Romeo […]
We all know the story of the multi-colored Harelquin Golf and what a commercial success that was…but did Mazda follow suit with a rainbow colored Miata? Nope, this is just the case of another seller with surplus paint and time. Probably shoulda stopped after huffing the first can. Find this 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for […]
Whoever said he’d rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow has probably never owned a Lamborghini, but I’d like to ad my own permutation to the rather than club; I’d rather have an expensive version of the cheap car than a cheap version of an expensive car. Or would I? My […]
Back in 2015 we featured a 6k mile first generation MX-5 that was picked up by Jesse at Barnfinds.com and then sold for about the cost of 10 typical 200k MX-5s and at the time I wrote “Whoever buys this car will have a very nice example of one of the best selling roadsters of […]
Another day, another Miata post on good old DT. We’ve done a fastback, blown heart transplant and cream puff and there was once even a diesel conversion featured, so now today’s answer is a plug-in electric conversion. Supposedly, this is the future of classic car ownership, once the last gallon of crude is burned off […]
A used MX-5 Miata is great little inexpensive sports car for anybody who enjoys driving and prices are very cheap these days. It might be because Mazda built a million of the little machines…no seriously, in 2016 Mazda produced the MILLIONTH MX-5. But, finding one from the first generation with 35k miles in immaculate condition […]