914forme New Reader
July 21, 2015 2:09 p.m.

We have a 1990 Miata that, I just can't get into. Would love to, I have to many other things going on.

I won't say it is rust free, but it is close.

The good: 1994 Torsion Limited Slip, Frame rail stiffeners, 1994 Front Brakes, Newish clutch, No other mods - fairly stock car. Seats are decent, no bolster issues.

The bad Now has a salvage title, Front suspension damage, Front Pass fender damage, Front Pass light damage, Maybe Hood, plastic air trim busted, Top has plastic rear window, and is cracked yellowed etc.... HLA lifter noise - that I could never get rid of.

The mixed: Stock 14s on crappy yokos TRMotorsport C1M wheels 15" 13.6 pounds with General Tires UHP, wheels have some scrapes as I could not keep my daughter from cutting corners. Hitting a curb is not hitting the apex of a corner!! An extra set of General UHP tires

All of this for $800. Bring a trailer as it rolls and I think drives, not safe for road use!!! Have not tried to start it since the accident. Located Just north of Dayton, Ohio, easy access to I-70 and I-75

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Dave_pa None
July 22, 2015 8:11 a.m.

Hi I'm in Pittsburgh and interested in more info on the damage and some pics of the interior. Thanks, Dave

914forme New Reader
July 22, 2015 3:07 p.m.

Dave, I'll send you what ever you want to see. So what pictures would you like to see added? Need more shots of the damage, okay not an issue, i'll try and post them up tonight. Interior, also not an issue, I will tell you I have the top just sitting in it, you can see it on the shop floor in some of the shots. Swapped the tops between this car and my fathers 1994 M edition.

914forme New Reader
July 22, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Okay here we go:

Found these Miata Tow Hooks - can't remember who I got them from but they are included.

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Rear Windscreen, also have the storage bag for it.

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Trunk full of trim panels, and front flip license plate holder:  photo IMG_1599_zpskzmanrsb.jpg

Interior Shots: Guys at impound lot must have thought I would not buy it back as they started to take the radio out. Busted the face.

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Center console removed, and as you can see the stereo is out.

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Bits and pieces tossed into the pass floor after the wreck.

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Pass Seat and inner door panel

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Tear in Pass Seat back side

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Drivers Side Under headlight bucket for reference

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914forme New Reader
July 22, 2015 5:26 p.m.

Pass suspension Looks good but I don't think I ran that much toe out.  photo IMG_1628_zpsvftqlzib.jpg

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Let me know what other pictures might be needed.

Dave_pa New Reader
July 23, 2015 10:02 a.m.

Thanks A TON for the extra pictures. I'm still interested in more. can you email me at dAvidbentz (AT) gmail (dOt CoM)

Thanks, Dave

914forme New Reader
July 23, 2015 1:51 p.m.

E-mail sent to your very cryptic e-mail address

914forme New Reader
July 25, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Price reduced to $800, if nobody wants it now, and gets it out of here before next weekend, I'm going to send it to the clapper, on August 1st, 2015. Taking up space in the shop, I need that space to get some other stuff done.

RandyS Reader
July 26, 2015 1:32 p.m.

I have fixed way worse. That is an easy 2-3 hr job. Great buy for someone handy and has a fender and lower control arm laying around.

artur1808 New Reader
July 27, 2015 7:24 p.m.

Email sent

pizzaman1 New Reader
July 31, 2015 6:43 a.m.

If my canton area deal falls through I'm definitely interested ,I leave in canton,should know today

914forme New Reader
Aug. 1, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Car has sold,

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