wangel None
Feb. 4, 2013 1:06 p.m.

Trying to get rid of a 1991 Mazda Miata MX5. The odometer reads 280k some odd miles, but the engine and transmission have been replaced.

I'm asking $700 for it. I'm live in Southern Indiana/Louisville.

This was an automatic miata, but a 5speed transmission was put in it. Both the engine and transmission have about 30-40k miles on them.

I just replaced the back brake caliper, as I needed brakes. The car runs. Needs a new muffler/exhaust, so it's pretty loud right now.

It is a hardtop, the hard top is in good shape, needs some paint. It does have a soft top with it, but the window is dry rotted out, heh.

Here is a picture:

The car runs great. It is loud because of the exhaust.

*EDIT: Not sure why the other link for the picture didn't work. Try this one!

mtn PowerDork
Feb. 4, 2013 1:09 p.m.

Your picture doesn't work. This is a damn good deal.

Feb. 4, 2013 1:21 p.m.

If you weren't 8 hours from me, I would take it.. (and all I really want is the hardtop)

Sil80redtop New Reader
Feb. 4, 2013 2:03 p.m.

Is it still missing the fender?

wangel New Reader
Feb. 4, 2013 2:22 p.m.

In reply to Sil80redtop:

Yes =/

gtoben New Reader
Feb. 4, 2013 7:23 p.m.

Are there any other problems besides the missing fender, loud exhaust, and the rust?

yamaha SuperDork
Feb. 4, 2013 7:32 p.m.

If it weren't for the rust, i would have been there this evening for it......I just have no desire to deal with rust ever again. GLWS

wangel New Reader
Feb. 4, 2013 11:28 p.m.

In reply to gtoben:


I fixed the brakes (brand new caliper on the back driver side). Cracked windshield... but other than that it runs great.

Like I said, it's got a newer engine and transmission in it.

Derick Freese SuperDork
Feb. 5, 2013 2:28 a.m.

Looks like a great rallycross beater.

Datsun310Guy UberDork
Feb. 5, 2013 10:55 a.m.

sent a pm

wangel New Reader
Feb. 6, 2013 10:03 a.m.

In reply to wangel: Still up for sale....

I need to get rid of this thing, debating on taking it to the scrap yard =( Like I said, the car runs great ... just needs some more tlc that I don't have the time or resources to do right now.

mtn PowerDork
Feb. 6, 2013 10:12 a.m.

I'm tempted to get it just as a beater with a heater. This is really pretty tempting.

Swank Force One MegaDork
Feb. 6, 2013 10:31 a.m.

Please PM me if you end up scrapping it, i'd be interested in the hardtop, but realize it might be kind of hard to sell if the soft top is really messed up.

Local yard was giving $425 for complete cars last month. If they're still doing that, i'd make up the difference on your asking price for the top.

16vCorey PowerDork
Feb. 6, 2013 11:18 a.m.

Where are you at? I'm in Evansville, and a friend of mine is looking for something EXACTLY like this.

wangel New Reader
Feb. 6, 2013 11:23 a.m.

In reply to 16vCorey:

Sent you a PM

OddBallRacing New Reader
Feb. 6, 2013 11:33 a.m.

Would this make it back to Cincinnati on its own w/o deafening me or drawing a noise ticket. Ohyeahand, falling apart or anything?

wangel New Reader
Feb. 6, 2013 11:52 a.m.

In reply to OddBallRacing:

Yes it would make it to Cinci. The noise isn't as bad as it was ... if the muffler is off, it's stupid loud. I put the muffler back on (The wrong muffler) so it's clamped on the hangar w/ a pair of vice grips.

No it is not falling apart. There is rust, you can see it in the pic. It's only on the drivers side it seems.

I'll even throw in the vice grips for free!

Feb. 6, 2013 12:09 p.m.

free car! but you have to buy the Vicegrips for 700 bucks.

OddBallRacing New Reader
Feb. 6, 2013 4:11 p.m.


racerfink SuperDork
Feb. 8, 2013 1:48 a.m.

I guess I'll put my name next in line for it. Really need a motor for my F Prod Miata just to get it back on the track right now.

16vCorey PowerDork
Feb. 8, 2013 9:06 a.m.
racerfink wrote: I guess I'll put my name next in line for it. Really need a motor for my F Prod Miata just to get it back on the track right now.

Not to hijack this thread (although I'm the one that's going to be picking it up this weekend, so I'm definitely not blocking any sales by doing so), I've got probably 15 Escort GT 1.8L engines that I'd sell dirt cheap.

racerfink SuperDork
Feb. 8, 2013 1:10 p.m.

Gotta be 1.6 for F Prod

poopshovel UltimaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:34 p.m.
I've got probably 15 Escort GT 1.8L engines that I'd sell dirt cheap.

We should probably talk.

Feb. 8, 2013 4:43 p.m.

I'll take it. I live in Louisville. When can we meet.... If it isn't sold this weekend.

Feb. 10, 2013 4:55 p.m.

Let us know if it's sold or not. I'm in Louisville also and very interested in the car.


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