1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

This Sunburst Yellow Miata--one of 1519 built--was advertised for $700 on our message board. When we went to pick it up, the seller didn't have a title. So we got it for $500. Sure, it's a rare color, but this example was too far gone to be worth restoring. We're going crapcan racing!

Latest updates

Feb
08
Feb 8, 2016
Our Miata Gets Smashed

Our LeMons Miata is down and out.

Feb
02
Feb 2, 2016
Our Miata Earns Its Stripes

How to prepare for our next race? With a botched art car theme of course.

Jan
20
Jan 20, 2016
Miata: Fresh Tires and a Fresh Theme

We're getting ready for our next race.

Dec
22
Dec 22, 2015
Stretching Our LeMon's Legs: Getting Our Miata Back on Track

We took our crapcan Miata racer to the track to warm up for the next race.

Jul
07
Jul 7, 2015
De-Stickering Our Lemon

Preparing our Miata for a theme.

Apr
01
Apr 1, 2015
We Made it to the Big Time

Our Miata gets featured in one of the great 24 Hours of LeMons wrap-up videos.

Mar
26
Mar 26, 2015
New Wheels for the Miata

We just unwrapped two full sets of König wheels.

Feb
11
Feb 11, 2015
Making Lemonade

Our Miata brings home an 11th place finish.

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2015
Squeezing More Out of Our LeMon

We dust off our $500 Miata and get ready to race.

Oct
13
Oct 13, 2014
Our Low-Dollar Miata Races with NASA

We took our LeMons-prepped Miata to a Spec Miata race.

Jun
02
Jun 2, 2014
Our Miata Hits the Rollers.

We search for cheap power on the dyno.

Apr
23
Apr 23, 2014
JDM Mirrors Just in Time for Sebring

When we busted off our mirrors, we added new ones to the fenders, retro JDM style.

Apr
15
Apr 15, 2014
Freshening Wheels

Our round bits aren't round no more. We need them better for LeMons at Sebring.

Apr
09
Apr 9, 2014
Join us at Sebring

We're taking our yellow car to a LeMons race at Sebring. We installed fresh bearings for the occasion.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2014
Post-Race Power Washing

We're cleaning up and preparing for Sebring with The 24 Hours of LeMons.

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2014
Racing Our Yellow LeMon at Barber

We went racing and tried not to step on our own hootuses.

Dec
27
Dec 27, 2013
Post-Race Analysis

We look over everything and fix our fuel gauge.

Oct
07
Oct 7, 2013
Our Miata Survives Sebring

After 14 hours, our Miata drives up onto the trailer.

Sep
30
Sep 30, 2013
Getting Ready for the Big Dance

Almost time for ChumpCar's Sebring event.

Sep
25
Sep 25, 2013
Add a Little Comfort

A DEI heat shield will protect our driver's toes from cooking.

Sep
24
Sep 24, 2013
More Ignition Issues

We diagnose our Miata's misfire.

Sep
05
Sep 5, 2013
Practice Makes Imperfect

We test our newly minted crapcan racer.

Aug
26
Aug 26, 2013
Welding and Painting Our Cage

We weld and paint our roll cage.

Aug
02
Aug 2, 2013
Restarting the Project

After a brief hiatus, we resume work on our crapcan racer.

May
21
May 21, 2013
Build That Cage!

We're scrambling to finish the cage and tidy up the details.

May
15
May 15, 2013
Feet First

Our Miata's cage starts with a solid foundation.

May
13
May 13, 2013
Upgrading From a Bar to a Cage

Our Miata loses its roll bar but gains a roll cage.

May
09
May 9, 2013
Thanks for the Tank

Our Miata digs its fresh fuel tank.

Apr
26
Apr 26, 2013
Tanks for the Help

Would a fresh fuel tank help our Miata's woes?

Apr
10
Apr 10, 2013
The Fuel Tank is Here

Draining the gunk didn't help, so we're swapping tanks.

Mar
27
Mar 27, 2013
Shaky Shaky Motor Mounts

Our mounts were shot, so we got replacements.

Feb
22
Feb 22, 2013
Stop throwing belts!

Little Miata, you're not a Corvair.

Feb
01
Feb 1, 2013
The Yellow Miata Visits Sebring

We join up with the PBOC Motorsports Club for a shakedown.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2013
Ordering Miata Brakes

Round 2 of Miata brake work.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2012
Our Miata’s Race Debut

Our low-buck Miata attacks the cones.

Dec
14
Dec 14, 2012
Brakes and Buffing

Our Miata gets brakes and a buffing.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2012
Rats 1, Miata 0

Our Mazda Miata is still a non-runner.

Dec
08
Dec 8, 2012
Making a Miata Mobile

Our Miata now runs. Yay.

Nov
28
Nov 28, 2012
Making Miata Progress

Our Miata is now free of its Ungo alarm.

Oct
19
Oct 19, 2012
Ungo Box 1, Miata 0

Perhaps the alarm is silencing our Miata.

Sep
24
Sep 24, 2012
Removing Rust and Replacing Parts

We make strides on our Sunburst Yellow Miata.

Sep
10
Sep 10, 2012
Initial Inspection

How much Miata can you get for less than a grand?

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