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John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/15/22 1:18 p.m.

You might remember this thread where I offered my 1990 Miata up for sale after 29 years of ownership.  

I don't drive it much anymore.  Well, now I don't drive it at all

Tangle with a guard rail on Tuesday.  I was in the car alone.  Too fast, too wet, no one to blame but myself.   Not a single scratch on me.  

More not to blame anyone but myself...on this car that I rarely ever drive, I only had liability coverage.  That means for accidents that I cause, the car doesn't get replaced.  So, its back in my driveway.

I'm not gonna keep it.  I'm not gonna part it.  The whole car is up for offer and I'd like the whole car to go away.
Make offer.  Directly I can be reached at ...jwelsh02...yahoo...
Title is clean, not a salvage title

Oil pan is opened at the front but the engine seems fine otherwise and was off quickly.  

On to the pictures...  

The car survived the accident with no damage to windshield.  But, then while opening the hood, the metal hit the glass and cracked it low.  Picture not added yet.  

Doors still open and latch correctly on both sides

Seams at the doors on both sides look very good

The tombstoe was cracked...and cracked more, as in came off.  I do have another tombstone. 

Alloy crack in half.  The other 3 are fine. 

The radiator is pierced, low

Hood latch still works from inside and will latch closed

Low, front, right oil pan is open. 

Covered to hide my shame. sad  Under there, the car is still on jack stands if anyone wants to see.  The windows are up and the car is dry/weather tight otherwise.  

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/15/22 1:18 p.m.

Located in Sandusky, Ohio

If it doesn't move with this or FB listing, I'll take it the 20 minutes to IAA and for a $100 listing fee they'll offload it to the highest bidder in their weekly auctions.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
9/15/22 1:26 p.m.

I saw the for sale thinking a few weeks ago it was a nice car.   Sorry about your accident.

MrJoshua UltimaDork
9/15/22 1:26 p.m.

Glad you are OK.

Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/15/22 1:26 p.m.

Ufff. Glad you are ok, its just a car. 

Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/22 1:48 p.m.

That looks like a big hit. Glad you're ok but don't try and tough out any little pains. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/15/22 1:56 p.m.

As for pains. my right wrist is noticeable but noticeable less than a typical sports injury/sprain. Surely an airbag injury.   I really feared day two the most, after the first night of sleep.  So, in anticipation, I started Tylenol double doses followed a few hours later of Motrin double dose and then repeat.  My next morning was not bad.  

A 2 day sailboat race leaves me in more physical pain the next morning than this.   

dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/15/22 2:01 p.m.

So glad you are ok!! 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/22 2:09 p.m.

dang, that sucks, but it's just a car.  glad you're OK.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/22 2:10 p.m.

Oh no!!!! Glad you are ok. Sending an email now.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
9/15/22 3:24 p.m.

Oh man, I am SO sorry!!  I'm glad you're OK.  Wish there were something I could do to help.

AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/15/22 4:09 p.m.

No! Glad you're alright!

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/15/22 4:15 p.m.

I'm glad you are ok, I'm really sorry about your car. 


wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/15/22 4:23 p.m.

Glad you are okay. That's a really solid hit.

At the risk of acting like a vulture, I'd be interested in the hulk. I'll send a PM.

I have to piece my trailer back together, but with any luck, that'll happen this weekend.

Billy_Bottle_Caps SuperDork
9/15/22 5:17 p.m.

Dang John sorry to see this.. Glad you are well, best of luck with sale



eastsideTim UltimaDork
9/15/22 5:27 p.m.

Hope you continue to be okay.  Maybe it's an Exocet candidate.

Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself
Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself PowerDork
9/15/22 5:52 p.m.

I am very sorry to see this, but glad that you aren't damaged in any permanent way.

akylekoz UltraDork
9/16/22 6:20 a.m.

My stomach hurts for you, I would be sick for days.

Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/16/22 6:46 a.m.

Wow, John, that was a hard hit!  Good that you are apparently OK.  Cars can be repaired or replaced. I have no doubt someone here will give the Miata a new life.  

Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/16/22 6:52 a.m.

This $900 Miata roller in the Tampa Bay area might be useful to someone resurrecting John's car. NMNA:

$900 Miata on Tampa CL

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/16/22 8:23 a.m.

Its Friday morning, we'll see what the first weekend brings...


EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/16/22 9:17 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Not surprised Darren is interested, selling to him would probably be the quickest and easiest way to get rid of it. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
9/16/22 9:45 a.m.

That sucks, glad you are ok. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/16/22 9:54 a.m.

I predict you'll have at least one offer for full ask by the end of the weekend!

Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
9/16/22 10:49 a.m.

Glad its only the car.

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