NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/15/21 1:21 p.m.

SOLD
It's time to sell the Miata. I'm only going to advertise it on here. $4500.00  Will trade for a Triumph Spitfire or old Army jeep devil If that is not GRMish, Let me know. I trust y'all.

1997 Miata Touring package. 216044 miles.
I bought it from the second owner on 8/13/2011 with 136682 miles and it was bought new in Atlanta. It has been in the south since-No rust.
I drove it stock up until 2018 or so and then started modifying it for HPDE days. The engine and transmission are stock and in great condition. 

 It has:
-Factory Hardtop (was black professionally painted blue mica)
-Energy control arm bushings with grease fittings
-FM VMaxx clasic suspension
-Stainless steel brake lines
-Hard Dog single diagonal roll bar
-Hard Dog door bars (Huge difference in stiffness)
-SS clutch line
-G-Loc 10 brake pads
-Poly rear swaybar bushings (stock rear bar)
-P/S delete
-Cold air box with NACA duct
-Motul brake and clutch fluid
-Redline trans and diff oil.
-FM master cylinder brace (makes a big difference in brake feel)
-poly diff bushings
-Ultrashield Rally Sport seat with back brace
-TDR seat mount
-Speedway Motors 5 pt. harness (old)
-Torsen with 4:30 gears
-Koyo aluminum radiator
-Racing Beat 54105 front sway bar with brace blocks
-949 front sway bar end links
-catch can
-Wilwood proportioning valve with remote
-Inovate air/fuel gauge
-15x8 6Ul's in Tungsten
-Bridgestone RE 71's
 
I think that is it. I have a good 6 speed transmission that will go with it. Also an engine that I got for future boost use.

The extra engine: 1999 BP4W balanced and blueprinted by Crankshaft Specialties of Memphis, Eagle rods, 9:1 forged pistons, ACL bearings, HKS gaskets, ARP head studs, head work done by Harris Quan, 560 cc injectors, Mazda comp motor mounts. The block is KIA. The previous owner had the engine in his Miata that was wrecked and said it had 9500 miles on it since the rebuild. I have no reason to doubt this. I heard it run when I bought the parts car and drove it on the trailer. He pulled his Megasquirt and that was it. I put a little ATF in the cylinders and roll it over every now and then.

This Miata has probably passed the tipping point of being put back to street use. However, I would go straight to the track from here with a stop for gas and have a blast.

-The check engine light is on because the ecu is not getting the O2 heater signal. The Inovate gauge is sending the info to  the computer, though.
-The paint is chipped and the clear coat on the hood starting to go away. 
-The right fender is dinged.
-Wouldn't hurt to have a wind sheild
-The a/c from the firewall forward is gone
-No headlights or motors. I have get home headlights in the front turn signal lenses.
-No wiper motor or linkages
-No carpet -No convertible top or frame

That's all I can think of right now.   Thanks!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/15/21 1:27 p.m.

Hnnnngh.  The want is strong with this one.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/15/21 1:38 p.m.

I have a record book of every nut that has been turned on it since I got it. All of the fluids, belts, hoses, etc. are good to go.

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/16/21 7:35 a.m.
Appleseed said:

Hnnnngh.  The want is strong with this one.

You can say that again. Not in the cards for me though. Solid deal as far as current Miata rates go though.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/16/21 7:40 a.m.

In reply to AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you! I want to make sure it's a fair GRM price.

fusion66
fusion66 Reader
8/16/21 7:57 a.m.

That looks like a great track day car with a clean underbody and very low consumable expenses. Someone looking to get on track should jump on this. GLWS

LarsBrunkhorst
LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
8/16/21 8:16 a.m.

Mannnnnnnnnnnn if this was a little closer I would be ALL over it.

 

Anyone interested in a manual E46 M3 with high miles but ALL the maintenance and big dollar items take care of?

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/16/21 8:19 a.m.

In reply to fusion66 :

It is! If I weren't 60 and had a sudden nostalgic funk for an old Triumph come over me, I'd keep it. (the shift light is set at 6500)

 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
8/16/21 8:25 a.m.

Between this and the Civic rally car, there are way too many tempting things on the forum lately.  I'd say the price is really good.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/16/21 8:26 a.m.
eastsideTim said:

Between this and the Civic rally car, there are way too many tempting things on the forum lately.  I'd say the price is really good.

Thanks! I'm comfortable with it now.

AxeHealey
AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/16/21 9:31 a.m.

I'll add another vote that the price is great. I wish I could be the one to buy it. Good luck!

ScrapRacer
ScrapRacer
8/16/21 6:44 p.m.

Hi NermalSnert, I'm extremely interested in the package and located somewhat close to you (Northern Alabama).  I don't have PM rights on the board due to having a new account and lurking way more than I post.  Is there an email or phone I can contact you with?

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/16/21 7:38 p.m.

In reply to AxeHealey :

Thank you!

ScrapRacer
ScrapRacer New Reader
8/16/21 7:41 p.m.
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to ScrapRacer :

Yes. cap (and the letter) n tate then that funny symbol that looks like an a then not cold but ***mail dot com.

Sent you an email, and a PM through GRM.  Looks like I was mistaken about my private message abilities.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/16/21 7:46 p.m.

In reply to ScrapRacer :

Got the email and replied.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/16/21 8:10 p.m.

Sale pending.......Edit: SOLD. Enjoyed the visit ScrapRacer!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/16/21 8:14 p.m.

Took ya'll long enough.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/16/21 8:17 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Har! It seems it was a perfect match right down to the spare engine.  

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/16/21 8:23 p.m.

In reply to NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) :

I resisted hard.  I mean you were all like hey I'm selling a $2500 engine, and a $1200 hardtop but if you give me $800 more I'll throw in a running driving race Miata.

NermalSnert (Forum Supporter)
NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/16/21 8:26 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Ouch! I'm going to miss it I can tell already.

ScrapRacer
ScrapRacer New Reader
8/16/21 8:33 p.m.

In reply to NermalSnert (Forum Supporter) :

Yup, it's basically exactly what we were looking for!

You'll need to log in to post.

Our Preferred Partners
w9Bz5IuTbciDFnhD5tWDpb2x7qi8bf5m2kNsvZfpMPZS9fHvE8qi7HBmWxGUy5p3