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SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 3:02 p.m.

I've had this car for about 2 years.  I didn't build this, but it was built with all the parts I would want, and it's a blast to drive!

It accelerates like nothing I have ever driven...it's a very visceral ride.

I wanted an NB like this for a long time, but it really doesn't fit my life right now.  I've got grandkids- I want a back seat.  And I'm not 35 any more.  It's low enough to the ground that it is difficult for me to get in and out of (I hate getting old!).  I need a car with a more upright seating position.


2000 Mazda Miata NB Turbo.  It's wearing an older Flyin Miata FM2 kit with a GT2560 turbo.  

 

 

 

 

Hardtop, plus an excellent condition soft top.  Like new leather interior, power windows, A/C, aftermarket radio with GPS.  137,154 miles.  Dyno tested after the build about 4 years ago.  236hp 230 lb/ft with the A/C on and passed obd inspection. This car is NOT a 100%er, but it's darned good.  Needs someone to take it to the next level for either the track or the street.


Mods:
Built motor with about 35k miles.  Head was in good shape- just re-lapped the valves.
Bored 40 over on lower compression pistons and lighter forged rods (equals about 1880cc)
Flyin' Miata FM2 turbo kit 14-15 psi on a factory ecu with AEM f/ic piggyback

Brand new Continental Extreme Contact Sports on all 4 feet- less than 100 miles of usage

Turbo rebuilt at 108K- including new manifold, down pipe, and mid pipe
Included separately-  MegaSquirt MS2 tuned to about 250hp. (Had trouble passing emissions)
Full 2.5" FM exhaust including cat

6 speed swap
3.9 FD Torsen LSD 
Supermiata clutch and lightweight flywheel

Advanced Autosports Spec Clutch Hydraulics kit
Coil on plug conversion (not installed)
Mishimoto slim cooling fans.
Complete brand new 2004 Sport package brakes with steel braided lines and Brembo pads.
Mazdaspeed headlights, bumper, and hood
2001 side skirts and rear spoiler
Ohlins dual flow valve coilovers

TR Motorsport C1 15x7 wheels
Hard Dog hardcore double diagonal rollbar (SCCA approved)
Trailer hitch (for all your heavy hauling!)

Cons (Everything is minor):

- Occassionally starts slow when hot

- Several small dings and scratches

- 2 or 3 small rust spots

- Clear coat has some water spots in it- particularly on the rear fender/ deck

- Slow drain on battery- if it sits for a few weeks.  (Probably the aftermarket stereo)

- The underbody is clean, but the A-arms are rusted.  Including a complete front and rear subframe hub-to-hub

- For some reason, several of the heart shields are rusted (am I nit-picking?). Nearly new ones are included

 

I have no idea what a car like this is worth.   I've got $12,500 in it.  Asking $10,500.  Make me an offer- gotta go.

Car is located in Lexington SC.

EDIT: Price drop to $9500 obo.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 3:03 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
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7/3/20 3:03 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 3:03 p.m.

(Saved for more pics later)

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/3/20 3:51 p.m.

crying GLWS

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 3:56 p.m.

In reply to Hasbro (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks, man!  I'd love to see it in your garage!

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/3/20 3:58 p.m.

So would I! Still waiting for my tax returns so I can pick up a car I'm obligated to. You'd have to hang on to yours for another year, lol.

Dave M (Forum Supporter)
Dave M (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/3/20 4:06 p.m.

Oh man, that's an awesome car. Thankfully for my bank account I'm too tall for a NB! GLWTS

dherr (Forum Supporter)
dherr (Forum Supporter) Dork
7/3/20 5:09 p.m.

Another nice one, someone will jump on this!

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/3/20 6:26 p.m.

I really, really shouldn't but am probably going to send you a PM later.

Do you know if it had a foamectomy? How well does it work for a taller driver?

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 6:40 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) :

It has not had a foamectomy.  That would have made the seat lower, and it's already embarrassing for me if anyone sees me getting in or out of it! cheeky  Seriously... I have bad knees.  Making the seat lower would not work for me.  That's the main reason I am getting rid of it.

 

I'm 6'.  A little tall in the torso.  It would be better with a foamectomy or the sun visor removed.  So, yes it can be fine for a taller guy, but it would be better if he was a little younger than me.  

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/3/20 8:19 p.m.

Well, given that I am slightly younger than you (by a handful of years ) and common sense was never my strong suit, you should have a PM.

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/3/20 9:01 p.m.

Tim, you do realize how hot it is is over here right now, don't you? If you came to see it you would get all hot and sweaty and smelly while checking out this NB. Possibly even have heat stroke! Paul could put it away until cooler weather and then a cooler less impulsive mind might make you think more clearly. Just a suggestion.angel

 

p.s. I'm 6'2" and found the hardtop pretty roomy without a foamectomy.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 9:17 p.m.

In reply to Hasbro (Forum Supporter) :

You had first shot long before anyone else... now you want to hold Tim off?? cheekywink

The hardtop is plenty roomy.  My issue is the sight line with the sun visor.  I have to duck ever so slightly.  It's an easy fix- remove the visor.

Ride height is harder for me.  It's the getting in and out.  Once I am in- no problem.  I was driving it today and had a blast.  

My other compelling reason for selling is that I have a 16 year old daughter that is itching to drive a stick shift.  I won't let her drive this.  She'll be driving my MINI.  And I don't have room for both of them.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/3/20 9:26 p.m.

Interior pics added above.

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/3/20 10:03 p.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Hasbro (Forum Supporter) :

You had first shot long before anyone else... now you want to hold Tim off?? cheekywink

I would be very happy to see it stay in the GRM family. 

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/12/20 6:32 p.m.

Bump. Someone will be very happy with this.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/13/20 11:58 a.m.

In reply to Hasbro (Forum Supporter) :

Yep!  And until they come along, I'm pretty happy continuing to drive it!

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/19/20 1:32 p.m.

I'm bumping this. 
 

I've got to get rid of 5 cars. This is one of them. 
 

Make me an offer. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
7/19/20 2:04 p.m.

Damn you are like me! I got rid of 5 last month, 2 this month!! We are clearing house.

 

(I sent you a text Paul)

 

Good luck with the sale. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
7/20/20 3:30 p.m.

Would you consider selling the MS2 separately to a fellow NB owner?  Maybe if the car buyer doesnt want it?

PAALEEEEZ?

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/20/20 5:08 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

I would consider it. 
 

But right now, I need to free a parking spot in my garage... and the MS2 isn't taking any space!

If it helps sell the car, then...

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/20/20 5:11 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Wanna buy the MS2 for $10K?  I'll throw in a free Miata! cheeky

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
7/20/20 5:15 p.m.

I'd love to!  But since I dont have a job or money right now I will have to talk one of my friends into buying it and hope things look up before they are ready to pass it on

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Reader
7/20/20 5:43 p.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm bumping this. 
 

I've got to get rid of 5 cars. This is one of them. 
 

Make me an offer. 

Are you getting rid of the Europa, or what's left of it? 

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