Car Catcher: 525-Horsepower V8 Miata on Bring a Trailer

Jordan
By Jordan Rimpela
Aug 22, 2019 | Miata, MX-5, flyin miata, Bring a Trailer, Car Catcher

For sale: Flyin’ Miata’s very own V8-powered ND. This Miata isn't powered by just any run-of-the-mill V8, though, it's a 525-horsepower, Lingenfelter-built LS3

It's currently listed on Bring a Trailer with a bid of $45,259 with six days to go at the time of this writing. And just look at (and listen to) this thing.

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Comments
300zxfreak
300zxfreak New Reader
8/22/19 3:50 p.m.

One has to wonder why current owner is parting with it after so few miles.......

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/22/19 4:18 p.m.

FYI, this is not FM’s own car. It’s a customer car. We’re taking care of the listing because he asked for help selling, and we take care of our V8 customers.  

The customer is moving on for various reasons of his own. Nothing wrong with the car. Take advantage. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/22/19 4:20 p.m.

So, guesses as to the hammer price? Impressed with the bidding so far. 

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
8/22/19 5:57 p.m.

Just stunning. Are those exhaust cutouts between the muffler pipe routing?

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/22/19 6:13 p.m.

The only v8 miata I'd pay for if I could. Is an FM ND 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/22/19 7:59 p.m.
Hasbro said:

Just stunning. Are those exhaust cutouts between the muffler pipe routing?

They sure are. It allows you to use sheer sonic energy to propel the car. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/22/19 8:00 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

So, guesses as to the hammer price? Impressed with the bidding so far. 

Look at it this way, it’s still cheaper than a Global Cup car!

I'm hoping for a hammer price that starts with 7. 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Dork
8/22/19 8:23 p.m.

So basically to have a legal install in TX you need a '16 Z28 LS engine complete (accessories fit?), and a 98-02 F body spec T-56?  The TR-6060 does not fit?  Curious as this could be my ultimate car project.... costs appear on par with building a full Cobra kit, but this seems way more refined.

 

 

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/22/19 9:23 p.m.

I passed TX emissions with Betty with no issues. Honestly they never even asked about the engine age. All they cared about was the no codes and the gas cap test. Other than that, even at the sticker stop I never had an issue. 

 

Kieth, this was the one you were building when I picked up Betty right? I remember the Lingenfelter engine part and the car being white so I'm figuring it was the same one. 

 

Maybe I should have put Betty on BAT.....Oh well. :)

HundredDollarCar
HundredDollarCar New Reader
8/22/19 9:23 p.m.

Pretty appropriate photographed in front of a Bell 407 in PHI livery.  A hot rod in its own right.

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