Own a podium-finishing $2000 Challenge Mazda Miata

By Colin Wood
Aug 3, 2023 | $2000 Challenge, Mazda, Miata, Mazda Miata, Mumpkin

If some of the most desirable cars you can buy are race cars with period podium finishes, how much is a Mazda Miata that placed third overall at the 2015 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge worth?

[$2015 Challenge: Celebrating the Country’s Top Low-Buck Builders]

The “Mumpkin,” as it’s better known, features a number of upgrades that include a turbocharger, five-point harness, “stage 2” clutch and a suspension setup comprising of Koni components up front and an “adjustable sport bike suspension” in the rear.

Currently finished in the 787B-inspired livery it wore at the 2015 event, the Miata is noted to come with a Georgia title but is not currently road legal.

Check out the listing on Facebook Marketplace for yourself here.

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dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/3/23 1:42 p.m.

$15,500?? Damn!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/3/23 2:01 p.m.

Wow. I mean that was a clean car but...

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/23 2:06 p.m.
MrJoshua UltimaDork
8/3/23 3:29 p.m.
dyintorace said:

$15,500?? Damn!

It's a nice collection of Miata goodies and a BUNCH of time and effort, but yeah-thats a lot of money. surprise

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
8/3/23 3:47 p.m.

That's MY car!!

$15K is obscene. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
8/3/23 3:52 p.m.

That's kinda disappointing. 

I sold it for less than Challenge money with the understanding that the new buyer was gonna try and bring it back to the Challenge. 

I don't see any changes whatsoever in those pics from when I sold it. It looks like it is completely unchanged, with a price tag that is 10X what I sold it for. 


John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/3/23 4:02 p.m.

In reply to SV reX :

Is this seller the guy who bought it from you?  

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
8/3/23 4:35 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

No way for me to know. He's in the right location. 

I can tell you that a few of those pics are mine. 

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
8/3/23 4:37 p.m.

I've been hoping this car would resurface, but not like this. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
8/3/23 4:45 p.m.

He says it has a Georgia title--are you sure you don't still own it? Sort of weird if he never transferred it after all these years. 

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