You Need This: Street-Legal Miata Kart

By Ed Higginbotham
Jan 24, 2018 | Mazda

Do you dream of owning your own chopped-up, body-free Miata? This 1993 Mazda Miata has shed all needless metal and is advertised for $1200. The seller says it runs and drives fine. Forum member captdownshift had a solid suggestion: “Add Paco suspension and budget boost for some epic fun.”

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chrispy HalfDork
1/24/18 11:57 a.m.

It's local enough to me that it showed up on the FB Marketplace last night for $1080!  Located in Inman, SC.

edizzle89 Dork
1/24/18 12:52 p.m.

how flexy is a miata chassis without the doors? seems like it would be a good idea to throw some tube were the doors use to be. also a front tower strut bar seems like it wouldn't hurt


i dig it

fidelity101 UltraDork
1/24/18 3:08 p.m.

prime sloppy 13b hand me down swp it is soo tempting.

Driven5 SuperDork
1/24/18 6:02 p.m.

I don't get the fascination...My only interest in that would be putting it out of it's misery and using it as a single-vehicle Locost donor.

MotorsportsGordon Reader
1/24/18 6:19 p.m.

Neat but no kart buggy miata yes though.

jdoc90 New Reader
1/24/18 7:40 p.m.

It is a locost !!!! lol Bare bones fun , cheap, good thrift ,What more would you want ? Some truck bed liner spray , and the right altitude and wheels ...... 

te72 New Reader
1/24/18 8:07 p.m.

Looks like it could use a healthy dose of POR15, but apart from that, I'm sure it'd be fun.


At a minimum, I would add some NASCAR style door bars, both for rigidity and you know, not being tossed out the side. =P

dculberson UltimaDork
1/24/18 8:38 p.m.

Looks like a $1500 Miata that someone sold $1800 worth of parts from and is now trying to unload what's left. ;-)

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/25/18 10:22 a.m.

"street legal" could depend a lot on where you live.  Sure, it could be titled easily enough, but I am 99.9% certain no inspection shop in PA would put stickers on that.

trucke SuperDork
1/25/18 11:02 a.m.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/25/18 11:44 a.m.

The car in the ad looks fun, but it also looks really structurally handicapped. A few well-placed bits of tube would go a long way.

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