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I sold The Black Car

Yep, I haven’t posted for a while, so I’ve got a bunch of things to tell.

The Black Car has sold.  Since I’ve been working from home, I started to feel that I didn’t need two cars.  I probably won’t be racing again anytime soon, so I’ll probably be converting The White Car back to daily driver status.

I did remove the Lotus Elise seats and stuck a bumper on that had no cracked paint.  The Garage Vary clone spoiler is pretty polarizing; I didn’t care for it, but I left it on anyway.   After a quick polish, the paint came out great.  Here’s some parting shots:

For Sale: 1991 BRG Mazda Miata; project/ repair $1000

Photo Jun 09, 12 27 31 PM

1991 Mazda Miata, $1000
-Special edition; #676 out of 4000
-British Racing Green w/ tan perforated Leather / chrome wheels
-LSD rear, manual 5 speed trans
-KYB AGX adjustable shocks
-Track dog racing heat shield, header, custom exhaust
-Optional chrome ‘daisies’, tires look fantastic (comes with 4 spare centercaps)
-Haartz stay-fast canvas roof with glass window (needs to be sewn back in)
-CA sticker for APR 2016
-1.6L motor is very clean inside (see pics)
-204554 miles, but very well maintained (HUGE pile of receipts inc. oil changes)
-Timing belt done 20k ago (180609mi), according to records

Front end damage:
-I pulled the driver side front fender and the bumper off, to roughly pull the crash damage out to make the car drivable.
-the AC condenser was removed, and the radiator was temporarily installed.
-the car will need a new front rad support/ bumper mount as pictured below. These go for about $150 at the breakers yards; I’ve spoken to Craigslisters who will sell the front clip for $100. The part is the white one in the pictures. It is NOT included.
-the car had a non-airbag steering wheel in it when I got it. I am keeping it and supplying a pretty ratty stock wheel with no airbag in it’s place.

The car is drivable as-is, but you should use this to get it to where ever you are going to repair it and not daily drive it this way. My repair was intended to be temporary!

-The carpet is ripped by the driver’s foot. I have another complete carpet kit you can have
-I have unbent headlight assemblies that are included
-all the bits and chunks that were removed when making the car drivable are included. You are getting the complete car!

If you are going to use this to make a track car/ 24hrs of Lemons/ ChumpCar contender, I may be able to work on the price by taking parts that I can sell off of it.

Please contact me with any questions, or to set up a time to come see/ test drive it. I am available during the day. I prefer to communicate by email.

Come make a reasonable offer and drive it home!

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BRG Miata. Now with 50% less eyesore.

greeny.miata.64I wanted to make the car drivable again, even if it was temporary.

greeny.miata.65The car will need a new rad support/ front clip welded to it; the bumper mounts are bent, and the rad support has been cut and beat into submission.  Now, it sort of looks like a car again, and I can park it in the driveway without attracting too much attention.



I snapped on the full tonneau cover.   It’s been modified to fit the rollbar; kind of cool.  It’s a little weird that there are no provision for headrests; you have to slide the seat forward then recline it way back in order to zip the top up.greeny.miata.60