Sunday, December 14, 2014

20k: BMW Z3 + GM V6 = 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

The first generation (NA) Mazda MX-5 Miata was sold from 1989 through 1999 in various parts of the world.  Its Shunji Tanaka design is clean and simple, evoking classic British roadsters (Lotus Elan!) while bringing contemporary style.  However, in the bearded Spock universe the MX-5 is powered by a GM V6 and looks a lot like a BMW Z3.  Find this evil 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata offered for $20,000 here on hemmingsTip from Gianni.

This evil dimension MX-5 must have been transported to our dimension in some kind of trans-dimensional portal, similar to the equipment used on the TV show known as Pimp My Ride. 

In our dimension, the early NA series MX-5 is powered by a  1.6 liter inline-4 that makes 115 horsepower.  The bearded spock MX-5 is powered by a 3.1 liter GM V6 that has been modified and sounds like a "Cobra" according to the seller. 

From the seller: "The car accelerates strongly from any speed and brakes like a modern performance car. It is sure to impress the neighbors."  Yes, because nothing impresses the neighbors like a car that has been modified to look like a 20 year old BMW and costs 4 times as much.  I'm impressed.

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  1. If Joan Rivers was into cars she would have a field day with this one.

    1. Here is a Joan Rivers quote that could apply if re-written into the automotive world:
      "I said to my husband, 'my boobs have gone, my stomach's gone, say something nice about my legs.' He said, 'Blue goes with everything.'"

  2. So the stripper is a man or a woman?
    I'm not taking any chances.

  3. Hideous ! GM 3.1 why not a 4.3 ?

  4. It says a lot about his neighbors if this car truly impressed them! Only with his one side maximum, tunnel vision, arctic-slit-glasses-wearing, blurry all day from age and fish-eyed with medicine droplet eyesight would my 96 year old neighbor would be amazed at this horrendous creation. The paint job looks nice though.

  5. Wow. I finally found an engine swap that just did nothing for me at all. Why on earth use that crummy GM v6? Why make it look like a BMW that wasn't as good as the Miata to begin with? Who on earth would find this "impressive"? So many unanswered questions.

  6. The sign board say's Shiftys used cars i might use another word shittys !


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