Thursday, December 31, 2015

Repeat Offender: 1990 Mazda MX-5 Z3 Clone

Let's prepare for the new year by rehashing a few cars that were on the pages earlier this year, but are still (surprisingly) for sale. The attitude of "it's my car, and I can do what I want" is commendable and perfectly acceptable when you are building your next/current ride.  Seriously, you'll never hear me second guessing someone's choice of powertrain when they are building a 13B rotary powered Cadillac DeVille, but you might hear something when you try to sell the car to the next guy...particularly if you ask 500CID V8 in an RX-5 money for your wrong-way swap.  Speaking of "the wrong way", check out this 1990 Mazda Miata MX-Z3 offered for $20,000 in Commack, NY via hemmings.  Tip from Russ.


If you missed it the first time...this identity crisis Miata was offered over a year ago (Dec 2014) for the same $20k asking price in the same location with the same photos...and same crazy BMW Z3 looks, same carburetor fed GM 3.1 liter V6 mated to a 5-speed manual...


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9 comments:

  1. It seems as though every crucial build decision occurred while the owner was severely intoxicated. A car built on drunk talk.

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  2. Has more mismatched parts than Caitlyn.

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  3. On about the date of build-commencement, Bill's brother-in-law introduced methamphetamine to Long Island. The car took a week, but still baffles them why.

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  4. Guessing at the time the dude commenced this build he could have had a decent M Roadster for the price of what he spent building a Miata that's as fast as a base Z3.

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    1. So many cars, so little timeDecember 31, 2015 at 10:54 AM

      Assume in this case that the journey was what was important to the seller/builder. Nothing wrong with choosing your own path even if it's very lonely. The flaw is thinking that he can command anywhere near $20k for this misbegotten build, which will indeed buy a decent M Roady -- even an S54 -- or any manner of turbo/supercharged or monster V8 infused Miatae.

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  5. I see a lot of these Z3 Miata kits. What I want to know is why they don't just buy a z3 to begin with? Surely the cost of a Miata plus a body kit is about the same money as a z3.

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  6. I really don't like it when people with "good intentions" or not paste a different car's emblem on the hood or anywhere else, such as the BMW on this one or the Ferrari on the Ausi car. I think it constitutes identity theft, misrepresentation and lies. Unless you have the factory approval such as AMG (mercedes), Shelby (Ford), etc It is NOT right!

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  7. Are you sure this is not a very slick photoshop?

    Aside from drugs being involved suggestion, I dunno. Tonight I will enter the New Year grateful that my mind is still intact enough to not do this.

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  8. But you could buy a real Z3 for only... Oh wait, it's all about avoiding the costly BMW maintenance. I get it now... I think..

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