Friday, October 21, 2016

Sport Fishin': 2015 Bauer Catfish

I guess one could make the case that the NA and NB series Miata has become the Beetle replacement when it comes to platforms for kit cars.  Not being a pre-world war two wagen fur der Deutsche volk with the engine in the wrong place gives it the advantage of sireing kit cars that you might actually want to own.   Find this 2015 Bauer Catfish for sale in Monroe, WA for $20,000 via craigslist.

The Baur Catfish is a drivetrain from a first or second generation (NA or NB) Miata stuffed into a spaceframe clothed in a fiberglass body.  It loses about 650 lbs from its Miata donor, so figure about 1,500 lbs.  You can also bolt most performance Miata goodies from suppliers like Flyin' Miata and Goodwin Racing.  This Catfish is powered by a supercharged, intercooled 1.8 said to be good for 250hp.  The seller says "you can spin the tires with just a blip of the throttle".

Inside the sea of RED you will find Sparco Sprint seats and 4 points.  The engine is also controled by a SDS control unit with a stand alone interface on the tran tunnel.  This way your laptop won't rocket into space out on the track.

The seller also says "Drives amazingly, at least when its not raining due to the lack of roof"  I'm also guessing it lacks the robot homing pidgeon too.

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Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent.  He prefers Pacific Salmon to pretty much any other fish.


  1. Looks like this is being sold to fund the completion of what appears to be a Baja Mustang in the other garage bay?

  2. That is one hell of a deal for this setup. How in the hell have the seats and center tunnel remained so clean when you need to stomp all over them to get in and out of this door-less little racecar? Amazing, it has to be a lot of fun to drive!

  3. I have never seen on of these, looks like insane fun.
    The white and red was throwing me off a little so I looked up other options.
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    1. Looks nice in a single color as well.

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  5. So does Speed racer follow the Zoom Zoom code of conduct ? lol


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