Thursday, September 21, 2017

Turbo'd V8: 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The original Mazda MX-5 is known around the globe as a great car for the discerning sportsman who wants a car that handles well and needs a good driver to ring the maximum out of the small engine.  It is the opposite of the ham-fisted V8 muscle car crowd and is the spiritual revival of the small British roadster...expect that today's example is a Cobra in disguise.  Find this 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata here on eBay offered for $24,999 buy-it-now or make-offer located in San Luis Obispo, CA.

I won't pretend to sit here with a straight face and tell you this car is worth anything near the Dragon capsule high asking price, but I will tell you that somebody dropped a serious roll of coin to build this thing.  That doesn't mean the builder should make a profit, or even get half his money back...but this car is worth something to the right bidder.

From the seller:
I'm selling my built monster miata made 420 rwhp 450 rwtq on 6psi. It can be turned up if you want more power it has alot of work done to it:
Afr 165 heads arp studs 
B303 cam
Pp intake manifold 
60lbs fuel injectors
75mm throttle body 
76mm ball bearing turbo on3
Turbo werx scavenge pump
Full exhaust 
Blow off value on3
Waste gate on3
Boost controller on3
Built 7.5 irs rear end 
Tubular front k member 
Godspeed 32 way adjustable coil overs
Heavy duty sway bars front and rear
Wilwood big break kit front and rear slotted
New windshield 
Brand new promotions built t5 and clutch 600 rwhp rated
Brand new top 
Brand new roll bar with harness clear veiw and normal seat belt 
New seats heated 
Clear water speakers headrest and doors 
Pioneer radio mp3 and Usb ports
Power windows 
New tires and extra tires to go with it

See a better way to burn dino juice?


  1. 420/450 on the rear wheels?

    This thing needs wheelie bars.

    Maybe even a drag chute...

    -Stan (the *other* Stan...)

  2. Looks like a great build. However, the ask is optimistic. I know; took a real soaking when selling my "upgraded" 911 turbo, but knew that going in. Had fun anyway, but never again.

  3. Nice build but you may get a visit from a representative of SPCRT. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Rear Tires....

  4. If you've just been given 6 months to live, and have 25,000 in the bank...

  5. I'm not sure the extra tires will be enough.

  6. Problem is, you can buy a V-8 converted Miata for around $12K or so, and it will be more reliable and more balanced.


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