After an unsuccessful trip with 200HP4dr to see a terrible E30, I actually came upon an unbelievably clean Miata just down the road from me. I've been looking for a reasonably reliable, somewhat fuel savvy vehicle for a few weeks now and this seems to fit the bill. I just couldn't say no at this price and in this condition. And it's a TCL Darling!
1991 Mazda Miata in Laguna Seca Blue
5 Speed manual
Garaged every winter
ALL maintenance and service records
New clutch and top with glass window
Mild suspension upgrades (cross brace and underbody stuff)
Owned by an old woman and her adult son, who is in the local Miata club, since 1993.
Most attractive to me?
NO RUST-- the rarest feature on a car in North East Ohio.
I paid $3,400 after talking the owner down from $4,000. Rusty, abused examples go for $2500 here.
The Miata with my Audi. The Audi is going to be taken off the road to have some issues addressed. Rear wheel bearing, oil leak, brakes, etc. It'll be nice to have two vehicles when one is in the shop or on jack stands!
PO installed these aftermarket headlights. I like 'em.
The whole thing is getting a detail later tonight, including removal of the TERRIBLE fake wood trim.
The only body damage on the entire car:
And a trunk full of extra parts. Tonneau cover, bra, stock headlights, new pads and rotors...
New top with glass window:
It'll be undergoing a major detail over the next few days and I may have it looked over by my mechanic, just for peace of mind. The wheels are corroded, but I may be able to bring them back. If not, I'll likely respray them white or silver or just pick up a nicer set.
Any Miata advice is appreciated!