Some people just want to watch the Miata burn.
For whatever reason, this NA Mazda MX-5 Miata has had its entire identity changed to that of a BMW Z3. If this is something that you might find tasteful, you'll be glad to know that it is currently up for sale at a competitive $3,900. This excludes the amount you'll pay to travel to Baltimore for the collection.
If you wish to get in touch with the owner to berate him for this modification, he already has a response lined up for you. The seller clarifies in the description that the conversion took place 20 years ago and adds that he doesn't care about your opinion.
For added context, he explains that the original owner of the car opted to apply the kit which was sold as a complete package back in the 90s. In an attempt to turn this into the ultimate driving machine, the car has had a Jackson Racing Supercharger fitted to the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. This has been accentuated by a Borla exhaust system, Momo steering wheel, and Bilstein suspension.
The seller notes that the car is running thanks to some routine maintenance jobs. This includes the fitment of new spark plugs, a fuel pump, cam angle sensor, air filter, radiator and coolant, front brakes sourced from a second-generation model, and pads and rotors for the rear axle.
Despite all this work, it's still not in concourse condition. Once you take delivery, the Z3 Miata will need its interior to be redone together with a rewiring of the headlights. Thankfully, the taillights and interior electronics are all in working order. If you had your eyes on those BBS wheels, we're sorry to let you know that they are not included in the purchase. For these, you'll have to fork out an additional $800. If you don't tick this option box, the seller will let you choose some rollers from his collection, of which there are two sets.
This isn't the first time that the little Miata has been used as the base to create something entirely different. Over in Japan, Mitsuoka revealed a limited run of builds that pay tribute to the C2 Chevrolet Corvette. This has had pretty much every panel replaced with muscular surfaces and chrome trimmings. Over in Spain, Hurtman is getting to work on its Grand Albaycin which has been reshaped to mimic classical British roadsters.
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