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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/8/22 6:50 p.m.

Definitely associated.

FM is selling one of our long-time development cars. We picked this thing up new in 1995 and have been using it to develop parts - and daily drive - ever since. Well, it's time to make room in the fleet for some new R&D toys and we have lots of NAs, so it's moving on.

Live on Bring a Trailer now. 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-mazda-mx-5-miata-m-edition/

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/8/22 7:15 p.m.

Will be interesting to see where this one ends. I'm guessing between $12k - $15k.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
1/8/22 7:27 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Wow. I hope you're wrong, because I'd be buying it at that price!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/8/22 7:28 p.m.

I'm hoping you're guessing low. That engine alone would cost $15k to build, never mind the turbo bolted to the side of it :) I know you never get your money back on mods but between the provenance of this car, the condition of the body and interior and the performance I expect it will go higher. Note that every Miata that has sold for more than $40k on BaT has been one that we built. I don't think this will be one of those, though.

...and there's a $12k bid already an hour in. Someone wants this car.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/8/22 7:28 p.m.
SV reX said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Wow. I hope you're wrong, because I'd be buying it at that price!

If you don't bid, you won't win :D

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
1/8/22 8:32 p.m.

I was thinking $22k but that's probably low.   Possibly as high as $30k

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
1/8/22 8:34 p.m.

Well, it appears the average price of a used car is now $30K. I'd hope this could hit (or beat) that.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
1/8/22 8:43 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:
SV reX said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Wow. I hope you're wrong, because I'd be buying it at that price!

If you don't bid, you won't win :D

If I bid and win, you won't like it! :D

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/8/22 9:23 p.m.

In reply to SV reX :

Try me!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
1/8/22 9:29 p.m.

Who wants one?  I do................oh wait, I have 7 more semesters of college to pay for.

Who is going to wait until 2025?  Me!

calteg
calteg Dork
1/9/22 9:58 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

Will be interesting to see where this one ends. I'm guessing between $12k - $15k.

Well it's currently at $15,000 with almost a week left...I'm gonna guess $35,000

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/9/22 12:33 p.m.

The bids definitely escalated more quickly than I expected! I'm okay with that. It's a good car and impossible to duplicate - the stroker kits are no longer available along with some of the supporting modifications. Being a one-owner car, we also know it doesn't have any secrets in its history. 

We've actually been planning to sell it for a while. But, us being who we are, we had to make sure it was in top shape first so it had to wait for a few small things to be addressed. Travis even convinced us to give it a $500 detailing job.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
1/9/22 6:42 p.m.

I would have made the $15K offer, but I knew it was worth significantly more than that.

It should be $25K plus

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/9/22 6:50 p.m.

It will be interesting to see where it ends up. I hadn't actually driven it for a couple of years before I did the video for the listing, so I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. You know how it is when you spend a long time with a car, you start seeing only the problems and the dust.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UltraDork
1/9/22 7:25 p.m.

That's a fricken cool Miata.

$25k sounds low.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
1/9/22 7:33 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

You may be right, but that's why I didn't bid. I can't afford that car. 

Type Q
Type Q SuperDork
1/12/22 9:29 a.m.

If I knew I could get it registered in California, I might put in a bid.

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/12/22 9:35 a.m.

Its a pretty complete package outside of the engine bay too. 

iansane
iansane HalfDork
1/12/22 10:59 a.m.

I'm guessing 30k+. Good luck! 

Keith Tanner said:

Well, it's time to make room in the fleet for some new R&D toys

Like tesla swaping an NB? 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/12/22 11:07 a.m.

It's unlikely we'd use an NB for that project instead of an ND :)

iansane
iansane HalfDork
1/12/22 11:14 a.m.

I'm going to take that as confirmation that the idea has been spitballed around FM. Noice.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/15/22 11:43 a.m.

More than that, I've posted some of the math in this forum :) I think we could do a 200 mile range ND with a few hundred hp that weighs roughly 2800 lbs. 

Six hours left on this one, folks. We're at $23,333. Who wants to guess where it ends up? I think Price Is Right rules apply to any estimates - if you go over, you lose.

If I was being a smartass, I'd tell you to enter your guesses into the BaT bid box. Good thing I'm not a smartass.

bgkast
bgkast PowerDork
1/15/22 11:55 a.m.

$24,750 Bob

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/15/22 12:02 p.m.

34,900

JoeTR6
JoeTR6 Dork
1/15/22 2:00 p.m.

I'll put in $32k, but hope it goes for more.

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