condition: good cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 96000 title status: clean transmission: manual
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary edition
6 speed manual transmission
Torsen limited slip differential
Hard top painted to match
One original key and two spares
Original two tone drivers seat, not depicted but in similar condition to the passenger seat
About what you’d expect for a 20 year old car that has been driven.
Clear coat is in good condition throughout. Bottom front fascia is scraped. Front headlights are a bit cloudy. Driver’s side door has 4” scratch. Original vinyl soft top is worn, with one patched tear behind the driver’s seat and two smaller patches on the top (see photos). Leather steering wheel is worn and blue dye is faded. Center console ash tray is missing. Trunk spare tire cover is damaged and partially missing but mostly gets the job done. Lifelong California car so no rust issues.
If you want a Miata that is fun, reliable, and safe for track use but still streetable, this is your turn key solution.
I bought the car in stock condition and modified it for track day (high performance driver education) and auto cross use. Never raced. Older convertibles such as this require extensive modification to be safe on the track, necessitating many of the parts listed below. On the plus side, the seat and harness make track driving much more enjoyable, and I felt safer knowing I had an SCCA approved roll bar on the street.
I upgraded the suspension to a well respected solution that uses durable Bilstein parts; no need to worry about a costly and inconvenient adjustable coil over suspension rebuild in 20k miles.
The car currently has Hawk HP pads installed, with excellent bite and fade resistance on the track and good drivability on the street.
The list below is parts cost only, figure at least $1,500 more in labor if done at a shop.
Mazda hard top $1,100
Hardtop brackets - $70
Bethania Garage M2 Hard Core Hardtop roll bar (SCCA approved) - $530
Stitched Cover with Custom Formed High Density Padding, Black Vinyl - $100
Bethania Garage Harness Bar - $150
Autopower 6 point racing harness $270 Boss Frog Seat Belt Adapters to improve the positioning and retracting behavior of factory 3 point seatbelt
Kirkey Intermediate Road Race aluminum race seat and seat cover, 15” width - $450
IO Port seat back brace -$130
Fat Cat Motorsports Elite suspension ($2,100)
350-8" front, 325-8" rear spring with 36mm red (soft) bump stop front and rear
Racing Beat 1.125” tubular front sway bar
5X Racing adjustable 14mm rear sway bar
Pioneer MXT-366BT head unit with Bluetooth speakerphone and USB (no CD)
Alpine KTP-445U Power Pack https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP445U/Alpine-KTP-445U-Power-Pack.html
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