If flying by ultra-capable, ultra-expensive supercars on track in unassuming machines is your thing, this Miata might be the perfect car for you. Though it looks fairly stock on the outside, it's been totally transformed underneath, with a GM LS3 V-8, a host of suspension upgrades, and a full roll cage. It's . You should buy it.
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According to the seller, this car started out as an unmodified low-mileage Southern car before being built into the vehicle you see today. Gone is the factory inline-four, replaced by a 430-horsepower LS3 crate motor that sends power to the rear wheels via a T-56 six-speed manual and a Getrag limited-slip differential from a CTS-V. There are custom headers, heat shields, and an all-new cooling system. Everything underneath, including the subframes, hubs, control arms, and half-shafts, has been beefed up to handle the extra power. An adjustable suspension is paired with a Stoptech big brake kit, covered by aftermarket wheels wrapped in Toyo RR tires.
The interior has been totally stripped out save for the dashboard. There's an aftermarket steering wheel, a singular aluminum fixed bucket seat, and a set of aftermarket gauges that, strangely, is missing a speedometer. There's also a white-painted roll cage the seller claims is SCCA and NASA legal.
The car is with a Buy It Now price of $55,900. That's a whole lot of money for a Miata of any generation, much less an NB. But considering it would cost you about the same price (without a donor car) for Flyin' Miata to build you a similarly-specced V-8 NB, we'd say this is a pretty reasonable number.