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Red 1990 V8 Miata. Asking $27,500

48,000 original miles (not km), appraised last year and insured for $45,000.

The Details:
347 stroker engine built by Precise Engine Builders in Calgary
Balanced and blueprinted, solid roller custom camshaft
10.5:1 compression – runs well on 91 octane gas
All forged engine internals
Megasquirt iiix engine management, including EGT measurement system
EFI intake = Edelbrock RPM performer carb style
Weber 1000cfm throttle body
V8 Roadsters tubular front subframe
T5 WC transmission, Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, Ford Cobra clutch
Ford 7.5 LSD 3.27 diff
Ground Control coil-overs and Koni race shocks
Moss low profile kit with Bosch headlamps
Boss frog Frog Arms
Momo steering wheel
Custom cloth seat covers with V8 logo
Flyin’ Miata frame rails
Polyurethane suspension bushings with grease nipples
Jackson Racing front bumper
Custom rear spoiler
Custom stereo with subs in rear deck and amp in trunk
Gauges all work
Chromed Duece rollbar
Goodwin Big Brake kit and stainless steel brake lines
16 x 8” 6UL rims
Somewhat worn 225/50-16” tires ;-)
Interior fully heat wrapped and dynamatted
Top and paint original and in good condition

I have taken this car on three 3000+ mile muti-week road trips. So it is about as reliable as any custom conversion is going to be

The interesting:
This is the first home built V8 Miata, as proven by articles and a write up in Norman Garrett’s book.
Car originally converted by Les Marsh of MidTennMiata
Car has been significantly modified since the write up.
Have magazine, newspaper and book to go with car.
Car was driven and signed (inside of trunk lid) by one of the creators of the Miata, Takao Kijimi
Written up as the October 2008 Miata of the Month here at

Cruise control kit in a box, not installed
Turn signal intakes, not installed
Extra solid roller cam with more radical profile
Front sway bar – not installed
Extra amp sometimes used for subwoofers (I didn’t need the extra “thump”)

The bad:
No A/C or ABS, no CATS. Will not pass emissions in most states (I don't have that problem locally).

No joyrides. Serious inquires only. References upon request from other V8 owners in Calgary.

Life style changes are encouraging the sale. Looking at E46 M3 BMW convertibles…

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May 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterVic Harder