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 Post subject: Speedster Miata!
PostPosted: January 21, 2018, 12:25 am 
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Not very Locost but VERY Non-Traditional.
$pendy but appears well done.
At $30K posted more for inspiration than a suggestion that anyone buy.
No relation to seller, just an interesting find from a Miata forum.

https://www.speedsterowners.com/topic/ok-everyone-here-it-is-356-speedster-on-a-miata?reply=571862920805751352#571862920805751352

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 Post subject: Re: Speedster Miata!
PostPosted: January 21, 2018, 12:44 pm 
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For me the bubble flares ruin the look.

I would have made it a real wide body not just stick some flares on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Speedster Miata!
PostPosted: January 21, 2018, 3:01 pm 
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He's using the molds he bought.
To me the early Porsche's look like an inverted bath-tub on wheels.
But it seems he has successfully converted an air cooled bug design to Miata so technically interesting.
Lots of other ex-Bug kits might also be suitable for a similar conversion.

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PostPosted: January 21, 2018, 4:29 pm 
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As much as I love the speedster and other Porsches I think this front engine thing looks as silly as the bugeye kit on a FWD mini that was discussed this week. However, the love of cars is very much in the eyes of the beholder. The builder must be a proud man and perhaps what he has built would out perform the original German bath tub

Here is what I could have done with my corvair donor
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 Post subject: Re: Speedster Miata!
PostPosted: January 21, 2018, 5:52 pm 
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I'd much rather drive that than the real Porsche.

My first time on the track was in one of those and it was the most glorified VW you'll ever drive. I was put in that instead of the XK120 because it wasn't fast enough for me to hurt myself. I was 17 at the time.

At least with the Miata underpinnings it would be fun to drive.

BTW I did finally get to drive the Jag once I'd proven I wasn't going to kill my self and it was worlds better and faster.

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