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Need counseling on getting a '65, yeah I have a miata...

PostPost by: thatmiataguy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:32 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:There's not much to complain about from those photos! Purists would pick on the carpets and the door vinyl without patterning, those are easily upgraded, but trash those loudspeakers! Otherwise it looks like a good used car.


It is very nice I agree and yes new carpet and loose the speakers. I think it has around 70k miles, was "restored" a while back with few miles after that so I am thinking the engine and other mechanicals are solid.

He's got an offer of $20k USD now but I think he can do way better. Fellow seriously needs to fix up his house so it is worth maximizing the value.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:28 pm

The front springs have something wrong with them as there is not enough clearance between the coils and the spring would coil bind well before the full normal bump travel is reached. The car looks mainly nice and original but has had a restoration at some stage.

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