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    Default Spec Miata for sale

    No, not mine. I'm helping a buddy out with this one. Rich Mathias' Spec Miata is for sale:

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...291176968.html

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    There should be a log of the questions he gets selling it on Craig's List. The list of question will undoubtebly be humorous. Please keep a list and write a NASA story or post here about it.

    I can't probably come up with the truly funniest ones, but I bet he will get some like this:
    • How fast does it go?
    • How loud is it?
    • What do I need to do to make it street legal?
    • Have you raced it in NASCAR?
    • How many cylinders, does it have a V8?
    • Will it help me pick-up guys?
    • Have you been over 200 MPH?
    • Have you ever spun out?
    • How much money do you make racing?
    • Can I beat my uncle who has a Porsche?
    • Can it beat a cop car?
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    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    I'll take these. In order:

    - Limited to 155. European standards, you know.
    - Have your ears ever bled?
    - A note from your psychologist.
    - All the time. Those guys are pussies.
    - It has a V-ish shape to it and eight cylinders in the cylinder head.
    - It's better for picking up hairdressers.
    - Yes, but I was on a Southwest flight.
    - No, never, ever spun. Ever.
    - If I told you, it would make your head spin. Not that I have ever spun.
    - Yes, in addition to not being able to drive fast, your uncle has other, ahem, problems.
    - No. Pull over, get your license, registration and insurance out, put the dome light on and keep your hands on the wheel, visible.

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    Didn't this car get inverted at Buttonwillow earlier this year?

    If I'm right, I know that the owner and markn put a lot of time into repairing it. Not trying to stir up mud. Just hoping the driver isn't spooked. Hope he gets back on the horse soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agershon View Post
    Didn't this car get inverted at Buttonwillow earlier this year?

    If I'm right, I know that the owner and markn put a lot of time into repairing it. Not trying to stir up mud. Just hoping the driver isn't spooked. Hope he gets back on the horse soon!
    I think that's right, but the roll looked pretty gentle.

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    That's the car. I haven't heard from Rich directly, but I think I read online that he's looking at Formula Fords.

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    Not spooked at all. He is looking for a FF or open wheel of some sort.

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    Here's another Spec Miata that just came up for sale in SoCal.

    Mazda Miata (Race ready Spec Miata)

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    Ian Thomas' car. Good guy.

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