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Old 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
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And now, for something entirely different...

No affiliation, other than the fact that Darling Wife and I saw this car in 2006 - built by the guy who sold us Gustav. He had a lot full of Princesses and Citroens in various states of "projecting." Great guy, sad to hear of his passing. The four seater Miata is now being put up for sale by his nephew.



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Old 02-03-2015, 08:20 AM
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You need that, Jim!
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:04 AM
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You need that, Jim!
Somehow, another (far, far more "efficient") Vehicle That Grows Mold Inside Since The Outside Won't Stay Outside doesn't seem the most practical addition to the fleet. Half of the current rides fit that bill - and they all (in theory) have roofs!

My complete lack of one of those new-fangled "garage" contraptions means this forever topless Miata would be a swimming pool/skating rink half the year. It deserves better.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:32 AM
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Yipes!

This is what happens when friends don't tell friends when an idea is bad.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:10 AM
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Yipes!

This is what happens when friends don't tell friends when an idea is bad.
Half of the year a swimming pool the other half a skating rink. For 3.5K sounds like a good investment. It would be above ground so that should not have any impact on any property tax assessments.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:41 PM
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No affiliation, other than the fact that Darling Wife and I saw this car in 2006 - built by the guy who sold us Gustav. He had a lot full of Princesses and Citroens in various states of "projecting." Great guy, sad to hear of his passing. The four seater Miata is now being put up for sale by his nephew.



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I'd like to see the Cits, if they fit what I am doing.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:46 PM
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I'd like to see the Cits, if they fit what I am doing.
Cits????
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:22 PM
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The Citroens you mentioned in the original post.
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Dear god, please don't post any Citroen pictures! Those things are hideous.

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Old 02-03-2015, 02:24 PM
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I like them.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:59 PM
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The Citroens you mentioned in the original post.
Ahh - gotcha.

You may have noted (also in the original post) that we were there in 2006.... no clue what (if anything) is left of his stash of Citroens.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:32 PM
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Somehow, another (far, far more "efficient") Vehicle That Grows Mold Inside Since The Outside Won't Stay Outside doesn't seem the most practical addition to the fleet. Half of the current rides fit that bill - and they all (in theory) have roofs!

My complete lack of one of those new-fangled "garage" contraptions means this forever topless Miata would be a swimming pool/skating rink half the year. It deserves better.
So it's perfect then!?!?
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:38 PM
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$3,500 seems kind of steep for a 22 YO fixer-upper, even a one-of-a-kind fixer-upper. I can appreciate the idea and the effort that went into it (after all, two totaled cars aren't doing much good otherwise), but it kind of ruins the concept of the Miata, doesn't it?
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:13 PM
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Looks to me like an ideal removable fiberglass hardtop candidate
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:17 PM
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Best looking thing in that pic is your wife Jim.

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