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Old 05-19-2019, 07:20 PM
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It runs! It drives! It's for sale!

Featured in several threads on this very site over the years, this car has surely been used as an object lesson by a generation. Now it can be yours for a measly $7,500 (was $8,500), or maybe some pretty rocks and shells.

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  • Good: Chipped turbo S, <20k on Tom Stewart rebuild, F 400 lb + double-adjustable konis + camber plates, R 31mm hollow t-bars + koni, F&R 968 M030 bars, 16x8 phone dials, Autopower cage, cat delete.
  • Bad: Rust-through in battery box. LH rear quarter bunged. Tach, odometer, fuel gauge not working. Probably due for a timing belt.
  • Ugly: Driver's door and front fender. Dash cracked. Old RA1s.

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I bought the 1988 turbo S in 2001 as a tool to learn how to actually drive, having just totaled a really nice 993. With an Automotion chipset and the turbo S goodness it was quite speedy. As I learned to go faster, the usual upgrades appeared: PF97s, R compounds (RA-1s), Redline bar, camber plates, and double-adjustable Konis, and great fun was had. A reseal turned into an engine rebuild and after pouring more into the motor than the car had cost (that's the 944 story!), it became a mostly-track vehicle. The odometer gear broke at some point during this time, so I don't know the total mileage on the rebuild but it's not more than 20k.

By 2011 I'd gotten beyond the street suspension and upgraded to a 44 cup recipe: 400lb front springs, 31mm hollow torsion bars, 968 M030 sway bars, and a square set of 16x8 phone dials. Maybe I shouldn't have done that, I don't know. The results were ugly but didn't tweak the chassis, just the bodywork. The view from atop the turn 9 tire wall was nice, though.

The car then sat in the barn while we designed a new house, and then waited patiently at the new house while we built.




So now the shop is done, and with space and a lift, it didn't take too much to get the car back in good running order: a replacement KLR box to get spark, new plugs, wires, cap, and rotor, M1 15-50 oil, Mahle filter, ATE brake fluid, and a fresh load of Swepco 201 in the gearbox. It starts easily from cold, runs and drives, but will need an alignment and some going-over before heading back on track. PM me here, email ejd@mac.com, or call/text 540-454-5384


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Still gots.
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Open to offers of cash, wampum, or street Miata.
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Need garage space more than money, how about $7,500.
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