Cars for sale
The cars listed on this page are usually ones that we know. If you call, we can usually provide details on them as we've known them for some time. In some cases, we built them ourselves! If you are selling a modified Miata and are interested in being listed here, please contact us. There is a $50 fee for a listing. - Flyin' Miata
2004 Mazdaspeed Miata MX-5 Convertible Roadster (#1481 of 3000 built). 39k miles. This is Mazda's factory high performance, 6 speed manual intercooled turbo roadster specially built in limited numbers on the perfectly balanced MX-5 platform. All available options with top of the line factory Grand Touring Package that includes leather interior and upgraded convertible top. Non-smoking adult owner with no kids or pets. Driven only on dry sunny days. Street/show car only, no racing at all. Hand washed and waxed. Garage kept. Documented maintenance. Show car condition inside and out.
Completely stock interior and exterior appearance. The engine was professionally tuned by trained engineer and top Mazda tuner Ken Hill who worked at Flyin Miata, and now owns Oracle Tuning in Pennsylvania. Ken added the full Flyin Miata intake and exhaust, relief valve, signal modifier, and adjustable boost controller, all tuned to perfection in his shop. This tune maintains the car's stock appearance and legendary reliability but adds significant power and smoothness through better breathing, faster turbo spool up and more boost, plus a much sportier exhaust sound. On a 2500lb car, the performance gain is amazing.
We could say this is a Flyin Miata Little Enchilada Package added to the factory intercooled turbo car, minus the bigger intercooler. The explanation is that the bigger intercooler does not make any more power itself. It only helps maintain existing power under repeated hard use (racetrack/dragstrip). We don't use the car in that manner, so it's not a concern for us. This car does have the factory intercooler, and stays perfectly cool for normal street driving. Ken set the manual boost controller to safely allow a few pounds more boost than stock, which does give a nice increase in power and torque.
We maintain our vehicles as show cars, on a no expenses spared basis. Mobil 1 synthetic. High quality filters. Red Line for the transmission and differential, etc.
Clean CarFax back to day 1.
Includes both original keys, wheel locks, owners manual, and factory tonneau cover. We also have the original dealer purchase documents like dealer key tags, registration, and even the salesperson's business card, if interested.
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We are located in Bloomfield Hills, MI (SE Michigan suburb), and are an easy 25 minute cab/car ride from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). We have no traffic problems here, and are within a few miles of the freeway system. It's a great time of year to fly in and drive this car back to anywhere in the midwest, or beyond. The train from Chicago also runs within a few miles of our house.
After modifying, preparing and building assorted Mazdas for other people for nearly 30 years, and Miatas basically since they first came out, I decided to finally build one for myself, and incorporate all that I’d learned to make a fun and reliable car that would be enjoyable to drive on the street, but that could also be fast on the track….and tailored exactly to what I personally feel the Miata driving experience is all about. So while it’s not a turbo or supercharged rocket ship, it’s definitely fun, fast, and extremely sweet in all aspects. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m borderline obsessive with finding that perfect balance, and with this 1991 model named Rakuza (all my cars get names – feel free to ask the origin of this one) I feel that I’ve truly found it. Besides figuring prominently (right in front) of the Miatas At MRLS group photos, Rakuza is also mentioned (also with photos) in one of Keith Tanner’s books. Needless to say I’m looking for a good home, someone who will truly appreciate this car.
- 1.6L engine lovingly built by Jeremy Rine at P R Motorsports with 1mm overbore pistons and polished rods. The head was re-worked (ported and polished, with further head work magic by Rebello Racing, including some valve work) to optimize flow, as well as Euro cams.
- Racing Beat stainless header
- FM high flow cat (with their replaceable pipe for track-only driving)
- Racing beat cat- back exhaust
- Jackson Racing cold air induction
- Racing Beat 1.8L aluminum flywheel, with Stage I clutch
- Aluminum under-drive alternator and water pump pulleys
- Powder-coated valve cover
- Mobil 1 engine oil
- Ohlins Road and Track dampers and spring package
- Corner-weighting and custom alignment done by Brandon at Roger Kraus Racing
- FM frame braces to add stiffening
- Wheels -- SSR Competition (silver) with Bridgestone RE750 205/50-15 for the street and another set of the SSR's (anthracite) with Toyo RA-1's in the same size for the track.
- Racing Beat swaybars front and rear (hollow front)
- Racing Beat front swaybar brace
- Beatrush front upper strut tower brace
Rather than going with some of the big brake conversions, I opted to go a different stay with original equipment components -- both to keep the budget in line and to stay as faithful as possible to the original car. We adapted 2001 to 2005 sport (same as Mazdaspeed Turbo Miata) brakes to the car, with surprisingly good results. Stopping power and (most noticeably) pedal feel and responsiveness far exceeded our expectations. Oddly enough this is the aspect of the car most commented upon after people go for a test drive. I use stock OE Mazda pads for the street, and Hawk Blue for the track.
- ATE Blue brake fluid.
Transmission and Diff
The trans is the original 5 speed that came in the car, using Redline MT90
The diff is a 1996 torsen (including complete subframe/bracing for added stiffness using Redline 75/90)
Hard Dog Hard Core single diagonal
Stock, with the exception of a Delrin racing shift knob, and Clearwater speakers in the doors and headrests.
Track day seats: Driver’s seat is a Momo Mille Laggi race seat, passenger seat Momo Start race seat. (Includes Simpson full 5 point racing harnesses for both seats)
Steering wheel: Momo
Soft top has been replaced with a premium Robbins top
Complete re-paint performed by FZ Restoration
The car will be available for pickup after the conclusion of this Miatas at Mazda Raceway event (April 27-28). I will include doing a full post-track inspection of the car, plus service with fresh engine oil (Mobil 1), trans and diff oils (Redline).
Asking $15,000 for the whole package.
Car is in California, Rick is in NZ