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Old 10-13-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Anyone watching the 91 Sunburst thread?

I know a bunch of people here wouldn't get too wound up about a stock yellow car selling, but anyone watch this thread?

I found it very interesting. The only Sunburst built in 1991 just sold to Tom over at M.net. It has full documentation and 77,000 miles. Other than that, it is completely stock.

He paid 20K for it.

I know that most of the MT'ers wouldn't give a crap about a car like this, but I do think that he got a bargain as far as a collector car. Call me a wine and cheeser, but I mean come on, the ONLY one built? I thought it was an interesting thread to follow. I did call the final selling price early on in the thread.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...0&page=1&pp=40
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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its a miata, not an Italian chariot.
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Its also a horrible market to sell a car.

And its a Miata ffs..
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I hadn't seen that one, but I do have a lot of respect for Tom. He knows these cars and which will hold value. I just can't seem to keep any of them stock, so holding value is meaningless.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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Interesting. I have a '91 built Sunburst, in fact all 50 of the Sunbursts imported into Australia were built in November 1991. I have owned two.



Anyone want to buy a 1991 Sunburst, right hand drive. Going cheap at USD$15,000 ....make me an offer.

J

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
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I paid 1.5k for mine.... with hardtop.... 20k can lick many different parts of me.
I think car collecting and valuation is lame... its a car... drive it and drive it hard.
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If I bought that car I would either part it out, paint it a better color, or just mod the **** out of it. I will never be the kind of person who looks at a miata as a collectors car and I just don't understand those that do.
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I paid 1.5k for mine.... with hardtop.... 20k can lick many different parts of me.
I think car collecting and valuation is lame... its a car... drive it and drive it hard.
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If I bought that car I would either part it out, paint it a better color, or just mod the **** out of it. I will never be the kind of person who looks at a miata as a collectors car and I just don't understand those that do.
Paint it a better color......


Mods, what mods



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Old 10-13-2008, 10:53 PM   #10
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Interesting. I have a '91 built Sunburst, in fact all 50 of the Sunbursts imported into Australia were built in November 1991. I have owned two.



Anyone want to buy a 1991 Sunburst, right hand drive. Going cheap at USD$15,000 ....make me an offer.

J

Actually, quite a few of the 1992 US Sunbursts were built in 1991. That's the way model years work out. The key is that the Miata in question is a 1991 model year car and there was only one. A November car such as yours would definitely be a car that was officially a "model year" in the next calendar year, at least in the US.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:01 PM   #11
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Actually, quite a few of the 1992 US Sunbursts were built in 1991. That's the way model years work out. The key is that the Miata in question is a 1991 model year car and there was only one. A November car such as yours would definitely be a car that was officially a "model year" in the next calendar year, at least in the US.
Yup, your car is a '92 Jeffa, not that it matters of course..
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Given the means, I probably would have done the same thing. I have an irresistible urge to buy things because they're rare that occasionally overrides common sense.

Hence my spending months looking for an R-package car, when I could have had a nicer, more comfortable non-R for the same money.
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And the reason why m.net has to suck off every vendor is now justified.
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I doubt I'll ever see a Miata at Jackson Barret, but now this car will sit and rot in this guys garage. What a waste.
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holy ****. Let me get this straight. Its a 1991 Sunburst. No..wait. THE 1991 Sunburst??
Like its a 1991 Miata and its ******* yellow. Holy **** oh my god.

In other news, I had a bowel movement that looked like jesus. I'll start the bidding at $14.00. Own a piece of history.
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Well, if he can find someone crazier enough to buy the car in a few years...I guess...no. I can't justify it. I mean, I guess you never know...no one expected muscle cars to have a comeback like they've had recently, still seems pretty silly.
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I could see a big folloing of miatas later on. But I think it will kinda be like the MG's & Vw's. Everyone likes them, but the market is saturated with them. Not to many high pricers out there.
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I could see it possibly being worth something....in 2080.
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This person deserves the biggest idiot m.net member award for the year.

The person that sold this moron the car is probably laughing her *** off right now.
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If I had $20K to throw away, I would have turned it into a spec Miata. I wonder if it would have still made MOTM?

A Miata will NOT be a serious collectors car in the future.
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