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Old 12-04-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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2008 Mazda Miata Transformed by Mitsuoka into the Himiko



I think it looks brilliant.

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I was very impressed.

Until I saw the blatantly Miata hardtop.

Apart from that it's pretty cool.
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it looks good for what it is. not a big fan of that style though.. I'd much rather make it look shelby cobra'ish
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Looks like a Morgan. Without the charm.
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Looks like a Morgan. Without the charm.
First thing I though was.. "Erm why don't you just buy an Aero 8?"
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Plenty of room for that V12 swap though. lol
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I like it, am I gay now?
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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it looks good for what it is. not a big fan of that style though.. I'd much rather make it look shelby cobra'ish
It would be cheaper not to mention a lot more fun to get a Factory Five Cobra kit and a donor mustang than make a miata into a cobra.

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First thing I though was.. "Erm why don't you just buy an Aero 8?"
Cause they are about 5 times the retail of a miata.
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It's cool, I agree the hardtop gives it away, the mirrors too, but if your not a miata person you'd probably never know.
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i like it
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Best looking NC I have ever seen.
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It would be cheaper not to mention a lot more fun to get a Factory Five Cobra kit and a donor mustang than make a miata into a cobra.



Cause they are about 5 times the retail of a miata.
once you factor in all the costs to make a miata look like that (which appears to involve stretching it) I bet the Aero is the cheaper option.
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plenty of room for that v12 swap though. Lol
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once you factor in all the costs to make a miata look like that (which appears to involve stretching it) I bet the Aero is the cheaper option.
I doubt it was that intensive.
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I doubt it was that intensive.
Yeah but the aero is made out of teak and has an M5 engine.
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Yeah but the aero is made out of teak and has an M5 engine.
Do we even have a price for that miata converted morgan?

The comparisons we are making would be in much better perspective if we did.
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I love Mitsuoka so much.
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I think it looks good and morgan should look into doing this for realz. Instead of making their frames out of wood.

If morgan did this and swapped in a good sized fast Morgan motor...**** would sell.
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I came this >< close to buying a Morgan looking kit car before I got the Miata. Sexy lines to those old Brit roadsters. Not that I'd ever get one, but I do approve of the styling.
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I would love to hae the cobra kit, with a mustang swap. Forget the miata.

They had those for $11,999 the other day. But you still have to buy a mustang, and do all the work. They are beautiful, and timeless. But they would suck in the winter, and are just too expensive finished.

I would prefer a new 09 camero, atleast it shouldn't leave me on the side of the road. And the heater and defroster would rock.

If I was rich, a replica Cobra would be my daily.
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