Anybody For A Miata HPDE Beater?

Here’s a good deal for the right racer…

1997 Mazda Miata Track Car – $2900

1997 Mazda Miata HPDE Beater for sale - $2900

Here’s more specific details for this racer purchase opportunity:

* This is a track car and is not currently street legal (although it can be made so very easily).
* Front-end damage from street accident, some minor frame damage
* Clean title
* 86,535 miles on un-rebuilt original engine and transmission
* Stripped and caged with Spec Miata legal cage (
* Konig Rewind wheels with Kumho Azenis tires (good tread left)
* Everything else is stock (engine, brakes, suspension, exhaust)
* Aligns to spec, drives straight, and runs great!

For many more details, video, and a huge gallery of photos, please go here:

1997 Mazda Miata HPDE Beater for sale, $2900

With little fixes you could make this car street legal, drive it to the track, then participate with it for fun & learning.  The price seems relatively fair.  I’m sure this car would be very satisfying & rewarding to take part in HPDE (high performance driver education) events.

Here’s a video of this car racing in the 24 Hours of LeMons, Yee-Haw It’s Texas, in 2009, at MSR Houston.  This was the last event it was used in before put away in storage.  It seems to be holding it’s own quite well!  Click the image to play the video – it’s fun!

2009 Yee-Haw, It's LeMons Texas - One Lap Video of MSR Houston

Racing Ready thinks this needs to go to a person in the “wannabe racer” category or better.  Have fun…let’s see how long this lasts till it’s sold.  I found out about it on 30-MAR-2010.


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11 thoughts on “Anybody For A Miata HPDE Beater?”

  1. Hehe, you might want to tell him that they’re Falken Azenis, not Khumo Azenis. Unless he mix-matched Khumo somethings with Falken Azenis. Should be a fun little racer to start out with.

  2. D’oh! Thanks for the catch, fellas. The car is now fitted with FALKEN Azenis. Thanks for taking a look. If you have any questions, just drop me a line.


  3. Hey guys, this car has sold. The guy is going to go racing with it, so that’s really good news. Anyway, thanks for the interest. Cheers!

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