While searching images for another post, I stumbled on this car by accident. I had never heard of an SP2… and now I’d love to have one.
But I’d probably have a better chance of going to Mars than getting one. Only 670 of them left their home in Brazil, and none of them ever came to the United States as new cars.
That racy bodywork included a rear-mounted engine under a hatchback lift gate. Not an easy trick to design, I’m sure. And it’s got to be safe… look at all that front crush space. The only styling reservation I might have is that I think a little more time should have been spent on the grille-less front end… though it does grow on one after a while. And just imagine some rallye or fog lights there.
Note: This post was originally on Car Lust on May 23rd, 2012. This one does vary slightly from the original, and the images are a little larger as well.
Things are different when you’re 12. Especially when you’re really beginning to notice cars… and other things. When I was a dozen years old in early 1969, the original Star Trek series was still on, and we had not yet landed on the moon. As a nation, we were still recovering from the horrific events of 1968, including the public murders of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. Continue reading
My, how time flies. It seems like maybe two years have passed since I found this little gem in a Used Cars classifieds section. But today, August 15, 2016, marks ten years, and I’m glad to report that I’m just as happy with this 2001 MX-5 Miata SE now as I was the day I got it home.
The car was about five years old when it found me, and I paid less than half of what it cost new (Roughly $28,000 back then). And while not perfect, it was in as good condition as most any other 2001 Miata I found at the time. The miles were low, the clutch worked well, the A/C was cold, and the radio worked, so I bought it after a quick test drive and the usual negotiations. Continue reading