• May 2, 2007
click above for more images of the M1Stang "Miastang"

One could argue that the Mazda Miata has become our generation's Pontiac Fiero. We've seen the Miata become the kit car du jour in the form of a BMW Z3 and Aston Martin, but this conversion may take the cake. Though we have dubbed this car the Miastang, it's real name is the M1Stang. Carscoop reports that the man behind this Miata-based Mustang replica is one Bill Carnes, who will take your Zoom Zoom roadster and approximately $12,999 plus tax in exchange for his strange concoction. Clearly, the entire body of the Miata save the windshield is replaced with all steel body panels that nicely mimic the Mustang of old. Unfortunately, the $13k base price doesn't include painting or updating the decidedly un-Mustang interior, but the conversion can be performed on any Miata from 1990-2005. Some may call it an abomination, but we think it's pretty amusing and actually a fairly faithful recreation.

[Source: M1Stang via Carscoop]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The lengths Mustang lovers will go to for a reliable car with a decent rear suspension....
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the spoiler Ferrari was the abomination of the day. I was wrong.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Relatively old news.

      Here's a gallery (scroll down) of other "morphed" Miatas.

      http://www.paul-davis.com/miata.html#anchor_morphed

      Mine is staying Miata, though.
      Christopher Watts
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmmm...looks like you actually CAN buy bad taste. Thought it was the other way around.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Im a Ford lover and like mazda but the Miata is crap." - Bryan

      I had a Miata for 10 years and it was the best car I ever owned. I should have held onto it.

      But keep going like you know what you're talking about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only one thing to say...

      Pow, Pow, Powerwheels! Pow Powerwheels!
      • 7 Years Ago
      To all the morons, if you want IRS in a mustang buy a 99-04 cobra. IDIOTS!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally, a Mustang that handles.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Loved the morphed Miatas link. That's great!

      I would love to have one of these, but I would combine it with the Monster Miata - a Miata with a 302 (5.0L) V8. The light weight, the big motor, Mustang looks, Mustang power... sounds like fun.

      Check http://www.monstermiata.com for more info.

      If I had the money to spend on toys like this, I would definitely have one.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I wondering if I could order one as a Fastback??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Silver,

      You mean best "Toy" you ever owned, right? Every Miata owner I spoke to (who didn't race it) moaned and whined about the car endlessly. Were it not for the Spec Miata series and all the other ways to race one, they would be piled up used car lots next the New Beetle and soon, the Mini Cooper.
      Toys are not cars and most people who had one had a real car they drove 80% of the time.
      Miatas are the Miget's of the last 20 years: "fun, fun, fun" unless you have to drive it everyday. Or you are a balding single middle aged guy/overweight homely female - you take your pick which catagory you wish to be in.
      As far as this "mod" goes it ranks right up there with the Lambo/Fiero conversion craze of the 1990's - fun to look at in pictures, a bladder emptying event in person. Then again people still buy beaded seat covers for their cars so there must be market for "things" like this.
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