Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Here We Go! October 2015, I've Purchased My First Convertible As Well As My First Turbocharged Car. Let The Fun Begin!
The short story is; I've been wanting a quick convertible for years. I've finally got one. Click through for the longer version.
So I've finally got a convertible and yet have no photos of it with the top down. The irony is that I've driven it almost exclusively with the top down since I brought it home! Here's the long story; about ten years ago I picked up a cheap cheap cheap second hand 1990 Miata with a bad automatic transmission. I figured it would be easy to swap out the slush box for a manual and I'd have a fun car for the summer.
That all went pretty easy. I got a transmission, flywheel, and the clutch pedal works from the junkyard and a new clutch from the parts store. I got everything working and just needed to button the bits up...but I made one serious and in the end fatal mistake. I trusted the seller when she told me that she "had" the title but just wasn't sure where it was and would call me when she found it. I bought the car sans title in hand, trusting that she'd follow through...but she never did. I did a little research on getting a new title for it but I suck at paperwork and before I could get that business straightened out, the city towed the car off my property while I was on vacation. Party over. Fast forward some ten years later, and after loosing interest in sports cars there for a while...I'm back in the saddle with the happy purchase of a low mile (117K) Eclipse Spyder turbo. It's not a perfect, pristine example...but it looks good and feels strong. Jump in and come along for a ride. Hopefully you'll find it as much fun to read about as I will have messing with!