Have you ever seen an MX-5 with a pickup conversion? We have, some two years ago in an ad on Craigslist and we think this might be that very same car. If so, it definitely looks like it’s experienced better days.
According to that old ad, the car was supposed to be a salvaged 1990 Miata with 22,000 miles on the clock. The asking price? “$6,000 or best offer” – we’re actually curious what happened to it, since we didn’t keep tabs on whether or not someone bought it.
Goodbye sports car
In order to turn his Miata into something entirely different, the owner of this car had the wheelbase stretched and then added a truck bed, while leaving the fabric roof intact. We’re pretty sure its handling characteristics are no longer excellent, while the 0-60 time was surely influenced too, and not in a good way.
As for why we think this might be that exact same car from 2017, it’s that peeled off decal on the side, and the similar exterior color. Overall though, we can’t object to this image belonging on Reddit’s main thread for poor car mods, which is where we found it.
Also read: Old Jeep Grand Cherokee Pickup Conversion Is Poor Man’s Gladiator
Getting it right when doing a pickup conversion is pretty difficult. In fact, we’ve only seen a handful of cars that came out looking good after gaining a truck bed, the best example being this 2008 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi Ute.
However, for every one of those, there’s something like this BMW 325i pickup, which fails to do any justice to the car’s original design.