Catfish Mazda Miata looks remarkably like a Ferrari 250 GTO

Talk about catfishing, this 1992 Mazda Miata wears a Ferrari 250 GTO-inspired bodykit, but it also features a long list of other modifications, too.

by | Published on 7th Mar 2023

No, you don’t need your eyes testing – this isn’t a dodgy-looking Ferrari 250 GTO.

It’s actually a 1992 Mazda Miata sporting a 250 GTO-inspired bodykit.

And, if it tickles your fancy it could be yours, as it’s currently for sale.

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Talk about unique, it’s a Japanese-market NA Mazda Miata with a pretty hefty list of modifications.

According to the listing on Cars & Bids, modifications reported by the seller include TEIN coilovers, a Bride Low Max driver’s seat, and a Nardi-branded steering wheel.

It’s also got a radio block-off plate, aftermarket window switches on the center stack, and a footrest in the passenger-side footwell.

Oh, and a Monocraft body kit inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO.

The Mazda Miata is a right-hand-drive car that’s titled in New Hampshire.

Reportedly imported in 2022, it’s equipped with a metric instrument cluster and its odometer displays about 75,600 kilometers (approximately 47,000 miles).

Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at about 118 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque.

It spins the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, and it’s got a 1.5-way limited-slip differential, too.

History of the Miata NA

Mazda launched the original MX-5 Miata (called NA internally and Eunos Roadsters on the Japanese market) for the 1990 model year.

Years in the making, it picked up where British and Italian roadsters left off by offering enthusiasts nimble handling and an open-air driving experience at a relatively affordable price.

The first Miata quickly attracted a cult following; demand far exceeded Mazda’s initial expectations.

Production ended in 1997, and the NA passed the torch to the “NB”.

Mazda Miata price

The current bid for the Mazda Miata stands at $9,200 with the auction ending this evening (Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 21:26).

The long and short of it is, the odds of parking next to an identical Miata at the next cars and coffee meet are incredibly low.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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