This Mazda MX-5 Pickup Is Definitely Lacking Some Attention

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.

  • Six_Tymes

    someone please take it to a crusher, and have it disposed of. it hurts to look at it.

  • Bash

    I swear some people!!!!


  • Zed68

    I can hear the engine from here… it says “Kill me”.

  • Paul

    Doing something like that ought to be a crime or at least a sin.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Now they can add a second roof and dash behind and it will become a double canopy spitfire without wings.

  • Kaido Alex

    How would the RWD drivetrain work?

    • eb110americana

      It’s actually pretty simple: just move everything further back, and custom-spec a longer driveshaft. This is how most limos are made.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    Go to like pick-up in the hell,or buy a Ford F-150…

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