I bought this guy back in 2007, fall of junior year at UW-Madison. At the time, I had a summer internship that I drove 50 miles a day for in Beloit (because **** living in Beloit), and spent most of my downtime at work checking Craigslist for Miatas. One day this guy popped up in Rockford, a town slightly south of Beloit. I drove down to check it out. I hadn't driven stick for years, so I just had the seller drive me around for a couple minutes. It felt right, so I wrote them a check a couple minutes later. They said they'd cash the check then let me pick it up when it cleared. Evidently 14 people had called to see the car after I had made the appointment, being quick on the draw helped.
Paid $4500, two owners, 67,000 miles, came with a hard top.
In retrospect I should have probably gotten cash, or gotten the car inspected, or pretty much just not handed complete strangers most of my savings at the time, but whatever. I picked the car up the next week and stalled it the whole way home :v. The car is going through a bit of an overhaul now, so this "build" thread is more or less a diary of how it got to where is today, then where it'll be going. In the five years I've been on this site, I haven't posted much about my car because I didn't think it was really worth posting about, but I think it'll be at least a bit interesting after these next couple months go by. Hoping to be done by mid April.