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Speedhunters shows off the beloved “Boss Roadster” Miata

By  August 14, 2015
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[It’s funny that Mike Garrett mentions Instagram in the first few sentences of this article, because that’s just where I originally heard about this build. I’ve been following the “Boss Roadster” since not long after I bought my own Miata, two years ago. I’m glad to see him getting featured on Speedhunters as it’s got to be one the best custom Miatas I’ve seen. -Bryce Womeldurf]

Miatarod_thm.jpgTake a quick look at the car pictured above and your first reaction will probably be ‘what the hell is that?’ It’s a Mazda Miata, but it looks unlike any other Miata out there. The front panels are completely removed and in their place sits a grille that’s inspired by a ’32 Ford. The body is finished in bare metal and nearly every part you see appears to be homemade.

You’d be forgiven if you assumed this Mazda to be a bit of a joke – a gimmick on wheels built for Instagram likes and comment thread flame wars. We’ve all seen those guys who say they build a car only for themselves when all they really want to do upset as many people as possible. This isn’t one of those cars. (more…)

Re-shared from Speedhunters, Text by Mike Garrett, Photography by Louis Yio.