2006 LS3 NC Miata $49,995.00 USD
Up for sale is my 2006 NC Miata with the V8 Roadsters LS3 conversion. Chassis number 3 out of 11 built by Steve Leonard from V8 Roadsters who developed the LSX kits for all 3 generations of Miatas. The kit is now being sold by V8 Roadsters and Flyin Miata for $42,000 plus the car. Iíve had the car for a little over a year and have done a tremendous amount of work to it. I had purchased it from a guy down in GA who had Steve build it for him for track days and time trial events. He had the car after it was built for about 4 or 5 months and was building a new house and decided to sell it. When I got the car it had 3400 miles since the build, currently it has a little over 11,000. This car played a big role in the development of the kit and especially chassis components. I used the car for SCCA and other local autocross events and due to the forces of auto crossing on slicks we found the weak links in the rear sub frame and differential braces.
The kit basically consists of a brand new LS3 crate motor, tubular front sub frame, GM Performance ECU, all electrical wiring and wiring harness, brand new Tremec T56 6 speed transmission, aluminum driveshaft, custom rear axle, diff and sub frame bracing and Ford 8.8 rear with LSD.
This car has a lot more than that and I am the type of person who does things right the first time and I appreciate quality parts and workmanship. In life you get what you pay for. I am going to list everything that has been done to the car and where it was either purchased and/or installed. I am not listing prices for each part or modification because I donít want to make myself sick.
The car is absolutely AWESOME. It has taken a bunch of FTDís at local autocross events, and garners a ton of positive attention. Everywhere I go people come up to me and want to talk about the car. It looks mean as hell, sounds totally incredible and is a blast to drive. Also people always ask ďhow can that car hook up?Ē Itís a pretty silly question but that has to do with physics. The LS3 motor only weights 50 lbs more than the cast iron 2 liter motor that it came with. We have moved the battery to the trunk, and with the heavier rear diff the car still remains an almost perfect balance of 50.5% front and 49.5% rear. Itís basically a C6 Vette minus 800 lbs. Car weighs approx 2650-2700. Rolling stock are the R888ís for the street which are 100 tread wear super sticky tires. The only reason a car spins the rear tires are if the tires are being overwhelmed by weight. I own a 500 plus RWHP NA Miata that weighs 2100 lbs and it hooks perfect as well. I took the LS3 NC Miata out a couple weeks ago after not driving it for a couple months due to snow etc and I was literally giggling to myself and hooting and hollering like a cowboyÖ I always keep the car garaged and never drive it in rain, snow or salty roads. With that said it is also very smooth, it has a smooth ride than my 2012 Audi S4 if you could believe that. From a mechanical standpoint it is in tip top condition and itís built so damn strong at this point that I highly doubt new owner will have any issues.
It is a 2006 so the paint isnít perfect but still looks great. Its got a couple little scratches and dings. The car has AC but it is not connected at the moment but I have the V8 Roadsters AC connector part which will be included with sale. I believe car had about 130,000 miles on it prior to conversion. Essentially at this point there is nothing left of that car as the whole chassis is new, new shocks, springs, sub frames etc. So one can buy with confidence. And any serious buyer is welcome to have the car inspected and if they are local to come and drive the car.
This is by no means a fire sale or any type of act of desperation on my part. Iíve got 6 cars and wanted to take a stab racing in SCCA SOLO SSR Class in a new C7 Vette and wife already wants me dead, so 7 cars ainít going to happen.
2012 Chevrolet LS3 Crate Motor (V8 Roadsters)
MAHLE Power Pack Pistons (V8 Roadsters)
Oil Cooler (V8 Roadsters)
ARP Main Bolts (V8 Roadsters)
ARP Rod Bolts (V8 Roadsters)
Custom Mandrel Bent Dual Exhaust (Star Performance)
Tremec T56 6 Speed Manual (V8 Roadsters)
Clutch masters FX 250 Clutch (Star Performance)
Billet Aluminum Stock LS3 Flywheel (Star Performance)
Aluminum Driveshaft (Hell Bent Racecars)
Ford 8.8 Rear (V8 Roadsters)
Ford Racing 31 Spline Rear Diff (Star Performance)
Front Tubular Sub Frame (V8 Roadsters)
Hotchkis Front Sway Bar (Goodwin Racing)
Custom Rear Sub frame which has been plated and gussied (Hell Bent Racecars)
Custom 4130 Chromoly Differential Brace (Hell Bent Racecars)
4130 Chromoly Custom Sub frame to Chassis Connectors (Hell Bent Racecars)
4130 Chromoly Custom X Brace (Hell Bent Racecars)
Ohlins Full Race DFV Shocks (Goodwin Racing)
Swift Springs 550 Front/325 Rear (Goodwin Racing)
1 Set of 17 x 9 Enkei RPF1ís in Black with Brand new Toyo R888ís 255/40/17 (Goodwin Racing/Philís Tire Service)
1 Set of 17 x 9 Enkei RPF1ís in Black with BFG R1Sís 255/40/17 with approx 30 runs(Goodwin Racing/Philís Tire Service)
Wilwood 12.88 6 Piston Caliper Big Front Brake Kit with Cross Drilled Slotted Rotors (Goodwin Racing)
Stop Tech Cross Drilled/Slotted Rear Rotors with RX8 Sport Calipers (Goodwin Racing)
Brake Pads are the Wilwood Up Front and Porterfield R4S (Goodwin Racing)
Brand New Robbins Canvas Soft Top in Black (Goodwin Racing)
Brand New Mazda Factory Hardtop (Mazda) ($3,000 Top)
Goodwin Racing Rear Spoiler (Goodwin Racing)
Speed Hut Custom Gauge Cluster (V8 Roadsters)
OMP WRC Race Seats (Stable Energies)
Schroth Profi 6 Point Harness (Driver) (Stable Energies)
Schroth Clubman 6 Point Harness (Passenger) (Stable Energies)
Full Interior DynoMat and Trunk (Automat)
Brand New Interior Carpet (Automat)
HardDog M3 Sport Black Powdercoat with Double Diagonal Roll Bar (Goodwin Racing)
Pioneer AVIC Z140 H Head Unit with Navi, Bluetooth, Streaming Bluetooth
Kiwi Wifi Device and iphone 4 which broadcasts live data from OBD 2 port onto the navigation screen
I am probably leaving a bunch of things out because so much work was done. All labor that has been done to this vehicle was all done by professionals. Anything that says V8 Roadsters on the list above was done before the car left their shop by Steve Leonard. Stable energies is a racing and safety shop in
Hell Bent Race Cars
Philís Tire Service