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#405235 SANTIAGO ... a flood Survivor story

In early December of 2023, record-breaking rainfall and unusually warm temperatures caused extremely flooding in the Pacific Northwest. MSM # 405235 unfortunately was a victim of that flood.


However, the Titanium Grey MSM survived mostly intact although absolutely coated in mud inside and out, the rear window was loose, but the soft top remained in good condition. The car was obviously dead and just needed a proper burial so off to the Copart Auction it went.


Tommy Escobar, looking for a project car to flip was not looking for a MSM specifically but just Miatas in general because they sell well. His brother found this car and they agreed to start bidding when the car went live on the online auction. They were in constant communication over the phone during the process.


Tommy says "We just saw the cluster lights on the dash in the auction pictures and we knew it had power so that was a good sign that the electronics weren’t toasted and we knew it might need a ECU or some type of electrical problems but it didn’t need any besides just fixing up a few cables to the headlights."


Tommy, with the help of his brother Martin, the mechanic in the family, decided to take on the challenge of bringing this poor girl back to operating condition

El Mazda Mx-5 SE estaba disponible en cuatro colores diferentes:
  • Rojo de velocidad
  • Gris titanio
  • Mica negra
  • Plata de la luz del sol
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