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Bauer Catfish self-build Sports Car

Bauer Catfish sports car

What is it? Why do you want it? Where can you get it? How much?
self-build sports car stunning, affordable Bauer Ltd. $13,900 (starting)

The Bauer Catfish, built by Southern California based Bauer Ltd, is a Mazda MX-5 Miata based self-build sports car.

With the MX-5 being soooo common it's easy to pick one up for what amounts to spare change. For example the donor car for the Catfish prototype was bought for just $800. Bauer's Catfish kit provides all the new bodywork, chassis components and other extras needed to build the car.

Yet despite requiring an MX-5 for the build, very little of the Japanese sports car makes it into the final vehicle. In fact about all that's used is the drivetrain and suspension components. Bauer Ltd. even fashioned their own spaceframe chassis for the Catfish. The MX-5's carcass, bodywork and most of the interior can then be sold on to help pay for the Catfish conversion.

When designing the Bauer Catfish the team made every effort to keep the car as light as possible. That means no roof, doors or even windows. It was worth it though as the Catfish weighs in at just 1,500 lbs (680 kgs). Thatís roughly two-thirds the weight of a standard MX-5!

The gorgeous bodywork of the Bauer Catfish was designed by Zukun Plan, and industrial design company based in Columbus, Ohio.

For those who don't like to get their hands dirty Bauer also offer a build service for the car. This will significantly increase the base price, and you still need to supply the donor vehicle for the Catfish build.


Ratings

Availability 7/10
Desirablity 9/10
Practicality 8/10
Price 8/10


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Yes you can buy this. Here is where you need to go: Bauer Ltd.





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