The miata was/is in really good condition. I think I got a great deal on it. It has 189k miles on it, but it still runs good. It's got good tires and everything is fully operational. I actually registered it and drove it for a few months. It was a real crossroad to pull off the first piece of the miata that made it inoperable.
"Are you really committed to this you fool?..."
Anyway I only paid $2500 for it, then I sold the hardtop for $900. So I'm only into it $1600! I figure I can sell off everything I don't use and make all my money back. eBay's going to make me a "Power Seller" by the time I'm done.
As far as the Coveland fenders go, I'm not thrilled with them. the front set is pretty good, but the rears leave a bit to be desired. The lower corners have some porosity and they are really thin. I realize thin=light, but too-thin = weak. I'm afraid they are on the border.
Also he sent me two identical fenders. (I forget now whether it's two rights or two lefts, but that's irrelevent)
If you look close at a real Lotus you can see they are not symmetrical about the wheel centerline. The taper on the leading and trailing edges are different, and the wheel opening is supposed to be off-set to the front.
I have emailed Jim but he has not replied. He has a bunch of excuses for why his service is so poor (some of them rather convincing), but the fact remains, his communication and service leaves MUCH to be desired.
I don't expect he will ever exchange my fenders no matter how much email I send.
In short... NOT worth the $300 a set he charges (plus shipping)
Save your time and heartache and buy some trailer fenders, or make them yourself.