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01-18-2018 03:31 PM
DaveOC
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Originally Posted by wspohn View Post
Know what you mean - had the chance (and could have accessed the money) to buy an AC Cobra when I was very young for around $6,000. But the insurance premiums would have been $1500 a year and this as back in the days when minimum wage was $1.50 an hour. I try not to think what it would be worth today.....
In 1973, or 1974, I wrote a letter to Carl Haas, the U.S. distributor for Lola, inquiring if he had any leads to any clapped out Lola Mk. IIIb GTs as I was thinking about converting one for street use. He wrote back offering me the original Geneva Auto Show car for only $25,000.

That was a LOT of gelt for a struggling law school student. I respectfully declined his kind offer. I did meet him years later in the pits at Road America at a vintage sports car event, mentioned his kind offer and we both had a good chuckle.



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01-18-2018 03:05 PM
The_Ghost I had the chance to buy BitCoin when it was $1.68....opppssss...we're talking about cars. I could have had a garage full of Skys and Solsti. I had an '84 Fiero....I bought it at 18 years old in 1990. It already had 100k on it and I put another 150k on it. I loved that car. Of course 2 weeks after I bought it I had to put a clutch in it because I didn't know how to drive a stick....LMAO....That wasn't cheap back then...$550!!! The car I wished I did buy was a 1986 Porsche 928. It had 40k on the clock and the guy only wanted $8k because I was working with his best friend and Porsche club president for MI at the time.
01-18-2018 02:33 PM
wspohn
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I was going to buy an 88 off the lot, but the insurance quote I got was unbelievably inflated, and it was obvious that the the insurance company didn't want anything to do with a Fiero at that time.

Such is life!



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Know what you mean - had the chance (and could have accessed the money) to buy an AC Cobra when I was very young for around $6,000. But the insurance premiums would have been $1500 a year and this as back in the days when minimum wage was $1.50 an hour. I try not to think what it would be worth today.....
01-15-2018 02:00 PM
DaveOC
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Originally Posted by wspohn View Post
I had both 87 and 88 at the same time and can confirm that the improvements were very significant. I kept the 88 for 20 years....(and made it faster than a GXP/Red Line).
I was going to buy an 88 off the lot, but the insurance quote I got was unbelievably inflated, and it was obvious that the the insurance company didn't want anything to do with a Fiero at that time.

Such is life!



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01-15-2018 01:45 PM
wspohn
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Originally Posted by Huff View Post
The 1988 Fiero GT was a decent car. GM finally got it right in the Fiero's last year.
I had both 87 and 88 at the same time and can confirm that the improvements were very significant. I kept the 88 for 20 years....(and made it faster than a GXP/Red Line).
01-14-2018 12:33 PM
Huff The 1988 Fiero GT was a decent car. GM finally got it right in the Fiero's last year.
01-14-2018 11:09 AM
Nervous Norvous I read on twitter that Rollls - Royce is working on a vehicle directed to the masses to be badged as the Rolls - Canardley.

Still to be worked out issue is as it comes off the assembly line,it only Rolls down the hills & Canardley get up the other !

10-11-2007 12:58 PM
mbeardsley There are at least a few former Fiero owners around here.

The Fiero got a lot of bad press (mostly for engine fires in the 1984 models), but the car was actually quite good, especially the 87/88 models.

My '88 GT had 125,000 miles on it and was still going strong (and looking great) when it got hit (and totalled). I can only hope that my Sky performs as well.
10-11-2007 01:13 AM
Jay_Sin Being a Fiero owner (ownder 4, now down to 3 and trying to rid myself of them) I can say I knew that it was a joke as soon as I saw the name Fiero. So in that, I am glad GM is not changing the name. It sounded pretty real to that point actually. The Fiero is a great project car and I had some HUGE plans for it, although I realized the solstice/sky, even though it is FR instead of MR, is like the Fiero only improved greatly. Which is why I decided to scrap my plans for the Fiero (thankfully I never started) and get a Sky. So when I get a sky, I'm sure I will be glad I made the decision.
02-28-2007 05:02 PM
KappaMan
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Originally Posted by vrod View Post
I happen to like some of the Sport Fieros. As-is they look pretty good. However, the fiero is a great chassis for a kit-car. (Lambo) It would make for a fun project car.


Yep - there was a very well done Ferrari 308 kit car with a Fiero interior that I remember at a Fiero meet years ago.
02-28-2007 02:23 PM
vrod I happen to like some of the Sport Fieros. As-is they look pretty good. However, the fiero is a great chassis for a kit-car. (Lambo) It would make for a fun project car.
02-22-2007 07:22 PM
KappaMan
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Originally Posted by TexSon View Post
The Fiero was full of issues and in fact did not sell very well. I doubt GM would change the name of a car that is selling well to one that did not.
Oh, I dunno about that. First year sales of the Fiero was over 135,000. And no, I didn't misplace a decimal.

Over the 5 years it was out, it sold over 370,000 units (84 model year to 88 model year). To put it in perspective, that's about 74,000 annual volume. The Mazda Miata only sold more than that in 1990, and the average kappa volume is expected to be just under 40,000/year.

There's evidence that GM re-upped the trademark on the vehicle name:
http://jalopnik.com/cars/gossip/oh-n...ack-199313.php

I'm not saying that they are bringing back the fiero, but am making the point that it did sell pretty well (in spite of all the bad press) for a 2 seat low-luggage space vehicle. The car STILL has an active following, nearly 20 years after the last one rolled off the assembly line.
02-22-2007 06:15 PM
richmcc
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Originally Posted by TexSon View Post
The Fiero was full of issues and in fact did not sell very well. I doubt GM would change the name of a car that is selling well to one that did not.
I guess tongue-in-cheek humor doesn't always translate over the Web!
02-22-2007 02:54 PM
TexSon The Fiero was full of issues and in fact did not sell very well. I doubt GM would change the name of a car that is selling well to one that did not.
02-08-2007 02:55 PM
rick112 This kinda stuff cracks me up.
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