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A Real Mera in Paradise by Fiero-in-Paradise
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Great swap. Has been removed from Craigslist--either cuz it's sold, or some F-car owner shot him,

"No tire kickers or joy riders... CASH ONLY....
Lots of Pics to load.. Please wait to see all of them..
1981 FERRARI 308 GTSi RED WITH TAN. THIS SPORTS CAR IS REALLY FUN TO DRIVE. EVERYONE LOVES THIS CAR! THIS FERRARI HAS BEEN MODIFIED BY 2 OR 3 OWNERS AGO. THE MOD WAS DONE IN FLORIDA. THIS CONVERSION MAKES SENSE! THEY CONVERTED IT TO A FIERO (GM) V6 2.8 ltr. WITH THE FIERO GETRAG 5 SPEED TRANS. THIS MAKE IT REAL EASY TO FIND PARTS AND GET IT WORKED ON. NO SPECIAL FERRARI MECHANIC NEEDED. I JUST HAD THE (GM) TRANSMISSION REBUILT TO THE TUNE OF 1400.00. IT RUNS AND DRIVES JUST FINE. IT ALSO HAS 3000.00 IN NEWER KONI SHOCKS (as stated by previous owner) They are adjustable to the height you desire. THIS ALSO COMES WITH A SET OF REPLACEMENT DOORS. THE DOORS ARE VALUED AT 2000.00. THEY ARE LOADED WITH THE GLASS AND IN GREAT SHAPE. THE OVERALL CONDITION IS THAT IS LOOKS GREAT FROM 10 FEET AWAY, BUT HAS SOME RUST SPOTS THAT WILL NEED ATTENTION TO MAKE IT A SHOW CAR. IT IS AGREAT DAILY DRIVER.Upgraded 355 MOMO rims with Great Directional Z RATED tires! The Tach, Oil, Temp, and Fuel gauges work. Speedometer works (some of the time- I think it is a ground issue) It has some quarks, but wont keep you from having fun while driving it. I do not have the Org. rims. This has the Fiero rear cradle... simply 4 bolts to drop the motor and the rear end. This is a GREAT car to put a LS1 Corvette motor in. It uses the ORG. Ferrari muffler. Windows work, but run slow like all Ferraris. I have the cover that goes around the spare tire and covers the NEW master cylinder. Comes with Manual. Bring CASH and enclosed car trailer. Unless you are within 100 miles. I AM ONLY SELLING THIS COLLECTIBLE 308 (like magnum PI) BECAUSE LAST YEAR I PICKED UP A 348. ( does any one guy need 2 ferrari's??)"

Wish I could have seen the pics.

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dan, 225 should be fine. keep tabs on it though. mike

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thanks Mike.
actually after reading your earlier post i went back out on the road, 20 miles or so and checked running Temp not just idle.....
bloody Spot on, Mate. 180 degs! thanks also to you IndyResto!
so the high temps are at idle, only. thanks again too all you guys.
i got a fix for the not seeing the gauge all the time too. will post soon!
later
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http://jalopnik.com/5542526...st-reverse-fauxrarri
here you go friend....you posted this one your self. this is the same car. in the Jlopnik add there is a link to the e bay add.
if these do not work let me know. i have saved the pics in my computer. i save everything. my "picture" folder takes 20 seconds to load. its almost full.
anyway, off for a drive for it looks like rain here, later today.

Dan

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Re. running temp: I had to retard my spark (1-2 degrees) to get my NOx down to pass AZ emissions. The engine now runs about 30 degrees cooler--mixed blessing.

Yeah, Dan, would like to see a couple pics--got a "404" on that link.

Dick

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roger that. here you go.
PS i do not any more retarding.
dont you think i am retarded enough??




for now i have to resize the rest or you can go to page 29 about half way down and do your orginal link

some time later like 5 min....time sure flies when its fricken raining out.....




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http://jalopnik.com/5542526...st-reverse-fauxrarri
maybe*EDT* NOPE wonder why? it works on page 29....huh... OH....WELL!

on jalopnik theres a story about a kid here in Kalamazoo getting sued for $750,000 because he started a facebook page after they wrongfully towed his car....small world. we may be having a Bon-Fire tonight with fireworks.....
i am kidding yo! C-ya
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crap! my idea would work if i had a light source...
i moved the existing back up camera that came on the car when i bought it..

ran thru my stereo DVD player.
thinking of rigging the trunk light with a switch and a smaller camera closer to the gauge for more focus....it was all small and hard to read...maybe a night vision camera would work.
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is that a stinger or a real f308gtsi?

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Hey guys, hope everyone had a relaxful long weekend!

Wow, that is one strange conversion. Sounds like he has $$ to spare, wonder why he didn't just put in a V-8 from the start?

Dan, I think you're ok with that temp. I installed the low temp thermostat and Rodney's low temp fan switch, so now my temp rarely even approaches 180. Still yet, my Fiero gets a lot hotter than the Mera...can probably cook burgers and hot dogs on the grills. LOL..actually, not a bad idea. Put a frozen lasagna on the Fiero grill when I leave work, and it will be piping hot by the time I get home.

Never had a chance to post my CAI mod. I did this a while back, and never had a chance to go back underneath and take photos.



Had a heck of a time removing the "water separator box" or whatever that is. Seems like from other threads, there is some "discussion" as to its real use. Anyways, with the Mera panel, there was no way of getting that box out, so I just ended up hacksawing the thing out.

Here's a pic of where it mounts to the panel. You can't see it, but I used is the aluminum ducting they sell for dryers, the one that has a 12" length that is meant to go through walls. I used tin snips to cut it down to size, and then used some bolts/nuts to attach it to the hole in the panel. With the left over duct, I used it to create the junction between the rubber elbow from the air cleaner housing, to the dryer hose. I wrapped electrical tape to where the large hose clamps go, so they would not dig into the aluminum hose when tightened.

Pretty inexpensive mod. About $15 total for the duct that I used for the mounting, the hose, and three large hose clamps (bought them all at the local hardware store).



Does it work? Well, I made a very unscientific test. Before I did this mod, if I held a lit cigarette near the opening, I could not tell if the smoke was being sucked in. After the mod, the smoke is DEFINITELY being sucked in! Difference in power...I'd say nil. But with the increased sucking noise, the butt dyno thinks there is. I personally like it. With that said, however, I don't think I would recommend this mod if your Mera is going to be driven in the rain. Unlike a Fiero, the opening in the Mera is where rain can accumulate and get sucked in.

And one more CM (Cheap Mod). Early on (LOL, I think on page 1 or 2), Rodney noted that I had the wrong exhaust tips (mine came out quite a ways, and was just a verticle cut). So what I did was hacksaw them at an angle, and closer to the body. Filed it down, sanded it, and painted with high-temp black paint. I know, not OEM (Original Equipment Mera), but it looks better.



And you might ask, what's that car in the background? Its the Mera's stablemate...88GT w/ T-Tops.







This was suppose to be my Project Car. Had it shipped here from CA. But then, the Mera came along. So instead the 88GT became my daily driver...one of the most reliable cars I've owned. The gal I bought it from...she was on the 1988 women's US Olympic Basketball Team (she gave me one of her Olympic business cards!). She bought it in 1988, drove it a little, and when she went off to play professional women's basketball, she put it in storage. When I bought it around 4 or 5 years ago, it had less than 40K mileage.

Later,
Tom

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is that a stinger or a real f308gtsi?


it listed as a Real FERRARI 308 GTSI both on Jalopnik and E-bay....i believe the engine is the 2.8 fiero engine. least thats what it says in both the adds...i will see if i can find more....swing back to page 29 of this thread and find REHOLMS post about half way down it was working yesterday....all the info and a link to the e bay add were still active.
*EDIT* Thomas?? is that ducting like for the opening by the doors? i bet if it is you get better results while driving...like a RamAir effect. the RamAir is a Pontiac thing. is it not?? looks at the FireBird TransAm's...ect...that is cool. wonder if one could use it as fresh/cold air intake for say maybe a turbo....speaking of turbo ....Nelson is M.I.A. also....OH...NELSON you still out there??
D

PS TOMMY WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN!! i miss you. plus its Summertime picture season....hint...MR. Paradise....HINT.
ohh and i feel bad sometimes for HighJacking your thread....sometimes..

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ohhh....Black. i likey....project car??? looks showroom too me! whats it need?
also, Pal, ole buddy...could you do me a favor??? (and as a ploy to keep you here more.)
i have for sometime now, wondered about a "whale Tail" for Mera X and was wondering if you could see if that Tail on your black 88 would fit on the Mera with the OEM Fiero overhang?? thanks in advance
D

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the silly rabbits at this dealership tried to sell me a new GTO today.....naughty, naughty!






out for more, later
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Big D,

Howzit! The "whale tail" is your standard Fiero tail. I have installed original IRM (no longer in business) extensions to it, so it does look taller/wider/bigger. I will take a measurement for you though after work.

I'm not sure on that ram-air effect, being on the side. The aerodynamics of the car may actually put that outside of the "jetstream." That area is accessible by removing the tire and the front part of the inner wheel well.

Yeah, that looks like a 2.8 Fiero, but different. Taller distributor shaft, carburetor instead of F/I, etc. Guess he did not want to mess around with the ECM, harness, etc. But just sounds strange...he spent all that time and money for the setup, to include $1400 to rebuild the trans, and no telling how much to modify the chassis to accept the Fiero engine/trans chassis...wonder why he just didn't put in a V8 at the same time? Car looks awesome, then bam, you open the back lid and with all that space....disappointment. But then again...good project for the next buyer!

Off to work!

Edit: Our posts must have crossed. Love that picture with the Pontiac sign in the background! Dang, I should have take pics before the Pontiac dealerships closed up a while back. There was only a couple here on the island. And no worries on hijacking! This is probably the best-ever Mera thread on PFF!

Tom

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the silly rabbits at this dealership tried to sell me a new GTO today.....naughty, naughty!






out for more, later
D


Where did you find a Pontiac dealer that still has new GTO's in stock, much less any new Pontiacs at all?

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PORTAGE MI. on S Westnedge Ave. they had all kinds of Pontiacs....G 5,6,....and the mighty 8.

this dealer is staying open cuz its Cadalliac and Buick also...what a passle of Ding Dongs tho! cant tell cuz i did a little photo edit. the one pic with the Pontiac over the roof is supposed to have a "Caddy" sign next to it Sup. no harm no foul...
them chumps tried playing me. the one guy comes out while i was lying on the ground to take a few snaps...and he like.....duh-hoy. "can i help you". i say "hello, i am just trying to get this exclusive Pontiac in a pic with your sign before you all take it down." then he says ..."what makes you think we are going to take it down?" i told him about the Pontiac Appreciation Day tribute thing, they all scoff...and announce sarcastically..."hey guys its Pontiac Appreciation Day".....by then the showroom was empty for the sales peeps are out with meooking at the "Ferrari"....till they find out its a Fiero.....(cue the crickets)...i did find out that they cannot sell "new" cars but can sell "used" cars. so get ready for alot of "USED" "low Mileage" Pontiacs in the used section. i see the scam high dollar "used Pontiacs" as far as the eye can see.

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maybe this will work.
eBay listing*EDIT* NOPE!

as far as to why the guy put the 2.8 in....it does not bother me but alot of people got spooked when gas skyrocketed and they thought was a good ideer. also i am sure it was a lot cheaper than any other swap before he SOLD IT. just another Ding dong if you ask me
and it does state in the ebay add, that the GM parts are a more desireable/accessiable option and no Italian tech. is necessary. i can see that. but Toms got it right at least a 3.4L for some future mods. esh.....bloody wish i had a job. its a commin i can feel it....next car is this Lotus i had my eyes on before i got X.


its still for sale!
D

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PORTAGE MI. on S Westnedge Ave. they had all kinds of Pontiacs....G 5,6,....and the mighty 8.

this dealer is staying open cuz its Cadalliac and Buick also...what a passle of Ding Dongs tho! cant tell cuz i did a little photo edit. the one pic with the Pontiac over the roof is supposed to have a "Caddy" sign next to it Sup. no harm no foul...
them chumps tried playing me. the one guy comes out while i was lying on the ground to take a few snaps...and he like.....duh-hoy. "can i help you". i say "hello, i am just trying to get this exclusive Pontiac in a pic with your sign before you all take it down." then he says ..."what makes you think we are going to take it down?" i told him about the Pontiac Appreciation Day tribute thing, they all scoff...and announce sarcastically..."hey guys its Pontiac Appreciation Day".....by then the showroom was empty for the sales peeps are out with meooking at the "Ferrari"....till they find out its a Fiero.....(cue the crickets)...i did find out that they cannot sell "new" cars but can sell "used" cars. so get ready for alot of "USED" "low Mileage" Pontiacs in the used section. i see the scam high dollar "used Pontiacs" as far as the eye can see.



Well, I wonder if there are any "nused" Solstice GXP Coupe's out there?

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Big D,

Yeah, that looks like a 2.8 Fiero, but different. Taller distributor shaft, carburetor instead of F/I, etc. Guess he did not want to mess around with the ECM, harness, etc. But just sounds strange...

Tom



dont the F-cars all have Carbs?? he was trying to be tricky...maybe?!
also thanks for gettin the Measurements for me. can't wait. i like the taller tail too...when you say wider... does that mean if i find a tail in a junk yard it will be different that yours. i know that the OG Fiero tail is not that tall, but do the IRM tails extend farther than the Fiero OEM??

ohh....yeah Tribute Day lake action.....yes its a different lake...i have 5-6 big a$$ lakes with in 5 miles of me...later


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Well, I wonder if there are any "nused" Solstice GXP Coupe's out there?



i'll go look for ya. back in a flash.
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one flash and a snack later..... ice cream, mmmmmmm
hey Rick i guess they are allowed to sell off their stock still...so i got a guys name/number for you. i'll PM it to ya. he said he can get one for you whereever he can find one. he says its an easy bet in getting one. when i was leaving tho one of them Ding Dongs i refered to earlier nearly got his bell rung....."Fiero-arri". i'da slapped his a$$....ignorant ape...glad i have been working on that temper of mine
also i believe that the "law" does not cover Leases on "snewused" Pontiacs....not sure tho...
later
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Somewhat nused: http://sfbay.craigslist.org.../cto/1768845720.html

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Somewhat nused: http://sfbay.craigslist.org.../cto/1768845720.html


Right car, wrong color for our desert sun and dust.........I had one black car. Never washed a car so much in my life.

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man i have never taken so many pictures in 1 day ever....i am over 170 pics for the day.....Pontiac Tribute Day was a blast....
for some reason every body wanted to know about Mera X today.....till they found out it was not a Ferrari. some people i swear....i could not dissapoint them more lessen i had ran over their pooch or something.

well i take that back 1 guy yesterday hunted me down to have a "good look at your Mera". he said he saw me and X one day and went online to see what a Mera was. he said he was glad to have seen me again. real cool dude. totally impressed that he was. that was nice for a change.
later
D

as i say "G'day to the night". i say "goodnight to the day".




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f308's are not all carbed. early ones are carbed. later were fuel infected. gtsi= letter i indicates infected.

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f308's are not all carbed. early ones are carbed. later were fuel infected. gtsi= letter i indicates infected.



i hear they have a shot for this....thanks for clearing that up for me...no pun intended
what does the GTS stand for??? figured i should know this for it IS on the back of my car....i am a little slow sometimes<=).... i just learned what GTO stands for yesterday...Gran Turismo Omologato..... "Modern Marvels- The Muscle Car". see, still learning everyday
later
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Dang...I wish we had lakes like that here. There is one lake in the middle of Oahu (Lake Wilson). Its pretty much filled with algae, scum, and what-have-you, mosquito infested, etc., but I heard people still go fishing there. Nice photos Dan...don't forget to back them up on a DVD or backup hard drive! Looks like game-on, I'll have to match those sunset photos!

I believe the "S" in GTS indicates the model that the roof can be removed (Targa style). The "B" in GTB indicates a hard top. I think they must have just gotten the GTS and stuck them on all Mera's. By right, mine should be a GTB. But I figure I'll just keep the original tag, and if anyone asks, I'll say the "S" stands for Sexy (LOL...the car, that is).

Okay, it looks like the Fiero tail is 56" long (measured centerline), and 12" wide. Those IRM extensions I used increases the angle slightly, so it just gives the appearance its bigger. But it is pretty big.

Rick I hear you on black cars. I park my Fiero outside, so I just tell folks that layer of dust and grime is actually a fine layer of protectant for the finish.

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is that a stinger or a real f308gtsi?


i love the way decklid opens in stinger, just like the real 308....

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i love the way decklid opens in stinger, just like the real 308....



i agree the stinger is to me the closest Ferrari 308 kit around....hands down.....

Tom, you can have all my lakes. all i want is your volcanos, mountains, ocean, tropical beaches/weather, friendly people (i assume) whats to be mad about out there in paradise? i guess it is nice to have a source of fresh water at least.

you know yesterday while at the dealership the 1st time. one of them dorks asked "if i wear a Detroit Tigers hat and go around investigating people"....i did tell him i have a friend in HI with a Mera like mine and his mane is Tom....hahahahahaaaa...

so does the GT stand for Gran Turismo? i guess i could look it up myself....duh! i qualify -GTS for i have the removable roof. the sun roof. that count?
here i made this for ya awhile back. "A Real Mera in Korea" tried to use your car but your previously released pics would not look as good as mine....ever!! well 'cept your paint and wheels, and interior and well you get the picture....


get ya sum
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Cool beans Dan! Hawaii may be near the top of nicest places to live, but it comes at an extremely high cost. We're surrounded by water, and yet seafood is more expensive that beef here. Want a nice piece of bluefin tuna or snapper...about $15 per lb. Gallon of milk...$7.50+ Carton of eggs...$4-5 Gas...$3.48/gallon, and higher on the outer islands. Cost to dry clean ONE pair of slacks...$7.80 We do most of our shopping at Costco or Sam's Club. Quality of education ranks near the bottom. In last Sunday's newspaper, there were at least five full pages of foreclosures. Most families here, both husband and wife needs to work, and lots have two jobs. And that's just to make ends meet. But despite all that, I guess its still a nice place to live. But for those who have never ventured away from Hawaii (and there are lots), I feel sorry for them since they don't get a chance to appreciate anyplace else. I drove cross country five times, and there's a lot of nice places to see. I think every place has its pros and cons; its what you make of it that really counts. Later...off to work (LOL)...

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you know i heard that. seems like the beef would the high dollar. due to lack of space to graze. who da thunk.
is milk really more than gas, per gallon? WOW. glad i am lactouse.
how that old saying go ....."if you teach a man to fish..." and with that fertile volcanic soil (i think, anyway) you got i would go vegeatarian or something grow a garden. maybe Astronaught food....sea rations....i am willing to sacrifice.....wait, a sacrifice, there you go maybe its time to bring back an old favorite snack food of volcanos....the Virgin. good luck finding one tho. in this day and age.

i just watched a show on NatGeo about Noodleing. thats where they shove bare hands into catfish holes to get them out. insane. like 50 miles or so form Mera7's place...
Hey MIKE...ever do any noodleing?? help a bragh out. i am game if you are. hahahahaaa... Lake Carl Blackwell if i remember corectally.
now thats just being silly. say goodnight, Dan. "goodnight, dan"
later,
Dan

P.S. now i know what to get you for Christmas....some yard birds. chickens, Cornish Game Hens...whats your growing seasons like over there? year around i assume.

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Dang...I wish we had lakes like that here. There is one lake in the middle of Oahu (Lake Wilson). Its pretty much filled with algae, scum, and what-have-you, mosquito infested, etc., but I heard people still go fishing there. Nice photos Dan...don't forget to back them up on a DVD or backup hard drive! Looks like game-on, I'll have to match those sunset photos!

I believe the "S" in GTS indicates the model that the roof can be removed (Targa style). The "B" in GTB indicates a hard top. I think they must have just gotten the GTS and stuck them on all Mera's. By right, mine should be a GTB. But I figure I'll just keep the original tag, and if anyone asks, I'll say the "S" stands for Sexy (LOL...the car, that is).

Okay, it looks like the Fiero tail is 56" long (measured centerline), and 12" wide. Those IRM extensions I used increases the angle slightly, so it just gives the appearance its bigger. But it is pretty big.

Rick I hear you on black cars. I park my Fiero outside, so I just tell folks that layer of dust and grime is actually a fine layer of protectant for the finish.



My black car was a triple black (top,paint,interior) 68 GTO convertible with hideaways. I bought it because it was a GTO convertible. I sold it because it was Black. I would have to start it, turn on the A/C full blast, and by the time I finished dusting it off, it was cool enough to get into, without getting heat stroke.

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My black car was a triple black (top,paint,interior) 68 GTO convertible with hideaways. I bought it because it was a GTO convertible. I sold it because it was Black. I would have to start it, turn on the A/C full blast, and by the time I finished dusting it off, it was cool enough to get into, without getting heat stroke.



my new favorite word...Omologato...it used to be Superleggera....

Hey Rick? did you get a hold of Karl at the Portage Mi dealership?? what did he say?

i never turn on my AC. in any of my 3 cars. EVER. my solution is to roll the windows all the down and drive like "Ace Ventura- Pet Detective".

well i cannot talk, at least up here in MI we only hit the 90's for about a month or two....but, its the humidity thats a killer...i long for this "dry heat" i have heard so much about. thats a price i pay being surrouned by lakes. on really hot days its to the lake or a cold shower or 4. a day.
Dan

*EDIT* this is where Richard shows up cuz its time for a flip. he is better at that game of flippin new pages than i.
OHHH....Richard your services are need on pg. 30.

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Right, sure beats Homologated!

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gts = gran turismo spider = targa roof gtb = gran turismo berlinetta = hardtop

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anytime you guys want to know things like this just ask... i build ferrari race cars. i know lots about them.

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hot dam!!!! STINGER CONVERTABLE.....SUPER SWEET........
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...&hash=item2c54cc2688



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at least the took out the back seats in this RARE 88 CAMARO......HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA.......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...item3cadb7e4a6#v4-35
back in for more laughs....
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anytime you guys want to know things like this just ask... i build ferrari race cars. i know lots about them.


Hey Mike, in your honest opinion. what kind of F-car is this camaro supposed to be modeled after???
just curious.
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Looks like a nice 288 (kitcar) for sale at a fairly reasonable price:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org.../cto/1773081263.html

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