Trying to track down a Fiero I used to own, thought I might get lucky on here.
It's an 88 5spd, western edition coupe; a couple of unique traits to the car when I sold it: rodney dickman decklid struts, formula wheels, tinted rear glass and ocelot exhaust with dual outlets. Gray interior. 235,000+ miles, ran quite well.
Sold from California in 2008, registered in southern california through 2009, then registered in Albuquerque through 2011. After that - who knows; if someone has the ability to run a current carfax let me know and I'll share the VIN.
I am not sure if we ever met or not. I never participated much in the local Fiero club - I did make a run to the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield once many years ago with the local club, and I did attend one of their local meetings, but that's about it.
"Western Edition" were 1988 four cylinder cars with body color trim on the bottom (look beneath the doors), the factory spoiler, and the trim at the bottom of the rear fascia (where the exhaust is) was also painted body color (the picture of my old car above, is NOT painted correctly for a western edition, it should not have the black trim - the bumper was repainted incorrectly).
I believe it was RPO code W02.
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It was purchased new in New Orleans and sat out in an unprotected driveway for all of its life till I got it. The sun, heat and humidity have effectively microwaved the horizontal surfaces. I talked with the Western Regional Sales Director for Pontiac years ago and it was he who told me it was called the Western Edition by the people that worked at Pontiac. There was no paperwork with that name on it that they knew of, just a term they heard and used. No one is sure exactly where it came from. The cars were only sold in CA, AZ, NM, NV and maybe another state or two in the west. I have two of them if anyone needs one.
Wow, I own the white car in question. Bought it from a guy in LA some time ago, I can look it up. Took the train out and drove it home along w 400 lbs of extra fiero parts and got 39mpg w the AC on. I just finished overhauling the AC system to great success except can't get the AC relay in front to trip, other than that its perfect. Speedo went out so overhauled the dash too a few weeks ago, got speedo + other parts for 45 bucks, replaced printed board too, now works like a charm. I really love this car, I've had a dozen Formulas, this is my first 4cyl and I like it much better, mainly coz I still do all work by myself. I consider this car a real gem, its so obvious it received great care all along its life, and the dash conversion to GT specs is wonderful, it rides rough as a cob but smooths out at 70-80 + mph. All the Rodney Dickman stuff on it is another factor that makes it very special. At 238k miles now its still as tight as a gnats ass and super fun to drive.
Wow - I didn't expect that I'd ever track the car back down. When I sold it to the guy in LA, I asked him more than once to contact me if he ever wanted or needed to sell the car; but I never heard back.
I'm really glad to hear it's in good hands. The 400lbs of extra Fiero parts were stuff that went with the car when I sold it - I had owned the car since 1999 and collected all that stuff along the way. When I sold it, I didn't have any other fieros or reasons to keep those parts so they went with it. When or if you ever sell it, I'd like to have first crack at it.
It's a little stiff because of the poly bushings in the rear, but you're right it's a nice 80mph cruiser. That's what I used it for - highway commutes to and from work.
The car has had a LOT of non-obvious work done to it.
I'll send you an email with my contact info in case you ever do need or want to sell it.
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