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Dad's New One of a Kind 85' GT by mitchjl22
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Report this Post07-28-2013 07:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My father just bought this 85' GT from its original owner who bought it with 15 miles for $20,000 in 1985. The dealer added all the extras like the custom paint and wheels, as well as wood grain overlay and seats. Previous owner just had the front rack replaced, but it was the rear wheel bearings that caused the squirrely steering. Its pretty cool, and I've never seen anything like it on the forum. (Dealer optioned)

I think he paid $3,800 - 59,000 miles










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Not digging the fake wood but the rest of the car is pretty sweet... love the wheels.

Also, what's with the red button in the defrost position?
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Also, what's with the red button in the defrost position?


Looks light a light for the alarm system.
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Report this Post07-28-2013 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks great Mitch.
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I like it!
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Report this Post07-28-2013 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah the woodgrain is going. He's trying to decide if he is going to try and remove it with a hair dryer. I think he should just find new panels.
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Report this Post07-28-2013 11:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks pretty cool. Will look better without the wood trim.

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I like it!


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Report this Post07-28-2013 11:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Slow6Click Here to Email Slow6Send a Private Message to Slow6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well that's certainly different. To each their own.
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Originally posted by mitchjl22:

Yeah the woodgrain is going. He's trying to decide if he is going to try and remove it with a hair dryer. I think he should just find new panels.



I don't know how easy it would be to remove the overlays with a hair dryer. The speedo/tach plate and radio surround plates can be found around. The shift console may be available but be harder to find.

The car does have a nice paint job.
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I'd recommend getting replacement panels and remove the wood grained ones intact. Some people (not me,, I've got carbon fiber) like them and would buy them. Just my two cents worth.
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Report this Post07-29-2013 09:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for css9450Click Here to Email css9450Send a Private Message to css9450Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you're going to leave the paint, leave the woodgrain panels too. They're all very 80s - the paint AND the wood.
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The car has been named Jewel, I think the paint scheme matches the name. Mr. Mikes Red and dark gray leatherette are on the list. So far we got Jewel some new shoes, They are VSR wheels, and Dunlop tires.

Next will be adjustable rear coil-overs (300lb springs on new KYB struts) and lowering 1" ball joints for the front.









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Car looks alright but didn't see a engine compartment. No engine? $20,000 in 85 seems like a lot of money
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Originally posted by IIKool:

Car looks alright but didn't see a engine compartment. No engine? $20,000 in 85 seems like a lot of money


You're right. It was a lot of money. The sticker is in a big book with all original documentation. The engine compartment looks just like any other 2.8 auto Fiero.
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Report this Post01-18-2014 07:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IndyellowgtClick Here to Email IndyellowgtSend a Private Message to IndyellowgtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I really like the modern updated wheels. Those are sharp. And I love those seats! Cool! Looks like a very clean straight Fiero. Hard to find nowadays!!
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Report this Post01-18-2014 08:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice car!! I know its probably because I'm an old fart, but I just do not like the black wheels with the 2" sidewall tires that are being put on cars.
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I am loving that paint scheme. Maybe my 87 will see something like this one day. Saved all your pictures, one will be my new wallpaper on my tablet
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I second selling the woodgrain, someone will want it as it looks decently done.

What did you do with the other rims? They were quite nice. (these are too)

I do like the car, looks well kept.
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The Superlite 15" rims and tires are for sale. They are in Long Beach, CA. My dad is selling them, so I'm unsure of the price.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

Nice car!! I know its probably because I'm an old fart, but I just do not like the black wheels with the 2" sidewall tires that are being put on cars.


They completely changed the way the car drives in a positive way. It almost feels like it has power steering now, and they are a lot smoother.
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Originally posted by Sigler85GT:

I am loving that paint scheme. Maybe my 87 will see something like this one day. Saved all your pictures, one will be my new wallpaper on my tablet


Thanks, my dad's fiance is lucky to have such a wonderful fiero... she knows it too! Glad you like it.
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I like the woodgrain trim... It is part of the original look of the car ~to remove it removes part of what makes it special. Granted it doesn't look like a 2014 muscle car, but then thats not what the ride was about. Just my nickle vote.
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I'll trade you panels. I'm looking for a woodgrain set for my mera.
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I dig the paintjob too
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Just my 2 cents but I would leave it all original and show it. It's a throwback with tons of character especially since it was a dealer option package.
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Yeah, I'm trying to get her to keep the woodgrain I was originally in favor of carbon fiber, but it is so cool that it was a dealer thing.

@pontiackid86 What panels do you have? Are they dot matrix or aluminum looking.. or something else?

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@WickedFieroGTP I agree, I think the modern wheels are nice, and we're lowering it with coilovers and balljoints, just to update it a little. I think we're also going to recreate the seats (wearing a little), but just have them made by Mr. Mike. I told my dad to have the red centers made from perforated red. It would keep the originals seats in nice shape in storage.

Maybe something like this
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Originally posted by mitchjl22:

Yeah, I'm trying to get her to keep the woodgrain I was originally in favor of carbon fiber, but it is so cool that it was a dealer thing.

@pontiackid86 What panels do you have? Are they dot matrix or aluminum looking.. or something else?

@2.5 Thanks

@WickedFieroGTP I agree, I think the modern wheels are nice, and we're lowering it with coilovers and balljoints, just to update it a little. I think we're also going to recreate the seats (wearing a little), but just have them made by Mr. Mike. I told my dad to have the red centers made from perforated red. It would keep the originals seats in nice shape in storage.

Maybe something like this


their aluminum, they would be out of my IMSA because it has the auto bezel's

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