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88 T-Top Fiero GT Sold on eBay for $15,500! by canfirst
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Report this Post08-17-2013 12:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for canfirstClick Here to Email canfirstSend a Private Message to canfirstEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check it out, 88 T-Top Fiero GT with 23,975 miles just sold on eBay for $15,500!
Are Fiero's finally garnering the respect and value that many other 25 year old classic car's uphold?
If your selling your Fiero don't underprice it compared to other similar classic vehicles.
Fiero's are becoming more rare with each passing year and deserve the respect of a unique and timeless design vehicle.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymot...=901#ht_56946wt_1021
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Report this Post08-17-2013 01:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Right color, right options......this one has a lot going for it. I did cringe a little at the picture of the steering wheel. It looks like it used to have one of those leather wrap things on it for a long time....you can see the indentations on the tan leather. Over time they might fade away though......that is the only "fault" I have with the car. If I were to ever get another T-Top Fiero it would be one like this......low mileage in like-new condition.
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Report this Post08-17-2013 01:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice, but I can't get too excited about the price...after 25 years it's selling at an inflation adjusted price about half what it originally sold for. When Fieros can be dragged out a barn in any condition and be worth 6 figures then I'll be impressed.
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Report this Post08-17-2013 01:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Alpharetta GA?! Regional Fiero shows?

I've never seen that car before in my life. It's been a well kept secret. (Thought it was database guy's for a minute.)

Having said that, that car would be my "holy grail" Fiero.
Red metallic. 5 speed. T tops. Leather.
But still, not at that price.

Congrats to the new owner.

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Report this Post08-17-2013 01:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BV MotorSportsClick Here to Email BV MotorSportsSend a Private Message to BV MotorSportsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Same guy I got my 14k mile '88 from. Good guys and love Fieros.

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Can anyone please tell me why this beautiful automobile didn't stay in production?!?!?!? It's beautiful today and would have been more so back in 1988!!!




Great pictures, lots of info, and slick presentation also went a long way in this cars sale. The guy definitely took the time to present the car the way it should have been.

And yes, I do know the answer to my question.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

Nice, but I can't get too excited about the price...after 25 years it's selling at an inflation adjusted price about half what it originally sold for. When Fieros can be dragged out a barn in any condition and be worth 6 figures then I'll be impressed.


Beautiful car, but I agree. Obviously not an investment or money maker. Even a mediocre mutual fund would have doubled or tripled in value after 25 years. A real collectible would be worth many times the original price (Shelby Cobra, Super Bee, Buick GNX, 455 SD Trans Am, etc). I think that there are lots of 88 Fiero GTs tucked away by people who think the cars are made of gold and will go up in value, but this is unlikely to happen. The cars had a bad reputation (unfairly), and had performance that did not match its' looks- even for 1988. The MR2 or 300 ZX were far more refined by 1988 than the Fiero. In the Toronto area alone, there are at least 8 clean 1988 Fiero GTs for sale and they are not selling.

Are they a fun hobby? For sure. An investment?? No way.

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I would think that the winning bidder was a collector. At that price I find it hard to believe the seller lost money, so it wasn't an investment. Though I am fairly young to this forum, my wife had 2 fieros back in the 80's. She cant recall the year or style of either. It was before I met her. But one was totaled about 2 weeks after she drove it off the lot. Rear ended at a stoplight. The other was a manual and she kept burning up clutches driving in heavy traffic to work
So whats my point......Good question. The original sticker price on this car back in 88 is a lot. To sell such a car in this condition for less then that shows me that perhaps it was someone passionate about these cars and obviously has money and and too many toys or someone who found this gem and sold it to hopefully someone who would appreciate it.
I don't buy high dollar stuff on flea bay but this ad is the most thorough and meticulous I have seen personally.
I just buy and sell on craigslist. Their was a lot of effort just put in to making this ad. Don't know the accuracy of the contents as I am no fiero expert by any means, but this is a car I would have bought sight unseen over the internet. Unfortunately im getting a new roof and gutters on the house. Almost as much fun as driving a mint 88 t-top fiero!!!
I envy the new owner and hope its not one of my neighbors because they already have their garaged muscle cars.
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Likely bought by some rich person that has as much remorse about spending $15,500 as I do spending 1.50 for a cup of coffee.

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Originally posted by sco77:

Likely bought by some rich person that has as much remorse about spending $15,500 as I do spending 1.50 for a cup of coffee.

$1.50 for coffee? That's like 1988 prices at Starbucks!

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Here's a bit of nostalgia about the Fiero on Motor Week television.
The latter part of the presentation compares the 88 Fiero to the 88 Toyota MR2 and at the end Motor Week chose the Fiero over the MR2! It's also interesting to note the highest priced Fiero could be purchased for less than the lowest available priced MR2 in 1988.
Even though Toyota MR2's were more expensive than Fiero's, they're not holding their value any better than the Fiero when checking current prices on eBay.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-GgHYe6KKzg

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Car...R2&_nkw=Toyota%20MR2
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My experience selling cars on ebay........rarely does the transaction actually happen.

The "excitement" of last minute bidding causes remorse from the bidder. Money never changes hand, and the car is relisted.

Just my experience folks.
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Doug007, you're right about transactions. Just bought a car for opening bid because high bidder backed out.
Glad to see prices come up, but still not in collectible range. Reminds me of discussion on Fieros vs Corvettes.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/091900.html

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My favorite color combo for '88
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Hah! They removed the pic of the radio.
88s never came from the factory with the full pushbutton radio, as was pictured.
A small detail, but it's there (or at least was) nonetheless.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by sco77:

Likely bought by some rich person that has as much remorse about spending $15,500 as I do spending 1.50 for a cup of coffee.


Got an email from a friend who said this same car sold on eBay six weeks ago for "Buy it Now" of $10,900

In that case, this was a pretty good 'flip". Did they just detail it and take better pictures???


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Originally posted by Raydar:

Hah! They removed the pic of the radio.
88s never came from the factory with the full pushbutton radio, as was pictured.
A small detail, but it's there (or at least was) nonetheless.


I saw that too, but didn't say anything......at least it was a factory radio.
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Originally posted by 007DOUG:

My experience selling cars on ebay........rarely does the transaction actually happen.

The "excitement" of last minute bidding causes remorse from the bidder. Money never changes hand, and the car is relisted.

Just my experience folks.


I must be a sucker then... I bought 4 cars on eBay and I ended up with all for of them. I started to say money changed hands, but one of them I won for $1 and when I showed up seller didn't want the dollar!

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I just looked at the eBay ad again and the picture of the pushbutton radio is there. The really interesting thing is the SPIL sticker......it shows UX1, which is the 5-band EQ radio, but it does not show UQ6, which is the Performance Sound option. This car has had the subwoofer system installed, but it wasn't originally ordered with it (not that it's a big deal, but it's not "original" to the car).

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I was the second high bidder and was planning to drive it periodically like I do my other 88 gt. It would have been nice to have the t-tops, which is the only difference in my current one. While it went very high for a Fiero, I rarely see those options together, leather, ttop, 5-speed, original paint, low miles.

Kinda wishing I would have kept bidding
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I forgot to add, I was also planning to take it to whodeanies to improve it.......
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I forgot to add, I was also planning to take it to whodeanies to improve it.......


I literally spit Dr Pepper over my monitors!
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I had to add that after seeing your post above. Still watching your thread with the new engine and wishing you luck getting to where you want it.
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