In 1990 I bought a sweet Red/Gry 88 GT T-Top Fiero with less the 20k miles on it. Such a fun car to drive I loved everything about it but remember the old saying, enjoy something while it lasts because it never does. In October 1996 I had to sell my Fiero to buy a more family friendly vehicle, something that could fit car seats ☺. I was heartbroken to say the least but I took the money, bought another car and moved on not knowing that my old car would live a good life: garage kept, well maintained and loved by its owner. Over the years I’ve bought and sold many cars over the web, and even dabbled in dune buggies (love the Manx) but Tuesday before Thanksgiving 2013 I happen to see a car for sale online that looks just like my Fiero so I pulled out my old registration and what do you know…the VIN matches. The person who bought my car has had it all these years. I called the owner (not saying who I was) to setup a time to see the car. I showed up at his house 3 days later, re-introduced myself, showed him old pictures/registration I had including a picture of me, him and the car the day he picked it up back in 1996. He and his wife couldn’t believe I came back for the car, which looked sounded and drove the same. So 17 years later, I bought my car back. I am the proud 2nd & 4th owner of #868 of #1252. Thank you Tom G from Long Island NY for taken care of my baby all these years.
This is really cool to read! It's great to see stories like this where someone gets their car back in a cared-for condition. I'm a mod over on MalibuRacing.com, and someone posted a similar thread, he sold his Malibu back in '03, and recently was able to buy it again, I don't recall condition, etc. but I believe it was sans engine/trans (not so much of a biggie in an older rwd car of course).
Awesome........ I sold my 86 GT that I had owned for 17 years last summer in perfect condition.. watching it drive away,I honesty had to blink back the tears.. I know it sounds lame,but I guess some of us car guys that have so many fond memories of our cars just have trouble letting go.. I was unsure about selling it... Guess I wish I hadn't now.. I am sure I'll never see it again... Great story Jordan. You are a lucky guy. -Mark
Really cool story! It's crazy how you managed to find it again! These little cars are always full of surprises!
After reading how people always regret selling their Fieros/sports cars in general, I don't think I will ever get rid of mine. My dad had a 280z 2+2 when he met my mom and he sold it to buy a minivan... My GT was/is my first actual car that I owned, and we've been through too much together for me to ever consider selling it. It's been there for me through the ups and the downs. After a bad break up it would always manage to put a smile on my face. Not to mention, It's a great wingman as well! Even after owning it for 4 years I am still always chomping at the bit for any chance to drive it. Lots of times I will just cruise around town going nowhere in particular. It's truly become more than just a car to me.
Sounds like the Fiero acorn didn;t fall far from the tree. On another note....you like Myer's Manx, eh? I have some Manx trivia for you: What does Myer's Manx and Malcom Bricklin have in common? Answer: Manx was contracted to build one of the first Bricklin prototypes! Kit