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Ok. Who bought the 88 gt on ebay with 270 miles.....I wanted that by alcazar88
Started on: 09-06-2014 10:31 PM
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I hate the buy it now option! You are supposed to wait until the bids get close before using that....great car and hope it went to a good home (not Canada!).

Before I get flamed..I am joking. Although most of the cars I have interest in seem to be going that direction. I'm expecting to hear about a Fiero museum opening in Canada soon.
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Report this Post09-07-2014 07:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It was supposed to be a secret, but the Canadians are playing keep-away from alcazar. It was my turn last year, and this year you're the lucky winner.

Just kidding. That's what it feels like, sometimes.
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The "Buy it Now" option is the best bait E-bay has come up with to catch the impulse buyers. It gives the seller a chance to sell their product above market price to someone who doesn't care about price. Years ago people used to "snipe" products at the last second with a bid $1 above last bid. That used to really piss me off.
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Report this Post09-07-2014 10:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So who purchased the 88 and what was the BIN price? Great car for the small segment of collectors that wants to own a true display show car. If you want to participate in shows like those sponsored by AACA and win, completely original mint cars are the way to go.
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Originally posted by alcazar88:

I hate the buy it now option! You are supposed to wait until the bids get close before using that....great car and hope it went to a good home (not Canada!).

Before I get flamed..I am joking. Although most of the cars I have interest in seem to be going that direction. I'm expecting to hear about a Fiero museum opening in Canada soon.


Rust-free Fieros are hard as hell to find in the great white north. Supply/Demand makes us look south for a car in good shape, thus why you are probably seeing more and more going to Canada. We're also used to paying more for the same cars so the BIN price might have been still cheaper than a similar Canadian car would have cost (assuming the car went to Canada in the first place )

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Report this Post09-07-2014 06:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for alcazar88Send a Private Message to alcazar88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
BIN price was 15,900. It appeared to have every available option with sunroof vs. t-top, and 270 original miles. Still had the original tires. While I realize you would end up replacing a lot of hoses and such to drive it, I think that was a good price for the car.
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Originally posted by alcazar88:

BIN price was 15,900. It appeared to have every available option with sunroof vs. t-top, and 270 original miles. Still had the original tires. While I realize you would end up replacing a lot of hoses and such to drive it, I think that was a good price for the car.


I would venture to say that the buyer of this Fiero is not going to drive it but show it (but I've been wrong before!) I envision this Fiero being trailered to the biggest AACA type shows. The buyer has $16 grand invested in a show piece. Each mile driven ends up adding depreciation. If the buyer intends to drive it then I agree all of the hoses, belts and tires would need to be replaced but at a possible sacrifice of 100% originality as viewed by a show car judge.

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Report this Post09-07-2014 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone have a pic?? I didn't see this...270 mile fiero...?

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Originally posted by alcazar88:

...great car and hope it went to a good home (not Canada!).


Yeah, I like it a lot. Looks good in my back yard, eh?



Sorry to say that no, I wasn't the person who bought this GT... but I did bring an '88 Formula up from Washington State last year. So I am doing my bit to help bring all the best Fieros north of the border.
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Using PIP to preserve the pictures here on the forum for when the eBay ad disappears:
Edit: Even the guy playing pocket pool LOL ! ! ! !











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Originally posted by tshark:

It was supposed to be a secret, but the Canadians are playing keep-away from alcazar.


I only bought mine because they threatened to send it to Arizona otherwise.

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Report this Post09-08-2014 04:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cyrus88Send a Private Message to cyrus88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Only 270 miles? Is it all original? Even the oil and other fluids (like Al Bundy's dodge)?

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Report this Post09-09-2014 12:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Its just me, but I drive the hell out of all my cars. My Ferrari kit got 100K in 7 years and an AMG SL Mercedes got 250K in 10. If a 70K car that looked very good came up for sale at the same time as a 300 mile mint one, Id want the 70K one everytime. With only a few hundred miles on it in 25 years, Id be scared to take it more than 20 miles from home. So many things could fail from non use. Before Id take it on any longer trips, Id have to spend thousands replacing stuff before id trust it. First off would be a total brake rebuild, engine and trans flush, radiator and heater core, water pump, tires and battery. Those would all be done before I took it out of the driveway.

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Report this Post09-09-2014 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm with you, roger, for the exact reasons you provided. Usually, people disagree with me on this, but it costs a lot to get everything reliably working. Even on a 70K car, no telling what needs to be done.

There is a car I'd like, but just keeping it stock in the same condition would be difficult. I'll buy nice cars, and leave the collectors to other people.
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