http://www.copart.com/c2/cl...nPage=SEARCH_RESULTS I found this white 88 GT completely out of the blue in Hartford CT, not sure of the mechanical condition of the engine as damage is listed as "MECHANICAL", but even if there isn't an engine the trim and interior look pretty good, and the body only has 60k clocked! Looks to have rare factory glove box, 5 spd, and wood trim. Sails and light bar seem to be in working order as well with no obvious cracks. Any opinions? Would this be a perfect shell? Restoration project? Or a rare survivor that simply needs a clean up?
------------------ My Fieros (FM4) '88 GT 600HP G8 engine, lowered, racing modifications '88 GT Minor street modifications, Police paint scheme '88 GT "Banana Boat" minor street modifications '88 GT Silver, stock '88 GT Red, Body Kit, Racing modifications, orig. engine
For less than $1000, I would go and atleast check the car out. The interior looks really nice, but the wood panels are part of a kit you can buy off TFS. The glovebox looks similar to the ones "TXGOOD" makes. Here is his thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/060828.html
The car looks dirty but that isn't the big issue, I would check under the car for rust.
I did get to drive an 88 Formula and I'll tell you what, the Getrag 5 speeds are very smooth. The only thing I would change is the shifter being too high.
Edit: Just noticed you had 5,000,000 88GT's, im assuming you would know the getrag
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Sadly, the car is way too out of my way for it to be financially acceptable to make a trip just to look at the car. Just trying to pass on the info in case someone else was looking for a neat project. I do love a good Getrag, they are pretty smooth, not quite racing gearing, but really nice for everyday driving.
That's not unheard of. I paid even less for a solid 88 GT with only 80k on it. The prior owner had been relocated to North Dakota on short notice and didn't have the time to get the car running again (he had spun a bearing) before his new job started, so he posted it on craigslist at a "priced to move!" selling point. If the seller needs the car gone fast or just wants it gone, you can get yourself quite a deal.
------------------ "The Twins" '87 GT 3.4 pushrod daily driver '88 GT 3.4 DOHC swap in progress
I would clean that thing completely up and drop another V6 right into it. That way you can work out any bugs in it while enjoying the drive! Later: 3800SC!!!
Exactly! Or if I was feeling really reckless try cramming an LS swap in, making it the envy of the neighbourhood, and make the Challenger R/T at my high school parking lot cringe. But on the other hand it would be a real shame to resto-mod of sorts a survivor such as that, 60k original miles would be a shame to waste on such a survivor.
I'm not entirely sure that is foam, could be snow, it looks like its location is in the middle of a thaw. Though a heater core is an easy mechanical fix, I suspect that it goes beyond that as it seems to be missing on of the decklid vents, that makes me suspect something serious with the engine (if it has one).