Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Body: notchback (GM body type 37) Number 45940 of 46581 built in 1987
It was NEVER a Formula. Decals and the fastback rear clip have been added to this car. The stock 2.5 Duke engine has been replaced with the Quad 4.
I see that the decklid has been modified from a notchback lid to simulate a fastback lid. Pieces have been grafted onto it and it still retains the notchback tail lights and engine vents and trunk seal. Considerable work went into that area. The interior has been upgraded to the GT style instrumentation. I also see what appears to be misplacement of the lift arms. It looks like the front arms were placed underneath the floor and has pushed part of it upward, rather than placing them a little further inward to lift on the reinforced front cradle beam.
[This message has been edited by fierofool (edited 12-27-2014).]
Like said above, Formulas were 88 only, so its not a formula.
It started life as a base 87 coupe, had the Q4 conversion and the fastback conversion is a PISA GT/FX kit. If you look at their website, this is the same car they used to advertize the conversion, so it might have been done by them at one time. http://pisafierohq.com/body...els/gtfx_conversion/
Actually looks like a nice clean car and the engine swap looks very neat. I don't think you can judge the styling effectively from computer pics. I would be interested to know how it performs. Im not a fan of the spoiler but that's my personal taste.
If anyone is interested in this car I will say this - check it out in person!
I have a car in my driveway right now from this seller (non-fiero). It looked great in the pictures, and the description is pretty much word-for-word the same as this one. In my opinion, the car I got was mis-represented. It says engine has no noise and no leaks - it has both, plus the engine light is on. Says it has good tires - they are dry-rotted although they have good tread. The pictures of the underside looked fantastic. When it was delivered, I discovered that the exhaust system and transmission had been painted silver with a rattle can. So have the alloy wheels, brake calipers and rotors, and just about every nut and bolt under the hood. I thought I had a driver and instead I have a project.
I would never buy a car from a picture. When I got my first Fiero a couple of years ago (a 1985 2M4), the paint on the top parts was faded and peeling. I sprayed it down with the hose and took a picture and sent it to a car nut friend of mine in New Jersey. His first response was how good the paint looked. Its still buyer beware with any used car.
Power window buttons and hand cranks? (look at the picture with the steering wheel)
Many aftermarket kits use a motor which simply attached to the manual crank inside the door. The handles may be retained to allow manual cranking in case the motors fail, on some kits. Similar to adding CNC to a manual mill or lathe, and retaining the hand cranks so it can be used manually as well.