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cheapest GT fiero ever in Australia by proff
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Crikey mate I'd give him $500 right now if he could put it on a boat and send it to NZ for me! It's rough as guts but screaming 'save me'

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Originally posted by Carcenomy:

Crikey mate I'd give him $500 right now if he could put it on a boat and send it to NZ for me! It's rough as guts but screaming 'save me'



I might go and take a look at it in the morning
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Keep me in the loop, I'm going to be on the hunt for another Fiero soon, I imagine importing from Aussie would work out cheaper than from the States directly
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Ad says its an '88, but its not, judging by the exhaust heatshield, the strut attachment nuts, the seats, the two-tone paint....

Dig the zipper closure on the front compartment cover!
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Originally posted by css9450:

Ad says its an '88, but its not, judging by the exhaust heatshield, the strut attachment nuts, the seats, the two-tone paint....

Dig the zipper closure on the front compartment cover!


Unless it's had an engine replacement I'm going to go with 1987 GT. What I can't work out (and this is consistent!) is why at such low mileage it's in such a horrific condition! Both of mine are the same - the '87 had 48k on it when I bought it and needed a pile of work to get it driveable, the '86 had 63k and had clearly had a rebuild and a bunch of shadetree repairs to parts that should never have needed modified! Is it just because the mechanics down in our part of the world in the 90s when these cars were fresh imports were that inept?
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Originally posted by Carcenomy:
Unless it's had an engine replacement I'm going to go with 1987 GT. What I can't work out (and this is consistent!) is why at such low mileage it's in such a horrific condition! Both of mine are the same - the '87 had 48k on it when I bought it and needed a pile of work to get it driveable, the '86 had 63k and had clearly had a rebuild and a bunch of shadetree repairs to parts that should never have needed modified! Is it just because the mechanics down in our part of the world in the 90s when these cars were fresh imports were that inept?


There are plenty over here with about that much mileage on them, and in similar condition.
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Park it under a tree, and that is what you get after all this time.
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Brake booster is on the wrong side, but valve remains in original location. Odd washer fluid reservoir.

Yes, it's an '87. I've seen others in the US in worse condition, with similar miles.
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Originally posted by tshark:

Brake booster is on the wrong side, but valve remains in original location. Odd washer fluid reservoir.

Yes, it's an '87. I've seen others in the US in worse condition, with similar miles.


Well, it's a RHD conversion. I doubt the brake booster would be useful on the passenger side. The washer fluid reservoir is due to the need to move the brake master to the other side, and the large stock reservoir wouldn't fit; nor could it easily mount on the other side, as it's molded specifically around the shape of the wheel well on that side.
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As long as the rear frame, frame rails, especially the upper ones that you cannot really see, are good and there's not too much rust else where then anything else replaceable/fixable so as long as you don't mind spending a bit on it, I'd say it's worth it.

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I'd like to know more about that zipper'd weatherstripping up front...
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I'd like to know more about that zipper'd weatherstripping up front...


Me, too. That looks really cool.

I bought my '87 Coupe with 191,000 miles (307,000 km) on it for $500 and it was in similar shape to this one. I think I got a great deal on it, so this one looks like a great one, too, in my humble opinion.
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It suffered when it went through the time warp.
Look at the posting date 08/04/2015
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Aus needs a new one!
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I'd like to know more about that zipper'd weatherstripping up front...


Add me to the list. And the front turn/driving lights. The fascia looks to have larger turn signal openings to accommodate the lights.
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Add me to the list. And the front turn/driving lights. The fascia looks to have larger turn signal openings to accommodate the lights.


The turn/driving lights are to do with Australian ADR compliance, on this side of the pond we tend to let folk continue to use the lighting (headlights themselves excepted) as they shipped with OEM, the DOT knew a thing or two anyway, right? Australia's not so gentle, even if it complies everywhere else it might not comply there.

I'm equally confused about the proportioning valve being on the left, every RHD conversion I've seen personally has had it on the right with the booster.
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I know I've seen that zippered cover before. Don't know where though.

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Did you buy it?
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Interesting place for a subwoofer on another Fiero in that same site.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s...-gt-coupe/1060775320

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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

Interesting place for a subwoofer on another Fiero in that same site.



That's odd placement.. I could see sealing the unit and mounting in that area then porting it to each footwell though.
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