Found just resting in a part of town I never go through. Blue 87 GT. Under 100k on the odometer. Rust free. Interior near mint. Automatic. Decent tires. Sunroof doesn't leak. Eelctric trunk release is the only thing that doesn't work. A/C kind of works when it wants. Runs great, purred like a kitten. A couple small oil leaks and cracked quarter windows. Driven 400 miles in the last 5 years. Moved out of the garage a couple weeks ago. Clear coat is gone. But it gets regularly driven around the block, he does not want to give it to his kids as they will tear it up, his words. 1 tire was flat so I didn't drive it. Fortunately it had a for sale sign in the window. We came to a deal, or a steal, when I hit the bank Monday, it will be coming home with me
I love the blue, will stay that way, might refinish the wheels to gloss black centers. Had a Trans Am in that color combination. I saw the tail lights from half a mile away. I was super excited to just see a Fiero. Let alone one for sale.
Finally picked it up last night. Had to go to Chicago last week. Pulled about 5 gallons of leaves and seeds and random other vegetation out. Will get some good pictures once I get it all cleaned up. Paint on top is pretty bad, but shiny blue below the belt line. Runs and drives like it should. Engine fires up on first tick. Needs bushings and some other little things befor eit is a reliable driver. Off to Rodney's for head light rebuild kits...
Cleaned up a bit. Bra needs to go asap. Maybe tomorrow if I have time.
Hood, roof, deck lid, and spoiler are trashed. Nasty black grime baked into the paint Will need a respray eventually. Trying to straighten the sag in the spoiler at the moment. Was fixing the headlight issue, motor did not stay up and when it did it had a lot of play in it, and ran into a small snag. NEVER seen this on this style of motor, from the hundred or so I have rebuilt. But Rodney had them, so it must be more common.
Oh yeah, do not use whatever wheel bearing grease this person used, it eats the gears. The gear was pretty soft, I left finger prints in it.
Now on to the oil leaks, unless I decide to ditch the 2.8... but it runs sooo good. The internal argument has begun.
It is still wet, looks a bit more depressing once dry. Did not want to run it through the "125 mph" blow dryer in the car wash at work. It is known for tearing off hoods, fenders, and roofs on Smart cars. Hell it ripped off the fender trim of my old Mini Cooper and permanently creased and dented the roof of my current Mini I shudder to see what it would do to a 30 year old Fiero and its plastics.