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Crazy Sellers by busa_powered
Started on: 07-05-2017 07:52 PM
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Report this Post07-05-2017 07:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for busa_poweredClick Here to Email busa_poweredSend a Private Message to busa_poweredEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I Contacted this guy about his GT, inquiring why there was a non GT front end on it.

He stated it hasn't been replaced and its original LOL

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Report this Post07-05-2017 08:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for css9450Click Here to Email css9450Send a Private Message to css9450Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Eh, I wouldn't worry about it too much. He is probably unaware its not original.

I wonder if its was originally a notchback someone converted to a fastback?
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I think he is correct and the GT clip has been added. The ground effects and rear bumper are also non gt.
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Originally posted by Domtech:

I think he is correct and the GT clip has been added. The ground effects and rear bumper are also non gt.


Didn't catch the rear bumper, an interior pic would have shown its not a real GT
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Well it has the aux gauges and gt seats. At this point its 50/50 and you need the vin to know for sure.
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There were a select few of these cars that people ordered from dealers set up in this fashion...for years, they've been called "Formula Fastbacks"

Randy Agee of VA and Bruce Walters in PA each had one. I don't think this one is Bruce's but the color is the same so it's possible...I sent him the link.

~ Jen
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Something has been done to that car...

Clearly the front/rear bumpers and everything below the belt line didn't come with the fastback clip. What makes it more interesting is the 87 coupe with those bumpers was only offered with the 4 cyl (and only 1 exhaust cutout). This car has the V6 as well as 2 exhaust cutouts in the rear bumper.

If interested in this car, ask for pics of the vin stickers on the front fender and fastback clip as well as the vin tag for the car.
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Originally posted by Fierochic88:

There were a select few of these cars that people ordered from dealers set up in this fashion...for years, they've been called "Formula Fastbacks"

Randy Agee of VA and Bruce Walters in PA each had one. I don't think this one is Bruce's but the color is the same so it's possible...I sent him the link.

~ Jen


Wonder what they are titled as
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The ad has been deleted.

 
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Originally posted by Fierochic88:

There were a select few of these cars that people ordered from dealers set up in this fashion...for years, they've been called "Formula Fastbacks"

Randy Agee of VA and Bruce Walters in PA each had one. I don't think this one is Bruce's but the color is the same so it's possible...I sent him the link.

~ Jen


I read an article that Randy Agee (I believe) wrote, concerning a few "Formula Fastbacks" that escaped the factory, apparently at the hands of disgruntled GM line workers (who had just learned of the Fiero's demise) who took it upon themselves to bolt fastback pieces on a few remaining Formula platforms, and hide them until nobody cared, and then ship them.

Many years later, I remembered the article. I inquired - and I was told it was pure creative fantasy, as were many of Randy's stories.
I have a vested interest...

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That's a tale I never heard lol.... but I do believe some were either special order or dealer optioned? We'll see what Bruce says when he arrives...

Nice car btw! Love the color!
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Originally posted by Raydar:

The ad has been deleted.


I read an article that Randy Agee (I believe) wrote, concerning a few "Formula Fastbacks" that escaped the factory, apparently at the hands of disgruntled GM line workers (who had just learned of the Fiero's demise) who took it upon themselves to bolt fastback pieces on a few remaining Formula platforms, and hide them until nobody cared, and then ship them.

Many years later, I remembered the article. I inquired - and I was told it was pure creative fantasy, as were many of Randy's stories.
I have a vested interest...





I'm in the minority, in that I don't like the fastback GTs as much as the aero notchbacks (like 85 GTs or the 86-87 SEs). But, I must admit, the fastback rear end on a formula looks . . . pretty f'ing cool.

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Report this Post07-06-2017 05:31 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
I agree, I dont like the 'snowplow' nose any any Fiero at all. The first thing I did to my 86 V8 fastback GT was pull that nose off and replace it with an 84 bumper pad nose.

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I have seriously considered buying an 88 Formula and coverting it to look like an 87 SE. I guess I like the aero look way better and 87 SEs v6s are incredibly hard to find in the condition I want
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Originally posted by wgpierce:

I have seriously considered buying an 88 Formula and coverting it to look like an 87 SE. I guess I like the aero look way better and 87 SEs v6s are incredibly hard to find in the condition I want


To each their own....but....don't ruin a Formula.
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Yes, Randy and I had the two original Formula Fastbacks.

I sold mine a couple years ago into the Chicagoland area, but I guess it could have found it's way to another location since then. I talked with Randy a couple months ago, and at that time he still had his. Although it sounded like he was considering moving on.

I didn't get to see the car in question before the CL link was deleted. Did anyone happen to snag a pic of the car before the link disappeared?
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Originally posted by FTF Engineering:

Yes, Randy and I had the two original Formula Fastbacks.

I sold mine a couple years ago into the Chicagoland area, but I guess it could have found it's way to another location since then. I talked with Randy a couple months ago, and at that time he still had his. Although it sounded like he was considering moving on.

I didn't get to see the car in question before the CL link was deleted. Did anyone happen to snag a pic of the car before the link disappeared?


The ad was deleted by the owner so I removed the link
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What I'm asking is did anyone grab copies of any of the pics from the ad before it was deleted? Either on purpose, or maybe by accident.

I'm no OS whiz, but if you're using IE, you might have some of them yourself stored in some IE temp folder somewhere...
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