$250 for an '84 Notchie with 169K miles. It wasn't running and had sat in a farmer's field in southern Colorado for 11 years. That area of CO is dry so I have a virtually rust free car. A 3800SC and 4T65e later plus a lot of other upgrades and the total car cost is about $2950. Plus $55 for the speeding ticket I got today= $3005 so far. I still need a paint job which I intend to do.
$1000 for 86GT with 93k, REALLY good shape. Only major things wrong was some exhaust leaks, valve lash, and some maintenance stuff, it had sat in a garage for a long time before I bought it. Most repairs and restoration parts I got lucky and paid very little by getting lucky at pull yards (e.g. $20 for brand new looking seat covers).
But after I do engine swap and all the other stuff I have planned I will have spent thousands more, so it's a good thing I didn't pay much for the car.
Most ive paid for one was $2500. That was mostly because it already had an Archie conversion kit. It had SBC with rods knocking and a blown tranny. First month I had it, put in a new stroker engine, and new auto in . The engine cost twice as much as the car....lol.
Way too much for the 88, but worth every penny. 3500 for 85 gt but as someone said, my soul since purchase, though.
------------------ RickN White 88GT 5spd (<10K miles) White 85GT (SC3800 Series II w/ AOD) White 99 F250SD 7.3PSD 6spd 1956 Ford 860 Tractor w/ Freeman Loader 20Ft H&H Tilt Bed Trailer (Remember - Gravity is not a tie-down)
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87SE V6 5-speed, air, tilt, cruise, sunroof 150K miles - $500 on eBay. Drove over 300 miles to get it and drove it home! Son totaled it. Pulled the drivetrain and best pieces. Crushed it. 85SE V6 auto, air, tilt, cruise, sunroof 23k (yes 23K) miles, complete car but had not been run in about 10 years, stored in a garage - $250 - This is the rust free project car in my sig. 87Duke 5-speed, air, tilt, 115K miles, running but bad clutch slave, very nice tan interior - $1100 - ended up getting the V6/Getrag from the first 87 then was hit three times in one year. Now a parts car. 88 Formula auto, air, tilt, cruise, sunroof, wasn't running but I figured it was an easy fix. Turned out to be rotten with rust. With transportation and everything I have about $1500 in it. It will join the second 87 in giving up its parts to the 85. 86 GT auto, air, tilt, cruise, sunroof, premium sound w/subwoofer, 61K miles, excellent original condition inside and out! - $4200 - My current daily driver.
------------------ Jonathan 23K mile '85 notchie - Still under construction //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/121056.html I'm not a mechanic but I play one in my garage - me Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely - Lord Acton Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not - Thomas Jefferson The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson
$4500 6 months ago. 87 GT fully optioned, automatic with 89,000 miles. I know I paid to much, but I simply loved the car, and still do. It is in great condition and seems to have been well taken care of. I had to do a few odds and ends to it and replaced tires as old ones were starting to dry rot. It is a keeper for me and it is now my daily driver.
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$450 for my first one. Needed a clutch before it was drivable. $3600 for my second. Has a 383 V8, unfortunately it hasn't been running for 7 years now. Someone knew I had it though and has offered to buy it as is, something I am considering
My original, white 86 4cyl 2m4 manual pw/pl, sunroof Ibought it brand new from Jim Causley Pontiac 5/14/86 for $12,796.80
Second, white 88 GT auto, pm/pw/pl sunroof, nice tail lights too My hubby helped me pick it up Valentine's weekend 2015. Had to load onto a trailer as it had a broken trailing arm bracket. Little did I know how much fun it would be to find a replacement cradle, but ended up finding a wonderful person less than an hour from me after a couple of failed out of state attempts. With the cradle swap done and some other minimal maintainance, I got to enjoy driving her all last summer. Paint is decent everywhere except around the sunroof, but I touched that up until I can talk hubby into painting. All that fun for the best $750.00 I've ever spent! Still have other work to do though. I need to put on the replacement coolant tubes I bought and fix fan as its always on, but she runs and I love her,
Hurry up Spring, I wanna drive!
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Master Pontiac Dealer , California, 1985 Fiero GT off the showroom floor, $12,800 which seemed flaming bargain to me at the time. Perhaps the easiest purchase ever as I picked it out of an LA Times ad, drove over, no BS, whole transaction took a little over an hour. I remember an adjacent lot which must have held over 100 new Fieros. Still am amazed at no bait and switch, gamesmanship etc. I had driven another that day with a cracked plug miss. The dealer said no problem and just opened up the double glass showroom doors to roll out my car. That car is my weekly driver.
Edit. A word on the impression driving the new 85 GT. Throttle response, throttle response, throttle response! Port fuel injection a revelation. I am dating myself...At the time I had a 1967 Lotus Elan with 2 ea 40DCOE sidedraft carbs, the best carburetor available and touted as "fuel injection -like'" so my impression all the more striking. The Fiero was truck-like compared with the little Lotus, but the Lotus kept falling apart and the Fiero lives today. Salud !
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'87 SE.....my first Fiero....was being parted out.....well optioned....blue V6 5-speed....excellent body & interior.....nearly rust free.....unfortunately no title...... $400
'85 GT.....sitting for a year due to overheating issue......needed water pump and thermostat cap......now runs fine and drives......suade and sheepskin seats and interior a total basket case.....paid $400 for car....about $600 spent on parts so far.....current project that I may put up for sale.....because of......
'88 GT......114k miles.....abandoned motor swap project.....best original interior I've seen for a normal mileage car.....great body nearly ready for prime/paint...rust free chassis.......good tails and new sails......probably paid too much at $1400 but had to have it.....