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The Wanna-Beemer by PurpleGryphon
Started on: 08-05-2013 05:43 PM
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Report this Post08-05-2013 05:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PurpleGryphonSend a Private Message to PurpleGryphonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So since I bought my Fiero (85 2M4), I've notice more than a passing resemblance to the BMW M1. Has anyone else caught this before?

After all, doesn't this:



Look an awful lot like this:



I said something to my dad, and he's taken to calling my car the "Wanna-Beemer". I should've just kept my mouth shut...
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Report this Post08-05-2013 06:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm guessing the relevant comparisons are from cars around the time period before the Fiero was produced since the topic is the M1. The M1 had actually ceased production well before the Fiero was produced. However, I see more Lotus Esprit in the M1 than I do Fiero, and subsequently relate the Esprit more to it. Although both cars are very long if you see them. Quite some time ago I got to see an M1 in person, I remember it was quite long looking, and it's very similar to the Esprit when you see them up close.



If I could compare the bumper pad Fieros that appeared in those early ads to anything, it would probably be the FIAT X 1/9. Oddly enough, FIAT stopped factory production of the X 1/9 in 1982, before it was then picked up by Bertone to be manufactured until 1989 - a year after the Fiero ceased production. Crazy thing though is it's very hard to find a good conditioned X 1/9, while it's not overly difficult to find Fieros in good condition.

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Now remember I'm considering PRE- 1984 model cars. Obviously more comparisons could be draw to cars built post-1984, like the MR2.
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Report this Post08-05-2013 07:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My neighbor has this. 74 Dino. When you sit in his car, then the Fiero, it is awesome to compare.

I know that I have more pics of his car from all angles? Can't find them?







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Report this Post08-05-2013 07:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like the style of a fastback bumperpad with a chin spoiler... that's a look that is quite a bit similar to the M1 but it takes some effort on the owner's part to get that way. It's a nice mix of stock panels.
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Report this Post08-05-2013 08:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PurpleGryphonSend a Private Message to PurpleGryphonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

I'm guessing the relevant comparisons are from cars around the time period before the Fiero was produced since the topic is the M1. The M1 had actually ceased production well before the Fiero was produced. However, I see more Lotus Esprit in the M1 than I do Fiero, and subsequently relate the Esprit more to it. Although both cars are very long if you see them. Quite some time ago I got to see an M1 in person, I remember it was quite long looking, and it's very similar to the Esprit when you see them up close.



If I could compare the bumper pad Fieros that appeared in those early ads to anything, it would probably be the FIAT X 1/9. Oddly enough, FIAT stopped factory production of the X 1/9 in 1982, before it was then picked up by Bertone to be manufactured until 1989 - a year after the Fiero ceased production. Crazy thing though is it's very hard to find a good conditioned X 1/9, while it's not overly difficult to find Fieros in good condition.

This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.

Now remember I'm considering PRE- 1984 model cars. Obviously more comparisons could be draw to cars built post-1984, like the MR2.


Oh yes. I was pointing out that I think the original Fiero was a bit of an M1 copycat. Which I don't mind, really. I think of it as (kind of) a poor man's M1.
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