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bit of trivia...owner of Lingenfelter Proformance Legends bought a Zimmer Quicksliver by batousai666
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so I went to a Concours De Elegance in Plymouth MI today and talked to Ken Lingenfelter current owner of legend John Lingenfelters Tuner Company. and he told me he bought a White Quicksilver recently and I think he said from Florida, which is were I got my Mera which he wants to see some day totally cool. oh, and I talked to a dude who said he helpped design, actually his son did.....said he worked on the design team for the Fiero assembly line. super cool time every year and I brag about my modded Fieros with videos all the time. next year and I bring it.
i think Ken bought from the dealer mentioned here
https://bringatrailer.com/l...-zimmer-quicksilver/
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Report this Post07-30-2018 08:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That Zimmer sold for 11K. Must say that the Zimmer is an unusual car. It took a small aerodynamic sports car and transformed it into a heavy full size automobile. Weighing in at 3800 lbs with power steering and an automatic, the car must be a slug but it does have trunk space!!!! Hope that the owner drives it carefully as replacement body parts are unavailable.
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Looks to me like that car has more than 13k miles. Seems like a lot of wear on the interior for so few miles.
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Looking at all the supplied pictures, I would say that the interior is in near pristine condition. The floor mats are not perfect, but the rest has no wear that I could see. Not even worn seats. They are 35 years old.

I have always wanted one of these. Just have.
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

I have always wanted one of these. Just have.


Me too. So unique.

Here's a link to one that is currently available...

https://erepairables.com/sa...email&utm_campaign=2

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

That Zimmer sold for 11K. Must say that the Zimmer is an unusual car. It took a small aerodynamic sports car and transformed it into a heavy full size automobile. Weighing in at 3800 lbs with power steering and an automatic, the car must be a slug but it does have trunk space!!!! Hope that the owner drives it carefully as replacement body parts are unavailable.


With all the engine swap support of the present, I've often thought it would be great to give it the engine it deserves. A 3800 SC or a V8. Maybe even install a newer automatic or convert to a 5-speed.

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Report this Post07-30-2018 05:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JMTUTClick Here to Email JMTUTSend a Private Message to JMTUTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is it just me or does this car remind anyone of Michael Keaton's car in Night shift.
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Is it just me or does this car remind anyone of Michael Keaton's car in Night shift.


That was a Stuz Bearcat that was the same ideas. a modern custom car built on a Pontiac platform. Elvis had one say no more.
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With all the engine swap support of the present, I've often thought it would be great to give it the engine it deserves. A 3800 SC or a V8. Maybe even install a newer automatic or convert to a 5-speed.

If you've seen a Zimmer Quicksilver, in person, that car is bulky, long and heavy. Both bumpers and the front grill are chrome steel. They have wire wheels. The character of the car is a full size luxury vehicle. IMO, putting a 5 speed in a luxury car doesn't quite fit the image. An engine swap with an auto would help to bring better performance but that 80's styling is not one of a sporty performance vehicle. A driver would probably look good in it wearing a black hat with a white feather!

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Originally posted by fierofool:


With all the engine swap support of the present, I've often thought it would be great to give it the engine it deserves. A 3800 SC or a V8. Maybe even install a newer automatic or convert to a 5-speed.


talk about "sleeper"
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The Wife and I often take day long drives. A Quicksilver would be the perfect eclectic vehicle for this purpose. The 3800 sounds perfect, but I would do an automatic. My next passion would be a 1972 Lincoln Continental in triple black.
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

The Wife and I often take day long drives. A Quicksilver would be the perfect eclectic vehicle for this purpose. The 3800 sounds perfect, but I would do an automatic. My next passion would be a 1972 Lincoln Continental in triple black.


If you've seen Quicksilver advertising it makes a point that you just cruise down the highway in that car. Only 300 were made of which we can guess that maybe 50% -70% remain? Styling reminds me of an 81 Chrysler Imperial. May even use the same grill.

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Would be cool if a Quick Silver showed up at a Fiero car show. They do look bulky & overdone. However in my younger day I drove a 74 Lincoln MK-IV which was also big. The factory published EPA mpg was a whooping 8 which meant you would get something less than that. Fortunately I drove a company car.

Real soft ride but if you so much as seen curve up ahead you better start braking real soon. I could never master handling the body roll. Here's a pic of one and mine was the same color.



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Originally posted by Spoon:

Would be cool if a Quick Silver showed up at a Fiero car show. They do look bulky & overdone. However in my younger day I drove a 74 Lincoln MK-IV which was also big. The factory published EPA mpg was a whooping 8 which meant you would get something less than that. Fortunately I drove a company car.

Real soft ride but if you so much as seen curve up ahead you better start braking real soon. I could never master handling the body roll. Here's a pic of one and mine was the same color.



Spoon


Now we know where Zimmer got it inspiration from. The big heavyweight car boats of the 1970's rode like living rooms on the highway but they were what I call straight line cars. My first company car was a Chevy Impala, then a Chrysler Town Car and finally when gas prices went crazy, a Mercury Sable Wagon. Eventually the industry eliminated company cars and gave a vehicle and gas allowance. Getting back to the Zimmer, it has the big boat body but only two seats and built on the small Fiero space frame .I saw a Zimmer at a car show several years back. It was pretty long, had an extended frame, huge front trunk, a fancy interior, wire wheels and all. With the extra weight, the automatic, the power steering pump all powered by a 140 HP engine; the owner told me that acceleration was pretty slow. The whole concept of this car was rather weird, the sticker price was $42,000 but Mr Zimmer sold 300 of them.
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