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How rare is a Yellow Formula? by TheDigitalAlchemist
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Looking at one, 10,000 miles automatic.

Asking price is 12k

Odometer is in kilometers,( but the vin starts with a “1”, so it was made in the US?)

It’s in great condition…





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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

Looking at one, 10,000 miles automatic.

Asking price is 9k

Odometer is in kilometers,( but the bin starts with a “1”, so it was made in the US?)

It’s in great condition…


They were all made in Pontiac, MI.

If it has KPH cluster it was probably a Canadian spec car that was re-imported to the USA at some point in it's life. I don't have my guidebook at work to give your the numbers but in general a yellow formula should be a rare Fiero in the grand scheme of things..and not many were built with Canadian spec either. Someone could have changed the cluster and it would be showing false KM but why use a KPH cluster in the US.

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The Yellow Formula T top is considered the rarest Fiero. But even with that said they are not in massive high demand and or impossible to find if you really want one.

I would look at this car more as if you like it and the condition.

It would be more special to own a Yellow Fiero over a red or black but only if you really like it.

Note too yellow cars attract bugs. In the spring they can be a pain.
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The GT was rarer in Yellow, I had one.

The numbers are 489 coupes, 436 Formulas, 241 GT = 1166 total
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A price of $12K for any Formula ( except one w zero miles) is excessive. As pointed out the formula is not in high demand. I would not pay more than $4K for this car.

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[i][/i]Yellow cars....especially Fieros, also attract women. Remember, the Fiero was a very popular car with the ladies back in its day. 12K is much to high, but I'd definately go for the yellow Formula. Heck, I got one myself !
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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

Looking at one, 10,000 miles automatic.

Asking price is 12k

Odometer is in kilometers,( but the vin starts with a “1”, so it was made in the US?)

It’s in great condition…









If it was well kept with that low of mileage, I don't think they're too far above what is a feasible price. Around 10k would probably be fair to both the buyer and seller.

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Originally posted by Toddster:

The GT was rarer in Yellow, I had one.

The numbers are 489 coupes, 436 Formulas, 241 GT = 1166 total


Still not numbers that really total up to much. If this were a 69 TA in high demand yes but there is no real great demand for Yellow Fiero’s

You buy one for the love not the profits.

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Originally posted by Fierochic88:


If it was well kept with that low of mileage, I don't think they're too far above what is a feasible price. Around 10k would probably be fair to both the buyer and seller.

~ Jen


Agreed. To restore a well used one would run more if it was done properly.
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Silver formulas are the rarest as they only made a few of them before the yellow switch over in late 87. Although the rarest Formula is the silver one that left the factory with the original electro-hydraulic power steering.

I would sell you my white Formula with 2000 original miles (and the original tires) for 10k
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Of all the 1988 colors and formula model the 1988 Yellow Formula seemed to be the car everyone put away ( they all seem to have under 85,000 miles). You see a lot of them at cars shows, Dells run this weekend 3 yellow or 4 (true not repainted) yellow formulas were there..
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I would sell you my white Formula with 2000 original miles (and the original tires) for 10k


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Originally posted by FIERO JOHN-WI:

Of all the 1988 colors and formula model the 1988 Yellow Formula seemed to be the car everyone put away ( they all seem to have under 85,000 miles). You see a lot of them at cars shows, Dells run this weekend 3 yellow or 4 (true not repainted) yellow formulas were there..


Fiero Phil ordered one and promoted it as the most rare car. This drove many to follow suit.

To be honest the most rare today I find is the Blue. Not many were sold and few were saved. It is rare to see many in original paint anymore. They were rare back in the day.

As for the Yellow I know of three right near by in Ohio. I almost bought one but passed.

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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

[i][/i]Yellow cars....especially Fieros, also attract women. Remember, the Fiero was a very popular car with the ladies back in its day. 12K is much to high, but I'd definately go for the yellow Formula. Heck, I got one myself !


I assume this is a joke....??!! Most women don't know/care what kind of car a guy drives. And those who DO know and care will be interested in a guy driving a big$$$ car.... not a 1980's econobox.

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I assume this is a joke....??!! Most women don't know/care what kind of car a guy drives. And those who DO know and care will be interested in a guy driving a big$$$ car.... not a 1980's econobox.


Sure it is true that is why all the women chase cabs in NYC😏
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Originally posted by hyperv6:


Sure it is true that is why all the women chase cabs in NYC😏


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They are rare.
Usually seen most at events, here's three together at the 2021 Wisconsin Dells Run, one with T tops.



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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

A price of $12K for any Formula ( except one w zero miles) is excessive. As pointed out the formula is not in high demand. I would not pay more than $4K for this car.



Did you miss that this is a 10,000 mile car? If that can be verified I don't think the price is that far out of line. If it was my car, and you offered 4k, I'd throw you to the curb.
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