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Selling my 88 3800sc swapped notchie cheap ($1500) to somebody in california by flustin
Started on: 10-27-2021 03:39 PM
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Hi all,
Posting my 88 fiero 3800sc for sale one last time. It's a 88 silver metallic notchback 3800SC series II swapped from a 99 grand prix GTP with auto trans (tranny was rebuilt at the time of the swap) here in California. I'm selling for $1500, yeah firm.

Swap was done by West coast Fiero about 7 years ago. I'm posting here to see if anybody is interested in it despite the fixes it would need. If nobody takes it at this price I figure I'll finally part it out and sell the car to a wrecker as I need to get it off my parents land. I know some of these parts are fairly rare and would sell well, the Fi-air-O scoops for example. I want to sell the car here in northern California to minimize complications as I have issues getting away from the house with our newborn.

You will have to come tow car out if you want it. If it hasn't sold by start next year I'll part out the nicer parts and give to wrecker.

Positives:
1. has the Fi-air-O scoops/snorkels
2. slightly lowered suspension with GR-2/excel-G shocks
3. added power windows and locks
4. bigger c4 rotors which have helped a ton on the braking
5. heavier coils/springs for the rear weight of the 3800
6. tires with less than 5k on them and upgraded/bigger wheels to fit the bigger rotors
7. I've got various new extra parts uninstalled (dew wipes, dual side halogen headlights with the low profile mounts and wiring harnesses)
8. has working AC
9. Mecham side scoops not installed and need fiberglass work

Negatives:
1. car is 134k miles though in great condition, personally I would repaint it because of scratches, original paint age and because I think it would look good in all black or dark gray.
2. engine is about 170k miles but strong/pulls hard and had the upper gaskets replaced about 3 years ago.
3. car had been through California ref and is smogged but is now PNO so will have to get smogged/ref again.
4. transmission very slowly bleeds tranny fluid out near driver side axle seal.
5. ODBII evap. readiness monitor I've never seen actually set when checking it on torque with scan tool? All others set fine. Honestly don't know if this even set properly when WCF got it smogged by Ref.
6. Slow battery drain but may be normal with the new ecm. In about a month of no driving/sitting the battery will be dang near dead. If driving it regular never an issue.
7. Now the biggest issue the engine tends to randomly cut out after about 1 -2 hours of continuous driving. Doesn't sputter or misfire just instantly off. It will restart instantly sometimes while coasting in neutral, others it needs to sit a minute or two and then will restart. It started this about a year ago. I have tried shaking the harness going to and near all sensors while the engine warm and running, sadly not able to replicate the issue making me think the harness and wires are all good. (note I do have the wires protected with high heat tape, which can be seen in the pics, just because I felt with the headers there was a good amount of heat generated around engine.) It is complaining about injector 3 circuit when I kick out codes.


Thank you all for checking it out.
(note using same pictures from my post at start of year, car is in same condition)

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Originally posted by flustin:

Hi all,
Posting my 88 fiero 3800sc for sale one last time. It's a 88 silver metallic notchback 3800SC series II swapped from a 99 grand prix GTP with auto trans (tranny was rebuilt at the time of the swap) here in California. I'm selling for $1500, yeah firm.

Swap was done by West coast Fiero about 7 years ago. I'm posting here to see if anybody is interested in it despite the fixes it would need. If nobody takes it at this price I figure I'll finally part it out and sell the car to a wrecker as I need to get it off my parents land. I know some of these parts are fairly rare and would sell well, the Fi-air-O scoops for example. I want to sell the car here in northern California to minimize complications as I have issues getting away from the house with our newborn.

You will have to come tow car out if you want it. If it hasn't sold by start next year I'll part out the nicer parts and give to wrecker.

Positives:
1. has the Fi-air-O scoops/snorkels
2. slightly lowered suspension with GR-2/excel-G shocks
3. added power windows and locks
4. bigger c4 rotors which have helped a ton on the braking
5. heavier coils/springs for the rear weight of the 3800
6. tires with less than 5k on them and upgraded/bigger wheels to fit the bigger rotors
7. I've got various new extra parts uninstalled (dew wipes, dual side halogen headlights with the low profile mounts and wiring harnesses)
8. has working AC
9. Mecham side scoops not installed and need fiberglass work

Negatives:
1. car is 134k miles though in great condition, personally I would repaint it because of scratches, original paint age and because I think it would look good in all black or dark gray.
2. engine is about 170k miles but strong/pulls hard and had the upper gaskets replaced about 3 years ago.
3. car had been through California ref and is smogged but is now PNO so will have to get smogged/ref again.
4. transmission very slowly bleeds tranny fluid out near driver side axle seal.
5. ODBII evap. readiness monitor I've never seen actually set when checking it on torque with scan tool? All others set fine. Honestly don't know if this even set properly when WCF got it smogged by Ref.
6. Slow battery drain but may be normal with the new ecm. In about a month of no driving/sitting the battery will be dang near dead. If driving it regular never an issue.
7. Now the biggest issue the engine tends to randomly cut out after about 1 -2 hours of continuous driving. Doesn't sputter or misfire just instantly off. It will restart instantly sometimes while coasting in neutral, others it needs to sit a minute or two and then will restart. It started this about a year ago. I have tried shaking the harness going to and near all sensors while the engine warm and running, sadly not able to replicate the issue making me think the harness and wires are all good. (note I do have the wires protected with high heat tape, which can be seen in the pics, just because I felt with the headers there was a good amount of heat generated around engine.) It is complaining about injector 3 circuit when I kick out codes.


Thank you all for checking it out.
(note using same pictures from my post at start of year, car is in same condition)




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It's in Ione California.
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Any pictures of the interior and front compartment?
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In Sacramento area?
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Please see the two pics of the front storage/frunk and interior. The seats have no tears or stains and are in excellent condition. The spare tire and jack are all there in the Frunk/storage.

Ione is about 1 hour south of Sacramento.


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Good car at a good price, any reason you wouldn't sell it if I arrange for a car hauler to pick it up and deliver it?
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I just got some quotes from a vehicle transportation broker and its not unreasonable considering the distance. I am interested if you are willing to work with a shipping company to get it loaded.
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Report this Post10-29-2021 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for flustinSend a Private Message to flustinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Richlo1 I just figure I want to keep it as simple as possible. Sign over pink slip and get check in hand as car is towed out. Part of the reason I'm willing to sell it so cheap, for ease of getting rid of it. Otherwise I think the parts sold individually would net me more. I'll get back to you if I don't get any other offers local.
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PM Sent, I may have found a solution to make things easier for you.
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Flustin,
If you have any Fiero items to sell, let me know. I live in S. Sacramento. Thank you,
kevinsullivan@frontier.com
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Flustin,
If you have any Fiero items to sell, let me know. I live in S. Sacramento. Thank you,
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I have found somebody from a different forum in your area that can represent me in person with you that I trust. I have also gotten many quotes from a transportation broker that I am comfortable paying what they are asking. Please reply to my PM.
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Hi Kevin,
I'm selling all parts I have with the car. The ones not already on the car would be a rear sway bar, low profile buckets with halogen lights/harness, mecham side scoops which will also go with it.

Hi Rich I replied to your PM.

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Another PM sent, I hope you can consider the car sold.
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If this car is not sold, I have someone in San Diego ready to buy. Not trying to step on anyone’s toes, I am saying only if the car is still available.
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If this car is not sold, I have someone in San Diego ready to buy.

Not trying to step on anyone’s toes, I am saying only if the car is still available.

Please let us know the status of this sale ASAP.
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I have everything in place and already made a down payment to a shipping courier. Consider the car sold.
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Hi Rich,
I at this point I assume the car is going to you but until I have been paid for the car and its towed out I don't really consider it sold.

I respect you have a down payment with a shipping company at this point (that is an update I was unaware of) but they are a third party I don't have a part in. I just don't want this dragged out waiting for a ship date that goes into unknown time frames, ease of sale is a major reason I wanted to sell the car in California for so cheap.

Your friend did look at the car and take a test drive with me yesterday and I think came away that this is a really good deal on the car (which is is).

I Hope we can get the shipping sorted asap, after the 21st I get too busy and will no longer be able to arrange to meet on having it towed out and would consider the sale off.

-Justin

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Hi Kevin,
I'm selling all parts I have with the car. The ones not already on the car would be a rear sway bar, low profile buckets with halogen lights/harness, mecham side scoops which will also go with it.

Hi Rich I replied to your PM.



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Now the biggest issue the engine tends to randomly cut out after about 1 -2 hours of continuous driving. Doesn't sputter or misfire just instantly off. It will restart instantly sometimes while coasting in neutral, others it needs to sit a minute or two and then will restart. It started this about a year ago. I have tried shaking the harness going to and near all sensors while the engine warm and running, sadly not able to replicate the issue making me think the harness and wires are all good. (note I do have the wires protected with high heat tape, which can be seen in the pics, just because I felt with the headers there was a good amount of heat generated around engine.) It is complaining about injector 3 circuit when I kick out codes.


Thank you all for checking it out.
(note using same pictures from my post at start of year, car is in same condition)




This JUST started happening to me last week! (I also installed an L67) I was at a red light going to work and the car instantly stopped. After a min everything was fine again. Since then it happened 4 more times except 3 of those times it started right back up. The funny part. The next day when I was at the same red light I was thankful it didn't stop and a split second later it did. In the exact spot!

Good luck with the sale,
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Update: the fiero is sold and being towed to its new home.
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