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WTB Yellow 1988 GT 5 Speed by Kern
Started on: 12-12-2021 05:09 PM
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Report this Post12-12-2021 05:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KernClick Here to Email KernSend a Private Message to KernEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am seeking a moderate mileage, well cared for example Yellow 1988 GT with a stick shift. I am an automotive engineer and am seeking a Fiero because of its unique characteristics. I am not seeking a garage queen or a concours winner. This car will be added to my group of other pampered cars but will be exercised regularly, will never see snow and will seldom see rain.
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Report this Post12-15-2021 04:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for reinhartClick Here to Email reinhartSend a Private Message to reinhartEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good luck there were about 120 made. You're better off buying another color and painting it.
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Here is one, but unfortunately not a manual transmission. https://seattle.craigslist....o-gt/7420030999.html Good luck finding a yellow 88 manual. There was one here locally for about five years. Talked to the guy who owned it and his dad had purchased it new. Daily driven. He didn't want to sell it. One day it was gone from his parking spot at the local bowling alley where he worked, and have not seen it since.
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Bought one of these years ago with 5 spd but not for sale

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Originally posted by bjc 350:

Here is one, but unfortunately not a manual transmission. https://seattle.craigslist....o-gt/7420030999.html Good luck finding a yellow 88 manual. There was one here locally for about five years. Talked to the guy who owned it and his dad had purchased it new. Daily driven. He didn't want to sell it. One day it was gone from his parking spot at the local bowling alley where he worked, and have not seen it since.


Great price if you want a factory yellow. And the paint looks really good still! It could be converted to a 5 speed for $2000 in parts.
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Report this Post12-22-2021 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KernClick Here to Email KernSend a Private Message to KernEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you all for posting your thoughts and possible leads.

I am seeking a car that is ready to go. At this stage in my life I already have too many projects and do not want to take on any more, thus painting or transmission changes are out of question.

I was considering an automatic that I found in SC but wrestled with myself whether I wanted an auto or not. Finally decided against.

I will appreciate any posters to keep their eyes open and let me know of any leads. I can be patient as I always seek the best version of the precise car that I desire and then keep it for a long time. I just purchased another car that had been on my wish list for some time.
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I'd personally be on the prowl for a silver 88 GT! Much more rare and looks much better. If you look at the car posted above, the yellow is too light, and it only gets worse with age.
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Originally posted by SCCA FIERO:

I'd personally be on the prowl for a silver 88 GT! Much more rare and looks much better. If you look at the car posted above, the yellow is too light, and it only gets worse with age.


Wrong yellow is more rare than silver for 88 GT
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Originally posted by Kern:

I am seeking a car that is ready to go. At this stage in my life I already have too many projects and do not want to take on any more, thus painting or transmission changes are out of question.


LOL you do realize that there are places called body shops that can get you painted any color you want in a couple days and they do this to hundreds of thousands of cars a year? (I'd hardly call taking a car in for a painting a project).

Further the liklihood of you finding one of the 80? now (originally 120) cars meeting your criteria in existence 1) for sale and 2) not needing a repaint are ridiculously low.
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Lot's of automatics out there. Here's one for $16,950
https://classics.autotrader...tiac/fiero/101539694

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Lot's of automatics out there. Here's one for $16,950
https://classics.autotrader...tiac/fiero/101539694



It's been painted and may not even be the original color. The fender VINs are painted over. OP doesn't want a repaint.
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Report this Post12-26-2021 02:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KernClick Here to Email KernSend a Private Message to KernEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello All,

Thank you for your comments.

I have a very good body/restoration shop that I use for those issues on my cars and realize that I could have them repaint a car. However, to do a proper repaint requires a considerable amount of disassembly and reassembly with the subsequent costs. This would probably push the total investment to a higher level that would be comfortable. I already have a couple of restoration projects that are over the top and should not embark on more.

I will keep looking and appreciate any other eyes out there to help.

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Originally posted by reinhart:


Wrong yellow is more rare than silver for 88 GT


I said silver was more rare, not the least made.

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Originally posted by SCCA FIERO:


I said silver was more rare, not the least made.



All we can say for sure is the known fact is fewer 88GTs were made in yellow than silver.

What basis are you making the claim that silver is "more rare" than yellow 33 years later?

Do you have access to a government database of ownership / registration or insurance total loss claims/junkyard sales or are you pulling this out of your rear end?
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According to my book, "All 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero Colors Codes & Quantities book by Robert Casey",
for 1988 GT, only 241 yellow were produced. For silver, only 257 were produced.

So, it looks like Reinhart was right. Yellow is rarer than silver.

Hope this settles the argument.

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Report this Post12-30-2021 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SCCA FIEROSend a Private Message to SCCA FIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Unless he can pull some stats out of his butt, I think not!

Yellow was a one year color, so was usually treated as a rare car and usually tucked away, unlike silver. So fast forward to today. Do you see more yellow cars for sale, or more silver cars??

I could really care less either way, but I would rather have a silver any year Fiero over the yellow.

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Originally posted by SCCA FIERO:

Unless he can pull some stats out of his butt, I think not!

Yellow was a one year color, so was usually treated as a rare car and usually tucked away, unlike silver. So fast forward to today. Do you see more yellow cars for sale, or more silver cars??

I could really care less either way, but I would rather have a silver any year Fiero over the yellow.



Okay so you're pulling your opinion out of your butt. Got it.

Again the only facts we know are less yellow 88GTs were produced than any other color. Other than butt opinions there's been nothing to support any of your multiple attempts to redefine the meaning of the word "rare".
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It helps to post your price points for the Fiero you are looking for. If $3000 is the budget it probably won’t get you there.
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Johny,

I do not have a specific price in mind but am willing to pay a fair price for a good car. One of the mantras in the collector car world is to buy the best car you can afford. I can afford a good car, so do not have an upper cap but will not pay some outrageous asking price. The car I just purchased is a CA car with a very solid body. It has some issues, which will be fixed before getting the car and then I will have a car that I can enjoy driving without having to do continuing serious maintenance or bodywork.
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The yellow certainly is sexy!!!!
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

The yellow certainly is sexy!!!!


I'd have to agree. Well ahead of its time. There weren't any other sports cars I can remember in the 80's sporting that hot yellow. It's pretty commonplace now but not back then.
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Another yellow beauty!!!!!!!
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I know I'm biased but the Fiero yellow is so much hotter than that Camaro yellow (not sure if that's factory).
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