Worst Stretch of the Word "Restored"? Custom Fiero.

Here we have a Fiero with custom body parts and a look the seller says makes it comparable to "FERRARIS / LAMBROS".  Interestingly, the seller also says it was "totally restored."  Hmm...we need to talk about the definition of restored.


At its root, this is one of the best (latest) Fieros, which means it has potential.  The question is whether it's too far gone today. to bring back to stock.  As the asking price, it's definitely not worth it!  At $1000...maybe so?  The seller is quite open and honest about the condition, which is a good sign.

We recommend giving the ad text a good read - it's pretty entertaining.  Below are some favorite quotes.  These make us want to meet the seller.

"LOMBRO STYLE SIDE SCOOPS"
"NON GT NOSE TO MIMIC FERRARIS / LAMBROS" 
"GOOMBA SHOP SCHLEPPED ONE OF THE FENDERS AND DIDNT RESPAY THE ORIGINAL BLUE UNDER TRUNK LID ABOVE REAR LIGHTS REAR OF TRUNK"
"SOME BANANA BRAIN POPPED THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW"
"BASICALLY IT WAS AN AMAZINGLY HEAD TURNING ECONOMIC MADE IN USA TWO SEATER FERRARI / LAMBRO WANNA BE SPORTS MACHINE THAT NOW NEEDS SOME TLC BUT STILL HAS MANY GOOD ATTRIBUTES IF SOMEONE WANTED TO RE FRESHEN IT TO ITS FORMER GLORY" 
"LISTED MILEAGE IS A MAX APPROXIMATION OF ITS MILEAGE BECAUSE GOOMBAS WHO REPLACED THE ORIGINAL GRAY DASH WITH A BLACK ONE DIDNT BOTHER TO TRY TO SET THE MILEAGE TO OLD DASH MILEAGE"

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San Diego, CA, USA
$8,700 BIN with offers considered


Apparently, a window was broken and the seller replaced the entire door with a non-matching one..


This side at least is all one color - right down to the wheels.


This has the common "winking" syndrome.


Things look stock and complete on the inside, although the seller mentions that the instrument cluster was replaced.  Speaker grill might have some warping?


Seats appear to be in good shape.  The seller mentions some sort of heavy-duty, outdoor pleather.


Engine looks stock 'n dirty.

Ad text:

HI, WHEN I PURCHASED IT BACK IN 2004 PREVIOUS OWNER HAD JUST SPENT THOUSANDS ON IT WITH A NEW CRATE 2.8 MOTOR, UPGRADED CAMARO / CADDY BRAKE CONVERSION THAT MADE IT STOP ON A DIME, NEW TIRES AND WHEELS, NEW POLYURETHANE SUSPENSION, NEW HEAVY DUTY OUTDOOR LETHERETTE  SEATS, LOMBRO STYLE SIDE SCOOPS, BLACK DASH TO MATCH THE OTHER BLACK INTERIOR, NON GT NOSE TO MIMIC FERRARIS / LAMBROS MORE ETC ETC. DROVE IT TO NEAR SAN FRANFRANSISCO A COULPLE TIMES AND ANTELOPE VALLEY ETC. IT WAS A BLAST. MY SON LEARNED TO DRIVE A STICK IN THIS SO THERE WENT THE FIRST CLUTCH AND IS GETTING READY FOR A SECOND. HAS AN ANTI SWAY BAR ON THE BACK THAT HELPED IT RUN LIKE IT WAS ON RAILS BUT AN UNDER ENGINEERED LINK PIN ON IT HAS POPPED. USED TO STOP ON A DIME WITH THE UPGRADED BRAKES AND STILL PROBABLY STOPS BETTER THAN THE WAY UNDER ENGINEERED STOCK BRAKES BUT AFTER THAT MANY YEARS AND MILES NOT AS GOOD AS THEY USED TO BE BUT BELIEVE BRAKE PADS STILL HAVE LOTSA MEAT ON THEM. HAD A BRAND NEW FERRARI SILVER PAINT JOB ON IT SO I WAITED UNTILL IT ACCUMULATED SOME IMPERFECTIONS BEFORE HAVING IT REPAINTED THE ORIGINAL BLUE COLOR BUT GOOMBA SHOP SCHLEPPED ONE OF THE FENDERS AND DIDNT RESPAY THE ORIGINAL BLUE UNDER TRUNK LID ABOVE REAR LIGHTS REAR OF TRUNK. CUSTOM AIR SCOOP ON THE HOOD IS STARTING TO GET SOME GLASS DELAMINATION AROUND THE VENTS AND HOOD HINGES NEED BUTTONING DOWN. SOME BANANA BRAIN POPPED THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW SO INSTEAD OF REPLACING JUST THE WINDOW, I REPLACED THE WHOLE DOOR UNFORTUNATELY THE ONLY READILY AVAILABLE DOOR WAS A SILVER DOOR THAT IS STILL SILVER. SO BASICALLY IT WAS AN AMAZINGLY HEAD TURNING ECONOMIC MADE IN USA TWO SEATER FERRARI / LAMBRO WANNA BE SPORTS MACHINE THAT NOW NEEDS SOME TLC BUT STILL HAS MANY GOOD ATTRIBUTES IF SOMEONE WANTED TO RE FRESHEN IT TO ITS FORMER GLORY. LISTED MILEAGE IS A MAX APPROXIMATION OF ITS MILEAGE BECAUSE GOOMBAS WHO REPLACED THE ORIGINAL GRAY DASH WITH A BLACK ONE DIDNT BOTHER TO TRY TO SET THE MILEAGE TO OLD DASH MILEAGE WHICH IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY WAS ABOUT 120K ACCORDING TO CAR FOX AND I PUT ANOTHER 35K TO ABOUT 50K MAX ON IT. SO I FIGURE 187K IS PROBABLY ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ACTUAL MILEAGE ON THE CAR. PLEASE STUDY PICTURES CAREFULLY AS THIS WOUNDED WARRIOR IS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS. WILLING TO PHYSICALLY ASSIST WITH PICK UP, SHIPPING OR DELIVERY. WILL CONSIDER A BLUE CHEVY VOLT TRADE UP OR 2013 AND NEWER BLUE NISSAN LEAF HORSE TRADE. ANY FORM OF PAYMENT INCLUDING PAY PAL MUST COMPLETELY CLEAR BEFORE PICK UP, SHIPPING OR DELIVERY. FREE SHIPPING / DELIVERY FOR THE BUY NOW PRICE FOR A MAINLAND LOWER 48 USA PURCHASE. IF YOU DONT HAVE PAY PAL AND WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. 619-xxxxxxx. THANK YOU. 

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