Sunday, May 10, 2015

10k: Concept 2000 GT Batmobile: 1987 Pontiac Fiero V6 Custom

The term concept car gets thrown around like award winning, biggest steak in Texas, or felony witness tampering.  Really, everyone here has been involved in at least one of those things (some with all of them) but just because you bolted some fender flares onto your Fiero doesn't make it a concept car.  Covering it with an insane front and rear sections styled to look like a WS6 Trans Am was eaten by a Batmobile -- that makes it a concept car.  Find this 1987 Pontiac Fiero V6 Custom offered for $12,000 in Canoga Park, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Alex. 


When you build a custom car, the first thing you should always do is understand your goals -- if you want to keep the weight down, you probably shouldn't do what was done to this car...just read the seller's words:

The hand-built body is constructed of very thick fiberglass. This is no flimsy kit car; it is very solid and well made. There are no stress cracks visible anywhere. The builders even added a steel subframe to accommodate the additional width and length of the new body.



It may be all Blade Runner meets Tron on the outside, but inside you are treated to a stock looking Fiero interior, complete with automatic transmission shifter connected to an autobox and a 2.8 liter V6. 


See another one-off fiberglass custom offered for cheap? tips@dailyturismo.com

16 comments:

  1. I kinda like this. Someone needs to buy this for me.

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  2. I think maybe they looked better in white/two-tone:

    [img]http://pics.imcdb.org/13592/55_4.jpg[/img]

    But that mirror treatment is still awful.

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  3. I don't care if the weight went up, this thing is exactly what all customization should be: something that makes you feel awesome just by looking at it. I don't go racing on weekends and that's not going to change, this thing is magnificent.

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  4. WOW, I finally made it into Daily Turismo, now I can die happy! :) Thanks guys, glad you like my car!

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  5. Hello K.I.T? It's your cousin here.
    I am concerned about Michael Knight's behavior. He is eating a burger rolling around on the ground.

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  6. I got the late '80s Bonneville headlamps with the parking lamps switched sides and mounted upside down, but I gotta admit it took me a while to figure out that the tail lamps were the originals, switched side for side & upside down.

    This thing looks so good from every angle, can't find a bad thing to say about it beyond the $1.98 OEM interior, and that's an easy fix. What a magnificent beast! And that's the first time I've EVER said that about ANY Fiero...

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  7. I was never the world's biggest Fiero fan, but my God what the kit-car crowd seems capable of doing to these things boggles the mind.

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    1. "Paging Dr. Freud. Cleanup on aisle 5"

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    2. BaT is funny?
      like a dry elitist funny?

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  9. Was this supposed to emulate the Dodge M4s Turbo Interceptor concept car (made famous in the epic Charlie Sheen movie, "The Wraith")? Looks too similar to be coincidental.

    [img]http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--xk0RBMSz--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/192dr5xkq0vs3jpg.jpg[/img]

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    1. I was thinking the Fiero looks very much like a koenig design.
      The Dodge is pretty neat. It would look so much better lowered.

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    2. LOL...missed that thread K2. I usually breeze on by the West Coast event threads.

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    3. No worries. And you're right.

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