Ferrari 328 (Fiero rebody) for sale – $4500

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Ferrari 328 (Fiero rebody) for sale – $4500

1985 Ferrari 328 replica kit car

The car is approximately 80% completed, and sits on a fully-running 1985 Fiero GT donor vehicle. The project has been garage-kept since its inception and even though it has not been driven on public highways (it moves itself just fine in and out of the garage), it has been started and idled up to operating temperature every month or two.

The fiberglass panels for my project were purchased from someone who splashed one of the infamous Fejer kits. Many of the non-fiberglass parts of the car have been professionally fabricated or are actual Ferrari OEM parts.

The donor vehicle is a 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT (4-speed, PW/PM, A/C) with 75,728 original miles on the engine and car. In fact, I had it registered and drove it for a short time before taking it off the road to undergo its metamorphosis.

Since it is built on a Fiero frame, the car can be registered as a Pontiac Fiero – there are no tricky governmental “kit car” hoops you have to jump through. As far as DMV is concerned, the car is classified as a “rebody” (i.e. custom body panels, no change to the chassis itself) and can be registered and insured as a Pontiac Fiero – no funny business!

As I was planning on keeping this car upon completion (and not resale), I’ve spared no expense in time or money to make a high-quality replica with some nice one-off qualities. Many aspects of the original kit have been modified to make it a more genuine replica:

• OEM Ferrari lights and grilles (right down to the license plate lights) — over $2000 in receipts provided

• fully functional and custom fabricated fiberglass air intake scoops (enlarged to Ferrari size from the meager kit dimensions); the driver’s side is molded directly into air box (as Ferrari)

• chin spoiler, nose, bonnet, sail panel, rear quarter panels — all modified to closer replicate original Ferrari manufacture (see pics)

• steel bumper extensions fabricated and added to lengthen frame and support longer Ferrari body style

• custom-designed steel braces installed from frame to body in many places — body is solid — not like other squeaky, chattering vibrating kits we’ve all seen driving around

• moved fuel fill neck and cap to within sail panel (as Ferrari)

• moved battery into front tray (as Ferrari)

A few modifications I made to make the body lines more smooth and contiguous:

• electric deck lid lock (no external keyhole in decklid — the battery is in the front!)

• door latches concealed within body beltline

Other features:

• sail panel wing

• Ocelot stainless steel exhaust system

• gas struts for deck lid

An easy project to take over

I have the entire project chronicled with over 600 images in 3 full-sized photo albums and two notebooks that recorded the date, time and specific work done during each session of the build. If that’s not enough, I also have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that correlates the work done each day in the log books with the corresponding images in the photo albums. I also have a spreadsheet tracked my material and supply expenditures as the build progressed.

This is the perfect project for someone who doesn’t want to get into all the frame-stretching/modification or structural issues that some of the other models require (after all, anyone who knows the Fiero knows its crashworthiness comes from the chassis and not the body panels).

I’ve documented over 1000 hours and $11,000 in materials (including over $2000 in OEM Ferrari parts) in the project. As mentioned previously, I’d estimate its completion at 80%; the major parts of the car yet to be completed are the wheels suspension, side view mirrors, interior (I was going to change it, but it could be left stock) and, of course, paint.

I also have many Fiero interior pieces (probably 1.5 interiors’ worth – a full gray set, and a partial tan set) that I am willing to add as a sweetener to the sale, as well.

You can see over 600 images of the project on the Facebook fan page I made:

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