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Old 05-22-2015, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time capsule: 1988 Pontiac Firefly turbo 1.0L (Chevy Sprint) 70k kms (44k miles)

Stumbled across this all original time capsule for sale in Montreal in my perpetual browsing for Metros/Fireflies...



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Date Listed 16-May-15
Price $7,500.00
Address Lasalle, QC H8N 3A9, Canada

For Sale By Owner
Year 1988
Trim turbo intercooler
Make Pontiac
Model Firefly
Kilometers 71000 (44k miles)
Transmission Manual

Firefly turbo 1988 71000km painture original 5 vitesses toutes fontionne janais rouler en hiver a voir facture d achat original avec les entretien fait au dealer a st jean et les pneu et mag original aussi 7500,00 la seul encore en vie au quebec svp pas d offre par mail merci je suis un particulier une taxe 2 proprio seulement acheter chez rondeau st jean sur richelieu hot rod corvette mustang camaro jeep ford gmc dodge mini
Translation of the important bits:
  • original paint
  • everything works
  • never winter driven
  • original bill of sale with dealer service records
  • original tires & mags
  • last one left in Quebec
  • only 2 owners
Pontiac firefly turbo | autos et camions | Ville de Montréal | Kijiji

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3 Cylinders Turbo Engine 1987-1991
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Cylinders 3
Valves 6
Displacement 1.0l (993 cc)
Power 70hp @5100rpm
Torque 107 ft.lbs @3500 rpm
Compression ration 8.3:1
Fuel system EFI - Multi point fuel injection (MFI)
Power boost Turbocharger with intercooler

Source: WoolMan's Firefly Homepage
70 hp in a car with a curb weight of...

Curb weight 620–750 kg (1,367–1,653 lb) (wiki)









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Old 05-22-2015, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I want to rip that apart for the turbo for my insight.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's an interesting car, but I don't know about the price: $7500.

There's apparently a collector market developing for some older Japanese cars. This one seems to tick all the right boxes (aside from the aftermarket sunroof), but it might be a bit too obscure to command a price like that.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Agreed, $7500 is too much but WOW that thing is clean! Looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.
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$4000 - $5000 to someone that really, really wanted one would be my guess as to what it's worth. A car like that falls into the category that most people that would really want it couldn't afford it, and people that could afford it would want something better.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny there was one here for sale with 84 k miles, in nice shape for $4500, I think.

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Old 05-23-2015, 08:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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At least you wouldn't have to worry about anyone stealing it.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I remember reading an article of top 15 most efficient cars. I was going down the list looking for an efficient car to replace my Saab, and i saw that between the Metro xfi and Civic vx. It's not like you walk out of a used car place with one those though. I looked for my Insight for 6 months before i found it.
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Meh around here they aren't super rare. Well yes they are as they are 25 years old ish, but here's one randomly off Craigslist that if I had a rotted out Tracker I could trade for. But the one Tracker I have left is worth way more than this thing. I have some mud tires at about 30% tread somewhere, too bad I don't have any 8 bolt rims.

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Bought this 1991 convertible years ago in Canada and brought it down. Nice cars overall.




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