It’s All For Sale: Collection in Bridgeport, CT

This listing on eBay is very hard to decipher, and at first glance, it’s just for a camper top with no truck to pull it. Dig a bit deeper and it looks more like the clean-out of a hidden warehouse’s back lot, with campers, coupes and a couple of old VWs. The cars are all interesting in their own right, including this Dodge camper found here on eBay, with the rest of the collection.

Here’s the coupe I referenced: a desirable Formula-package Pontiac Fiero. I don’t often see these in white, not that this example’s paint is holding up all that well. It does appear to have been parked outside for quite awhile, which is a shame since these Formula cars are the ones to buy. It does, sadly, have an automatic, but I love those wide basketweave-style alloys. Anyone think the paint will clean up?

There’s also a Ford Aerostar hanging out back, but you don’t want to see that. This VW Dasher wagon, like the Fiero, appears to have sat outside for some time, to the point that the sun has basked off its paint. That’s not easy to do in Bridgeport, Connecticut, so its exposure has been long-term. These can make for funky cruisers, and I’ll bet a VW enthusiast out there would preserve this paint job.

Behind the Dasher is a surprisingly clean Rabbit pickup – so clean, in fact, it makes me wonder if this one stayed inside while the others baked under sun and tree debris. The front-end is sitting a little high, so perhaps its diesel engine has been pillaged for a grease car conversion. While the eBay ad itself makes little sense, it may be worth striking up a conversation about one of the other vehicles that catches your eye. Which would you choose?

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Comments

  1. Rabbit

    Ye Gads! Apparently it was too much work to make separate listings?

  2. Lee Hartman

    Listed as a ’39 Chevy truck but I don’t see any pictures of that vehicle. Just a bunch of worthless junk.

  3. Boyhowdy

    If you look at the bottom of the listing page it shows that the seller has listed all the other items you see in the pictures on separate listings. I don’t think that the winner of this single auction wins all the items pictured..

  4. Dick Johnson

    I would have never thot to put Dodge hub caps on a chevvie van. How cute! And a Dodge grille, Dodge hood, cowl, windshield, and Dodge….

  5. Josh

    That’s a Dodge..not a Chevy.

    • Dick Johnson

      I KNOW ITZ A DOGGE!!! My text was a wise guy approach to Jeff’s description about …”this Chevy camper found here on eBay…”

      • Jeff Lavery Staff

        For the record, Josh’s response was sufficient. Fixed.

      • Dick Johnson

        YEAAAH JEFF. I’ve mever made a miss steak. All in fun. Besides, most of my records have been broken.

  6. Andre

    This looks like the kind of stuff that someone would pay to have removed?

    • Tom Member

      Come on Andre…..it’s “a collection”. !!!!

    • Jeff Lavery Staff

      I think the Fiero is worth saving, personally. I’d also give the Dasher a loving home.

  7. David Miraglia

    The VW Dasher pickup I would definitely go for. And the camper. It would make a good mobile office for my bus company. I could save money by not buying those
    static offices.

  8. Maestro1 Member

    Very bizarre collection. I would like to look at the Volvo behind the Dasher Wagon and the camper would be interesting. Other than that, if one is a Fiero enthusiast,
    Jeff is right; jump on it. Never mind the automatic. It’s the car with the most fun and appreciation potential. Sellers: Don’t be surprised if you’re not getting enough action on your ads. If you don’t know how to do it get help. There are people out there who can help you write concise honest (don ‘t lie about the car)
    ads that get good results. You are living in a generation of semi literates.

    • russell spreeman

      I would much sooner look for a Gremlin X with a V8. Far, far easier to work on and though it won’t handle as well it will be much easier to live with and get parts for.

  9. Mike

    I don’t think I have yet to see a Fiero Formula in other than white.

  10. mike

    posting has been removed

  11. russell spreeman

    My brother worked at a Pontiac dealer many years ago and when I called him about a Fiero someone had for sale cheap he said ‘Don’t touch it’. He warned me that the radiator is in the front and has plumbing all the way back; a clutch job is an expensive hassle as well. What I got from him was, IF you HAVE to have one of those cars, get an automatic and hope it doesn’t break. Also, a friend of mine owned one and unfortunately didn’t get power windows; that being the case, he was annoyed to realize that with the big console hump in the car, there is no way to raise or lower the passenger side window from the driver side without getting out of the car and walking around to the door. You cannot reach it from the driver’s side so power windows are also a must. Long story short, I would buy many other cars before I bought any Fiero.

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