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    A real Mera is not for sale on ebay

    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/048790.html

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=4521842247


    About a month or so ago he had it for sale on this site:

    He used the Mera word in his description. I brought up the fact that this is a kit car and not a Mera. A long discussion on the use of the Mera word followed and he insisted he did not try to use the Mera word to make people think this was a real Mera. A few here posted that I was just trying to start trouble. I only want to protect the original Mera's and not allow kit car owners to pass off kit cars as real Mera's. Now I look at the ebay ad and it uses the Mera word and they make it sound like this is a true Mera. How terribly sad. Harold should be ashamed of himself.


    I realize he does not own this car and someone else is selling it. But I have to think this new owner received all this information from Harold.


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    Re: A real Mera is not for sale on ebay

    Give it a rest, Harold is a good guy and never claimed his car was a Mera. The more you bash him the more people are going to get a bad opinion of you. He is not responsible for what the new owner says in his add.

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    Re: A real Mera is not for sale on ebay

    And who told this new owner all these Mera references? If Harold did not I will not say anything bad against Harold.

    Rare Mera Body? This body did not come off a real Mera. This is a kit car.

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    Re: A real Mera is not for sale on ebay

    Rodney,
    Call me stupid, but, what is a Mera? I have heard that term being thrown around but I never actually knew what it is. Is it a specific 308, 328, fiero or kitcar company? You may think this is a stupid question, but if you dont ask, you dont know. I would just like to be informed. Thanks.

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    Yes the Mera is a kit car that was sold by Pontiac. I believe Ferrari stepped in and stopped Pontiac most of the 308 kits were splashed of a Mera. The difference is you bought a new turnkey but they are still a kit car and always will be, the cars that I have seen sell go for the same price as other 308 kit cars.

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    Re: A real Mera is not for sale on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by 1988Mera
    And who told this new owner all these Mera references? If Harold did not I will not say anything bad against Harold.

    Rare Mera Body? This body did not come off a real Mera. This is a kit car.
    And what the heck is a MERA?* It is a Fiberglass body clone of the Ferrari 308 strapped on a Fiero chassis by GM dealerships. Gee sounds like a kit car to me..

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    Yes, it's my opinion that the MERA is a Fiero rebody, or in our words a kitcar.* This was a turnkey option for a new fiero purchase offered by cars and concepts, just like the T-top option in 88.* Back in the day, its was kinda common place.* For instance, there was a company called Zimmer that took the Fiero as well as other kinds of new GM cars and radically changed the look.* For instance Zimmer took a Fiero and made a Zimmer Quicksilver.* Google it to find out more. Zimmer also converted other makes and models, not just the Fiero.* When it boilded down to it, the VIN was what it was when it left GM.* These cars are more like a custom creation by a professional shop, not a manufacturing factory.

    The MERA by cars and concepts, as well as the Quicksilver by Zimmer are very rare today.* I think Rodney's intentions are well, trying to distinguish between what is and what was.

    I think when it boils down to it, the MERA is a kit car.* Heck you could even say it's a replica.* We know that the MERA is nothing more than a Ferrari 308 rebody on a Fiero, dreamed up by cars and concepts.* *

    Now, what is so different between the MERA and the AIR-DYNAMICS..* Both inspired by Ferrari cars.* Both built on Fiero chassis.* Both built with high quaility.* Oh, the only difference is that Fiero is no longer manufactured hince the AIR-DYNAMICS isn't a factory option.

    There is no more or less prestige when owning a MERA compared to any other custom Fiero.* If a MERA was so great, they would have changed up the drivetrain...

    http://www.zimmermotorcars.com/quicksilver.html

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    Now I understand the situation and am not in the dark. Thanks for clearing that up for me guys.
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    This similar to taking a GTO and putting Judge stickers on it and saying it is a Judge. The only way to get a Judge was to buy one new from a GM dealer. The only way to get a Mera was to buy it new from GM. You can not take a GTO and turn it into a real Judge and you can not take a kit car and turn it into a real Mera. Same thing.

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    I have built and owned a lot of GTOs a 66,67,68,70,72 and my last one was a well optioned 65 Lemans that I cloned to be a GTO and I sold it to a person in Houston and told them it was a clone and that clone sold for more money than any of my real GTOs. I have a friend that bought a GTO Judge Clone two years ago because he wanted a Judge he could drive and not worry about trashing a real one. Point is most people do not care they go by the way the car looks. The die hards that do care will know if it is a clone or not before they buy it. In my opinion this car will sell for more money than a Mera kit car because of the updates and believe me I have been for a ride in this car and it will pin you in the seat there is a video of it leaving my house, it sounds awesome no Mera kit car can compare. I'm sorry but this is the facts. I'm just wising I had the funds to buy it, would I buy a Mera never they do not appeal to me just a stock Fiero with a 308 kit car body that happened to come out when the Fiero was new as said before we have to use old Fieros now thanks to Pontiac.

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