5k Flash: Tarted Up Fiero: 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver
The Zimmer Quicksilver is a Pontiac Fiero based ‘custom’ built in small quantities by the Zimmer Motorcars Corp from 1984-1988. Oddly enough Zimmer is still in business today and sells ‘era’ cars in exotic locals (like Jordan) to folks with more money than sense. Find this 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver for sale in Birmingham, AL currently bidding on ebay for $6,900 with a few hours to go.
The Quicksilver sits on a stretched Pontiac Fiero frame and looks like a Lincoln version of the 2-seat runabout from GM. Can’t say we’ve ever seen one in person, and it looks ‘memorable’ in the photos. Zimmer started with a Fiero chassis/powertrain and added its own ‘coachwork’ to create the thing you see in the photos.
Mechanical parts are all basic Fiero stuff, this one is powered by the 2.8 liter L44 V6 rated at 140 horsepower and 160 ft-lbs of torque.
The inside is basic GM stuff, but pimped out with guady red leather and faux wood covering the basic Fiero dash/gauges.
We can’t ever imagine recommending a Zimmer Quicksilver to anyone, but if you were shopping for an inexpensive and ulta-rare car like a Borgward Isabella, we may attempt to be a good friend and instead try to guide you to something that can be fixed with Fiero junkyard parts, like this Zimmer.
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Not sure which is more surprising to me…this car, or the fact that least 3 people think it's worth nearly $7K.
I typically despise these boutique cars, but really, it's not that bad lookin.
This car really is nowhere near as bad as some of the other "Neo-Classics" like the Excalibur, Clenet, Stutz Blackhawk, etc. This Zimmer does have quite the prominent schnoz but the overall look is surprisingly "factory" and at least it's not based on a Lincoln Town Car chassis. With the mid/rear layout and a healthy engine swap it *could* potentially be kinda cool. Something about it reminds me of an Olds Toronado, but without the wrong-wheel drive.
Thank you! I've driven by one of these that looks like it's been parked for a decade wondering what it was, now I know!
Another great example of the educational value DT provides it's readers…
When told he had a choice of drink to go with his kokolash, Homer asked about his choices. He was told he could have crab juice, or Mountain Dew. His reply was "Eww …… I'll have the crab juice!"
I feel that way about this car, or the Borgward. I'll have the Borgward.