Double Trouble: 1986 vs 1988 Ferrari 308 Mera Fiero Clones

Wow.  What are the chances?  We got a hot tip on a Fauxrarri 308 clone (that uses a Pontiac Fiero chassis and some Ferrarieqse body work) powered by a Caddy V8 and then another tip came through…and I thought…wow, must be the same car.  Nope.  TWO DIFFERENT CADDY POWERED FIERRARIS AT THE SAME TIME.  First up is this 1988 Ferrari 308 Clone offered for $15,450 in Virginia Beach, VA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1988 Pontiac Mera 

condition: good 

cryptocurrency ok 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 24850 

paint color: red 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

type: convertible 

.. Low mileage 1988 Pontiac MERA Spyder (with T-Tops), NorthStar 300 hp V8 automatic, rare power steering, power windows, A/C, leather seats, slotted and drilled rotors, wool carpets upgrade, Dakota Digital instrumentation, upgraded radio, new tires . Although the seats in the foto look light gray, they’re the same color as the updated dash…dark gray. VERY FAST(more than twice the horsepower and torque of the original engine)…If you’re unfamiliar with MERA, google it and see what a limited production vehicle it was…Ferrari sued the company and forced the end of production after just 247 were built. These rare cars are now bringing upwards of $18/20,000 and collector’s in the know are showing interest as prices have been edging up for the last three or four years. This is one of the rarest of the rare….only the 1988 models were built with the up-graded and very desirable Lotus-type multilink suspension, with the original Cromodora wheels custom made in Italy specifically for Meras… I bought it nearly three years ago, and put it in storage ’til I had the time to completely restore… but plans change; now I’m moving to L.A. and emptying my toy box: selling my car collection. 

Next up is another Cadillac powered Ferrari-looking thing, but this one has an older Carbuertor fed V8 instead of the fuel injected Northstar…but it has an equally optimistic underhood labeling and I love it!! this 1986 Ponterrari FiMera GTB offered for $9,500 in Parkland, WA via craigslist.  Tip from JB1025.

From the seller:

1986 Pontiac 

condition: good 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

fuel: gas 

paint color: red 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

1986 Ferrari 308 GTB kit car.

Fiero chassis with a 4.9 V8 Cadillac engine and automatic transmission.

Power windows and locks.

Runs and drives but will need some work.

$9,500 OBO

For your money, which would you buy? Comments below.