1986 Zimmer Quicksilver
Sold For $21,280Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
Lot Location: United States
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020
- Offered on Friday
- Offered from a private collection
- Driven less than 500 miles from new
- Features original window sticker and owner’s manuals
- An excellent example of neo-classic design
The Zimmer Motorcars Corporation was founded in 1978 and employed 175 people at its peak in the 1980s. Known as neo-classics, Zimmer took modern cars from the period, upgraded the interior, and redesigned the body to feature 1920s and ’30s styling. From 1984 to 1988, Zimmer offered the Pontiac Fiero–based Quicksilver, and the company achieved great success through the mid-1980s. The success, however, was short-lived, as the company filed for bankruptcy in 1988.
Zimmer was later revived in 1997, and one can still order a Zimmer today. With its distinctive long nose, pop-up headlights, and mid-engined configuration, the Quicksilver was the most futuristic of the neo-classics. With English wood dash panels, reclining bucket seats, and Italian leather trim as standard features, the Quicksilver was just as luxurious as the cars that inspired it.
This Fiero-based 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver was finished in May 1986 and was delivered to its first and only owner shortly after. Today it has just 464 miles at the time of cataloguing and is in virtually as-new condition. Its red leather interior and engine bay look as clean as the day it was built, and white suits the lines of the car well. Included with the sale of the car are owner’s manuals, original window sticker, and a copy of its Certificate of Origin. With such low mileage and single ownership from new, this is undoubtedly one of the finest neo-classics in existence.