The Pontiac Fiero could have been a winner with a supercharged V-6


By all reasonable accounts, the Pontiac Fiero was a disappointment. GM’s mid-engine experiment had a lot of potential, but it was ultimately stifled by cost cutting measures and corporate mandates designed to keep its abilities under it’s big-brother—the Corvette. Fortunately, owners and enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to right this performance-crushing wrong. And this supercharged V-6 on eBay might just be the poster child for this movement.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/06/fiero-supercharged-v6-swap


I had a 1984 with the Iron Duke. I did cam it up, but it was nothing like this car you present here. Interestingly, that eBay auction closed sold at $3k. What a deal. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Pontiac-Fiero-/173675149136?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720


I’ll tell you this much. I bought a new GT in '87, and it was one of the finest cars , in this price range that I have driven. So much so, that I just found and purchased an '86 2 months ago, in pristine, dare I say nearly showroom condition with verified mileage of just under 18k miles. Full history, 2 owner, and drives like it’s been waiting all it’s life to just get on the road. Would I sell it? Not on your life. I’m going to drive it, not a daily driver, but drive it, I shall. And then pass it down to my son, who un-be-known to me would take the '87 out and drive all night at 17 years old. Man, life is good.


In the fall of 88 I was in the market for a new car, the car I was interested in was an 88 Fiero GT with V/6 and 5 spd, sadly when I went to test drive the car I found that I was simply to big to fit in the car and bought an 89 Camaro instead. The same thing happened when I went to test drive a Solstice. I wish that car makers wouldn’t make their cool 2 seater’s so small!