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!


I was introduced to the Fiero at Disney World in 1983. I was at an auction in 2015 and bought a
1986 GT, 4 speed. It had been a show car for the last 25 years. One complete dismantled repaint in orginal color using a cadillac firemist base. It has 48,000 miles and looks, operates and drives as a new car. We enjoy occasionally taking it to shows and cruises. We have 6 other collector cars to enjoy as well. The performace is acceptable and mileage is great. Yes, it is hard to get out of which I think holds it value down more than anything else. If you are not some what agile or more than a little over weight the Fiero is not the car for you.


about 4 years ago I put a 3.8 supercharged v6 into my 1993 oldsmobile cutlass supreme sl. I the motor tuned to about 300 hp. The car is fun to drive.


Sooner or later the Fiero GT will be on this list. Bought new in '87, and just bought an '86 recently. Lines are there. Easy to restore. 2.8l V-6 isn’t too shabby, and turns eyes. Just sayin.gt