Monday, January 23, 2017

Kingly Fun For Pauper Price: 1988 Pontiac Fiero 3800SC

The Pontiac Fiero is one of the unsung heroes of the American 80s car scene.  It doesn't get top billing at car shows around the country, but it offers a fun combination of composite body and mid engine handling in a stylish package...but it gets even better when you turn up the power.  Find this 1988 Pontiac Fiero 3800SC offered for $2,000 in Ashley, IN via Craigslist.  Tip from Eric B.

Produced from 1984-1988 the Pontiac Fiero actually had quite a bit of positives going for it - it was mid engined and used a advanced plastic body on frame design.  It was available as a notchback and fastback body styles, the later called the GT, but I sorta dig the look of the notchback for its quirkiness.

Gone is the original 2.5 liter "tech IV" boat anchor and in its place is a HUGE boat anchor that should put out 240 horsepower from 3.8 liters and a supercharger.  With a 5-speed manual gearbox, this should be a fun ride.

See another car that needs its original rims put back on?


  1. Gone already, or I would be checking airfare to Indiana.

    1. Dang it, I already ordered the Murcielago kit for it!

  2. My late brother-in-law (who lived in Indiana) swapped a Buick 3.8 Turbo along with the entire front suspension cradle that it came with into the rear/mid section of his Fiero. I drove the car before it was dialed in and it was full of torque-filled fun. Still more of a straight line car than a twisty road car, but the package was pretty slick. Miss him, but I'd rather put a V8 in the back of a Corvair.

  3. Huns, the suspension on the '88s is totally different than earlier Fieros.

    Really makes a difference.

    Superchargers made those 6's outperform stock Corvettes of the same vintage (which is why GM killed them).


  4. Too bad it's gone; that sounds like a fun ride. My DD is a Buick Regal with the same motor and a slushbox. In a lighter car with a 5 speed, that should really scoot.


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