Friday, June 22, 2018

Out Of Focus: 1987 Pontiac Fiero Northstar Swap

Nearly everyone has some version of a smartphone so you would think it would be relatively simple task to post clear photos of a car for sale.  I am continually amazed at sellers indifference to posting decent photos.  From time to time, you get a seller that thinks just because they are selling a cheap car that it gives them a free pass to post no photos or to get indignant when asked for more.  A Cadillac Northstar V8 swapped Fiero gets people's attention around the pages of DT, but it appears the seller this car applied a coating of Crisco to the lense of his camera before shooting these pics.  Find this 1987 Pontiac Fiero for sale in Rotterdam, NY for $2,900 via craigslist.

Details from the seller:


FAMILY HEALTH ISSUES . -------- Needs some cosmetic attention & some interior as well .

MECHANICAL : Needs Exhaust System Re - Fabricated ( Inquire For Details ) ------ Has Mega Squirt Electronics , Engine 

runs Good ( 130,000 Mi. ) ------------ BASICALLY Needs to be cleaned up a Little & Have a Master Custom Exhaust 

Fabricator Re - Do the Exhaust System ( Again Inquire For Details ) 

The Car Is Currently Registered , Insured & Inspected . ----- Call Or Email

Back in 1993, these Northstar engines were a revelation.  I was on internship at a country club in New Hampshire that summer and fall.  The club was hosting a Cadillac Pro-Am tournament.  One of the members was the general manager of a local dealership and dropped off to us a brand new STS. Deville, and Fleetwood to be put on display for the event.  The 300hp STS felt like a literal rocket ship for a nineteen year old college student who at the time was driving a Buick Somerset T-type.  For whatever reason, they ended up leaving the cars (with keys) in our possession for well over a week.  In that time, we managed to find every excuse in the book to drive the STS and put well over a thousand miles on the car.   One night, I lost the coin flip and had to take the white on white Deville on a fun road trip to Portsmouth.  Needless to say the member nearly had a heart attack when he caught wind of the miles on all the cars.

See another 32v mid engine car? email

Cory is going to start plotting the front end rebuild of his 1995 Mercedes C36.

1 comment:

  1. Rear engine? Did they slide the rear wheels forward or something?

    -Stan (who currently owns a very strange looking Fiero, thanks to DT...)


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