The V6 was paired with a modified Muncie 4-speed transmission. The Fiero became the first 4-cylinder car to pace the 500 since a Stoddard-Dayton paced the 1914 race. I have also installed a “181” (3.6″ stroke) … Listed 138 days ago, 33 cars for sale found, starting at $1,500, Average price for Used Pontiac Fiero: $11,211. The Fiero Coupe, also called "Fuel Economy Leader", came with the MY-8 4-speed manual transaxle that had a 0.73 overdrive top gear along with a high mpg 3.32:1 axle ratio. The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engine sports car that was built by American automobile manufacturer General Motors from 1983 to 1988 for the 1984 to 1988 model years. [5], At the beginning of production the Fiero was only available in Red (M71) and White (M40) colors with Black (M41) and Light Gray Metallic (M14) introduced later, the paint shop was only able to handle four different colors at a time. Browse Category. - I love the power to weight ratio. [27] Such Fiero advances as the composite skin lived on in new GM products like the Saturn.[28]. However, the budget for the car, from design to retooling of the plant, was 400 million dollars, just a fraction of what GM generally spent on bringing a typical prototype car into production. Isuzu and Muncie (Getrag)- five-speed transmissions were available, depending on model and equipment beginning in 1985 for the Isuzu five-speed which came on four-cylinder cars and in 1986 for the Muncie five-speed which came on V6 equipped cars. This new suspension came with staggered wheel sizes on WS6 suspension equipped models, with 15 in (380 mm) by 6 in (150 mm) wide wheels up front and 15 in (380 mm) by 7 in (180 mm) wide wheels in the rear for improved handling balance and to offset the slightly increased front track that resulted from the improvements. had a black Fiero GT that converted into a glider craft and three wheeled chopper, called "Fireforce." According to Hemmings Motor News, the exceedingly sturdy, 600 lb (270 kg) space frame consisted of roughly 280 separate galvanized and high-strength steel stampings joined by 3,800 welds and, when assembled with the Fiero's mechanicals, was fully driveable without its skin. - GO. © Copyright 2021 iSeeCars.com. The Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984. Callies was the factory's lead engineer on both the pace car and IMSA programs. Both measurements were achieved at the rear wheels. This engine developed more than 200 hp (150 kW). The Pontiac Torrent is a mid-size crossover SUV produced by General Motors for the 2006 to 2009 model years. The Fiero was redesigned to use a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L (151 cu in) four-cylinder Iron Duke engine capable of 31 mpg‑US (7.6 L/100 km; 37 mpg‑imp) in the city and 50 mpg‑US (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg‑imp) on the highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. Listed today, Grapevine, TX This gave it an EPA highway/city rating of 50/31 mpg. Every used car for sale comes with a free CARFAX Report. - YEAR. Lamborghini engine detail, Lamborghini exhaust, Lamborghini wiper w/washers, Lamborghini lights, turns, side markers, Lamborghini rims. ENGINE. The starting price for the Fiero Coupe was $7,999. Listed 8 days ago, Warsaw, IN Save $1,541 on Used Pontiac Fiero for Sale. PRICE. The sharing of suspension and other components with other GM cars meant the rear suspension and powertrain was virtually identical to that of the Phoenix; the Fiero even included rear tie rod ends attached to a "steering knuckle", although these were hard-mounted to the engine cradle and only used for maintaining the rear tire alignment. Bad press and consumer sentiment frequently cited heavy media coverage of Fiero engine fires, as well as the poor reliability and performance of the 1984–1987 models. Email me new car listings and price drops matching this search: By clicking "Subscribe" you agree to Sales managers at Pontiac dealerships also received a limited edition "Pontiac Fiero Presents Daryl Hall & John Oates" vinyl greatest hits album enticing them to participate in the sponsorship tour. [5], Aldikacti's unorthodox design methods and personal manner made him unpopular to most of GM's bureaucracy. It could now also be paired with a Japanese-designed Isuzu five-speed transmission as used in the J-body platform, also produced at the Muncie, Indiana plant. Listed 369 days ago, Manchester, CT - All automatic-equipped Fieros were equipped with the three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic 125 with torque converter lockup. Finally in 1988, numerous changes were made to the Fiero to bring it in line with its original design. In recent years, a large 1:18 die-cast model of a 1985 GT was available in red and silver colors. These had been part of the Fiero's initial design, but cost-cutting kept them from being implemented sooner. The Super Duty engine was rated at 232 hp (173 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 210 lb⋅ft (280 N⋅m) of torque at 5,500 rpm. 1968 jeep cj-5 rare collector. our. Also, for marketing purposes, the 1984 base model was featured in a 1983 episode of the television show "Hardcastle & McCormick". The Fiero was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a sports car. Automatic transmission final drive ratios:[5]. I would consider them if I could find some I would put … 1988 marked the end of production for the Fiero. In 1983 Hoglund told his top three dozen staffers that Pontiac would rebuild itself with cars that were “exciting” and “different.” These terms only described one of Pontiac's cars in their current lineup, Aldikacti's "commuter car." [5], 1987 saw changes to the front and rear fascias on the "base coupe" with the SE and GT models keeping the same "Aero" nose. At the rear, a tri-link suspension with all new knuckles was installed. The safety reputation was bad because of explosive fires and multiple recalls. They perceived the oil crisis as a market opportunity for a fuel-efficient sporty commuter car. Posts: 7,044 Likes: 145 Received 176 Likes on 154 Posts St. Jude Donor '12 . The materials used are all high quality, especially for the price point that this falls into, and feels very sturdy. The official crash test scores were as follows: The Fiero's technologically advanced spaceframe technology went on to be incorporated in the Saturn S-Series cars and the 1990-96 GM U platform minivans. Fiero (4) Firebird (52) Grand Prix (3) ... power steering, disk brakes, upgraded tires, rims and stereo system. [4] The fuel economy was considered as impressive for a 2.5 L engine of the period, but the three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg‑US (7.4 L/100 km; 38 mpg‑imp). No accidents, body or paint work. Original 10k mile, unmolested Fiero GT. Photos of the engine prior to installation are presented in the gallery below. The oil would catch fire when it contacted the exhaust manifold or hot exhaust components." Classifieds for Classic Pontiac Fiero. Price Min. The suspension was never a Lotus design though; it was the suspension the Pontiac engineers had designed in the beginning, along with what they learned from the racing program. [6] This engine was too blocky to fit into the tiny car so it was equipped with a smaller oil pan, causing the engine to always run a quart low. [12][13], The 1988 Fiero brought a new suspension design, thought by many to have a striking resemblance to those designed by Lotus, which at the time, was about to be acquired by General Motors. The top model was the Fiero SE, starting at $9,599, it included the WS-6 handling package along with other trim upgrades. Price Max. Listed 1 day ago, Ozone Park, NY Pontiac is aware of 260 fires attributable to the condition, along with ten reported minor injuries."[22]. "[21], The Pontiac division claimed in a 1988 press release that "GM tests have shown that running these 1984 cars with low engine oil level can cause connecting rod failure which may lead to an engine compartment fire. On August 16, 1988 the last Fiero rolled off the Pontiac, Michigan plant line. iSeeCars.com analyzes prices of 10 million used cars daily. According to Design News, Pontiac engineers pointed out that the Fiero experience helped the company to develop the sporty look of the Grand Am and Sunbird, as well as “road car” features in the once-traditional Bonneville and Grand Prix. Year To. Additionally, the Iron Duke engine, which was designed for optimal running at low RPM, was unsuited to drivers who purchased the Fiero expecting a quick, high-revving motor keeping with the design of the car. Pontiac Trans … - While General Motors's management were opposed to invest in a second two-seater sports car that might compete with the Corvette, young Pontiac engineers in 1978 were able to sell the Fiero concept to the corporation as a fuel-efficient four-cylinder "commuter car" that just happened to have two seats, rather than a muscle car. We have 11 Pontiac Fiero vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 0 1-Owner cars, and 2 personal use cars. Pontiac responded by introducing the GT model which included upgraded suspension tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 hp (32 kW) more than the base four-cylinder.[9]. - [5], Although sales literature listed only two models available in 1984, there were at least three models available with different optional packages. The stock buckets in the C2 cars offer no latersl support whatsoever. In spite of the much-improved car which finally had realized its potential after years of mismanagement, GM ended production after the 1988 model year due to declining sales figures. Additionally, starting with the 1987 model Pontiac dealerships offered an upgrade in the form of an "option" that changed the original body to a Pininfarina Ferrari 308-type body, called the Fiero Mera. [14], The last Fiero built was presented to a GM assembler, and was kept pristeen with just over 500 miles on the odometer. As a side note, the SE models retained the ribbed molding, and added the aero nose found on the GT. Find the best Pontiac GTO for sale near you. It was sold in December 2020 for $90,000.00.[15]. It was first thought to be caused by antifreeze leaking out of badly installed hoses but in reality it was defective connecting rods. Hoglund allowed hourly paid workers to name Aldikacti's car while applying this theory; the name "Fiero" was the choice.[7]. The V6 on the 1985 model and part of the 1986 production year came with a four-speed with a final drive ratio of 3.65. It was very easy to assemble and it comes out looking great. This was the first time the fastback roofline was offered, sometimes referred to as a "1986½" model, as the new fastback body restyle was not yet ready for release at the start of the model year. An automatic 3-speed transmission, MD-9 Hydramatic 125-C, was available along with A/C. We have 48 Pontiac GTO vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 6 1-Owner cars, and 58 personal use cars. The 1984 production line saw two transmissions, a performance four-speed with a final drive ratio of 4.10, and an economy four-speed with a final drive ratio of 3.32. Listed 14 days ago, Denver, CO wide white radials, V8, nice car : 1957 Porsche … This option never made it to production – one reason cited is that models with the prototype power steering were noted as being too loud. - Classic Pontiac Fiero for Sale. As drivers attempted to frequently run the engine at greater RPM than it was designed for, the engines experienced a number of reliability problems and breakdowns were frequent. 15 results per page. Every used car for sale comes with a free CARFAX Report. With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero was intended to appeal to a market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable. [8] As a result, the engine bay is large enough to accommodate engines of that size. The word Fiero means "very proud", "fierce", "bold", "haughty" "cruel", "severe" in Italian, and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish. The four-cylinder engine was slightly modified, adding roller lifters and resulting in a power increase of 2 hp (1.5 kW). Certified Pre-Owned: No. - [3] It was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and the first mass-produced mid-engine sports car by an American … The Pontiac Fiero that I purchased is one of the best cars I have ever purchased. In 2007 the Motor Max toy company began making small die-cast Fiero GT toys under the 'American Graffiti' and 'Fresh Cherries' lines. Listed 40 days ago, Saint Charles, MO The Mera body change was offered only on new Fieros, sold through Pontiac dealers and is considered a model in its own right. Power is provided by a Series II supercharged 3.8-liter V6 fitted with a 3.5″ ZZPerformance supercharger pulley along with a West Coast Fiero cold-air intake and stainless steel header, exhaust system, and muffler. Up front were revised control arms and knuckles that reduced steering effort and improved the scrub radius. I'm very happy with this night stand. The steering wheel and shifter knob are leather wrapped. Matchbox and Majorette also released Fiero models during the car's heyday. [16] The Fiero's body panels are purely cosmetic and carry no structural load. The Fiero turned out to be an unusual design for GM, one which stood out from the rest of their product lines. Even a 231 CID (3.8 L) Buick Turbo V6 powered Fiero is rumored to have been seen at a test track. - Listed 4 days ago, Sacramento, CA From November 1984 through 1985, each tour venue had Fiero banners and signage above the main stage, new Fieros on display, and Pontiac dealer ticket giveaways. Instead, Aldikacti was forced to settle for the already manufactured four-cylinder engine GM produced for the Pontiac, the “Iron Duke,” nicknamed for its heavy iron block. It has ample storage space for the various things we keep near our bed and it is easy to run power cords through the back of it. The four-cylinder engine's power rating increased to 98 hp (73 kW) with some major modifications which included a roller cam, redesigned intake manifold, distributorless ignition system (DIS), open combustion chamber cylinder head and upgraded throttle-body fuel injection system. Installation of the 4.9 L V8 or smaller engines is possible with few modifications to the car itself, because Fiero prototypes were tested with a similar small aluminum V8 prior to production. Listed 102 days ago, Montgomery, MN By 1985, the oil crisis was over and demand developed for a Fiero having more engine power and better performance. Approximately 2,000 of these vehicles were sold. A total of 370,168 units were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in their first five years. 4 Seats, Power Top etc, Air Conditioning, Loaded with goodies, Built on a 1994 Oldsmobile Supreme Convertible: 1986 Tiffany Classic Coupe, Red with Black carriage/opera roof, sunroof, 6 real wire wheels, 18 1/2' long, 145" wheelbase, factory built on new 86 Cougar, red interior, power everything, air, tilt, cruise, keyless, & new $1000. The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engine sports car that was built by American automobile manufacturer General Motors from 1983 to 1988 for the 1984 to 1988 model years. However, the performance potential of the mid-engine layout was not realized when the Fiero debuted. 38 vehicles matched Now showing page 1 of 3. Tonka's toy line Gobots included a character, "Sparky", who converted into a 1984 Fiero 2M4 (called a "P-car" on the packaging). There was the Fiero Coupe, the Sport Coupe and the SE. Listed 20 days ago, Naples, FL After one meeting with the Saginaw foundry manager, he wrote that “60 percent to 90 percent of the rods produced do not exhibit defects.” This means at least every 1 out of 10 rods produced were defective and possibly 4 out of 10 were also defective. Listed 162 days ago, Fort Wayne, IN The 1986 GT was delayed until 3 January 1986. Air conditioning and automatic transaxle could not be ordered. 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