5k: 1984 Pontiac Fiero w/ Chevy V8 and V-8 Archie Feno Body Kit
The 1984 Pontiac Fiero looks so good on paper – mid engine, manual transmission, fiberglass body; but failed to meet expectations because it was slow and (in classic GM fashion) painfully under sprung/damped. A number of enterprising individuals tried to remedy this, none so radically as V-8 Archie – who started by shoehorning Chevy V8s into Fieros and later build exotic looking body kits. This 1984 Pontiac Fiero has recieved a Chevy V8 transplant and is wearing a V-8 Archie full body kit – for sale in Shawnee, KS currently bidding at $3,800 with 2 days to go.
This Fiero has been given a full “Feno” body kit by V-8 Archie and the car has been transformed into some kind of wild looking kit car. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’d certainly give us a double take if we saw one of these on the street…more so than a stock 1984 Fiero.
The key to any car transformation is to put enough power into the chassis to make it scary and we expect this is the case with the Chevy 5.7 liter V8 shoved behind the driver in this Fiero. Expect a conservative 300 horsepower from the V8, but it really depends on the specs of the build – could be more or less.
Inside we see mostly still stock Fiero parts, but we spy a Grant GT steering wheel and some Autometer gauges – probably easier to install new gauges than make the stock gauges work with a totally different engine. The seller states that currently the stock ’84 Fiero transmission has lost 3rd and 4th gears, so some gearbox sorting will be needed, perhaps an all new trans.
Bottom line; this is a rare no reserve auction where the seller has started at $1 and will take whatever the highest bid is – and while we doubt the sellers claim that he is $75k into this build (yikes!!) we think that any sale near the current price would be a fair deal considering the amount of money needed to build something like this starting from a donor Fiero and the V-8 Archie kit.
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I like the v-8 transplant and the fact that the car isn't a replica of something.
i don't like the taillights, otherwise looks like retro fun!
Stupid ugly from every angle.
Never seen one of these kits before. Interesting. Other than the front fenders being too tall for the wheel openings, it has some appeal. A different colour scheme might help too.
No surprise that the gearbox is giving up the ghost. "Engineering" isn't just a big word that the car companies throw around….
Nonetheless, it looks like someone will get a cheap project to tinker with for years.
The Factory body kit is fine; I think you are trying to make more out of the car than it is or capable.