Happy Halloween: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair V8 versus 1984 Pontiac Fiero V8

Happy Halloween!! On today’s episode of What’ll Kill You Quicker, we’ve got a’66 Corvair that’s been de-clawed of its oversteer prone swing-axle suspension, but it is now sporting a front mounted V8 and enough custom shenanigans to keep you guessing the next failure mode for years…versus an ’84 Fiero that has 20 year newer safety technology…but is still a plastic bodied piece of mid engined junk that now has a giant V8 shoved right behind your soft and squishy mammalian cortex.  What’ll Kill You Quickest?

 First up is this 1966 Chevrolet Corvair with a front-engine V8 setup here on eBay bidding for $3,550 with 3 days to go reserve-not-met.

From the seller:

Awesome Custom Corvair.  V8 sitting up front on full frame with a 350 engine , 6 pak induction, 4 speed, power steering. 

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1966

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1111111111111 Mileage: 0

Engine: 8 Cylinder Sub Model: Coupe

Number of Cylinders: 8 Model:


Transmission: Manual Drive Side: Left-hand drive

Fuel Type: Gasoline Interior Color: Black

For Sale By: Private Seller Make: Chevrolet

Exterior Color: Blue Drive Type: RWD

Trim: Monza Body Type: Coupe

Vehicle Title: Clean Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Next up is this 1984 Pontiac Fiero V8 here on eBay offered for $8000 CAD ($6,116 USD) buy-it-now in Saskatoon, Canada.

From the seller:

1984 Pontiac Fiero – Customized

Fully Built 1976 Chevrolet 350 Engine

Block: Cast Iron w/ 4-Bolt Main Crank Cap – Durable and suitable for High Performance 

Getrag 5-Speed Racing Transmission

Edelbrock Carburetor

This is not your next daily driver… this thing is FAST.

Full, handwritten documentation of every part and build, including part numbers and places of origin. Provided by previous owner/builder and included with sale. Very helpful information.

Original brand owners manuals for most installed parts included.

Alpine aftermarket stereo installed.

Item specifics

Condition: Used

Seller Notes: “Overall good condition, everything in working order. Mechanically sound and complete. Headliner pieces missing.”

Year: 1984 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1G2AM37RXEP309007

Mileage: 1 Engine: 1976 Chevrolet 350

Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows Model:


Transmission: 5-Speed Getrag Racing Drive Side: Left-hand drive

Fuel Type: Gasoline Interior Color: Gray

For Sale By: Dealer Make: Pontiac

Exterior Color: Dark Purple Drive Type: RWD

Body Type: Coupe Options: CD Player, Sunroof

Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

What would you choose? Comments below.