I hate to feature another Ponterrari Fi3r08 and make you guys think that I like these things, but this next one is too good looking to pass up. It is still a Fiero, but the wheels and the ride height and other things seem very properly Ferrari and the color just about perfect. So if you don’t mind a car that looks like an 80s Ferrari but drives like an 80s Pontiac…this is it. Find this 1986 Pontiac Fiero Kit Car offered for $15,000 in Saint Cloud, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: Look’s pretty dang good clean 428 Poncho Land Cruiser nice color combo. I have to agree with JB’s sentiments and the reason this 428 V8 equipped beast is cheap is because it has 4-doors, but that makes it very family friendly and ready to be your semi-daily driver. Find this 1969 Pontiac Bonneville 4-Door offered for $6000 in Edmonds, WA via craigslist.
This next Pontiac Fiero had an optimistic build — the GM L44 2.8 liter V6 had been boosted with a turbocharger of undisclosed size…but if the diameter of the intake tubes were any indicator…it has a huge snail. The little pushrod V6 didn’t have a chance and it is blowing smoke and running rough…but that is an opportunity. An opportunity to rebuild with forged low compression pistons and an fire-ringed headgasket so that this Fiero can be fierce again. Find this 1986 Pontiac Fiero V6 Turbo offered for $2,500 in Naples, MN via craigslist
I know I might be in the minority when I admit to this next thing…but I have to come clean with you guys. I dig a gaudy interior on a crummy 80s classic. Yeah, you might sit there in your new Audi and enjoy the subtle grey textures on with flat black plasticized paint, but I’m gonna go bananas for a car with a white shifter boot and red seat inserts. You can have your dark mahogany carbon trim panels and I’ll take a Muppet bordello red carpet with a white steering wheel with a black horn section — because if you can’t wash your hands before each time your drive your Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 Pontiac, then you don’t deserve to have one. But if you are true believer of the cult of Pontiac, then you’ve been double sanitizing and wearing a mask since 1984 because boogers don’t belong in a Fiero with this kind of an interior. Social distancing? HAH!! Nobody who has owned a mint Fiero has been on a date since about 1985, so take that! Find this 1984 Pontiac Fiero offered for $7,950 in Ozone Park, NY via ebay. Tip from Hugh.
A late 80s Pontiac Gran Prix is a demonstrably terrible car to drive every day. It won’t be very reliable, or cheap to maintain or self parking or make you a cappuccino or any of the things we’ve become accustomed to with modern economy cars. But that shouldn’t stop you from owning one as a classic, particularly a 5-speed manual gearbox version with a combination lock for the glove box. TAKE THAT GLOVE BOX BANDITS, TRY AND GUESS THIS COMBO. YOU CAN TAKE MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE MY INSURANCE INFORMATION OR MY GLOVES. Find this 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $7000 in Fremont, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
What did Queen Gertrude say in Shakespeare’s (if that’s his real name) famous play about the Prince of Demark? “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Ah yes, that’s the rub. The seller of this next thing spends a bit too much of his prose in saying this is NOT a kit car. What it is, however, is a front-engine rear-drive thing built on a Trans Am chassis that looks a good deal like a Magnum PI Ferrari. Find this 1986 Machiavelli Max bidding for $22400 in Jupiter, FL via eBay. Tip from Rock On!
How many sub 100k mile revised suspension (no, it wasn’t Lotus, but in the final year of Fiero production the Pontiac engineers put a considerable amount of effort into making it handle better) Fiero GT’s exist on the planet? Probably only a handful…and the seller of this next one is asking a very reasonable amount of money. I’d give this a two yellow thumbs up! Find this 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT offered for $6,500 in Baldwin, NY via craigslist. Tip from ME.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again — I love off-brand examples of mainstream vehicles. Take this next thing. If you tell people that you own a Chevrolet Chevette, most people will assume you were born really poor and/or dropped on your head as a kid. But if you say you’ve got a Pontiac T1000, folks will ask additional questions such as; a what? Or; like the Terminator? Anyway, if you want a conversation starter, don’t get a Chevette, get a Pontiac T1000. Find this 1982 Pontiac T1000 offered for $4,500 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Someone told me the other day; I’ve got a yellow Tojan, and I said; go to the pharmacy, they’ve got an ointment for that. It’ll be gone in a few days. But what he meant was, the Pontiac Tojan, which is a GM F-body (Camaro/Firebird) based kit car…whoops…not a kit car according to the seller…but it is an F-Body based 80s super car that was supposed to be a Ferrari competitor. Unfortunately, they don’t make a cream for that. Find this 1987 Pontiac Tojan offered for $25,000 in Conway, SC via craigslist
The late model Pontiac GTO (technically a 3rd generation Holden Monaro) was simultaneously lauded for being a rip-roaring hootenanny of an LS1 powered beast and maligned for its staid styling. It is the exact opposite of Pontiac’s G6 GXP, which was a exercise in unhinged styling with a ho-hum V6 pushing around the front end…which is exactly why I’d much prefer a GTO over a G6 in any shape, even with some bumper rash. Find this 2004 Pontiac GTO offered for $6,750 in Canton, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!