I decided to decode my VIN since I hadn't done it for several years and couldn't remember all the details. Using FieroJoe.com's decoder I re-discovered that I have a Sport Coupe and not an SE (like I always remember it to be), and I was quickly able to find the differencse between Coupe and Sport Coupe using search.
However when I searched Notchback Special, not a single hit came back...
So does anyone know what made the Notchback Special different from the standard Notchback?
This is going back a-ways on my memory, but I recall that my Fiero was an SportCoupe ('85 model) when I bought it, & that meant simply that it had air conditioning, but was missing other options. My car was a 4cyl automatic with manual windows & mirrors.
I have an 87 Pontiac Dealers Manual. I recall reading some bulletins form Pontiac where they did a special version of the Fiero for 87. Something about option content. Like may be a base coupe with a package? I'll see if I can find it.
I think from memory the 37 code was just for a coupe and I have never seen any Special package in any of my product books that I recall.
The line up was simply sport coupe, SE and GT coupes in 84-85 and the trim and engine were the main differences. The Sport was basic with the 4 the SE had the GT interior and Options on the WS6 and V6 engine the GT got the body mods and the engine and suspension standard.
The Fiero was never really complicated nor did it have many oddities like many cars in the 60's had.
I suspect Joe has a error or typo on his web site.
In searching for the 87 Dealer Manual I found an 86 Dealer Manual. I found what I was thinking of. In March 1987 Pontiac made the W63 Option Group available on the Fiero Coupe-E37. By doing this the Fiero Coupe fully equipped as they say would be $1500 cheaper than the Sport Coupe with the same option package. At the end of February Pontiac announced the build out of the Sport Coupe. Also found the Pontiac Motorsports News release as sent to dealers for the Fiero GTP.
My 85 GT has power windows but not power mirrors. Hmmmmm.
Ill have to get the VIN and see what the decoders say.
------------------ ===Always trying to find time to work on cars=== Louis Duet Baldwin, Long Island, NY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Blue" <= '85 Fiero GT Stock V6---Stock everything. Trying to keep it 'mostly' that way. But I just got the 3800sc to swap into it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Boo" <= '81 Delorean DMC-12 VIN #5835 Stock PRV engine Peugot 604 Intake manifold Exhaust headers Anti-3rd brake light
The "good old days" when you were able to "build" a car with the options you wanted and not the manufacturer's list of options and only those options.
My latest purchase of a new car had an available option of auto dimming rearview mirror, and the car on the lot which had all the other options I wanted and after agreeing to purchase the car and have the mirror option installed, I scheduled an appointment for the installation then was told it wasn't in stock, then told it wasn't an available option. I had to go to the web site and send to the sales manager the option list that it was indeed an option. I did get a call by the sales manager that it was their error and got the option installed. Most auto salesmen want to do the least just to get a sale.