So, I have always preferred the aero-notchbacks over any other model of Fiero. Mine is a 1986 SE V-6 4-speed. It is low mileage and in the color I wanted. No complaints.
But, I got to be thinking . . . in a perfect world, it would be a 1987 SE V-6 with the 5-speed. That one would have the upgraded headlight motors, engraved upper intake, better oil pan shape (with available one-piece rubber gasket), and obviously the extra gear.
Yes, I know I can upgrade those parts on mine if I chose (I do not), and I know they switched to 5-speeds for the V-6s halfway through the 1986 model year. I also know that the 1988 CJB cars are the real market winners, whether the GT or Formula.
But, just curious, does anyone here have the 1987 SE V-6 5-speed? I'd be particularly curious if anyone had a low mileage, garage queen, type of example.
I have seen a couple 87 SEs on here, just not the V6 5-speeds . . . I know they're out there, I just wonder in what number specific to that tranny . . . and whether that translates to any low mileage 'car show' caliber examples.
There was a moderately low mile (~33K?) 87 V6 SE for sale, in north GA, a couple of years ago. Medium red. Decent condition. Upper surface of spoiler was a bit faded. Automatic, though. If it had been a 5 speed, I might have bought it.
Your car is listed on page 64 of the new Fiero/MERA fact and reference book, "All 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero Colors, Codes & Quantities." The book is available on Amazon. It is available on any Amazon site, including Amazon.ca (Canada), Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.co.uk, etc.
The MERA section has verified six 1987 SE donor cars, of which yours is one. There certainly are other 1987 SE donor cars which have not been verified.
I remember that your donor SE was originally code 77 (WA9077) Medium Red Metallic with RPO N78 Hi-Tech wheels painted gray (RPO 84P).
I also remember that your MERA color is Yellow. That Yellow is a 1985-89 & 1991-92 Corvette Yellow color. MERA did not use the 1988 Fiero Yellow color.
All this and more is in the "All Fiero Colors, Codes & Quantities" book.