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'86 Fiero GT with 4T60 transmission/50K+ miles $2850 obo by Fipronil
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1986 Fiero GT, 2.8L daily driver. Good condition with 50,000+ miles. This has been a labor of love, but alas all great things must come to an end - selling due to planned family expansion in the near future and need for additional space. Car runs and drives great. Known history: It is a Florida car, originally red in color. I bought it in 2009. Previously, it had sat for about 15-18 years covered in previous owner’s yard. To bring it up to daily driver status, I replaced the water pump, fuel injectors, coil, spark plug wires, thermostat, cooling system hoses, heater coil, distributor (cap and rotor also), tires, fuel pump, oxygen sensor, spark plugs, belts, and fuel level sending unit. It also had an exhaust leak due to the dreaded rusted manifold bolt syndrome. Removed rusted out manifold studs and replaced with stainless steel ones, along with new exhaust and head gaskets (had to remove head to get to studs). Tachometer was also reading high (common problem)-fixed by breaking the bad circuit and soldering in a rheostat per advice on Pennock’s Fiero Forum. Currently AC does not work (broke 2 belts, and did not replace again). Cruise control was not functional, so removed from engine compartment. Swapped into the car a 4T60 4 speed automatic transmission from a 1991 Buick Regal having approximately 65K miles on it. Transmission mounts were purchased new from West Coast Fieros. Transmission fluid, modulator valve, and filter changed at the time. Shifts through all gears smoothly and tachometer indicates ~2300 RPM when driving 70 mph. Definitely a great upgrade from the 3-speed automatic for improving the drivability over long travel distances. Also upgraded headlight wiring harness and motors to 1987 models, so they all work well. Dash is cracked in several places, so I covered it with a dash cover from the Fiero Store. Tailight also has the usual delamination and cracking, but all lights work and there is no water in them. Seat upholstery and carpets are in good condition considering the age. Glovebox door (between seats) and gauge housing are warped as typical. Since I bought it, the exterior has never been fewer than four different colors. To appease my wife, I painted it green and black in the driveway. The urethane paint quietened the complaints and serves a great protective role, but has orange peel uniformly throughout giving it a satin look from a distance. This might be color sanded out. Overall the car is great as a daily driver, or for someone that would like to spend a little more effort and cash to make it a real show piece (unfortunately I have over-spent already). Asking price reflects less than 50% of the total amount spent (including price of car) to bring it up to daily driver status. Below are a few more highlights. Contact Chris with any questions by phone (772-801-1045) or email ( Car is located in Fort Pierce, FL. I do not know how to post photos on this site, but can email some to you upon request. Thanks for looking!

-Good tires (Cooper Cobra raised white letter)

-No rust

-JVC AM/FM/digital media stereo

-New front, rear, and subwoofer speakers from Rodney Dickmans

-4T60 4-speed automatic transmission swap (~2300 RPMs@70 mph). Shifts smoothly through all four gears.

-Headlight motors and wiring harness upgraded to ’87 model.

-New sail panels from the FieroStore


-Horn (needs one compatible with the 1987 fiero wiring harness used for the headlight upgrade. 1986 model will not work)

-Paint if you would like a glossy shine. Satin finish due to orange peel. I painted it in the driveway. No runs in the paint.

-Rear spoiler stand is cracked. I sealed it with epoxy glue and silicone.

-Has a small oil leak (suspect rear main seal)

-Inside contents of the catalytic converter rattle (need to replace CC)

-dashboard is cracked

-Tailights have delamination and cracks

-Missing rear, passenger side speaker grill

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