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Fiero with an identity problem by Dylpro
Started on: 10-09-2015 04:52 PM
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Report this Post10-09-2015 04:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DylproClick Here to Email DylproSend a Private Message to DylproEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can't figure out what to make of this Fiero that popped up on eBay. 1985 SE with 87/88 Coupe nose, non-cross lace rims, Formula badging on the side, and equipped with the V6. Here's the link to the ad! Click
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Report this Post10-09-2015 06:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for litespdSend a Private Message to litespdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like an 85 SE V6 with 87-88 body panels mounted.
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Definately an 85 with formula skin .... the vin states an 85 SE ....

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1 Made in USA
G Made by GM
2 Pontiac Division
P Fiero (P-Body)
F SE
37 Notchback
9 2.8L HO V6 (L44)
5 Check Digit
F 1985
P Made in Pontiac, MI
226283 26283 of 76,371

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The Formula really was not a original model.

In 1985 the 2M6 option was pretty much a Formula for that year as it came with the GT WS6 suspension, V6 Engine and with the SE package had the GT like interior.

Some one just put the later bumpers on this one. You can even see how the front one is faded different.

I have a 2M6 SE 1985 and I picked it over the GT at the dealer as it was cheaper and had more options than the GT. The dealer even swapped deck lids for me so I got the wing and the GT got the luggage rack.

Looking back at times I had wish I had got the GT but in the end I did my own thing with some parts that are pretty rare today and I have no regrets.

Note the number of the V6 SE is much less than what is listed as there were not all that many sold. Mine even was a Canadian version that made it even more rare for what it's worth. Just not much demand for Canadian V6 SE Fiero's LOL! .

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Report this Post10-09-2015 10:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Definitely an 85 SE with 87-88 bumpers. Definitely not the formula badging. It says "formula" but that's definitely not an OE decal.
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Originally posted by hyperv6:

The Formula really was not a original model.



If you overlook the suspension....you are right.
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Report this Post10-10-2015 01:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DylproClick Here to Email DylproSend a Private Message to DylproEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was unaware that there was a V6 on anything other than the GT in 85. I thought the 86 SE was the first to introduce the V6 to the non GT notchbacks. Did 85 SEs have the aero nose or no?
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Originally posted by Dylpro:
Did 85 SEs have the aero nose or no?


The only '85 with the aero package was the GT. '86/'87 SEs and GTs had the aero package as well as the '84 Indy and '88 GT. The '85 SEs and SCs were bumper pad cars.

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Report this Post10-10-2015 04:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Tuna HelperClick Here to Email Tuna HelperSend a Private Message to Tuna HelperEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What is the deal with Formula suspension?
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Originally posted by Tuna Helper:

What is the deal with Formula suspension?


It's the WS6 (aka "GT") suspension. Big upgrade 30 years ago but after all this time, it's just as worn out at the base suspension.
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Report this Post10-10-2015 07:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DylproClick Here to Email DylproSend a Private Message to DylproEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Monkeyman:


The only '85 with the aero package was the GT. '86/'87 SEs and GTs had the aero package as well as the '84 Indy and '88 GT. The '85 SEs and SCs were bumper pad cars.


I knew that but we're any of the bumper pad cars equipped with the V6 from the factory? And could any aero nose aside from the Indy be equipped with the I4?

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Originally posted by Dylpro:
I knew that but we're any of the bumper pad cars equipped with the V6 from the factory? And could any aero nose aside from the Indy be equipped with the I4?


Yes. The 1985 2M6 SE was a bumperpad V6.

Yes, there were some 86-87 SE cars that had the aero body of the 85 GT, and a 4 cylinder, if I recall correctly.
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Originally posted by Dylpro:


I knew that but we're any of the bumper pad cars equipped with the V6 from the factory? And could any aero nose aside from the Indy be equipped with the I4?



The bumperpad 85 SE was available with the 2.8 V-6.
In 86, the SE had the aero bodywork, other than the ground effects being black, it was identical to the 85 GT exterior.
The 2.5 I4 Duke was also available in 86 (and maybe 87) in the SE, and had the twin trumpet exhaust like the V-6.

And yes, the 85 V-6 SE bumperpad (which could be had with the greatly over-rated WS6 suspension) could be compared to the Formula in concept, although the SE had an interior that was much nicer than the 85 base coupe, unlike the Formula's rather Spartan base coupe interior.

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