In a Pennock's Forum post a few months ago, I indicated that I would be publishing a Fiero fact and reference book.
That book, entitled “All 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero Colors, Codes & Quantities,” is now available on Amazon. For Fiero enthusiasts who live outside the United States, the book is available on your country’s Amazon site, such as Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.es (Spain), Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), etc. You can simply order your book from your Amazon website and thereby pay a minimal shipping amount since your book will be printed in (or near to) your country. The book will always be in the English language. For my Amazon author page, please click this link:https://www.amazon.com/Robe...p_byline_cont_book_1
It would be impossible to complete such a work without the assistance of many brilliant Fiero devotees. I acknowledge and would like to send a gracious thank you to the ones who spent time speaking with me, emailing me, and/or texting. Their contribution of primary source documentation, including data reports and photographs, helped ‘fine tune’ some of the facts:
Christo Datini, GM Heritage Center, Michigan
George Zapora, Vintage Vehicle Services, Canada (Canadian Fiero Data)
Mary Raetz, Director, Automotive News Data Center
John Willhoff, (Pennock’s: 88DatabaseGuy)
Paul McKibben (all around great guy)
David Kauzlarich (Mr. Fiero Literature)
Steve Hamilton (Pennock’s: Raydar)
John Podziemski (Pennock’s: Fiero John-WI)
Jim Hallman, Enthusiast’s Guide to the Pontiac Fiero & NIFE member
Mark Corbin, Fiero Spotter’s Guide
Jeremy Biggs, The Fiero Factory
This well-researched book includes Pontiac production totals for most of the pertinent RPOs for all years of Fiero. The very detailed 1986 and 1988 production RPO totals are again from Pontiac reports. The 1986 production data has, to my knowledge, never been disseminated. Some of the Pontiac data:
The 1984 RPO 14U paint and the 1985 RPO 14U paint are not the same color
Pontiac data for Blue Metallic paint production in 1984, 1985, and 1986
Total RPO D42 production for 1984 (engine compartment screen)
Total production for 1986 S/E with V6 + Getrag (very rare)
Total production for 1986 GT with Getrag (rare)
1986 individual exterior color totals for each body style (How many 1986 Silver GTs? Answer: 1,103 units)
1986 individual interior totals for each body style (How many 1986 GTs had RPO 622 Camel Suede interior? Answer: 369 units)
How many 1988 Coupes/Formulas were recorded with RPO N41 Power Steering?
How many 1988 GTs were recorded with RPO N41 Power Steering?
How many 1988 GTs had RPO 60P Gold Diamond-Spoke wheels? (rare)
How many 1988 GTs (by color) were delivered to Canada (RPO Z49)?
How many 1988 GTs (by color) were exported (RPO EXP)?
Additionally, MERA information is presented, including serial tag changes and the proper paint codes for the MERA exterior paint colors. For MERA, only the Fiero White and Fiero Black paints were used, otherwise MERA used paint colors from Corvette, Porsche, Ford, and Chrysler. Which colors were they?
The book includes direction on how to read and understand your Fiero’s SPID label, Certification label, and VIN. There is a six page list of Fiero RPOs. There is a listing of Fiero’s monthly production totals as well as the approximate final VIN of each month of production for all years of Fiero. There is a discussion section with information on very specific Fieros, including the 50 units of 1986 “Pegasus GT” Fieros with white aero skirts and large Pegasus decal on the hood. The book can be updated quite easily as additional primary source data is verified.
The goal of this book, as is the goal of all of my automotive books, is to compile and present in one publication the mound of data that is oftentimes cryptically presented in primary source documents and habitually scattered across the internet. I believe that information and/or data should not be kept hidden from automotive enthusiasts. This reference book gives everyone the opportunity to understand their own Fiero, and perhaps arm them with useful knowledge when a Fiero purchase, or sale, is imminent.