I was very surprised to walk out of No Frills and see this Fiero SE 2M6, one that I believe is a 1986 model. You can see it isn’t the fastback model which was offered later on.
It has been years since I have seen this car! I remember clearly back in 1984 when it was introduced. This car got a lot of publicity at the time due to the fact it was one of the first cars that I thought was using fiberglass panels, or maybe plastic, but definitely not solid steel panels. The change was distinct.
This car was ahead of its time. For me, an Endangered Car is anything older than the early 1990’s. This is when design became less original, and the use of cheaper uglier materials (plastic) became the norm. This car was the first, yet it originated in 1984.
Not so bad looking from the front. Nice bra.
You know, in 1984 this car was the official pace car for the Indianapolis 500. Shockingly, it beat out the 1984 Corvette.
You got to love a car with flip-up headlights…but perhaps not the Fiero. Nice looking Ontario plate. I have to say, I kind of like these photo shoots in the rain. Here is another I shot in Paris, the 1965 Mustang Coupe.
Now this view says nothing but PONTIAC 100%.
As does this angle. There is definitely a resemblance to the Toyota MR2.
Here is a look at the logo. Fiero means “proud” in Italian, and in Spanish, “wild”, “fierce”, or “ferocious”. Nice looking bird.
Here is another look from the front and side of the car. Looking fast.
The front end and the rear end totally contrast. Not bad looking…kind of ugly. It’s like they ran out of time…started at the front with deep thought, and then simply nothing was left when it came to the back end. The angles are all wrong. Of course, the fact that this is a mid-engine vehicle, obviously is one of the reasons design gets complicated.
Oh well, might as add a spoiler.
I can’t get over how great looking this car looks, and also how bad it looks. I think back in the 80’s, it was getting way with that not so good looking back end. However, I think Pontiac solved this when it started offering the fastback model.
This car sure did try hard to be something super special. It actually had headrest speakers! It truly was a hit back in 1984. So there you have it, the wonderful 1986 Fiero SE 2M6!