The Pontiac Fiero was positioned as a cheaper alternative to General Motors’ mainstay sportscar, the Chevy Corvette. Unlike the Corvette, though, the Fiero was never offered with a soft top roof, so customers had to live with either a hardtop roof or the much rarer T-Top.
A 1984 Pontiac Fiero recently popped up for sale on an online car auction site called Cars and Bids, but this is no ordinary Fiero. The owner of this car appears to have taken matters into their own hands after GM failed to offer a convertible version of the Fiero, chopping off the roof and replacing it with a stowable soft top. The exact details of how this homebrew roadster conversion was carried out are not available, but according to the listing, the owner installed chassis reinforcements to ensure the car retained some rigidity once they sent the roof to the shadow realm.
In addition to the soft top conversion, this 1984 Fiero has also been customized with 18-inch aftermarket wheels, an aftermarket exhaust, a late-model rear spoiler and a full interior color change from red to black. It features the factory 2.5L Iron Duke four-cylinder engine, which is rated at a rather tepid 92 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque.
That somewhat sluggish engine isn’t so bad when paired with the standard five-speed manual transmission, but this unique Fiero, unfortunately, features the optional three-speed automatic. It was delivered well equipped with creature comforts like power windows, air conditioning and an AM/FM radio.
This car currently shows just 68,200 miles on the odometer and is sold with a clean CarFax report. It has attracted a high bid of $3,000 as of this writing with five days left before the auction times out. Check out the listing at this link for additional information and photos.