Growing up the question amongst our group of friends was always, “If you could have any two cars in the world, what would they be?” My answer was pretty simple, I wanted a 1968 Dodge Charger and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV. The Charger was attainable, but the Miura, trading hands in the half-million dollar range, was and still is, a bit out of reach. The car was simply stunning from every angle and has a presence that has yet to be matched. Now we come to the Pontiac Fiero, a car that started production in 1984 and ran until 1988. It was small, mid-engine and rather sporty for the time but like all great sports cars it never got really good until it’s final version in 1988, with the introduction of the Fiero GT.
Ok fine, the Fiero was never really a performer of any great caliber, but what it did do was lend itself to the millions of dreamers out there who needed a halfway decent donor car on which to build their dream car. That brings us to the following thread that was found on the largest Fiero forum on the net, Fiero.nl. Replica builder and Fiero enthusiast Archie fancied himself a Lamborghini Miura, but like the rest of us was a bit short on coin. So, instead of selling off the family and all his personal effects to get one, he simply started building one out of, you guessed it… a Pontiac Fiero.
The thread on Fiero.nl is 16 pages long, houses more than 46,000 views and has over 600 responses. The quality of the work, the design as well as the engineering that is being done is simply staggering. For anyone who has ever lusted after a Miura or any kit car for that matter, this thread shows how to do it right.