The Pontiac Fiero–what can we say about this platform? Well for starters, it has been around the block more than a few times. The Fiero may very well be the most abused and molested platform in all of the car world. The car has a very tight following and has been used in so many ways that we’ve lost count.
Most common of these practices are Ferrari kit cars and LS4 or 3800 engine swaps. Love them or hate them, hours are sunk into the rear-engined coupe by a cult following all around the country.
When Jalopnik traveled to the arid weather of Arizona, they may have stumbled across the best (possibly only) Fiero modification spot in the country. Enter Marty Jakolat, his desert repair shop houses right around 50 Fieros, about 10 to 12 of which serve as parts cars. Jakolat has it all from the aforementioned Ferrari conversions, to a C4 Corvette look alike. Supercharged 3800s and V8s alike clutter his desert landscape.
Most impressive, however may be his daily driver known simply as “Jalapeño.” The once bland rear-engined coupe, now took on a look of its own. With a Jeep look-alike front end and a few inches of lift, the Fiero looks like none before it, and appears to be ready for desert activities of your choosing. Creations like this lead us to wonder what is lurking in the mind of the next up and coming Fiero enthusiast. What will we see next?