The Pontiac Fiero was a wedge-shaped, mid-engine, economy, sporty car. It was introduced in the early 1980s to much fanfare. Then the cars started catching fire. Pontiac addressed the fire concerns, but the public had a long memory of the episodes. So, Pontiac kept improving the car to overcome the old bad press and make the Fiero more and more attractive to the consumer. Unfortunately, sales eventually stopped in 1988. Ironically, that was the year Pontiac had finally got the performance, economy, and excitement formula right for the little two-seater. So, the 1988 models are amongst the most treasured by enthusiasts. Now, the very last Pontiac Fiero is coming up for auction, and it is in immaculate condition.
This Pontiac Fiero is barely used
This 1988 Pontiac Fiero, known as Lot #ST0076.4, rolled off the production line on August 16, 1988. It was one of two that were raffled off to General Motors employees. Both of them were Red. This one, the very last one, has a gray interior and still has a lot of the original packing and documentation. As is customary, many plant employees also signed their names in the engine bay of this last model. The signatures are still clearly visible. The most surprising thing about the auction is not the immaculate presentation of the car. Instead, it is that the car only has 582 miles on the odometer.
The pictures tell the story
Greensboro Auto Auction has uploaded plenty of pictures of this Fiero. The pictures do a good job of telling the story of the last mid-engine Pontiac ever produced. The pictures even include the last two Fiero bodies going through the production line. Their description from the listing is as follows,
Last Production of Fiero Ever Built
Best Known as Fiero # 226402
Last Pontiac built in Pontiac, Michigan
Given to a Plant Employee Via Raffle on 8/16/88
582 Actual Miles
Documented with Build Sheet, Pictures from the Assembly Line, Newspaper Articles, Books & Original Paperwork
2.8L V6 Engine
Loaded with Factory Options
Interior Still Covered in Pre-Delivery Plastic
A Must-Have for GM or Pontiac Collectors
The auction house is out of Greensboro, North Carolina, and will be holding the auction November 5-7th. Only registered bidders and consignors are permitted at the auction. Of course, masks are expected and provided, temperature checks will be performed, and hand sanitizer will be set up throughout the facility. There will be no general admission.
This 1988 Pontiac Fiero
This 1988 Pontiac Fiero is a GT trimmed vehicle. It came equipped with a mid-engine, 2.8-liter V6 that pumped out 140 horsepower. It also has an optional package that includes air conditioning, visor vanity mirror, cruise control, power locks, and dual power mirrors. The only thing that could make this car better was that if it were a standard transmission. Instead, the car has an automatic.
If you are looking for a collectible, a Fiero may not come to mind. But, if it does, then this is probably one of the most desirable to go to auction in recent years. This little car is not only the last of its kind, but it is also in phenomenal shape. What more could a collector want?