1988 Pontiac Fiero Was Kept In Storage For 30 Years

Many Pontiac Fieros ended up being modified to the extremes, some of them being turned into replicas of exotic machines.

Not this example, though, which was kept in storage for nearly 30 years, and it was only driven from the dealer, in Kansas, to the owner’s ranch, in Montana, when it was bought new, in 1988.

Its exterior condition speaks for itself, as the original yellow paint looks as good as ever, and so does the entire cabin, with its leather seats and sunroof, and its cause is backed up by the fact that it has 3,000 miles (4,828km) on the clock.

The seller is actually the owner’s son, who says he doesn’t have access to this Pontiac Fiero and can only provide the images posted here, but claims that when he opened the door, some six weeks ago, it still smelled like a new car.

It was 2007 when its engine was started for the last time, for a few minutes, in the shop, and it apparently ran perfectly back then, so it should only need a steady hand to help it hit the road once more. What’s more, the car has supposedly never encountered rain.

Despite being brand new and with the same owner ever since it left the assembly lines, the Pontiac Fiero has failed to attract any bidders at the time of writing. The ad posted on eBay shows a starting bid of $18,999, which isn’t exactly a bargain, so it appears that it could remain in the same climate controlled garage where it has spent the last 28 years.

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  • Six_Tymes

    impressive. “Bidding has ended on this item.”

    • TheBelltower

      0 bids.

    • LWOAP

      Sounds like someone tried to sell it for a quick buck (most likely for drugs or out of spite) and daddy caught on to it.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    That Fiero is awesome!

  • TheBelltower

    I always liked the Fiero. And this is the good “GT” version with the fastback. But the price is absurd.

    • eb110americana

      For a mid-engine car that was produced only from 1984-1988, that is basically brand new, I think the price is pretty reasonable. The Fiero was one of the only cars I can think of, where the final year (1988) had the entire suspension completely re-engineered from the economy-minded earlier cars into a much more competent sports car. Even used ’88 GTs go for substantially more than other Fieros, but one in this condition will surely fetch more as time goes on.

      • Enter Ranting

        Refine a car until it’s good, then immediately kill it. It’s the GM way…

  • LWOAP

    Lower the price and I’d take it but only if the owner – not his son – is willing to sell it.

  • brn

    The seller isn’t the owner.

    That’s a HUGE red flag.

    • LWOAP

      Exactly. I really think the owner caught on to what his kid was trying to do and stopped it.

  • Blade t

    These 6cyl gt models were fun little cars. Too bad it’s yellow ….

  • Craig

    Soon after the Fiero became desirable – it was cancelled. I could never figure that out.

    • LWOAP

      GM that’s why. They could have had made an poor man’s version of a Ferrari Testarossa before people decided to murder them out and try to make Testarossa replicas.

    • IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH GM SCREWED UP WITH THIS CAR.

    • Merc1

      Because it was crap from the day it left the factory, but the but the time GM had tried to make it a better car, it was too late. Word got out that it was a piece of catch on fire junk. I mean look at the thing. Only the very last model year even approached something decent, again for that day.

      It was common practice then for GM to release half-baked, but interesting cars. The Fiero, Allante, Reatta, Aurora all suffered from this. They were interesting cars, but so half-arsed when introduced that they quickly failed on the market by the time GM tried in earnest to improve them it was too late. The Aurora was probably the best car GM made in the 90’s, but the Olds brand itself was dying.

      M

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      While these were cool looking cars for their time, and kinda still are, they were reliability nightmares. I was in the automotive repair business at that time and they were just awful. Fun to drive and pretty cool design, but just a nightmare. It really couldn’t have been any better either because GM was a basket case with quality and reliability. Technology is better now of course for all manufacturers but back then, it was bleak for GM. They were just crap. They could NOT have done any better with it, then.

  • Merc1

    No wonder GM failed. What a POS. They were fire/deathtraps.

    M

  • Miknik

    Kudos if you use this mint example to build a crappy Ferrari replica 😉

  • Wow a Pontiac Fiero that escaped from being converted to a Ferrari or Lambo replica!!!

  • Justin Spencer

    Always loved the Fiero and the later models definitely were the best looking. Considering how rare it is to find one on such good condition, the price isn’t all that bad.

  • Vassilis

    Good. It should stay there.

  • Duke Woolworth

    An engineering marvel: Chevette front crossmember and suspension, rear X car (Citation) engine cradle and engine/transmission package without the steering. I’m so impressed.

    • John S.

      Not the ’88 models. GM spent 44 Million Dollars revamping the entire suspension system, and the engine cradle (Dog Bone) for the ’88 model year. The suspension was completely adjustable, front and rear. I picked mine up from the dealer, in South Dakota, Black with the Gray leather interior, and we left on a 2000 mile vacation to Yellowstone. I owned this car for four years, put 46000 miles on it. It never saw the dealer for a repair, warranty or otherwise. It was rattle and squeak free. The AC was unbelievable. In 100 degree heat my wife had a jacket on in the car as we went througH Wyoming to visit our daughter in Denver. I did replace the manual transmission fluid with GM Full Synthetic fluid which improved shifting in the winter. This was one of the most fun cars I have driven, especially in the twisty roads of the Black Hills. GM killed this car just as Pontiac was going to put twin turbos on the V6. Rumor, according to what I read at the time, was management could not handle a car the was better/faster then the Vette, their Halo car. The 1990 model would have been the Mid-engine car the Corvette always wanted to be.

  • Mill0048

    Lookin’ like its about time to post my cherry, low-mileage, garage kept 1995 Honda Civic DX Sedan with an automatic and watch that sweet auction money flood my Paypal account.

    • IF IT HAS VINYL SEATS AND AN AM RADIO YOU’RE GONNA RAKE IT IN.

  • Dubble Bubble

    The Iron Duke 2.5 they put in the base Fiero never really provided enough oomph to please but I always had a soft spot for the GT version that used a six banger.

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