But you can own it instead.
Finding a Pontiac Fiero in relatively good condition up for sale is not particularly difficult. We've seen several over the years, but this 1988 Fiero GT is anything but normal. With a mere 108 miles on the odometer, it has just been listed for auction on Bring A Trailer and the highest bid, so far, is $25,000 with five days to go until the gavel slams down. So how did this Fiero remain in mint condition for so many years with just a handful of miles? It was sold to a Louisiana Pontiac dealership in 1988 whose owner intended to give it to his son. The son never took possession and ultimately it ended up in long-term storage.
The Fiero, though not perfect, remains a respected sports car. Today, GM's only mid-engine sports car is, of course, the Chevrolet Corvette.
Just over 370,000 were produced from 1983 until 1988 but its reputation took a major hit due to engine fires and the resulting heavy media coverage. At one point, one out of every 508 Fieros sold were catching on fire. Following an investigation, the issue was blamed on faulty connecting rods.
Unfortunately, the Fiero's reputation, especially amongst safety advocates, never recovered. It's really a shame because the Fiero had a lot going for it, like its mid-engine layout and the fastback body style that arrived in 1986. Called the Fiero GT, the overall design looked fantastic and, judging by the example shown here, has aged very nicely. In fact, people present at the GT's premiere in mid-1984 mistook it for a new Corvette. For its final model year, the Fiero received a new suspension and vented disc brakes on all four wheels.
Despite its bad rep, the Fiero had become a solid mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car. The GT, such as this one, is powered by a 2.8-liter V6 rated 140 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, a marked improvement over the base four-cylinder's paltry 92 hp and 134 lb-ft. Unfortunately, this example is not equipped with the Getrag five-speed manual but rather a three-speed slushbox.
The good news is that it has removable glass roof panels and a rear spoiler. The body's Bright Red exterior paint doesn't have a scratch on it and the interior is flawless. Another Fiero GT like this is unlikely to come up for sale again.