1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
From the Spanish word the “fierce one,” the Fiero was introduced to the American market in 1984 as a gas saving alternative to the Corvette. A mid-engine 2-seat sports car that had all the initial problems sorted out by the last year of offering it to the public in 1988. The suspension had been upgraded, and the GT version came as a 6-cylinder 2.8 liter with a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission, making the car finally what the designers wanted it to be, a somewhat powerful, good handling mid-engine car, that got good gas mileage.
On consignment is a truly original 2 owner 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT. Odometer shows and is confirmed as 18,618 original miles and is original down to the tires. Only new hoses have been added since the cars birth, and everything is in working condition. Garage kept, diligently maintained and run occasionally…for the Fiero fan, this car is a find.
Pontiac Fiero Red exterior paint for this GT version is in original and excellent condition. Pop up headlights are on the front of the sports car and keep a nicely designed aerodynamic line to the nose of the car. Black trim races the length of the side panels, and small black venting can be seen in front of the rear tires. A rear deck with black venting and a red center, as well as a red spoiler make up the back of the car. This car has the pop-up sunroof option, and offset cross lace wheels, with 15 x 6 inch tires up front and 15 x 7 inch tires on the rear.
A ribbed gray on gray tweed wraps the 2 bucket seats in the passenger compartment and electronic seat controls can be seen on the driver's seat. A gray/light gray carpet, and gray dash and console, as well as gray door panels finish off the interior nicely and add a nice contrast to the red exterior. A volt meter, and an oil pressure gauge sit atop the standard climate control center dash area. A switch for stereo boost, as well as interior lighting and a “Formula” option 120MPH speedometer make up the instrumentation cluster behind the standard Fiero steering wheel. All surfaces, as expected, are in very good condition and show little wear.
The 2.8-liter V6 engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, puts power into the upgraded tri link rear suspension and axle. For 1988, the upgraded front suspension included control arms and knuckles which reduced steering effort, as the car does not have power steering. For this final year of production, new vented disc brakes on all 4 corners were standard on the GT model.
1988 became the year when GM management finally listened to the original designers and the various complaints and make the car right. Particularly with upgraded Fiero exclusive steering linkage, as well as drivetrain, offset tires and wheels, and better overall balance, this car truly became a sporty, nimble, gas saving 2-seater commuter car it was meant to originally be. This example is original and is ripe for the picking at the offered pricing.