The pre-delivery plastic is still on the seats.
The final Pontiac Fiero, a 1988 model that rolled off the assembly line on August 16 of that year, is heading to auction, and it’s stunningly preserved. The red Fiero GT will roll across the auction block next month in North Carolina, and it comes with an array of documents and photos chronicling its production journey.
The Fiero features an iconic red exterior over a well-kept gray interior. Sitting behind the driver is a 2.8-liter V6. It produced 135 horsepower (100 kilowatts) and 160 pound-feet (216 Newton-meters) of torque. It’s not much by today’s standards, but it was welcomed over the 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the base, which made just 98 hp (73 kW). The V6 pairs with an automatic gearbox.
Gallery: Final Pontiac Fiero Heads To Auction
The car has had one owner since it rolled off the assembly line – a plant employee. The Fiero factory in Pontiac, Michigan, raffled off the car on August 16, 1988, which would also be the last vehicle the factory would ever build. The car hast just 582 actual miles and comes with books, the car’s build sheet, photos of the vehicle as it rolled off the assembly line, the original paperwork, and even newspaper clippings and articles. It’s a stunning collection of memorabilia paired with an immaculate piece of automotive history – the seats and steering wheel still wearing their pre-delivery plastic.
The Pontiac Fiero was only in production for five years before the automaker killed-off the model. The car’s first year, 1984, was its best in sales, and the model could never recover. The original 2.5-liter mill was a dog, and customers noticed. Even the addition of the V6 in 1985 couldn’t wholly reverse the sales slide, even though sales rebounded briefly in 1986 before cratering in 1987. The car’s last year saw just 26,401 Fieros produced, and you could own the final one.