After that incredible McLaren F1 and astounding Pontiac Trans Am, we have yet another meticulously preserved car: A 1988 Pontiac Fiero. Ok, I know that this is not exactly the best imaginable car to preserve, yet we find it strangely soothing in all its yellowness. Purchased back in 1988 in Kansas, the Fiero has only covered the miles from the dealership to its owner’s ranch in Montana. Clocking 3,000 miles in its first and only journey is actually all that car ever did. From then on, it was parked in a garage, which was apparently air conditioned to a bit over 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Sure, there is no way to verify this, as the seller is actually the owner’s son, but that is exactly what was written on the eBay listing, so who are we to call BS? It certainly looks the part, after all.
Even in the photographs, the car really does seem to be in extraordinary condition. The exterior and interior are preserved to perfection. The seller only noted that the car may not have the driver’s side floor mat, and has a small chip somewhere on the fuel tank. Other than that, it’s basically new.
As it turns out, this Pontiac Fiero was one of the best equipped available back then. The car makes do with leather seats, sunroof, air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, power windows, and power seats.
Does this 1988 Pontiac Fiero Work, Though?
The last time its owner started the engine was ten years ago. The car was towed to a shop where specialist and mechanics prepared the engine for startup, and it worked flawlessly. Now, however, the seller does instruct that potential customer to undergo the preparation process before starting the engine since it has been sitting for so long.
In short, the car simply “needs a new battery, should have fuel drained, new fuel filter and oil and filter change.” Not exactly labor-intensive work, is it?
What is a 1988 Pontiac Fiero Worth, Anyway?
The eBay starting bid of $18,999 for the 1988 Pontiac Fiero does not seem to have been met, so you may still have luck in contacting the seller and arranging the purchase. After all, this Fiero is in near-pristine condition. Please, if you go full crazy and buy it, try not to transform it into a supercar replica as many did previously.