1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
From the Spanish word the “fierce one,” Fiero was introduced to the American market in 1984 as a gas saving alternative to the Corvette. A mid-engine 2 seated 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 transmission, making the car finally what the designers wanted it to be, a somewhat powerful, good handling mid engined car, that got good gas mileage.
“Oh Beautiful! For spacious skies, and amber waves of grain….” Within our midst is a patriotic themed 1988 Fiero GT bathed in mostly white but with some extra airbrushing of flapping flags across the hood, and red trimmings and red snowflake wheels, you will be standing proud and maybe even saluting as this consignment buzzes by.
A beneficiary of a frame up restoration now rust free laser straight panels are bathed in white. The aerodynamic look persists with the hidden headlights, neoprene integrated bumper, small air duct on rear quarter, and a rear spoiler atop the rear deck. A nifty patriotic flag stretches across the hood at an angle and is neatly airbrushed. A red side spear which also wraps around the rear of the car is now on, along with red powder coated Pontiac snowflake styled wheels. Other accents also in red can be seen with the rear engine vents and the drip molding above the windows which are trimmed in black. Dual exhaust tips peek out from under the rear roll pan and a smoked plastic covered rear taillight trimming stretches across the back.
Making use of red and white on the door panels and this is just a taste of things to come on the interior. Inside this plays out beautifully with the styled high back buckets with red inserts and white bolsters all in beautiful smooth leather in excellent condition. A two tone central console races up to the square and rectangle design dash, all new and custom fabricated in red and white. The dash takes on this quality as well, even down to the white-faced gauges with red accenting, all within a wood burl applique' instrument cluster background. The center of the dash has been reworked to the red and white motif too and utilizes more wood appliqué. A note about the sound system, it is a good one with a CD/DVD/MP3 receiver, a Sony Xplod 600-watt 4/3 channel power amp (XM 554ZB) neatly stored behind the engine bay. Also peppering the cabin are 2 Sound Storm in dash 120 watt speakers, and a 10 inch subwoofer.
Midway through this car is the beautifully restored engine bay which includes a rebuilt V-6 173ci 2.8 liter EFI engine sporting a Crane cam, TRW power forged pistons, HD valve springs and clips and a high volume oil pump. Some more red powder coating is seen under here and a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission with a rear drive ratio of 3.61. Beautiful presentation.
The hits just keep on coming for the undercarriage with solid bald steel floorpans and unibody construction. no rust seen and a few more parts have been powder coated in red. Independent suspension on all 4 corners, and power disc brakes are also present all around.
Hopping in I felt like Joey Chitwood with the red and white interior all customized. She fired right up, and it was off to the test track where it took off like a SAM missile, handled like it was on rails, and provided a smooth cruise and effortless shifting. All functions were performing beautifully and as they should.
The beneficiary of a creative ground up restoration, this Patriotic themed Fiero from 1988 looks and performs wonderfully. After experiencing it, I had a fleeting thought I should file my taxes, or sign up for the Air Force, although instead I just gave a salute… Thanks Uncle Sam!
1-2 Door Coupe
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
202997-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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