The Firebird will ceaselessly be generally known as one in every of America’s favourite muscle vehicles, however a lesser-known Pontiac sports activities coupe deserves a couple of moments within the highlight as nicely.
“I bought the automotive from the unique proprietor who took supply within the fall of ’83,” the itemizing begins. “The automotive is exceptionally clear. Flooring, seats, headliner 99% excellent.” Exhibiting solely 21,062 miles on the odometer, this Fiero seems recent. Its iconic Eighties design language comes by way of strongly by way of pop-up headlights and directional solid aluminum wheels on newer BFGoodrich white-letter tires.
The mid-engined Fiero was engineered on the Normal Motors P-body platform and provided for model years 1984 by way of 1988. The automotive was thrilling and distinctive in comparison with a lot of the different Pontiac choices on the time, and it provided respectable gasoline financial system to accompany these sporty seems. The Fiero’s preliminary market reception was heat, however gross sales tapered off towards the tip of its five-year manufacturing run (simply 26,000 items rolled off the road in 1988 in comparison with 136,000 in 1984).
This Fiero’s two-seat inside has distinctive patterned fabric upholstery in addition to creature comforts like energy home windows, energy door locks, and dealing air con. The photographs accompanying this itemizing present a cassette tape inserted into the deck, however we aren’t positive if that’s included with the sale.
Energy comes from a mid-mounted “Iron Duke” 2.5-liter inline-four paired with a Muncie four-speed handbook transmission. At solely 92 horsepower, the four-cylinder didn’t ship as a lot punch as most individuals anticipated from a automotive with such unique seems. A 2.8-liter V6 got here out in 1985 which gave the automotive barely higher efficiency credentials. Nevertheless, a lot of the chassis’ structure just like the suspension, brakes, and tires have been repurposed from different Normal Motors autos of the period, maybe limiting the Fiero’s capability to set itself aside as a devoted sports activities automotive.
Nonetheless, at this time the Fiero has its personal area of interest amongst fans, and there are numerous golf equipment that embrace its distinctive fashion and engineering. Two of these are NIFE (Northern Illinois Fiero Fanatics) and MAFOA (Mid Atlantic Fiero House owners Affiliation).
The vendor states, “Engine compartment is close to new wanting and beneath hood is in nice form. Drive it anyplace. This automotive is a 9 out of 10 all day,”
The asking value is $8,900 or greatest supply for this low-mileage Fiero.