Still Just Wrong: 1988 Pontiac Fiero Porsche Gemballa – SOLD!

Sep 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

October 10, 2020 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

September 21, 2020 Update – Wow.  All we can say is, “Wow!”  When we featured this Fiero abomination back in January when it was listed for $4,800 we were glad when we saw the listing deleted.  Fast forward to now and this car just reappeared with the new caretaker asking $6,900.  You can’t make this stuff up! We’ve updated the links below.

This just in from the “Hold my Beer, I got this..” department: Let’s take a salvaged title 1988 Pontiac Fiero with over 150K miles, try to make it look like a  “Porshh”, spend way too much money building it, and then wait to see if someone will actually pay $4,800 for it.  We can’t unsee the train wreck that just posted last January on Craigslist in Kew Gardens, New York (Queens) so we’re sharing our pain with you.

Here’s the burning question:  with an abundance of early real 986 Porsche Boxsters available in the $8,000-$10,000 range, why would you spend a penny on this train wreck?  Don’t even think about trying to attend a Porsche Club event with this hot mess; without a valid Porsche VIN, you won’t be allowed past the entrance.  Rumor has it the local Porsche Club of America Chapter is in the process of collecting money to buy this car to use as a “Car Smash” fundraiser.

Good luck with the purchase.  You are going to need it.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1988 Pontiac Fiero 2.8 V6 Engine 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Custom Car “RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT.” Many New Parts. Engine Rebuilt. Just Put New Clutch Kit and Master Clutch Cylinder, Slave Cylinder, New Brake Booster, All New Rotors Calipers Brakes and Brake Lines, New Exhaust, New Battery, New Oil. Car had a Previous Reconstructed Title. GREAT PRICE $4,800 FIRM FIRM PRICE. Car is located in Kew Gardens NY 11415. 

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