1984 Pontiac Fiero Indy 500 Pace Car Replica – Sold?

by | May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

June 6, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Pontiac Fiero “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “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.

If you were of either high school or college-age in 1984, of the ‘IT” new cars that year was Pontiac’s new two-seat, mid-engine Fiero. Heavy marketing of the car by Pontiac even including getting the nod to pace the 1984 Indianapolis 500 race. This naturally led to Pontiac offering Pace Car replicas such as this 24K mile survivor originally listed in May 2021 on Craigslist in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Atlanta) with an asking price of $11,000. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool indicates the current asking price falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $7,800 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $12,000.

In its launch year, Pontiac offered three levels Fiero trim for 1984: the Fiero Coupe, the Sport Coupe, and the SE. Later that year, the model line included a limited “Indy Pace Car” edition, consisting of an Indianapolis 500-themed option package on SE-model vehicles (a package that was specially reissued in 1985). Approximately 2,000 of these vehicles were sold. The Indy had aero body cladding and new front and rear fascias that would be used on the 1985 GT. Only the four-cylinder engine was available, though a few prototypes were fitted with a unique periscope-style inlet sprouting from the engine compartment and curving up and over the roof. This “periscope” style inlet was used on the three actual Indy Pace Cars used at the 1984 Indianapolis 500. This inlet scoop fed the 2.7 L (165 cu in) Super Duty engine which was only exclusive to the actual Pace Cars. The Super Duty engine was rated at 232 hp (173 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 210 lb⋅ft (280 N⋅m) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The Fiero became the first 4-cylinder car to pace the 500 since a Stoddard-Dayton paced the 1914 race.

Here’s a launch-year commercial of the 1984 Pontiac Fiero we came across on YouTube:

If you’re looking for a Rad 80s icon to get you attention at most Cars & Coffee events, this low-mileage Fiero pace car with its colorful interior might be a great way to go.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Here i have a collectors Pontiac Fiero pace car from 1984 indy 500.
1 owner
2.5 efi 4speed manual trans
Made in Canada showing k/m 39k k/m, little over 24k miles. Pristine red and grey interior
Purchased new in 84 been garage kept most its life. Some minor blemishes to paint
Excellent body no rust
Every option included except power door locks
Upgraded brakes and stainless steel brake lines”

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