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Automodello 1988 Pontiac

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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

Model Stats:
Mint: Automodello
Year: 1988
Make: Pontiac
Model: Fiero GT
Color: Bright Red
Scale: 1:24
Year Released: 2023
Limited to:188
Part #:24P010
Issue Price:$249.95
Shipping:Free Shipping

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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

Automodello 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

The Pontiac Fiero was a mid-engine sports car manufactured from 1984-1988. Designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti, it was the first two-seater from Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes. Overall it was an amazing car to drive and rather stylish, I might add. A total of 370,168 units were manufactured in its short 5 years of production. The 1984 Fiero made it to the cover of Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. Also, the Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 in 1984, two facts most people don't remember.

The Fiero was conceived as a small, two-seat sports car, sporting a V6 engine. With a budget of only 400 million, a small fraction of what GM would spend on a typical prototype car it was a struggle for the engineer's to archive their dream of a high-performance automobile.

1988 Pontiac Fiero

As the prototype took shape, it resembled more of a Ferrari or Porsche rather than an America made automobile. However, the budget determined the outcome of the final design which was evident in the final product. One of the major design changes was to the body panels, Aldikacti was forced to change his vision of manufacturing body panels out of plastic to metal; the dies were less costly. Aldikacti envisioned a high-performance, aluminum-block V6; the cost of development, for his dream engine, would surpass the cost allotted for the entire build and wasn't acceptable to management. Therefore Aldikacti had to settle for the already manufactured four-cylinder engine GM produced for the Pontiac, the "Iron Duke", nicknamed for its heavy iron block. The "Iron Duke" was not the right engine for this automobile; it was supposed to be a fun sporty car but this engine could not deliver on that promise.

The public had high expectations for the Fiero, and those expectations created a demand for this automobile. However, while initially garnering good reviews for its handling (Motor Trend 1984), the Fiero soon received negative reviews from automotive critics who expected higher performance from a mid-engine two seater. Pontiac had a hard time keeping up with production, in 1984, as demand for this automobile was high.

In 1985 as the oil crisis was over and demand for a more powerful powertrain with a better suspension had the Pontiac Division re-thinking the Fiero, and hence the GT model was born. The GT had an upgraded suspension tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 hp more than the base four-cylinder; it was now a sports car.

Finally in 1988, numerous changes were made to the Fiero to bring it in line with its original design. The most significant was a completely redesigned suspension to realize the potential of the mid-engine layout. Therefore the model which Automodello has replicated is based on the final production year of this intriguing model the 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT.

1988 Pontiac Fierro

The Automodello replica captured the essence, of the final design, of the 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT. From its stunning body lines to the glass like paint, on all the collections, you can't help but admire the attention to detail on this stunning replica. As I unpacked each model I was impressed by the color choice and how it made the model the center of attention in any display. The model comes equipped with removable T-Tops, and a included display base. Let's not forget the interior either; it too is very impressive with its design resembling that of a foreign sports car. You need at least one of these in your collection; especially if you are a muscle car collector; it did have a place in automotive muscle car history.

As for me I would take them all; they put a smile on my face every time I glance over at them, I swear they wink bacat me, with a sly grin on their face. They are all keepers.

Automodello has released the stunning 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT in four distinct colors and in three special collections besides the standard edition.




Automodello produced this model in various edition variations which they label as follows.:

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
Color: Bright Red
Scale: 1:24
Edition: Standard
Part #: 24P010
Price: $249.95 * limited to a build of 188

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
Color: Black
Edition: Encomium Edition
Part #: 24P015
Price: $299.95 * limited to a build of 49

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
Color: White
Scale: 1:24
Edition: Encomium Edition
Part #: 24P011
Price: $299.95 * limited to a build of 49

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
Color: Yellow
Scale: 1:24
Edition: Encomium Edition
Part#: 24P014
Price: $299.95 * limited to a build of 49

1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
Color: Bright Silver Metallic
Scale: 1:24
Edition: Tribute Edition
Part #: 24P018
Price: $349.95 * limited to a build of 40

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