If you’ve never heard of the Pontiac Fiero “Mera,” do yourself a favor and take about 5 minutes out of your day to look it up. The long and short of it is that in 1987, new Pontiac Fiero buyers could option the car with a Ferrari 308-like body from the factory. This Ferrari-esque Fiero was available for a very limited time, as Pontiac was promptly sued by the Italian automaker.
We don’t know what it is about the Pontiac Fiero that so eagerly invites customers to rebody the car into looking like something that it’s not. Perhaps it’s a simple matter of the mid-engined layout, in combination with the car’s pricing and availability, that leaves an open invitation to all the faux-affluent to twist the Fiero into something faux-exotic.
Case-in-point: Jalopnik shared this Craigslist post, advertising a “Lamborghini Countach” built on a Pontiac Fiero. The seller insists that the body is genuine Lambo, though we’re hesitant to believe it.
But the Lambo-Fiero does boast a fresh 350 cubic-inch small block, so it should at least be good for a quick sprint. We have to say; this is perhaps one of the most convincing Fiero-based faux-exotics we’ve ever come across… on the outside. The inside isn’t going to fool much of anyone. The general look and layout is fairly faithful to the Italian exotic, but made garish by red accents, some wonderfully deplorable eBay pedal covers, hideous exposed speaker grilles, and a dash-mounted television.
The car is up in Imlay city if you’d like to have a gander. Looks like it hasn’t got any takers as of yet, maybe due to the $25,000 asking price. That’s a bit much for a fake 80s super car…