From the category of “so bad it’s good” comes an auction for the magnificently ghastly 1986 Pontiac Fiero turned into a Ferrari Enzo replica of sorts with the addition of a custom fiberglass body kit.
The “Fierri,” as this particular modified – or mutated – Pontiac Fiero is known, is already infamous in online automotive lore, and is now up for sale through the Cars & Bids auction site by real estate investor Luc Poirier.
Offered as a no-reserve auction, the 1986 Pontiac Fiero Ferrari Enzo replica is currently located in Quebec, Canada. The auction site describes the Fierri as “truly awful in a wonderfully charming way,” with the commentator remarking “I love every unapologetically misaligned bit and piece on it.” As of the date this article is written, bidding is still well under $3,000 for the legendary creation.
The vehicle’s exterior, with its fiberglass body kit making it look vaguely like an Enzo, is finished in a coating of glossy bright red paint, which is chipped and is starting to peel around the front bumper. Other additions to the Fierri include scissor doors, 15-inch Z racing wheels, and a fake V12 engine cover under which a modest GM V6 lurks to provide actual motivation.
Car enthusiast Jay Leno drove this particular vehicle himself at one point, summing up his opinion by saying “I don’t know how drunk you’d have to be to think it is an Enzo.”
The interior of the Pontiac Fiero “Fierri” is finished in custom two-tone red and gray upholstery with gray as the predominant color throughout. Information about the vehicle comes from a dubiously installed Chevy Cavalier gauge cluster.
Underneath the formidable-looking false V12 engine cover is the Fiero’s 2.8L V6 gasoline engine that putts along at 140 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a four-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. Mileage is unknown, and while the odometer reads “149,000 miles,” this Pontiac Fiero is being sold as True Mileage Unknown or TMU.
In addition to its undeniably eye-catching looks, the “Fierri” comes with a laundry list of faults which, to a new owner who enjoys DIY repairs, might be a roll call of exciting opportunities rather than “problems.” These include gaps in the exterior panel fitment, cracked fog lights, non-functional turn signals, high beams, and taillights, and a non-functional rear hatch.
Other “handyman’s special” attributes of the 1986 Pontiac Fiero include doors without windows, electronic door poppers that function only occasionally, a loose gauge cluster, an uneven suspension ride height, and a smorgasbord of wear, scratches, torn carpets, areas of rust, and exposed wires, along with the aforementioned chipped paint.
The Pontiac Fiero “Fierri” comes from the collection of Luc Poirier, who owns an extensive array of rare Ferrari and McLaren models, including a genuine Ferrari Enzo supercar. A comment on the auction claims the entire proceeds from the Fierri sale will be donated to the Bruny Surin Foundation to benefit at-risk youth.
This winner of the Concours d’Lemons Worst in Show award is still available to bid on for a couple of days. Potential buyers should be aware that it may not pass all state emissions tests and is not street-legal in California. You can check out this unique example of automotive strangeness in the following video: