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Barn Find 1985 Ferrari 308 Is a “Head Turner” Pontiac Fiero

Every car enthusiast must love a good barn find – if not for the actual finding of a time capsule, then for the hidden potential of the once-forgotten vehicle. You will find none of that in this barn find.
'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner" 9 photos
'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"'85 Ferrari 308 is a Pontiac Fiero in need of some TLC, still a "head turner"
Because owning a Ferrari, let alone a classic 1985 308, isn’t quite doable for regular, average-salaried folks, this is one way of getting all that Ferrari attention. A replica car based on the much-ridiculed Pontiac Fiero might not be the most ingenious way of squeezing in that select league of Ferrari owners (albeit just on the surface of it, because no true Ferrarista will ever fall for it), but it’s still a thing.

As the saying goes, fake it until you make it - and no other car is more famous for impersonating Ferraris than the Fiero. 

This one seller wants to help you do just that. Out of Genoa City, Wisconsin, he’s trying to move an ‘85 Fiero masquerading as an ‘85 Ferrari 308. The kit car is complete and not the worst-looking ever, but it’s safe to say it’s seen better days than the present one. It’s only had two owners, but the second one never got to enjoy it that much. In fact, shortly after he bought it four years ago, he stored it in a barn when the family decided to move to a “high-end neighborhood and they would not let him store it outside even if he was driving it.” That’s not a very inspiring sell, but at least it gets some points for honesty.

On the same note, of being honest, the seller adds that the 70,000 mileage (112,654 km) reading is not accurate and that real mileage is unknown. The Fiero Ferrari was running 4 years ago when it was driven into the barn, but there’s no telling if it still does. Hilariously, the seller has no intention of seeing for himself, since that would be “best for new owner to go there.”

But the replica car isn’t just a “head turner” (with no less than six exclamation marks) and a barn find; it could also be your next project, since it’s in need of proper work before it’s unleashed onto the roads again. The seller says it comes with a clean title, but it’s been in one minor accident and needs new interior, new glass, and a proper scrub. On the bright side, the body is ok. 

Bidding currently sits at $7,950, a steal compared to getting an actual Ferrari 308 in decent condition. And you get a prancing horse for the hood and Ferrari logos for the rear as a bonus, as well as other trim stuff. You will have to bring your own trailer, though.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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