In 2009, General Motors sold off a sizeable portion of its private Heritage Collection cars to the public, via a series of high-profile Barrett-Jackson auctions. In April of 2009 I was lucky enough to be the winning bidder of one of only 6 PPG cars produced in ’85.
There were six of these specially prepped Fiero GTPs in various experimental PPG pearl metallic colors that made up the PPG Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Precision Driving Team.
The team consisted of female drivers, who performed driving maneuvers and stunts during the pre-race festivities at race tracks during the ’86 and ’87 CART Indy Car racing season. The purpose of these special Fieros was to showcase the capabilities of the automotive suppliers to the automotive industry in a highly visible and public atmosphere.