If you thought the facelifted Buick GL8 was ugly, see this 2002 prototype.

If you thought the facelifted Buick GL8 was ugly, see this 2002 prototype.

This strange model is a "one-of-one operational prototype" that evaded the crusher.

According to Mecum, three vehicles were produced. Two Chevrolets were wrecked, but the Buick survived.

The prototype is a sad-looking beige five-door hatchback with a bland grille. The model has black cladding, an exposed gas cap, and a retro rear end.

The inside has a three-spoke steering wheel, fabric seats, and simple controls. Magneti Marelli emblem on instrument cluster shows Fiat connection goes beyond Panda-like design. Before their multibillion dollar divorce, Fiat and GM were friends in the early 2000s.

Under the hood is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Buick engine. It's paired with a five-speed manual, although specs are unknown.

The prototype was driven 149 miles (239 km) before being stored for 18 years. The listing says the car has no title and isn't street-legal.