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Agent13 05-31-2008 01:55 AM

My new 1989 GTA
 
After selling my 1988 GTA in January I ended up missing the car quite a bit.

I purchased this 1989 GTA yesterday from a Trans Am collector in Big Bear. It's my first L98 car.

It's going to need some love but I'll take care of that.

Excuse the mobile phone pictures...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/Madness86/DF.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA4.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA3.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA2.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA1.jpg

With my buddies 1986 Trans Am (1982 Clone)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA5.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/SA6.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/VDS.jpg

Here is my 1988 GTA on the day I puchased it.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...s86/oldgta.jpg

The day I sold it.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ness86/BYE.jpg

kuulkatdadieo 05-31-2008 02:19 AM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Personally I wouldn't have sold it. That is one of the nicer GTAs that I have seen. I couldn't have let that go. A paint job and that 89 will be extremely nice.

FearThisGTA 05-31-2008 07:14 AM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Congrats on the find!!

MunsonGTA 05-31-2008 02:15 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
interesting to see an L98 with t-tops

Wes 05-31-2008 02:49 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MunsonGTA
interesting to see an L98 with t-tops

I thought it was a pretty common combo on the 89's.

strc09 05-31-2008 02:54 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Congrats on the new purchase. I'm diggin' your friends ride. I used to own an 83 model that look just like that. I miss that car. :(

MunsonGTA 05-31-2008 02:57 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wes
I thought it was a pretty common combo on the 89's.

i don't think it was a common combo in any year. i've never personally seen an l98/t-top combo in person.

Louvers 05-31-2008 05:55 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MunsonGTA
i don't think it was a common combo in any year. i've never personally seen an l98/t-top combo in person.

Actually, Wes is right on this one. The 89's were produced with the L98 and t-top combo in mass numbers. In fact, a hard top was actually rare in '89.

Louvers 05-31-2008 05:58 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Agent13
After selling my 1988 GTA in January I ended up missing the car quite a bit.

I purchased this 1989 GTA yesterday from a Trans Am collector in Big Bear. It's my first L98 car.

It's going to need some love but I'll take care of that.

Excuse the mobile phone pictures...

Nice find Agent. I went through the same thing when I bought my car (being impatient that is). The '89 was a good choice. I think that the t-tops with the 5.7 is the most desirable combo IMO.

FrankieRider2 05-31-2008 10:25 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
I must say that if your last car is any indication of the treatment this car is in store for.... then it's going to be great. Congratulations on a great find and best of luck with the car.

Agent13 06-01-2008 08:43 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Thanks everyone.

Hopefully I'll have some better pictures next week.

mr.turbota 06-04-2008 04:21 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Nice car Alex!
Gives you something to do now, while the weather is great out there.
Any car shows you are going to?

George :cool:

Agent13 06-09-2008 01:10 AM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
I finally brought it home today.

Here are a couple of quick pictures I took with my cheapy camera. I'll have to take some better pictures next time.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...s86/gta891.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...s86/gta892.jpg

ZZ4GTAMan 06-09-2008 09:44 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Very Nice Man!!

Agent13 06-27-2008 09:38 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
So far I have removed the purple tint from the hatch. I have also removed the GTA wheels so they can be polished and repainted.

The new spoiler arrived today. It's a big improvement over the factory one.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...86/spoiler.jpg

Slowly stripping the car for paint.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ss86/GTAAA.jpg

FearThisGTA 06-27-2008 10:48 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
It looks like you are off to a good start.

Louvers 06-28-2008 04:12 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Very cool ..... it's great to see a nice car like that being restored.

ZZ4GTAMan 06-28-2008 06:32 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Car looks really nice and straight man. Keep up the good work.

later
Mike

mr.turbota 06-29-2008 10:29 PM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Who will do the paint?

George :cool:

Agent13 06-30-2008 12:33 AM

Re: My new 1989 GTA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr.turbota
Who will do the paint?

George :cool:

Local shop out here. It's going in Wednesday.


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