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Old 02-11-2010   #1
JeremyT
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GTA Year: 1988
GTA Engine: 350 TPI Automatic
1989 GTA Notchback - Several Exist

According to PHS' documentation, which Frankie, from GTA Source Page, has stated it exists, there was 1 - 1989 GTA with the Notchback option. This 1 of 1 is apparently a domestic 1989 GTA with the Notchback option. Very little information is currently known about this specific 1989 GTA Notchback that remained in the US.

For those not aware, the Notchback was considered a one year only (1988) option on the GTA only. The point of this thread is that there was several 1989 GTAs with the Notchback option.

After some contacts from some helpful people, I come to find that there was several 1989 GTAs with the Notchback option - specifically Canadian exports. Just as interestingly, there are some with the 350/T-Top combo - which we know existed on other 1989 GTAs.

As proof, I've got a copy of an invoice, from GM, showing a 1989 GTA with the Notchback option, CC1 T-Tops and the L98 350.

According to the Pontiac Car Distribution Bulletin, Pontiac was canceling all GTAs with the Notchback option, effective August 30, 1988, and the bulletin goes on to state that no 1989 GTAs with the Notchback option would be built:


Here's the GM invoice for one of the several 1989 GTAs with the Notchback option. Notice the ship date is 10/3/1988 - after the Pontiac Car Distribution Bulletin:


To have a 1989 Notchback with the 350 and factory T-Tops would be pretty neat - especially since there was apparently only a few built in 1989.

http://www.gtanotchback.com/1989-gta-notchback.html
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