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Old 01-02-2018   #11
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Re: Vader got a facelift...

Originally Posted by strc09 View Post

I believe the RPO for GTAs is Y87 and the Y84 code is for the S/E Trans AMs from 1976 through 1979. 1976 was the first year of the S/E Trans AM and it coincided with the 50th (?) anniversary of Pontiac. The S/E Trans AM was made famous in 1977 when Smokey and the Bandit came out. I sometimes get the two confused and may have them backwards, but I do know they are two different RPO codes though. There used to be a member on the forums that was helping Frankie out and he used the RPO code for the GTA as his screen name. I tried doing a search, but wasn't able to find anything.
Well over the long holiday 'weekend" I did a little on-line research. What I read is the Y84 is the GTA package in the third gens, but also the Y84 is the special limited "Smokey and the Bandit" addition during about the years you mentioned. I'd have to guess the option came out after the movie did in 77'.

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