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Old 10-22-2010   #21
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

I'am kind of amazed it was sitting there for 6 years and looks like not to much was missing.

So what are your plans for the thing? Do you plan to do a full restore on it cause she looks like she is going to need a lot of work but would be nice to see something like this come back from the dead.
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Old 10-22-2010   #22
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

I have another GTA I bought with a rust free perfect body. My freind who built Shelby Cobra Chasis will be helping with the body, and yes I plan to fully restore the car or I wouldn't have even bought it. I don't believe in doing things just to make them appear to be right.

Another reason I'm doing it (because I sold my GTA convt...stupid) the prices of GTA convertibles has been steadily increasing...even in this crap economy.
These cars are going to be very desireable in time.
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Old 10-22-2010   #23
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

You got LUCKY, man....our yards here won't sell complete cars. State law...once the title is salvage, you can't sell them whole.
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Old 10-22-2010   #24
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

That's where I lucked out nothing was ever done with title.
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Old 10-22-2010   #25
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

Well that's awesome can't wait to see it totally done, keep us posted on the progress with lots of pic's!
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Old 10-23-2010   #26
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

How much did you get it for?
It couldn't have been too expensive since they didn't realize it was a GTA.
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Old 10-24-2010   #27
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

I paid enough for it. I might sell it because I found a BLK GTA convt that's has a real clean body.

If I were to sell the 88 GTA convertible with the work I've done..i.e. running now, new VATS ignition, door lock key made, repair tires, battery, tow I'd sell it for $1100. That's What I have into it now. I wouldn't take less because I'd sell it for parts and make that much.
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Old 10-24-2010   #28
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

Update...I will be selling the 88 GTA convertible. I just bought the 88 GTA convt BLK and am picking it up tomorrow. It's a 305 TPI/Auto digital dash car.
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Old 10-24-2010   #29
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

Wow, you go through them quick.
At least you saved it from the salvage yard. Being saved and sold is better than being picked for parts.
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Old 10-24-2010   #30
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

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Wow, you go through them quick.
At least you saved it from the salvage yard. Being saved and sold is better than being picked for parts.
Exactly...
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Old 10-26-2010   #31
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

After 500 long miles got my 1988 GTA convertible home. It's black with tan cloth. It has digital dash and is automatic. It has a 305 TPI. It has 86,000 original miles on it.
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

Congrats! Got any pics yet?
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Will be taking some and posting shortly, I'm tired, long ride, doing 70-80 MPH and taking 8 hours to get home.
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Old 10-26-2010   #34
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

I feel your pain! Imagine how tired I was when I drove my GTA from Wisconsin to Nevada.. 3 days straight. The seats in these cars are way to flat to be comfortable on long trips.. I want pics of your vert though! lol
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Old 10-27-2010   #35
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As soon as I get a chance to take them and post them here for you guys I will. Thanks for all the support.
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1988 GTA convertible from junkyard is sold 30 OCT 2010
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Old 12-11-2010   #37
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

cool updates and keep up the good work !!!
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Old 03-06-2011   #38
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

how much did the junkyard charge you???

off topic....

I remember a perfect 1999 cadillac in the yard near me. so perfect you would swear it was brand new with 0 miles!!! carpets, leather, perfectly clean with no sigh of use or dirt. Even had the owners manuals and 2 sets of gold keys and remotes. I took the steering wheel.

I wanted to buy that car but the wheels were gone. And the converter was hacked off. The yard takes that stuff off before the car is even put in the yard.

plus whatever was the reason it was in there in the first place..
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Old 03-06-2011   #39
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

seems to me that restoration would be a charity deal unless you wait for value to increase first.

It is not in bad shape, but not much can be done these days for a few thousand. Seems to me you'd be upside down way before it was done.

Unless you put it in a warehouse and wait ten years. then you'd have room to make money or at least break even.
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Re: Just bought GTA convertible today 15 OCT 10....from the junkyard

Very nice find. Great project car.
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