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Old 06-16-2012   #21
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GTA Year: 1991
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T Tops could be had in Canada with the 350 as I recall, but supposedly only available in 89 in the US although I have seen an 87 with 350, digi dash, aluminum rear drum brakes which was a delete option, and T tops sitting in a junkyard and I also have read articles that said some were snuck out in 87 under managements nose. Any 305 car could have them.
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Old 06-16-2012   #22
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Just watched the video lol, why can nobody ever do some research before spitting out BS On TV for the world to see.
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Old 06-16-2012   #23
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Re: Auction Kings

A fully optioned 5.7L GTA was up against the gas guzzler tax because of weight so Pontiac made some options unavailable with the 350 to lighten the car and improve MPG. T-tops (which were glass at the time), the subwoofer sound system and the security cargo screen were the 3 options you could not order together with the 350. In 1989, Pontiac switched to lighter Lexan t-tops and you could then get the 350/t-top combo. Those tops proved to be problematic as they were prone to cracking and warping. Many had to replaced under warranty with the old glass variety and the option was once again dropped in 1990.

You could however get the 350/t-top combo on the Formula and IROC from 1987-1992 as they were both lighter cars than the Trans Am/GTA.

However, in 1987, all 3 options were available on 5.7L cars exported to Canada (and probably overseas) as they were not under the same restictions as cars sold in the U.S.

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Old 06-16-2012   #24
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my 1988 has a 350 and the cargo cover, but it is and always has been a Canadian car
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Old 06-25-2012   #25
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In answer to your questions Sean......

I almost bought an '87 GTA, 350, T-top, Digital-dash car last spring (of course Canadian car).

Yes it had Y84 on the SPID sheet. The reason for not purchasing it?

My wife (in spite of her support for my Thirdgen habit), would kill me.

I currently have two '88 GTA's, an '84 T/A, a '91 Firebird and a '94 Firebird.

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cool, are u on vfbody?
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That was pretty sweet! I loved the GTA!!!
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