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Old 01-29-2018   #1
JonBlake
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GTA for sale "Testing out my GTA skills"

Ok guys, I've been on this site for a number of months now and have been reading as much as possible about these GTAs, the numbers, the options, the years options were available, etc. etc. etc.
but most of all the authenticity of these. Knowing the authenticity of vehicles we are interested in purchasing is very helpful in determining if what we are getting, paying for is true and genuine.

So I ran across this one for sale on ebay today:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Pontia...daay3O&vxp=mtr

So testing my GTA skills, I'd have to say that from this ad, the VIN says it's a 5.0 ltr but the seller is listing it as a 5.7 ltr. I also notice that the emblems don't seem to be mounted in the correct locations. Seats aren't the GTA style either. Biggest discrepancy for me is the fender vents. GTA's didn't come with those right?

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Old 01-29-2018   #2
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Re: GTA for sale "Testing out my GTA skills"

Looks like a Trans Am with GTA badges and wheels, the tail lights are also GTA correct though. You are correct about the fender vents, no GTA had them. Seats are incorrect for a GTA.
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Old 01-29-2018   #3
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Re: GTA for sale "Testing out my GTA skills"

Someone should contact that guy and tell him the bad news lol. Hopefully he didn't buy it thinking its a GTA. Interior, vents, and looking at the taillights, it looks to me that the center piece is silver and with a GTA should be gold. Could be the angle and the lighting though. Also should see if he'll send a pic of the RPO codes. It could just be a GTA that's had the fenders replaced, but a 50K mile example? IDK, seems like a buyer beware.......
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Re: GTA for sale "Testing out my GTA skills"

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So I ran across this one for sale on ebay today:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Pontia...daay3O&vxp=mtr

So testing my GTA skills, I'd have to say that from this ad, the VIN says it's a 5.0 ltr but the seller is listing it as a 5.7 ltr. I also notice that the emblems don't seem to be mounted in the correct locations. Seats aren't the GTA style either. Biggest discrepancy for me is the fender vents. GTA's didn't come with those right?
Appears to be a repainted base model. In 87, a color similar to flame red was available on base TA, two-tone with the silver lower panels. Base TAs weren't available in solid colors that year.

All the base features are present on this car.

There's still folks who think All GTAs got the 350. Unless an engine swap was done, the VIN indicates a 305 as you mentioned. Base TAs did have 350s, but it was an option. At least that's what my memory is...I've killed a lot of brain cells since then though....
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