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Old 02-20-2002   #1
zimmstoy
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Canadian Spec GTA

Can anyone tell me about Canadian Spec GTA's and why they are rare?

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Old 02-20-2002   #2
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All GTA's were "finished" assembly in Canada with major assembly in southern California thus the 1 starting the serial number instead of 2. If you have a serial number starting with 2, you may have a bogus serial number tag, as all F-Bodies were assembled in California (third gen)
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Old 03-02-2002   #3
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Cool Canadian Spec GTA

What the hell are you talking about OkadaKimC. The first digit in the vin indicates the country 1=USA 2=Canada. And not all cars were assebled in Cali, My 1987 GTA is built i Norwood not Canada
you loose. Canadian built cars were mainly for the Canadian market and Export, Far East ,Europe.
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Old 03-02-2002   #4
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Tino: Loose what? Be a little more informative and at LOT less derogative.

True not all CARS are built in Cali. Did you mean Mexico or California. CARS are built at various manufacturing plants all around on the surface of planet Earth.

F-Bodies were built in the Norwood, Ohio model years 67-87. Lordstrom, Ohio model years 67-71. Van Nuys, California model years 67-92. That covers generations 1 through 3.

Next for the VIN qualification for the country of origin takes into account the percentage of manufacturing done within that particular country for that particular model of vehicle.

An example of the similar era is the Cadillac Allante. The body and other parts were manufactured in Italy and then transported to the US for final assembly. Yet the percentage of the assembly that occured to that model resulted in a country of origin of US (VIN first position 1) not Italy (VIN first position Z).

A more recent of VIN coding is the Suburban and Tahoe's after around 96. Due to the demands of the vehicles, even though the part origin content was US, a lot of the those vehicles are VIN country of origin 3 due to the percentage of manufacturing is done in Mexico.

And lastly it was plausible that during the 1987 model year, that the GTA option Y84 was applied to Norwood built Firebirds.
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Old 03-03-2002   #5
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Smile Canadian GTA

Sorry OkadaKimC !
I got a little bit wound up up when I read you reply that all GTA's were finished in Canada. I dont like French cars. I didnt mean to be offensive. Friends?
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Old 03-03-2002   #6
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Tino, no problem sometimes I carry the day to the unsuspecting souls on the internet.
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