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Old 05-05-2006   #21
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Re: How rare is that?

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Hi, I already visited you website, good find

Your numbers support my theory that a T-Top 5-speed notchback is extremely rare, nice. You state that you hardly see many, but the question is: has anybody ever seen another T-Top 5-speed? I have found no reference to such a notchback yet...
i got one!! email me for pics firebird_798@msn.com its a black on black 1988 trans am gta notchback 305 5.0 manual with t-tops and digital dash. i would also like to know how rare it is.
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Old 05-13-2006   #22
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Re: How rare is that?

Nice car. Good to see another GTA go to a good home. Enjoy it and good luck with the PHS stuff in finding more out about your car.
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Old 07-10-2006   #23
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Re: How rare is that?

I think it should be noted that t-tops an the 350 option is quite unusual for 1987 & 1988, however 1989 they are quite plentiful. The reason is unclear, everything from too much body flex to Pontiac & Chevy trying to keep the CAFE requirements for Fuel milage up.

I have only knowledge of 1 1987 Trans Am that was equiped with a 350 and T-tops, all other 87 & 88 T-top/350 cars that I am aware of were Camaros.

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Old 08-10-2007   #24
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Re: How rare is that?

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Congrats on being a fellow Notchback owner. I currently have 3 factory Notchbacks, all 3 being 350 hardtop editions.

From my small findings, it seems to me that the T-Top 305 5-speed was the rarer of them, as I hardly see many of them.

My website has a letter from Pontiac stating that there was 718 Notchbacks produced in 1988.
Hey i have a 1988 white notchback with analog cluster that looks the same as the one on the 1988 motor trend magazine and if they made only 5 analogs dash in 1988 plus being a notchback is a realy big possibility that mine is the one on the magazine
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Old 08-10-2007   #25
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Hey i have a 1988 white notchback with analog cluster that looks the same as the one on the 1988 motor trend magazine and if they made only 5 analogs dash in 1988 plus being a notchback is a realy big possibility that mine is the one on the magazine. what u think
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Old 08-10-2007   #26
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Hey i have a 1988 white notchback with analog cluster that looks the same as the one on the 1988 motor trend magazine and if they made only 5 analogs dash in 1988 plus being a notchback is a realy big possibility that mine is the one on the magazine. what u think
There was well more than just 5 analog cluster equipped GTAs. In fact, according to Frankie's RPO figures on this website, the analog equipped equal about 4600 units, while the digital equal:

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U52 -- Instrument Cluster, Electronic -- 5,102
I'm not sure what the following really means, but there was far more than 5 analog equipped GTAs.
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U21 -- Cluster, Instrument (Oil, Coolant Temp, Volt, Tach) -- 5
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Old 08-10-2007   #27
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I like the t-tops and the notchback, but not the spoiler

Im glad you are going to restore it to original condition, it's worth it in the end.
Just interesting to see a notchback over in Germany, that's pretty cool, I wonder how it wound up over there...

Maybe purchased here by a NATO soldier who was posted to Lahr or Baden Baden and sold there and then made it's way around?

How did you come to own it?
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