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Old 10-17-2005   #1
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Some GTA photos

I am the type of guy who cannot get enough of F-body photos, specifically GTAs. At this past weekend's Fall drive, I had the opportunity to get my retinas (retinae?) practically fried by this radiant beauty of a GTA (1989, if I recall?). Obviously the wheels are aftermarket, but the condition of this car is outstanding.





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Old 10-17-2005   #2
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Re: Some GTA photos

While I'm at it, some photos of my own car:



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Old 10-18-2005   #3
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Re: Some GTA photos

I like the stance of the red car. Oh an btw, congrats on owning "3 BLACK T/A's!!" WOW!! Thats a great collection you have there.
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Old 10-18-2005   #4
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Re: Some GTA photos

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I like the stance of the red car. Oh an btw, congrats on owning "3 BLACK T/A's!!" WOW!! Thats a great collection you have there.
Congrats? Or "my condolences!"?


After 5 years with my first black car (the 1987 GTA), I swore never again to own a black car, no matter how much I liked a black F-body. (I was heavily influenced by Knight Rider, followed by my first viewing of Smokey and the Bandit in the spring of 1986).

So as I was sitting at the dealer spec'ing out my 1998 Ram Air, the moment came to choose color:

Me: "black."
Dealer looks up at me with confused look...
Me: "errr, I mean black..."
More raised eyebrows...
Me: "wait, make that black..."

Okay, I admit it...

As for the 1978 T/A, I had no choice. After negotiating the price down to absolutely silly levels, I didn't care it was black. Well, technically, it's not a black car... it was originally painted silver but got its current coat of black in 1987. It was really well done, and you can only tell it was silver by the occasional flaking of the black paint here and there in the engine bay. They painted over the bird decal, and then faithfully reproduced it by hand. Interestingly enough, they used the same colour scheme as the original hood decal... so I have the odd combination of a black car with the bird colour scheme of a silver car instead of the gold colour used on black cars. The rest of the car has cheesy faded vinyl decals. When I repaint the car, I will have to decide whether to choose the correct bird colour for black (yes, it will remain black ) or to keep the unique silver-car bird colour scheme.

As for my winter car... well, at the moment of purchase, we could have bought the Mercury Marauder in either black, blue or silver, but my wife preferred the look of the car in black.

So, 4 black cars. Can you say "dishpan hands"?

Oh well, I made my choices, I gotta live with them!
But thanks for the kind words, it's nice to be able to step into my garage and stare at 3 of my favorite things in the world (when I stare at my 4th favorite thing in the world, I usually get slapped and called a pig). The Marauder, being a Ford product, is not allowed in the garage.

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Old 10-18-2005   #5
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Re: Some GTA photos

Here's a nice 1989 (if I recall correctly) that I shot at the track last month. Some exhaust work, heads, and tuning and the car runs low 13s!









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Old 10-19-2005   #6
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Re: Some GTA photos

One of the most fascinating colours ever offered on the GTA (in my opinion) is the Flame Red colour. This is a local F-bud's 1987 GTA, he's the original owner and it's lightly modified but in a very restrained manner. 305 5-speed, it pulls mid-to-low 14s with the potential to hit the upper 13s if he got traction.











I could stare at that colour all day long!!!

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Old 10-19-2005   #7
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Re: Some GTA photos

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Old 10-19-2005   #8
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Re: Some GTA photos

Awesome pics! Let me sneak my hair-dryer version in!

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Old 10-19-2005   #9
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Re: Some GTA photos

Nice pics.

Might as well contribute one...

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Old 10-19-2005   #10
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Re: Some GTA photos

Beautiful car, by the way. I obviously have a soft spot for black GTAs.
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Old 10-19-2005   #11
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Re: Some GTA photos

Here's one I always liked of my car... dunno why.
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Old 10-22-2005   #12
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Re: Some GTA photos

Very nice rides! I really like the rims on that bright red GTA. I'll throw mine in too.
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Old 10-24-2005   #13
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Re: Some GTA photos

strc09: Awesome pic! The 3 colors I like these cars in the best.. black, white, and yours! What do they call that color? I always forget the name of it!

My link crashed on my previous post so here is mine again



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Old 10-24-2005   #14
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Re: Some GTA photos

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strc09: Awesome pic! The 3 colors I like these cars in the best.. black, white, and yours! What do they call that color? I always forget the name of it!

My link crashed on my previous post so here is mine again



Oooohhhhh man!! One of my favorites, the TTA!!!
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Old 10-24-2005   #15
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Re: Some GTA photos

How the heck did you get your car up there? Awesome angles! Beautiful car!
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Re: Some GTA photos

I knew one of the guards down there and he let me sneak up there Here is another from a car show last weekend.. The TTA has been doing well around here at the shows. I'm not a trophy kinda guy but she won first in her class 5 out of 5 times in the Philly/NJ area.. She might be in a magizine soon as well! Working that deal out now I'll let you guys know when it goes down! I'd love to have a black and silver GTA in the garage next to her!

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Old 10-25-2005   #17
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GTA photos

All beautiful cars - here's mine
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Old 10-30-2005   #18
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Jim...that is a beautiful TTA you have and the shots from the museum(?) are awesome. Now you just needed a bubble quoting Rocky. J/K Really is an awesome shot there. Mine I believe is called Gunmetal Grey. No 100% sure. Thanks for the compliments everyone.
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Old 10-30-2005   #19
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Re: Some GTA photos

Yep, Gunmetal Grey. And a beautiful colour for GTAs. I don't recall seeing any regular T/As in this colour, so I imagine it was a GTA-exclusive? (for some reason I seem to remember this being offered on Regal T-types as well, but cannot remember for sure).

Awesome photo by the way. Metallic colours really look great on these cars, due to the upscale nature of the emblem and trim package (wheels, monochrome treatment, tasteful badging, etc.).
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Re: Some GTA photos

seeing all these gta's i kinda wish i would have found one of these cars first. I love the looks of the gta so much better then the camaro. dont get me wrong i love my camaro its the gta has that look that i caould look at all day. reminds me of a woman sexy and sweet. damn oh well i can only hope to get the gta that i have even clost to these sweet rides.
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