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Old 09-29-2010   #1
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any black TTAs??

I am just wondering if anyone has ever repainted a TTA to black or any other color for that matter. I have to say, if the TTAs were NOT white, I would want one. I just do not like the GTA in white. never have, never will sorry to the guys with the white birds!

I know If I bought one. I would do that, but it would lower the value OR it would raise it for someone like me. I would pay more for a black one that engine and black would be awsome!
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Old 09-29-2010   #2
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Re: any black TTAs??

I have seen some people swap the Grand National engine into some TA's a few years ago that are different colored. I think there was even a "how to" over on Thirdgen.org about it.
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Re: any black TTAs??

IIRC, one of the 5 pre-production TTAs was black in color. George Scala here can tell us more....
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Old 09-29-2010   #4
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Re: any black TTAs??

Yep the emission test vehicle is black and its a 1988 model, one of the mules so not one of the 5 pre-production cars as they were all white ...
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Re: any black TTAs??

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Yep the emission test vehicle is black and its a 1988 model, one of the mules so not one of the 5 pre-production cars as they were all white ...
So I am guessing the black one would be worth some $$$$ anyone here have it?
also anyone on here paint a TTA?
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So I am guessing the black one would be worth some $$$$ anyone here have it?
also anyone on here paint a TTA?
It's owned by a gentleman in Atlanta (he's not on this board as far as Im aware) ... along with a maroon 88 TTA mule used for engineering purposes (I've driven this one) and one of the pilots that ASC converted to a convertible ... so yes worth a bit of $$$$ :-)

There were someone that had a black TTA (so painted) used as a race car ... think I got some photos somewhere of it. Looked pretty good.
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Re: any black TTAs??

I believe those production mules were owned by a gentleman associated with CAR Motorsports.... I think he was/is a pilot for Delta Air Lines out of Atlanta. I talked with him on the phone once. Rich Van 'Hof was his name, I believe. He's a big time collector.
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I believe those production mules were owned by a gentleman associated with CAR Motorsports.... I think he was/is a pilot for Delta Air Lines out of Atlanta. I talked with him on the phone once. Rich Van 'Hof was his name, I believe. He's a big time collector.
Correct Frankie, did not post his name on here without asking him first ... anyway he parted with Car many years ago but still got those cars and some others :-) Very nice collection.
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Correct Frankie, did not post his name on here without asking him first ... anyway he parted with Car many years ago but still got those cars and some others :-) Very nice collection.
awsome. good to know sounds like a good collection. he is either rich or may one day be
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