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Old 12-23-2010   #1
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Dealer lot pics?

I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of GTAs new on dealer lots. Just curious if anyone had any, always wanted to see some.
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Old 12-23-2010   #2
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

I don't have any pictures but back in 88-89 I worked at a Pontiac Dealership (Grand Oak Pontiac, Illinois) not in business for sometime now, I was a service writer and drove a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Y88 Gold EDT. When I went to lunch i would take a new GTA, usually a Black one, for some reason those ones just looked better.

At one time I could remember walking out of the side showroom glass door where they had a blacktop area where they kept about 10 cars. It was right next to Showroom which was front of the store and cars were lined up next to showroon out side. As I was saying, one day I went to lunch and they had gotten the porter to line up 10 GTA's. I should have taken a picture, but back then it would have had to have been a camera (not a camera phone). Anyways I jumped in the Black 89 GTA and went to lunch like I usually did. I had a 1/2 hour lunch and don't remember eating much at lunch...but I sure did cruise for about 25 minutes
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Old 12-24-2010   #3
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

On thirdgen.org there are some photos that show Camaro's and Firebirds around the factory. Outside of the plant and inside of the plant. The photos were from the Van Nuys California plant. Yumiko has some photos of her car when she first bought it as well.
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Old 12-24-2010   #4
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

Man, that would be a dream come true for me TA. To see ten brand spankin new GTAs all in a row must have been an amazing sight. To just hop into a brand new black GTA off the dealer lot and cruise around during lunch would be so awesome. Best job in the world just for that lol. If you would have taken a picture of those GTAs lined up like that it would have been amazing. Steveh, I did see those pictures and they were cool. I have them saved on my computer now, they are all 91-92s though. There are even some Jamaica yellow T/As and a GTA in them. I am curious to see some dealer pics because I wasn't even around to see any new thirdgens. Well I was, but I was born in 92 and its not like I remember anything lol.
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Old 04-22-2012   #5
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

BUMP...it would be cool seeing some pics of the GTA on dealer lots back in the day!
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Old 04-23-2012   #6
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

I have a black & white photo of a 89 GTA new at autoshow on rotating stage.
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Old 04-23-2012   #7
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

Wrong era ..... but dealer ...... nice partridge family dress.
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Old 04-23-2012   #8
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

I also had a guy in our club that sold cars for a Pontiac dealer here in the late 80's. He said in the first year that while showing people the cars FIRST thing people would do was accidently crack the paint on the rubber spoilers or kids cracking the paint. He said the dealership learned right away to pull the spoilers and have them in the warehouse until the vehicle was sold. He said that they had a hard time expalining why the wings were removed until purchase for clients....

Anyone got that link to those pics on TGO?
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Old 04-23-2012   #9
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

Hey Big Bad.. you sell that beast or you still got her?
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Old 04-23-2012   #10
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

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I also had a guy in our club that sold cars for a Pontiac dealer here in the late 80's. He said in the first year that while showing people the cars FIRST thing people would do was accidently crack the paint on the rubber spoilers or kids cracking the paint. He said the dealership learned right away to pull the spoilers and have them in the warehouse until the vehicle was sold. He said that they had a hard time expalining why the wings were removed until purchase for clients....
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Old 04-24-2012   #11
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Right! I take everything with a grain of salt for good taste. I have no proof to prove other words and trying to argue with him would just add about 15 more minutes of my time waisted in life. So I nod and agree
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Old 04-25-2012   #12
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

I worked at the dealership back then, we never removed the wings, I do have some pics but not going to post them all of them have me doing something stupid infront of the cars lol
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

^Did people always crack the paint on the rubber spoilers?
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Old 04-25-2012   #14
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

Just post the pics and photo shop this guys face over yours haha.

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Old 04-26-2012   #15
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

no never had a problem with cracking, ofcourse it cracked over time
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Old 05-14-2012   #16
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

The aerowings did crack....mine on TheBigRedCar was cracked when I bought it new.
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Old 05-14-2012   #17
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

found these on flickr a long time ago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carhaul...@N08/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carhaul...@N08/lightbox/

who knows, one could be ours.
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Old 05-15-2012   #18
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

How many GTA's can you find in the first photo? If you say one your wrong.
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Old 05-15-2012   #19
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

I think I see 4 GTA's
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Old 05-16-2012   #20
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Re: Dealer lot pics?

2 for sure possibly 3. Looks like 3 on the top and a formula on the bottom.
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