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Old 01-24-2011   #1
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'88 GTA Notchback for sale

Hi- I've moved from Austin and i'm forced to sell my GTA. It's an original red Notchback w/ tan leather interior and digital dash (no t-tops). I bought it 9/2000 and have put a total of appx. 3000 miles on it since.

the Good- 58,000 original miles, perfect body, never in an accident, all numbers match including the Notchback. Completely original, no mods at all. No cracks in glass or dash. Always started immediately until...

the Bad- about 4 years ago I noticed it was losing coolant. It never overheated, I just had to add some every couple months (I only drove it a few miles once or twice a month). Never saw any leaks, no smoke out the exhaust. My research indicated that it probably needs head gaskets. At that point (summer '07?) I put it in my garage and haven't driven it since then. I moved this month and after much thought I've decided to let it go, hopefully to someone who'll put it back right.

There are some other minor issues- power windows are very slow, headlights intermittently raise (both items started only after I stopped driving it); antenna is missing and there's some leather damage, nothing too bad.

I've considered two choices- trade it in (in Texas the state will pay $3000 to get old cars off the road) or sell it for parts. I've been offered $1500 for the drivetrain only. Before I do either of those I want to offer it to people who appreciate it for its beauty and rarity and who'll return it to its prior condition. I'd like nothing better to see it passing me on the highway.

All offers of at least $2000 will be considered. I live about 200 miles away, but the car can be viewed in a shop just north of Austin, TX. Please contact me via email- cnota@tx.rr.com- or cell- 214-738-6882. I have some pictures but I can't figure out how to attach them.
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Old 01-25-2011   #2
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

For God's sake, PLEASE don't sell it to the state to be destroyed...! Part it out before doing that, but I can't believe it will be too hard to find a home for this car if you really put it out there online.
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Old 01-26-2011   #3
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

Sounds like its easily worth 2 grand too. I agree with Frankie, sell it don't let the state crush it.
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Old 01-26-2011   #4
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Emailed!
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Old 02-20-2011   #5
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

a slight update- I saw the car Tuesday. The shop put a battery in it and it started right up. I tried it myself and it fired up on the first crank! No smoke out the exhaust either. The engine should be fine with a good flush and head gasket replacement.

One of the mechanics there offered me $2000. I told him I'd probably take it on March 1st.
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Old 02-21-2011   #6
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Yea...I thought of you Merc when he first posted...Good luck...
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Old 02-21-2011   #7
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

here's a couple of pics (I hope)-
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Old 02-21-2011   #8
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

and a couple more-
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Old 02-21-2011   #9
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

and again-
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Old 02-21-2011   #10
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Last few-
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Old 02-21-2011   #11
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I would pay $2000 for that car. Looks nice.
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Old 02-21-2011   #12
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... and it is. Now that it's running I'm toying with keeping it. I know it'll make it the 200 miles I'd have to drive to get it to my new place and I can store it next to my house. It's tough to get a decent car for 2k, much less a rarity like this one.
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

If u sell it for 2g's thats the deal of the day
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Old 02-21-2011   #14
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If u sell it for 2g's thats the deal of the day
Second that notion !!!
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Old 02-21-2011   #15
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Well, then... someone offer me more! That'll make MY day!
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Don't know a good thing until it's gone. nycarl knows he's got a good thing. If it was me I would keep it.
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Old 03-03-2011   #17
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Re: '88 GTA Notchback for sale

Do you still have the car? Very interested.
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Old 03-03-2011   #18
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If I didnt have my car, I would definately take it off your hands. and I am not attracted to notch backs, but yours would be a good deal!
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Old 03-03-2011   #19
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I'm very surprised at the lack of interest, especially since I posted the pics. So much for owning a priceless rarity. I might have to go for the state's 3 grand. Too bad- once it's gone it's gone forever, the end of a nice original notchback.
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Old 03-03-2011   #20
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whats the problem and cost to get it to the point of being a daily driver
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