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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
JonBlake
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Saw a nice GTA

This weekend I saw a very sweet black on black GTA. It may not be much of a deal for those who own one, but for those who don't but love them, it's a big deal for me.

I came across a sweet black on black GTA. Everything looked right on it, except the gold "Pontiac" emblem was on the top painted section of the headlight door.

I guess it was a 88' to 90' because:

Had the dimple rims
Airbag steering wheel without radio controls
Analog gauge cluster
Auto with T-top

Can't tell by looking at it if it was a 5.7 or 5.0. Looked really fine, no issues at all, only the rear spoiler was all cracked and deformed. I never met the owner (wish I could have), just came across it parked out on the street. Any idea what year?

I took some cell pix of it and will upload them sometime.
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Re: Saw a nice GTA

If it had the '88-'90 front end, not the '91-'92, then I'd guess it's a '90. Because I think that's the year airbags first appeared on the steering wheel.
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Re: Saw a nice GTA

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If it had the '88-'90 front end, not the '91-'92, then I'd guess it's a '90. Because I think that's the year airbags first appeared on the steering wheel.
Definitely not the 91' / 92' front end, rear spoiler and ground effects. It's got to be 88' to 90'. Not 87' because of the dimple rims and steering wheel (airbag). Doubtful these two things were changed out and put on an 87' but it is a possibility with a 30 year old sports car.
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Re: Saw a nice GTA

the '89 does not have an airbag steering wheel.
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Re: Saw a nice GTA

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the '89 does not have an airbag steering wheel.
If it's all factory, you guys nailed it then. It would make this one a 90'. No airbag in 87' or 89'. No steering wheel radio control buttons which are found in the 88's. Must mean this is a 90' then. Awesome to know years can be determined by unique options. I'll post up pix as soon as I set up an on-line photo sharing account. I've been taking pix of all third gens I've come across over the past couple years now. Got quite a collection.

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