Discussion in 'Cars for Sale' started by kidsixpack, Feb 20, 2017.
1989 Pontiac Trans Am Indy 500 Pace Car
Interesting car! Seems to be pulling some good money.
How do you get the under carriage THAT clean with 63,000 miles???
To me it looks to have had some restoration/updates done.
#114 Of 150 Festival Cars - 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Ttop Coupe - 63k Mi - Used Pontiac Trans Am for sale in Lakeland, Florida | autoquid.com
Another t top. Yawn
Wow - so all us t top TTA owners should feel ashamed I guess?
^ lol just kidding.
Relisted maybe he thinks it worth 50k
Maybe shill bidders. I think the 25k was good money for 63k miles.
They only made 39 hardtops because no one wanted them! T-tops for the win!
Actually they had to or the t-top would be standard.. as well as leather.
Back in the 80's, trends were t tops and leather. They produce more of what sells. No one wanted a hardtop back then. Now if we could all go back and change history, we would want the cloth HT car. If you look at 3rd gen F body production numbers in general, they produced way more t top cars.
The hardtops suffered with the stress cracks by the windows on the roof from the body twisting. The hardtop cloth car I went to look at had some serious cracks on the roof. It had some miles on it though, and was not well taken care of.
Yes at some point of time the car underwent some type of restoration work its way to clean for a 63,000 mile car.
I passed on a t-top cloth car in 91 or 92 for $11,500. I wanted leather. It really was all the rage!
That is where they welded the roof on and then covered the weld with bondo, usually too thick so yeah it looks like stress cracks.
Rob - this car didn't have the crack along the weld. It was cracked at the corner of where the top meets the sail panel, with the crack going towards the middle of the roof. It seems like a problem on hardtop cars because I looked at a hardtop GTA with the same problem.
At the corner of the sail panel is where some was welded, but it is odd it cracked toward the middle.. nothing from Van Nuys in the 80's would surprise me... they were the worst of the worst.
Raced and launched hard overtime that is what happens as the unibody is fairly flexible (without adding aftermarket subframe connectors) and twist and eventually the stress is simply to much.
T-top versions flex and twist even more but I suspect the stress is concentrated in a different location due to the difference the cars are constructed
Jan - this poor car definitely had a rough life. I think I told you about it. Unfortunately, he wanted way too much money to make it worth investing into a restoration. It was also hit hard at one time in the front, and the body tag was removed and reinstalled with screws. I wouldn't doubt if it had a racing history as well, as the guy selling was not the original owner. It was unfortunate as I think the car was legit and it was a hardtop/cloth car.
This was a h/t TTA ? where /when did you see it ? when you say cracks are you talking about the paint?
Robert - it was in NJ. It was a TTA cloth hardtop. I gave Jan the VIN but we never pursued its authenticity because it was too expensive and too far gone. It was not cracks in the paint. They were stress cracks in the roof area - in the metal. I had the pics on another phone, but I did send Jan a few pics I believe of the VIN and the body tag.
Ahh NJ, I remember it now.. sounds like it was wrecked and pieced back together.. since they are unibody i don't think they fair well in a crash whether they are t-top or h/t... hence the term throw away cars...
LOL. Ttop ttas are like mustangs. There everywhere
Was it heavily modified and have around 40k on it? I knew of one for sale last month in NJ that sounds similiar.
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