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Y88 TA Down Under Front plate pics added 27.1
« on: November 10, 2009, 05:53:24 AM »
Hey All,
Have found my baby. She's a 1978 Y88 TA.
Has the performance handling package, Pontiac 400 engine, AC, rear defroster, power windows and cruse control.
Has build sheet, owners books and PHS report.

She's currently waiting to get on a boat to come to her new home down under.
Fingers crossed I have her home before Christmas.
Will keep you all updated on her journey.











« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 09:42:39 PM by snap_point »
Andrew

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**1966 GTO Tri Power 4 Speed**

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 05:59:10 AM »
I love that car :) If I had some cash last year, I'd have one of those myself :) But I just spent the money on a Turbo Trans Am project car :(
"79 Trans Am tenth Anniversary Edition"
"81 Turbo Trans Am"
Sad to see that people part out T\A's :( especially saveable ones

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 05:59:47 AM »
Looks beautiful ... Arizona or New Mexico car by the looks of it.  It's a little sad because I keep seeing more and more of these cars headed to Oz.  I was born there so I can always go back and claim citizenship if we run out of 'em over here ... LOL.

Congrats!!
John

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 06:01:19 AM »
Good work Andrew, looks fantastic, hope she arrives safely and I can't wait to see a Y88 in the flesh. We will be cruising soon!!
Cheers, Jeff.
Jeff
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1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
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Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 06:07:12 AM »
Cant wait Jeff.... was so envious on the weekend seeing all those cars!
Andrew

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**1966 GTO Tri Power 4 Speed**

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 06:07:30 AM »
Looks beautiful ... Arizona or New Mexico car by the looks of it.  It's a little sad because I keep seeing more and more of these cars headed to Oz.  I was born there so I can always go back and claim citizenship if we run out of 'em over here ... LOL.

Congrats!!
Well John your 79SE will be heading my way soon!  :P
Yeah the muscle car scene is growing rapidly down here, so much easier and cheaper to import cars from USA now. With the dollar the way it is atm and mostly because you have such a bigger variety to choose from. But its all good cause we love em and really look after them down here.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 06:09:35 AM »
Cant wait Jeff.... was so envious on the weekend seeing all those cars!
Yeah thats how I was last year after GM day, the only difference was I had my car in the garage but couldn't drive it at the time. Was spewing all the way home driving in my dunny door! (commodore for those who don't know). lol.
Jeff
1979 10th Anniversary TATA
1978 Holden Sandman Van (sold)
2005 Holden Commodore SS
Trans am Oz is looking after my 78SE
Snap Point stole my Y88
Looking for a 70 GTO Judge 4Speed

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 07:22:47 PM »
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
The familiar theme music plays, the clock and big eye fly by, & Rod Serling's voice chimes in - "Enter one ordinary man: artist, husband and father. A full-fledged member in the sorority of dreamers who's been driven to the very brink of The Trans Am Zone

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 07:27:41 PM »
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Couldn't have said it better myself.  Congratulations!

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 07:41:57 PM »
Congratulations, Andrew. Tha's a great looking Y88. Hope it arrives safely with no problems.
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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 08:43:23 PM »
Congratulations Andrew. did you have the car shrunk rapped. to keep the salt air off it? and have them put a lot of dry packs in the car?
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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 08:46:02 PM »
Congrats ,shes a beauty! (as Steve would say lol)

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 08:59:39 PM »
Congratulations Andrew. did you have the car shrunk rapped. to keep the salt air off it? and have them put a lot of dry packs in the car?

Thanks for the comments guys.

4SPEED they pack the car in each container Silica moisture absorbent bags to minimise moisture in the container
Good paint is also completely covered in a moisture resistant polish and all chrome and aluminium is covered in a moisture proof wax.

Fingers crossed its arrives safe.
Andrew

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**1966 GTO Tri Power 4 Speed**

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Re: Y88 coming down under
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009, 09:08:14 PM »
Congrats on your new baby! As a fellow Y88 owner I know you will enjoy every minute on the road with her!
Gerrit VK

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 09:23:45 PM »
4SPEED they pack the car in each container Silica moisture absorbent bags to minimise moisture in the container
Good paint is also completely covered in a moisture resistant polish and all chrome and aluminium is covered in a moisture proof wax.

Fingers crossed its arrives safe.

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that's good to here.  in my line of work I deal with quite a bit of containers. so I no how things need to be packed in them.  now all you got to worry about is if a strap brakes and the the car hitting the side of the container for the next 2000 miles. hehehe.
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