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Offline JT_Y88

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y88 ws6 question?
« on: May 16, 2010, 08:05:50 PM »
Hello,

I have a y88.  I have my option sheet/dealer invoice-and it does indicate the y88 code, the w72 code etc...  However it does not indicate ws6 code.  Were all y88's considered to have the ws6 package, or can I assume that what is listed on my option sheet is what is there?  I'll try to attach my option sheet here in a minute.  Someone had told me all y88's were eqipted with the ws6 option so I just thought I would see what you all had to say.



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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 08:29:40 PM »
NOT all Y88's had WS6

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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 08:30:39 PM »
What price does your invoice show for the W72 option?
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 08:54:32 PM »
What price does your invoice show for the W72 option?
I don't believe the Y88's were produced that early in the production run.  I think the Y88's began around March 78, while the requirement that W72 and WS6 be bundled together ended in or around October 77.  So, his Y88 doesn't have the WS6 suspension.

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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 09:07:57 PM »
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You knew where I was headed, didn't you?
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 07:44:39 AM »
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You knew where I was headed, didn't you?

Yep!  Though I wish they would have bundled those options throughout 78.  It would have made sense.

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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 08:44:09 AM »
Nope, not all Y88's had the WS6 bundled. Mine is a separate option call out on the PHS.


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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 09:50:46 AM »
the w72 option was $$75 msrp charged $58
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 01:33:41 PM »
Nope, not all Y88's had the WS6 bundled. Mine is a separate option call out on the PHS.
does your y88 have the w72 engine mods?

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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 04:47:34 PM »
Mine has the W455 (aka  Yaren'tyougoingtothefuelpump)   mod ;D

It's originally a L78 auto car - I have the numbers matching 400 in my basement. Currently sitting between the fenders is a 455 bored 0.060 over.

But you're talking apples and oranges here. The W72 was an engine upgrade while the WS6 was a handling package. Having one does not necessarily mean you have the other hence the separate call outs on the PHS.
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 05:04:08 PM »
the L78 code just means it is a 400 v8 4BBL correct?
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 07:40:47 PM »
Correct...L78 is the RPO for the base 400.
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2010, 06:10:03 PM »
Geez, I didn't realize they wanted almost a thousand dollars more for the Y88.  Not worth it in my opinion.  All you get is a few more decals and some gold accents...plus a tan steering column.  Doesn't seem worth it when you compare what they wanted to upgrade to the W72 engine.

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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 06:29:07 PM »
Yea, but now look at how much a mint y88 goes for.

Geez, I didn't realize they wanted almost a thousand dollars more for the Y88.  Not worth it in my opinion.  All you get is a few more decals and some gold accents...plus a tan steering column.  Doesn't seem worth it when you compare what they wanted to upgrade to the W72 engine.
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Re: y88 ws6 question?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2010, 11:07:53 PM »
Yea, but now look at how much a mint y88 goes for.

Yep, but that's with 30 years of hindsight.  In 1972 I could have gotten a Corvette with a 4 speed for a mere $3,000.  It was "used" but only had 4,000 miles on it before it was repo'd.  I didn't have $3,000.  Look at what it would be worth today.