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Offline jim78ta

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Y88 Hard Top
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:56:42 AM »
OK Guys, Maybe some one can tell me if I have something special here.

I have a 1978 Trans Am with the factory Solar Gold paint, camel interior, gold exterior and interior badges.  The VIN# contains Y88 in the number sequence.

This car is a factory hard top, (No T Tops).

I have never heard of a true Y88 that was not a T Top car.

Any info. or comments would be helpful.

Thank you,

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 01:19:23 PM »
It is NOT a Y88. The VIN will not tell you if it is a Y88. Your cowl tag may have a Y88 or not but I am assuming yours does not have that since no hardtop Y88's were made. I wish there were hardtop Y88's but there is no such thing  :(.
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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 02:11:21 PM »
Thank you for the quick response.  I am slowly restoring the car and if it was something special I would want to put it back to original.  I will post a picture of the cowl tag and the VIN plate, there is defiantly a Y88 on the cowl tag.

Thanks  Again RamAirV............

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 05:20:26 PM »
The cowl tag reads as follows;
BODY BY FISHER
ST 78 2FS87 N 174117BDY
R  62R  A51 50L  50U PNT
02C  Y88  TAN
180151

vin#  2W87Z8N14S920

Do you have any thoughts?

THANK YOU,

Offline JupiterBandit

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 07:04:18 PM »
roof swap possibly! get the phs documents.

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 10:20:14 PM »
if the black SEs could be Ttop delete, why couldn't the Ys?
'76 T/A 455 4sp   sold
'78 T/A Y88 auto  sold
'79 T/A WS6 4sp
'70 Z/28 4sp

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 09:14:26 AM »
Hmmm, one way to find out would be to get PHS documents. But then it may show the Y88 as a t-top, we don't know what a PHS for a hardtop Y88 would look like (assuming it even exists). Do you have any documentation on it? A roof swap could be likely, someone a long time ago could have gotten sick of leaking t-tops and swapped the roof.

hada76, remember, the t-top delete SE was in 77 and 79, there is no known t-top delete SE in 78.

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 02:12:32 PM »
So what happened? Is it a ttop delete or a roof swap?

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 11:42:52 PM »
'76 T/A 455 4sp   sold
'78 T/A Y88 auto  sold
'79 T/A WS6 4sp
'70 Z/28 4sp

jeff

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 07:25:40 PM »
Unless I read it wrong. One site say there were non ttop Y88s and the other said all Y88s had ttops. lol

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Re: Y88 Hard Top
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2016, 09:38:39 PM »
I know this is a 2 year old discussion but i'm interested in what was found out about the car I also have a hard top Y88 car PHS option list calls out Y88.