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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2009, 09:04:19 PM »
Wow orange is pretty cool, but I could never own one around here. If you sport orange, you're assumed to be an obnoxious Tennessee fan which I'm not haha. But yeah it's a cool paint color, seems like an aftermarket color and it's surprising that it was actually a factory color. very cool.
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2009, 09:52:41 PM »
I do not like the double fender flares on the one pic.  It seems overkill to me.  But a very nice color.

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2009, 12:07:04 AM »

here is another pic
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2009, 02:22:35 PM »
It is a factory color and after further research and investigation it seems the 57 Navajo Orange paint code was only available for our buddies at Canadain Dealerships (This was told to me by the owner of an Orange T/A at the Saratoga Lawn Show who just so happened to be from Canada).  They may be rare, but there is no data to support how many were made with this paint code.  But it is different.    

My car was shipped from the factory to a dealership in Texas, according to my PHS docs.  

It really is too bad that GM didn't keep detailed build counts like they did with the 4th-gen cars.

EDIT:  Wow, this really is an old thread...  I didn't think it had been that long since I've been around.  Anyhow, if anyone's interested, I've got pics of my car from when I first got it.  I haven't had any time to work on the car since getting the new(ish) engine in.





















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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009, 03:37:57 PM »
Any under the hood?

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2009, 05:04:01 PM »
No underhood pics right now.  Like I said, those are from when I brought it home (4 years ago...), the motor was blown and I didn't bother taking any under the hood.  I'll try to get out to my shop this weekend and snap some pics now that the hood's off and the good motor is in.
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2009, 05:51:46 PM »
Oh well I love the color.

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2009, 11:47:05 PM »
I too like the Orange.  Here's one I ran across a while back.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?p=1878970

Silver graphics would look good on this one.
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2009, 11:15:40 AM »
I too like the Orange.  Here's one I ran across a while back.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?p=1878970

Silver graphics would look good on this one.

That one looks pretty close to Carousel Red.  Looks like it'd be a good car if someone had the cash.
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2009, 08:13:11 PM »
Reminds me of Hemi Orange
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2016, 03:35:48 PM »
Just checking back in here, thought I'd update some of my pics...









Last photo was taken by a friend of mine who's a photographer. It has been digitally "enhanced," so to speak. Of course he couldn't wait to take the pic until I was done checking and adjusting my timing...

I swapped some turbo wheels on the car when I bought new Mickey Thompson 255/60R15 tires. Makes a world of difference. I'm still planning on restoring the snowflakes at some point (they should be gold...), but not until the car gets repainted and the correct stripes are back on it (Dark Orange). With the black stripes, I think gold snowflakes would look very out of place.
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