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1998 WS6, Formula Convertible???

This is a discussion on 1998 WS6, Formula Convertible??? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I didn't think the Formula was made in 1998 in a convertible incarnation, let alone with the WS6 package??? But ...

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    Question 1998 WS6, Formula Convertible???

    I didn't think the Formula was made in 1998 in a convertible incarnation, let alone with the WS6 package??? But according to the link below 2 1998 WS6 Formula convertibles exist...anybody know if there's any truth to this? I'll add a link when I get 5 posts.

    I found the link on an ebay auction and was suprised at first to see the lister posted that 221 WS6 Formulas were built in 1998 -- I had always been told 223 were built and none were convertibles.

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    here's post 4

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    here's 5 and some links to follow...

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    OK -- here's the link to the production # site:

    http://www.marshu.com/ws6-car-gm-fir...-2000-2001.php

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    Here's another site with the same numbers: http://lair.evyl.org/1998-Firebird_P...on_Numbers.htm

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    yeah, I heard about those convertibles. They were GM test vehicles. Don't know whatever happened to them thougn.
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    i thought it was 98 but i was wrong.
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    it's not a formy. It's got a T/A front bumper. I know they made em, but they're rare. The verts had the formy rear, no spoiler.

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    Boy, in the picture from the rear those exhaust pipes stick out so far they look like wheelie bars!!

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    I own a 1998 concertible, WS6 T/A. Ram Air, Leather power seats and 12 CD disk changer.

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    I'm pretty sure the last year you could order a Formula 'vert was '97. There WERE two '98 Formula 'verts built w/ WS6 option (both red, one w/ black top, one w/ white top, one 6M, the other A4). However, my understanding was that they were "special order" for a dealership in Kansas very early in the production run (Formula 'verts was not a combo made available to the general public after '97). Not sure what happened to them or where they are today.
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    Johnny B - '98 "Triple Black" WS6 Convert, M6, All Options, ASC #3030 (1 of 50)
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    what is the significance in "6M and A4"? is it some kind of upgrade on the motor or is it cosmetic?

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    the car in the auction is a 2000 body, the drivetrain is out of a 2002, they changed it over from an automatic to a manual tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    i thought it was 98 but i was wrong.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ponti...mZ300024160959
    eck .... SALVAGE TITLE

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    2007 update to this old, old thread... if anyone is still interested in the rare and unseen "'98 Formula Convertible"... HERE is one (and I LIKE it!):

    http://www.classyauto.com/viewlistin...84%91_id=82340

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-body fan View Post
    2007 update to this old, old thread... if anyone is still interested in the rare and unseen "'98 Formula Convertible"... HERE is one (and I LIKE it!):

    http://www.classyauto.com/viewlistin...84%91_id=82340
    Lt1??? I hope that's just a wierd type...because I recall seeing several Pontiac magazines where people took pre-98 forumula convertibles and putting post 98 front ends on them way back when.

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    Assuming that "LT1" IS a typo and this car REALLY IS one of those 2 (the missing "Ram Air" decals on the hood are also a concern there, but if this was a WAY early build for test it might have come w/o them....... the car DOES still have the SOTL exhaust though!!), the great mystery of which car (M6 or A4) had which color top has now been SOLVED! I would've lost the bet on that one.

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    I think I read somewhere that one of the cars got crushed and the other I heard was owned by a guy in Mass. He was on the Formula Source for a little while.
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