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    one of 6?? I beg to differ!


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    I don't know either:

    1 - How many purple T/A's have you seen? (me = 0)

    and

    2 - Only way to tell is if you got the paint code, and GM could verify that 'purple' was the original color (they would have to stamp it on the whatchamacallit sticker)

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    Yes...in '98 12 "Bright Purple Metalic" (BPM) Trans Am WS6s made it out of the factory...10 coupes and 2 verts. GM stopped using the color because of production issues with the paint. The color was replaced with the Navy Blue Metallic (NBM) color.

    I'd verify if that is the original paint or not, but there's a possibility it's legit.

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    what was wrong with the paint?? i like the purple

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    If its legit why woud he be selling it so cheap? Would you list a one of six car for 12,500? I sure as hell wouldnt.
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    haha he took pics in a cemetary!!!! it has 100k miles on it and its a 98...thats y hes trying to get 12,500 for it?.....sounds like a lot to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    haha he took pics in a cemetary!!!! it has 100k miles on it and its a 98...thats y hes trying to get 12,500 for it
    dont be `scuuured homeboy,i think cemetaries make great backgrounds [/IMG]

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    This is straight from Wikipedia. Don't take it as 100% accurate since it's from Wiki.

    In 1998, the Firebird received a "face lift" dominated by a new front fascia (now with four pop-up headlights) as well as other modifications, the most significant of which was the introduction of the latest Corvette small block V8 engine, the LS1. Initially, the color "Bright Purple Metallic" had been available, however it was discontinued due to production issues with the paint. The color was replaced with "Navy Blue Metallic," but not before a total of 12 Trans Am models with the WS6 Ram Air package (10 coupés and 2 convertibles) made it out of the factory dressed in "Bright Purple Metallic."[1] For 1998-2002 Pontiac utilized the same heavy duty brakes, steering ratios, fuel pumps and shocks (non-WS6) on both V6 and V8 models.

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    i would never pay $12k for a car with 100k+ miles just because of the "rare" color!!! it books for $8.5k in excellent condition and i'd even think twice about that price.....

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    There's a special place in my heart for purple.....Oh man, what I wouldn't give to paint my Impala Cosmos Purple Metallic. That will be the day I jerk it to an auto for the first time.

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    I never liked the purple myself.

    If I were a collector, the rare 4th gen birds I'd be after would be the Orange ones, and that light Blue '99 Trans Am.

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    Heres what i have for the `98 WS6 color breakdown

    The only change to it is that there were 2 NBM WS6 Formula's
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    well i guess hes not to far off his claim. it looks like your break shows that the formulas should be the sought after ones.

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    he started the bid at 12,500, reserve isnt met, which means thats only the starting platform, theres no bids on it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by buswwa View Post
    If its legit why woud he be selling it so cheap? Would you list a one of six car for 12,500? I sure as hell wouldnt.
    color wise its rare and thats it.
    since when did color dictate how much a 10 year old car with over 100k miles will cost?
    color is rare, sure but it doesnt make it a collector car.
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    sure it does.....this isnt the first time a color was discontinued either. back in 93 only 196 cars were painted yellow before being discontinued...

    heres some more examples:

    1. the 35 anniversary cars are yellow with the black markings.

    2. the 1999 30th anniversary t/a's are only white and blue.

    3. the 1997 30th anniversary camaros are only white and orange.

    i can go on and on and on...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ArcticFormula View Post
    sure it does.....this isnt the first time a color was discontinued either. back in 93 only 196 cars were painted yellow before being discontinued...

    heres some more examples:

    1. the 35 anniversary cars are yellow with the black markings.

    2. the 1999 30th anniversary t/a's are only white and blue.

    3. the 1997 30th anniversary camaros are only white and orange.

    i can go on and on and on...lol
    none are considered collectors cars.
    everybody who sells above cars on ebay, never get the asking prices.
    maybe in 20 more years these cars will be worth something, but not now they arent if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    none are considered collectors cars.
    everybody who sells above cars on ebay, never get the asking prices.
    maybe in 20 more years these cars will be worth something, but not now they arent if you ask me.
    i just feel that rare=collectible. the same goes for other options. the problem that you run into when selling a car that you believe is collectible is finding the right person to buy it. i think thats the gray area that were hitting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ArcticFormula View Post
    i just feel that rare=collectible. the same goes for other options. the problem that you run into when selling a car that you believe is collectible is finding the right person to buy it. i think thats the gray area that were hitting...
    your very correct about that grey area.

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    Here another purple but its ws6 clone
    Checkout the interior

    Link>http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...e=&cardist=393

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