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This is a discussion on BPM TA rare color combo within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Hello everyone, I recently acquired a 98 BPM Trans Am convertible and it came with optioned arctic white top and ...

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    BPM TA rare color combo

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a 98 BPM Trans Am convertible and it came with optioned arctic white top and white leather interior. This is the second purple bird I've owned but the other had a black top and grey leather. Has anyone ever seen a color combination like this? Its factory optioned with the RPO code 10T and 103 and exterior color is 88U so the combination is legit OEM. Just wondering if I stumbled upon an even rarer car than the BPM itself. Thanks for any input

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    The breakout sheet that I have from JohnnyBs98WS6Rag who got his info from the Compnine.com database when it was open shows 42 BPM TA Convertibles for 1998 (non-WS6 of which there was only 1), 253 TA Convertibles with the white top, and 156 TA Convertibles with the white interior (RPO 103) unless you also have the luxury reclining seats (RPO AQ9) which brings the number down to 120. No way to tell exactly how many were optioned just like yours from what I have but it sounds like you have an amazing combination. I passed on one years ago that was just beat into the ground but would love to find another. Long time ago I ran my VIN through the Compnine.com database and it came up with 1 of 3 with my exact option combination. You can still run them through Compnine but they now charge to see the full results. If you just got to know that or the Pontiac Historical Services might be your best bet.
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    Thanks for the info. The car is also optioned with Lux seats. I may have to check into Compnine.com just to see what the numbers are.


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    This car also has option luxury reclining seats. I think Iíll check into that Compnine.com you mentioned just to see. Thanks for the info!!


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    Ran it through on Compnine and as it is optioned, itís 1 of 1. That was with every option I had on the RPO sticker. I decided to mess with it to zero in on what made it 1 of 1 and found out that with the BPM, arctic white top/leather with the luxury reclining seats it was 1 of 5 but with the cd changer z rated tires,A4 w/2.73s trimmed it to 1 of 1. I know these have a cult following, you either love em or canít stand the color but they arenít ď collectors editionsĒ per say so not sure if value will be affected unless the right person comes along. Kinda second guessing modifying it now.


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    So I went ahead and ran the CompNine.com decoder and found out that with my options, its a 1 of 1. It was 1 of 5 based on solely it being a BPM TA vert with white top and leather options but once I put in luxury adjustable seats and 12 cd changer it went to 1 matching vehicle. Thanks again for the info. It may not be a 35th Anniversary or 2002 CETA but I know I wont see another one on the road like it.

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    How much did it cost you to run that? My Trans Am is 1 of 11 Chameleon drop tops in 01. It is has black on black with all the bells n whistles. I wonder if it would work out to 1 of 1.

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    10 bucks If I remember right. Its a nice tool because you can put all of your options in there to give you your number but you can also back them out to see what options actually made your car what it is. I plan on snapping some good pics when I go back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jluc View Post
    So I went ahead and ran the CompNine.com decoder and found out that with my options, its a 1 of 1. It was 1 of 5 based on solely it being a BPM TA vert with white top and leather options but once I put in luxury adjustable seats and 12 cd changer it went to 1 matching vehicle. Thanks again for the info. It may not be a 35th Anniversary or 2002 CETA but I know I wont see another one on the road like it.
    Sorry for resurrecting's this old post (don't get over here much anymore). The 1 of 5 combo you stated (BPM + white top + white interior) is the number most people care about (although, if you include the transmission selection, which is another important factor for "rarity", you probably have a 1 of 3). If you include ALL the RPOs, nearly EVERY car will come out to be a 1 of 1 because one of those RPOs indicate the week of manufacture. Regardless, a single-digit combo is VERY rare by any measure. PLEASE post some pictures!
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