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    63409
    #1
    Apr 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    These second generation TA's are becoming more collectable and it's about time.This is happening do to the fact,the generation that grow up with these cars want to buy these TAs so they can remember thier youth.The value is going up because of this and I'm glad to see people starting to restore 2nd generation TA's.I remember back in the late 70's Trans ams were to common and you could see them in every corner,so people thought they would never really be collectable.I have a 77 TA SE with just under 22k original miles and I'm getting to the point where I'm to nervous to take the car out for a spin and if I do I can't injoy it anymore because of this and I don't want to put mileage on the odometer.I guess the car is going to stay in storage from now on which is to bad but that's just me. Take care everybody and have a great summer. 63409 TOM. biggrin image

     


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    Apr 6, 2008 at 8:23 am
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    I can see your point, but these things were manufactured with the intent of being driven, not to sit up in the garage, collectors, true "collectors" enjoy their rides. "Investors" are ruining our hobby. With more and more investors buying up these rides, the average Joe cant afford to re-live his child hood dreams. That is frown image

    This is just my opinion!!!

     

    MattP
    1995 Pontiac Trans Am
    1996 Pontiac Formula
    1976 TA 455/4SPD
    2009 Yamaha Roadstar

    1979 VW Super Beetle
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    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:48 am
    You're absulutly right about investores sky rocketing prices and only the rich can buy investment grade collector cars but that's not why I'm trying to preserve my TA.It's something that makes me want to keep it as new as possible because of,sentimental value,lots of memories growing up with this car,low mileage etc, and I can not explain why I'm like this ,I guess I'm weird. eek image confused image 63409 TOM

     


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    Apr 6, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    NAHHHHH, we all have sentimental values with our cars. Thats why we KEEP them.

     

    MattP
    1995 Pontiac Trans Am
    1996 Pontiac Formula
    1976 TA 455/4SPD
    2009 Yamaha Roadstar

    1979 VW Super Beetle
    http://hodfir...tortopia.com/

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    Nov 13, 2008 at 7:35 pm
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    Originally posted by tamatt79  NAHHHHH, we all have sentimental values with our cars. Thats why we KEEP them.


    you are 100% correct!!!!

     


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    Nov 20, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Quote:
    Originally posted by 63409  These second generation TA's are becoming more collectable and it's about time.This is happening do to the fact,the generation that grow up with these cars want to buy these TAs so they can remember thier youth.The value is going up because of this and I'm glad to see people starting to restore 2nd generation TA's.I remember back in the late 70's Trans ams were to common and you could see them in every corner,so people thought they would never really be collectable.I have a 77 TA SE with just under 22k original miles and I'm getting to the point where I'm to nervous to take the car out for a spin and if I do I can't injoy it anymore because of this and I don't want to put mileage on the odometer.I guess the car is going to stay in storage from now on which is to bad but that's just me. Take care everybody and have a great summer. 63409 TOM. biggrin image

     

    Ponchofreek
    75 Sterling Silver T/A original owner 406ci 350 Turbo (my first car)
    69 Firebird TA Clone 77-400ci 400 turbo (dyno'd 289 rwhp )
    85 Red TA 305 (transplanted 86) TPI 700r4 t-tops ,Custom Int
    92 Green TA vert 305 5spd
    00 Black WS6 6 spd 5.7 litre, Leather, T-Tops.
    81 Basket case WS6 completed project ls2 4L80trans 74 Red T/A future project (another LS conversion with 6 spd)

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    Nov 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    What I meant to do is leave this comment... get over it,drive it & enjoy it the way it was meant to be enjoyed... Drive the hound out of it!!!!!!

     

    Ponchofreek
    75 Sterling Silver T/A original owner 406ci 350 Turbo (my first car)
    69 Firebird TA Clone 77-400ci 400 turbo (dyno'd 289 rwhp )
    85 Red TA 305 (transplanted 86) TPI 700r4 t-tops ,Custom Int
    92 Green TA vert 305 5spd
    00 Black WS6 6 spd 5.7 litre, Leather, T-Tops.
    81 Basket case WS6 completed project ls2 4L80trans 74 Red T/A future project (another LS conversion with 6 spd)

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    Nov 25, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    My 78 T/A has 86,000 miles on it. I bought it in Feb of 79. I haven't driven it in over fifteen years, but when it is road worthy again I will drive it and DRIVE it hard, as I did when it was new.
    That is what they were built for. thumbsup image

     

    72 Firebird 400/400 78 Trans Am WS6-W72

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    Nov 25, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    I've had my 79' TA since 80'. It was a daily driver for many years. Then it sat while I drove the more "practical" cars. Life is too short to let a great car just sit! If you don't drive it, you don't get the "Memories". You can always repaint!

     

    Sue

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    Fezzik
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    Nov 26, 2008 at 8:26 am
    I agree with driving the cars, no matter the worth or type. My Dad just got his 65 Bonneville back on the road, solely for my sister's wedding. Ironically, I drove it in the wedding, and he drove my chieftain. Anyway, it was 8 years since his Bonnie was on the road, and it deteriorated a bit, but fired right up after a tune up. He has sworn to me now that he will never let it sit for so long. He actually said he forgot how much fun it was to drive it. To be fair, keep in mind my Dad is not a car guy. So even non car people get into the thrill of driving thing.