Old 11-18-2020, 05:34 PM
8453johng 8453johng is offline
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Default 1980 Turbo Trans am white Pace Car

Just bought a 1980 Turbo Pace Car

This is my first one

Were the pace cars built two factories only???

This one was built a Norwood

Are there different vin sequences for the pace cars???

As Always Thanks

Old 11-19-2020, 08:50 AM
TAKerry TAKerry is offline
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Congrats on the new car. Best of my knowledge all F-body's were produced at 2 plants only. Van nuys in CA and Norwood in OH. Cant answer the question about the vin, but I would assume there is nothing special about the number, there may be a special designation in the first part of the coding though (as the tenth anniv has an X).

Old 11-19-2020, 10:10 AM
78w72 78w72 is offline
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yes pace cars have the X in the vin... 1981 changed to the longer vin numbers compared to previous years.

does it still have the original turbo motor? lots of people dont like them & while they arent big HP like the bigger cubic inch motors, they can run very good when tuned right & with very few basic mods can run as fast or faster than a stock 76-79 400 or 455 t/a. if the engine is still in decent running condition i would suggest keeping it for originality & resale value. i have a 81 pace car that runs 2 seconds faster than stock numbers & a little faster than a stock 78 400 & is 99% stock.

check out 301 garage for all the info you will ever need for your car & the 301T engine.

Old 11-19-2020, 01:40 PM
8453johng 8453johng is offline
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Thanks, I am aware of TTA Performance real nice guy
I have been on 301 garage
301 turbo motor factory original definitely not changing

Old 11-19-2020, 10:20 PM
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