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Old 10-04-2016, 03:25 AM
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Default 1980 Grand Am on the block: Katy, Texas

Since this forum has been so dead in the last six months, I thought I'd post it here instead of the LOBBY.
This is not my car. Nice resto-mod on what appears to be a very clean Texas car.
Wish I could have found one this clean 15 years ago. Except it is my least favorite '80 GA color: Baniff Blue.
http://classicvehicleslist.com/ponti...s-96-more.html


There is another one the same color, also in Texas, that has typical faded paint and more original on the 2040-cars.com website.

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Old 10-04-2016, 02:21 PM
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I didn't see a price fro the car, does anyone know how much ?

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Old 10-04-2016, 05:33 PM
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I think it is ~$6,000

Here's another one. I know a little about it. At least the previous owner in upstate NY bought an 80 parts car from me..
Only thing I would do to this one is install the correct 80 tail lights....which are "almost" impossible to find.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Gran...m=162224185179
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:42 AM
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I think it is ~$6,000

Here's another one. I know a little about it. At least the previous owner in upstate NY bought an 80 parts car from me..
Only thing I would do to this one is install the correct 80 tail lights....which are "almost" impossible to find.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Gran...m=162224185179
Nice.
That could very well be a one of one, they way it's optioned. I don't think I've ever seen a column shift in an '80 before. In addition, that is only the second one I can remember with the factory moonroof. The first '80 GA I ever looked at in person had the moonroof. That may have had a bench seat also but I don't remember. That was back in 1986 and it was a platinum silver example.
Did Randy's GA have the column shift? I remember it didn't have a tilt wheel.

As for those tail lights; A couple hours with painter's tape and a good quality gloss black aerosol will convert base '80 Lemans tail lamps into Grand Am units.

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Old 10-05-2016, 01:33 AM
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It's uncanny how many of these are coming out of the woodwork just now.
Here's another well preserved black one in Washington.
http://www.2040-cars.com/Pontiac/Gra...-made--584400/

I forgot to mention that if I had my druthers, I'd want one without the moonroof. I really like the looks of the Landau roof on these. If I could go back and order one new, I'd try to get a black Landau on an Agate red Grand Am. I wonder if there were any made with that combo.

This is the first Baniff blue GA w/Landau I've ever seen:
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:03 AM
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How about a landau top with the moon roof?
The black 80 was painted ~3 years ago. It came from Washington state, to upstate NY, to Schenectady and now in New Jersey.

If this car wasn't black, I'd find a way to buy it.

Randys 80 (my old 80) had the bucket seats and console.

Honestly, I think the 2040 site collects adds and posts them. Some of the adds are extremely old. No prices and no contact information.

Lightfoot, I sold an Agate Red 80 to a guy in Canada. He is currently doing a frame off restoration. No Landau or astro roof, but otherwise totally loaded.
After enlarging the Ebay add photos, the black 80 does have the correct tail lights....

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Love the Blue 80, it is built just the way I want to do mine. If it had the moonroof, it'd be in my driveway now.

The Black NY/NJ GA, I remember when it was for sale in WA. Lost track of it until it resurfaced on the east coast.

I think between Iowapub, Lightfoot, and myself, I am sure there are a few 78-80 GAs we don't know about, but not many.

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P.S. Kent, I feel the same way about Red cars (Maroons too!). I have an Agate Red 80 on the back burner, probably would have bought it already if it was any other color.
Also, it is cool that you used a pic of my old Carmine Red 79 4spd on your newly revamped website.

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I also noticed (after the fact), that Lightfoot mentioned the faded blue 80. It is the same car, here is an old thread from PY on the same car:

http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/...d.php?t=550378

I have verified, from the current owner, it is indeed the same car. He put a quick paint job on it 6 months or so ago, it has been on eBay a few times, both before and after the paint.

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First off Dave......you know of an Agate Red 80 that could be for sale?

I kind of figured the blue car was the same faded blue 8 listed years ago. That just shows how few of these have surfaced/survived.

I personally destroyed a Roman Red and Platinum 78 from 16 years old to my mid 20's.
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Hi Kent,

Yes, I do, but I'm still thinking about buying it. I go back and forth, it is Agate Red with a Tan vinyl interior but doesn't have the sunroof my 79 has. It will need: exhaust, tires, tune up, probably some brake work and whatever else needed on a car that has been sitting (inside) for at least 10 years now. If I decide to let it go, I will make sure I give you the info. Meanwhile, here is a photo.

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Hi Kent,

Yes, I do, but I'm still thinking about buying it. I go back and forth, it is Agate Red with a Tan vinyl interior but doesn't have the sunroof my 79 has. It will need: exhaust, tires, tune up, probably some brake work and whatever else needed on a car that has been sitting (inside) for at least 10 years now. If I decide to let it go, I will make sure I give you the info. Meanwhile, here is a photo.

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Maybe I'll swoop in and buy it like I did on the 455 from him!!!

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Yeah, still waiting on my commission on that, BTW.

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