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1988 Trans am GTA Notchback

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Yeah, very rare.

The weird part is that aftermarket versions were everywhere back then - never quite understood that.

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Yeah, very rare.

The weird part is that aftermarket versions were everywhere back then - never quite understood that.

The after market notchback was a much LE$$ expensive way

to replace the hatchback if the glass was broken due to

stupidity, vandalism, minor accident etc. Also, a buddy of mine

had the 80% fiberglass & 20% glass "notchback" rear to save

weight since it shaved quite a few Lbs. & few ticks at the

dragway ver the heavY!!! glass.

My '83 Firebird T-top had blown struts back there and I can tell

you that damn gigantic glass weighed AT LEAST 40Lbs.

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If they had just made a trunk on it rather than having the whole rear open like a hatchback, I think it would have looked better and maybe been more accepted. Not really my cup of tea.

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If they had just made a trunk on it rather than having the whole rear open like a hatchback, I think it would have looked better and maybe been more accepted. Not really my cup of tea.

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I think only 718 of those were made in 1988. Cool find.

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My buddy is looking at picking one up. These aren't a 1-yr only option, are they ??

I always liked the notch because it was a refreshing change from the huge RR glass.

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My buddy is looking at picking one up. These aren't a 1-yr only option, are they ??

I always liked the notch because it was a refreshing change from the huge RR glass.

IIRC, two years.

I always thought this notch looked clunky and awkward.

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I never cared for a coupe, that, when viewed in profile, the rear wheel arch is noticeably further back than the greenhouse. A lot of the downsized "formal roof" GM coupes committed that sin. I dunno, it gives an El Camino vibe in a bad way.

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