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Orange T/TA

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Build Counts for '81 TAs
« on: October 22, 2007, 03:26:06 PM »
Does anyone know of an official GM build count (or even an unofficial one) of '81 Trans Ams?  I've seen lots of counts for 4th-gen cars, broken down by exterior and interior color, roof type, and even certain RPOs, but I can't seem to find anything similar for 2nd-gens.  Essentially I'm curious as to how many orange cars were built.  Any other information would be awesome, if it can be found.
1981 Turbo Trans Am
Orange Metallic (Factory)
86,000 Original Miles
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/TurboRegency03/n9614702_33693531_5529.jpg

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Re: Build Counts for '81 TAs
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 09:54:42 AM »
I checked two different sources... one says 33,493, the other says 33,313, 1981 Trans Ams were built.

Some breakdown of the numbers.

4.9L Turbo- hard top--3,851
4.9L Turbo- T-Top--   6,612

Neither source breaks down the numbers by color. I don't think there were that many TAs made in the Orange color. I've only seen one-last year. I had to check my sources to see if it was a factory color.

For futher breakdown of the numbers and a lot more info about 2nd gen Trans Ams go here:
http://www.2gta.com/

Scroll down to bottom of page and click Red 81 circle year selector




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Orange T/TA

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Re: Build Counts for '81 TAs
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 02:26:51 PM »
Thanks, that's about the only information I've been able to find...hard tops and t-tops, turbos and non-turbos, stuff like that.  Most guys don't believe me when I say the car's never been painted on. 

I've only seen two orange cars in pictures, and only one in person (mine). 

There were so many colors available in '81 (like 13 different ones), I doubt there were many made of any one color (other than black, of course).
1981 Turbo Trans Am
Orange Metallic (Factory)
86,000 Original Miles
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/TurboRegency03/n9614702_33693531_5529.jpg

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Re: Build Counts for '81 TAs
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