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Old 09-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Am I the only bright purple metallic t/a on LS1tech.

I saw stang killer's thread and was thinking the same about mine. I know there is bright purple metallic Formula on LS1.com, but I have yet to talk to another bright purple metallic Trans Am owner. I searched the car on Google.com and only found one car that was on PontiacPower.com and seen one other on Autotrader.com, but it was very far away.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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Your the first trans am that I know of. Ive seen the color on a V6 camaro and on evyl's formula, but never on a trans am.
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Old 09-19-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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I've never even seen one before, hook us up with some pics!

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Old 09-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #5
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well, my 99 T/A was born white, but I thought the bright purple metallic looked too sweet, so I had my paint shop hook it up with the original factory color. I would never have been able to find one otherwise!

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Would anyone happen to have the paint code for that color?? I want to do my 93 in that color.
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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Would anyone happen to have the paint code for that color?? I want to do my 93 in that color.

88/A327D. Might just be listed as A327 or a combination thereof, but this is the right color code. If you go to a paint shop , they might be able to find the code for whatever paint they use (BASF, Dupont..whatever...) by searching BRIGHT PURPLE METALLIC for 97-98 Firebirds. Good luck.
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Old 09-25-2004, 12:19 PM   #8
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who is that hood from?
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:40 PM   #9
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gunfightrr, nice looking car! although it isn't a true BPM, nice! although, it doesn't look bpm, looks like a chamelion...

88U is what it says on my door for the BPM

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Compuvision02 - True, but that's why they make paint shops! yeah, trying to find a factory BPM is next to impossible. When I was shopping for a T/A, I'd would have had better luck finding gold nuggets in my poop than finding a BPM one for sale. I've only seen one BPM ram air in person, and that was in '98 when the new body styles came out! The pics do have a bit of chameleon look to them, but its only in the pic. Must be the sunlight or something. I have others in less bright sun that aren't so shimmery.
nice looking t/a, by the way
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:30 AM   #11
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BPM was only in 1998 gunfightrr, it was only in production for a month or two before it was pulled off. I will hopefully get a new coat of BPM on my car, because it really needs it, I will get a WS6 hood at the same time. I am thinking a CETA style rear bumper, but silver instead of black. Also custom silver painted stripes on the hood and silver painted vents.

Here is a letter I got from Pontiac about BPM.

"Dear Mr. McManus,

Thank you for being patient while we researched your production total
inquiry on your 1998 Pontiac Firebird.

We found out that there were 462 1998 Firebirds made with the Bright
Purple Metallic paint, RPO 88U. There were 290 of the Firebird coupe
with this paint, 26 of the Formula coupe, and 84 of the Trans Am coupe.
The Trans Am Coupe numbers pertain to your vehicle.

We also found that there were a total of 12,046 Trans Am coupes for
1998. Out of this amount there were 2,949 produced with the six speed
manual transmission. Unfortunately, we do not have the total number of
Trans Am coupes with Bright Purple Metallic that have the six speed
manual transmission. We apologize for not having this information for you.

If you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this
message or call our Pontiac Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-762-2737
with your request number 1-183314701. Customer Relationship Managers
are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.,
Eastern Time.

Again, thank you for contacting Pontiac.

Sincerely,

Lindsy Iglesias
Customer Relationship Manager"
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that is EXTREMELY clean, very nice bro
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I wonder if I called would they be able to find the numbers on my car? What was the e-mail address you sent that to.
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that is EXTREMELY clean, very nice bro
Thanks, but it really isn't clean, it just looks it. I actually have paint chips everywhere and a huge paint peel on the driver side real quarter panel. I have a dent on my passenger side rear quarter panel and front quarter panel and bumper. My side skirt is missing a few screws so it hangs a little wierd and a small tear in the seat. This spring I am getting a new paint job, bright purple metallic all done over. I will be getting a WS6 hood and getting custom painted gloss black stripes. I will also be doing a Collectors Edition Trans Am rear bumper with a gloss black fill in. Than black overlays for the front bird and rear Pontiac symbol if they can't paint that easily.


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I wonder if I called would they be able to find the numbers on my car? What was the e-mail address you sent that to.
I went to Pontiac.com and than to the contact us section and filled it out. If that doesn't work, I can find the original e-mail, because I replied to the address with another question and got response. Send them your paint code number and what you want them to find.
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I know a guy that has 1 of the 10 BPM Ram Air cars that were built in '98.
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I know jantzer has one and is selling it on ebay...
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I know a guy that has 1 of the 10 BPM Ram Air cars that were built in '98.
I saw what looked like one in Salem NH a few weeks ago at Comp USA.

While it had the RA hood, it did not have the WS6 badge or rims so I'm not sure if those items were removed, or if it was a regular TA painted with the RA hood added.
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I actually missed the chance for one of the BPM 98 Ram Air cars made last year around May timeframe. I saw it on Auto Trader for $18.5K and then it disappeared. Figured it had beed bought. Then about 6 weeks later it was back up for 13.5K and sadly I had already bought my other 93 T/A. Too bad too, because I REALLY wanted that car.
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Why did they can the color so quick?
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Few ordered it..just as they are cancelling a bunch of cool colors for the GTO, I believe Barbados Blue and BPM as well
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