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88 formula or 88 notch back? by DLCLK87GT
Started on: 06-14-2010 09:09 AM
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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
were there regualr 88 notch backs or were all 88 notchbacks formulas? How many different 88 models did they make?
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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fformula88Send a Private Message to Fformula88Direct Link to This Post
By regular, do you mean 4 cyl?

The 4 cyl notchback and Formula are visually identical. The difference is the Formula has the V6 engine and WS6 suspension tuning. Then there was the GT. No SE model (and because of that, no aero nothcbacks like prior year SE's were).
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Fformula88 beat me to it

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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
it's a v6 auto notchie. it doesn't have any visible "Formula" on the car but it looks like a repaint. so notchback + v6 = Formula, right?
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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NCTyphoonKidClick Here to Email NCTyphoonKidSend a Private Message to NCTyphoonKidDirect Link to This Post
Have you checked the RPO codes? W66 is the Formula option code (I think)
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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
no, i saw it for sale. just a picture of an 88 nothcback with v-6 auto. I've been looking for a Formula and this looks like "it". I don't want to ask them if it's a formula, not sure they know what they have. Trying to call them right now to tell them it's sold.
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Report this Post06-14-2010 09:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for css9450Click Here to Email css9450Send a Private Message to css9450Direct Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by DLCLK87GT:

it's a v6 auto notchie.....so notchback + v6 = Formula, right?


Yep should be.... Unless its a swap.

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Report this Post06-14-2010 10:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
now if they would just answer the phone!!!!!! If somebody beats me to it i'm going to be pi$$ed!
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Report this Post06-14-2010 11:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Indiana_resto_guyClick Here to Email Indiana_resto_guySend a Private Message to Indiana_resto_guyDirect Link to This Post
The 8th digit in the VIN will be a 9 if it is a Formula, an R would indicate a 4 cylinder coupe.
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Report this Post06-14-2010 11:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fformula88Send a Private Message to Fformula88Direct Link to This Post
Should be a Formula unless someone swapped a V6 into a 4 cyl coupe.

Do you have the VIN? If not, you could ask them for that under the excuse that you want to do a carfax on it.

The VIN will tell you if it is a factory Formula because it will be coded as a 6 cyl. The 8th digit will be a "9" for a V6 (Example, 1G2PE1195JP000000

Edit: Indiana Resto Guy beat me to it this time!

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Report this Post06-14-2010 12:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTDirect Link to This Post
great info + for both of you. Now keep your fingers crossed, good vibes and all that stuff for me. I can't get ahold of the owner. My luck they are outside helping load it on a trailer.
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Report this Post06-14-2010 08:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GT-XClick Here to Email GT-XSend a Private Message to GT-XDirect Link to This Post
Formula will also have the back-lit 120 speedo and rally gauge pod.

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