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So What Do I Have Here? 2000 TA WS6 Convertible

Y2K-WS.6

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So I have a 2000 TA WS6 Convertible.

I know these were built from t-top cars and were repainted out of necessity after the conversion.

My question is was a color change a common occurrence with the repaint?

My car apparently started life as U 8774 Red which is more of a cranberry-ish shade as viewed on the underside of the floor pans.

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However, the top of the car is red or, as I refer to it, arrest me red or sometimes known as resale red.

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But this is no ro-tow body shop type of color change.

This is an all-encompassing total body color change with no overspray or tape lining whatsoever.

Here are some underside, under hood, below the windshield and door jamb shots.

The trunk is also done correctly in the top color.

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So now my question is were convertibles built to order?

If this color was ordered, was a WS6 t-top car taken off the line before completely built, then converted, and color changed?

If that did happen then why didn't they change the color code on the RPO sticker?

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Thank You in advance for any responses.
Bill
 
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UPDATE: So I'm up here at the Adirondack Nationals in Lake George, NY.

I ran into a couple of shop owners specializing in F Bodies, one is primarily a 4th Gen guy.

It has been confirmed that 8774 is indeed the correct Bright Red code on my body.

Looking underneath, it is confirmed that the body matches the VIN, and no funny business is going on with the car.

However, it is also confirmed that the underside of the floor is indeed sprayed with 408G Maple Red.

Theories abound, but nobody seems to know for sure why.

It is assumed that a convertible WS6 in Bright Red was needed to augment the 248 total built.

A Maple Red TA body was pulled off the line and sent to have the roof cut off, then to the paint shop for a respray in Bright Red.

The bumpers hood front fenders, mirrors, headlight-doors ground effects, and trunk lid were sprayed separately so they would just be added to the body already painted.

These are theories from guys who are more knowledgeable than I.
 
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UPDATE: So I'm up here at the Adirondack Nationals in Lake George, NY.

I ran into a couple of shop owners specializing in F Bodies and primarily a 4th Gen guy.

It has been confirmed that 8774 is indeed the correct Bright Red code on my body.

Looking underneath, it is confirmed that the body matches the VIN, and no funny business is going on with the car.

However, it is also confirmed that the underside of the floor is indeed sprayed with 408G Maple Red.

Theories abound, but nobody seems to know for sure why.

It is assumed that a convertible WS6 in Bright Red was needed to augment the 248 total built.

A Maple Red TA body was pulled off the line and sent to have the roof cut off, then to the paint shop for a respray in Bright Red.

The bumpers hood front fenders, mirrors, headlight-doors ground effects, and trunk lid were sprayed separately so they would just be added to the body already painted.

These are theories from guys who are more knowledgeable than I.
Great info!

Thank you,
PTA Staff