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1991 Reatta Convertible Information


tbenvie
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I have completed most of the 1991 database information and would like to share what I have for the convertibles. First, sorry to say no Polo Green converts showed up on the list from GM. The 34 VINs also showed up as unbuilt, and they did not have colors or any other info assigned to them.  I also searched CarFax and AutoCheck and these VINs did not show up anywhere. I'm not speculating on anything, just saying the GM supplied documents do not show them. You will have to make your own judgement.

 

Here is the color breakdown:

 

Black-44

Blue-22

Burgundy-13

Green-0

Grey-5

Red-88

Silver-23

White-110

 

 

The top colors were all listed as vinyl, with color breakdown as follows:

 

Black-44

Tan-105

White-131

 

 

Interior colors: (cars in parentheses are how many had 16 way seats)

Blue-31 (19)

Grey-53 (25)

Red-98 (52)

Saddle-120 (57)

White/Blue-3 (1)

White/Red-2 (2)

 

 

So a more thorough breakdown:

 

Color                Top               Interior

(Total # Color)  (Total # Color)   (16 Way Seats)

 

Black (44)          Black (29)       Grey-12 (7)           

Black (44)          Black (29)       Red-7 (3)

Black (44)          Black (29)       Tan-10 (6)

Black (44)          Tan (13)          Tan-13 (7)  

Black (44)          White (2)         Grey-2 (2)  

 

 

Blue (22)           Black (1)          Blue-1 (1)

Blue (22)           White (21)        Blue-17 (11) 

Blue (22)           White (21)        Grey-3 (0)

Blue (22)           White (21)        White/Blue-1 (0)

 

Burg (13)          Black (2)           Grey-2 (2) 

Burg (13)          Tan (2)              Red-1 (0)  

Burg (13)          Tan (2)              Saddle-10 (2)

 

Grey (5)            Black (4)           Blue-1 (1)

Grey (5)            Black (4)           Grey-3 (0)

Grey (5)            White (1)           Grey-1 (1)

 

Red (88)           Black (8)           Grey-2 (1)

Red (88)           Black (8)           Red-5 (3)

Red (88)           Black (8)           Saddle-1 (1)

Red (88)           Tan (68)            Grey-2 (2)

Red (88)           Tan (68)            Saddle-66 (29)

Red (88)           White (12)         Grey-1 (0)

Red (88)           White (12)         Red-10 (7)

Red (88)           White (12)         Saddle-1 (0)

 

Silver (23)        Black (22)          Blue-2 (2)

Silver (23)        Black (22)          Grey-18 (7)

Silver (23)        Black (22)          Red-2 (0)

Silver (23)        White (1)            Grey-1 (0)

 

White (110)      Black (3)          Grey-1 (1)

White (110)      Black (3)          Red-2 (1)

White (110)      Tan (13)           Tan-13 (6)

White (110)      White (94)        Blue-10 (5)

White (110)      White (94)        Grey-5 (3)

White (110)      White (94)        Red-96 (52)

White (110)      White (94)        Saddle-120 (57)

White (110)      White (94)        White/Red-2 (2)

White (110)      White (94)        White/Blue-2 (1)

 

176 converts had CDs, 112 had both CDs and 16 way seats (I have which ones in a database)

 

Pinstripes-I also have individual cars and combination color/top/interior, but here is a total rundown:

 

Delete-42

Black-20

Blue-19

Gold-107

Gunmetal-13

Red-77

Red/Grey-3

White-24

 

Moldings-

Black-160 (to include the 49 black cars)

Blue-12

Burgundy-10

Grey-1

Red-43

Silver-5

White-75

 

There were 19 cars built with Calif. emissions.

 

There were 15 cars built for Canada

 

17 cars had white wheels, including all 5 white leather interior cars.

 

The first 6 cars were designated as Pilot Cars.  (VIN 2, 8, 9, 11, 12)

 

6 cars were designated ENG TEST CARS. (VIN 14, 15, 16, 17, 329, 347.  Cars 329 and 347 were sold to the public).

 

5 cars had a COLOR OVERRIDE:

       436-Red, Blk top, Red interior, blk moldings, delete pinstripe (There were 5 Red cars with a Black top and a Red interior)

       477-Burg, Tan top, Red int, Burg moldings, delete pinstripe (only one made)

       498-Red, Tan top, Grey int, Red moldings, Gold pinstripe (only two made)

       571-Red, Tan top, Grey int, Red moldings, Gold pinstripe (only two made)

       572-Red, White top, Saddle int, Red moldings, Gold pinstripe (only one made)

 

The first 12 1991 Reattas had this tire code:

 

QGW TIRE,ALL P215/60 R/16 N BL R/PE ST TL HWY TIRE(QGW)

 

All the others had this one:

 

QPE TIRE ALL- P215/60R16/N BL R/PE ST TL AL2 TIRE(QPE)

 

 

 

 

Regular 91 production began the week of December 12, 1990.  Here is the dates of the first 12 convertible builds:

 

900002 3/23/90

900005 4/2/90

900008 4/5/90

900009 4/6/90

900011 4/10/90

900012 4/9/90

900013 4/11/90

900014 9/3/90

900015 9/3/90

900016 9/3/90

900017 9/3/90

900242 12/12/90

 

 

Car #622 is the convert with the highest VIN, built March 7, 1991. However, cars 610, 619, 621 were all built March 11, 1991 thus ending convertible production. (The 34 unbuilt VINs begin with car #624)

 

The first 11 cars (Pilot/Eng cars) did NOT have this RPO:

 

V4J      IDENTIFICATION MID-YEAR INTRODUCTION OF REATTA CONVERTIBLE POWER PULL DOWN MOTORS WHICH WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL SYSTEM. ELEC F/TOP(V4J)

 

 

There were a lot of PACKAGE OPTIONS and CONTROL -SALES ITEMS I have not been able to identify. If you could post your ID label from the spare tire wheelwell it may help determine what some of these codes are.

 

I will send the complete database to Barney and he can share when he goes through it so the specific car info can be seen.

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Tom,

Thank you for the extensive research amd time I imagine you spent on this. Some interesting things here. Red/tan/grey? Sheesh, odd color combo. That and the burgundy with flame red interior. I like both colors, but man, together they would really clash I'd think.

The fact that the "dirty 34" are once again shown never to have been titled/registered and GM'S own printouts show no production data (date, colors, options) certainly seems to cement the notion that they were never built. Considering these were nearly $37,000 cars (sticker) when new I simply don't buy that 34 were squirreled away and never registered either by multiple individual owners or by one or even a handful of GM big-shots. No plausibility in that explanation and is a stretch too far. Even if they were there would still be production records.

As well, since 622 was the last roadster built and many more coupes were made after that - and their production details are all accounted for to the last coupe built - it simply defies credulity to think 34 cars in the middle of the run (in terms of sequence number) were built yet GM shows nothing about them. If anyone can produce irrefutable proof any of the 34 were made and exist now, then have at it. Anecdotal assertions made here or anywhere else don't count. This isn't poker, so show us your hand and quit bluffing.

One thing that concerns me about the 34 dead VINS is the possibility someone might eventually try to use one of these numbers in the fraudulent re-badging of a salvage/rebuilt car. Yes, it is is very unlikely and also very difficult to do this convincingly and not get caught, but there are unscrupulous people around who just might try given the opportunity. There is little to no incentive for this now but it becomes more likely if the resale value of the Reatta increases markedly. I'm not making the suggestion anyone posting here - past or present - would do so, just that the potential exists.

Anyway, nice to have some more detail broken out on these cars. The missing pieces are being filled in slowly but surely.

KDirk

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Guest my3buicks

What great information.  Love this kind of stuff.

 

A couple of those override cars would be pretty hideous in my eyes.

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