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On 5/6/2018 at 9:06 PM, tbenvie said:

I recently retired and am putting my history degrees and automotive background together into some interesting research projects. With some connections I have in the automotive business I have access to some information not usually available. I've researched the Indy 500 Pace Car Replicas for a number of years, just finishing the 93 Allante (used for the 92 race), 94 Cobra, and 93 Camaro. I've also compiled data for all Reatta convertibles, 1969 AMC Hurst AMX Super Stock AMXs, 1996 Diamond Anniversary Lincolns and many other cars. On a whim I saw a 99 Silver Arrow so thought I would research the 200 made, and found some discrepancies with common knowledge I would ask help with.

1-The cars were definitely not the last 200 Rivieras made. There were 2156 Rivs made in 99, and VINs 2145-2156 were Silver Arrows, but 2144 was not. Nor was 2118, 2116, 2115, 2114, 2113, 2004, etc.  I have the VINs of 195 of the Silver Arrows, and am missing the first five I need help finding.

2-The numbers on the car were not in any sequence. For instance, there is a YouTube video of car #4 out of 200. The last four of the VIN is 2030 as shown on the title in the video. This is actually car #96.  Car #124 out of 200 is actually the 84th car built. #171 out of 200 is actually the 11th car built. If anyone could send me the last 4 digits of the VIN along with their car # I would add it to the list. I know the parts came shipped to the dealer in a box in the trunk and had no order. Were the headrest covers part of this box?

3-I saw an ebay ad with a sign on the last Riv stating production ended on Nov 11. There were 61 cars made that day. However, there were 31 cars made Nov 12, and 3 cars made Nov 16. The last car VIN 1G4GD2217X4702156 shows through CarFax as never been registered. I believe it is in the GM Heritage Collection. 

4-The lowest VIN i have is 1G4GD2214X4701756, the only one I have made on Nov 4. I am pretty sure the five VINs I am missing are lower than 1756 and made on or before Nov 5. Anyone have a lower VIN?

5-I've run a Carfax report on the last 75 cars thus far (will do the others soon). Three cars have been scrapped: 1G4GD2216X4702102, 1G4GD2218X4702103, 1G4GD2214X4702129. Three others have rebuilt titles, meaning they sustained damage at one time. Besides the last car, 1G4GD2218X4702120 shows no report of being registered. 

When I can find the last five VINs and finish the CarFax  reports I will publish the results. I would like to have some good clean photos of specific Silver Arrow items: keychain, floormat logo, dash emblem, sticker price, etc.   especially would like a opy of the installation instructions found in the box with the Silver Arrow items in the trunk.

 

Any help would be great.

 

Here is two Faceebook pages I did on the Allante and Cobra Pace Cars:

 

Allante:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1810267675909744/

 

Cobra:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/200776700706982/?hc_location=group

 

1969 AMC Hurst Super Stock AMX:

www.superstockamx.com

 

My silver arrow vin is 1G4GD2216X4702097.....suppost be #97

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29 minutes ago, Sealthedeal said:

My vin is 1G4GD2216X4702097

You say you think that you have #97, and your VIN ends in 97.  That has to be an odd coincidence. 

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2 minutes ago, RivNut said:

You say you think that you have #97, and your VIN ends in 97.  That has to be an odd coincidence. 

I was told it's #97 by previous owner but seeing they made 2156 and my vin ends in 2097. I would believe it's actually #141?

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1 minute ago, Sealthedeal said:

I was told it's #97 by previous owner but seeing they made 2156 and my vin ends in 2097. I would believe it's actually #141?

It was made in November 1998

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You have to expand the conversation by clicking on the picture and "previous comments"

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Thanks for all your info and help! After contacting both previous owners and your spread sheets. I found out mine is #123. Makes sense noticed couple other Illinois cars were in 120-135 range. Makes me feel better knowing the #. Original owner took the badge and lost it in storage unit years later.... SMH

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Can anybody tell me why my dash and other I see have silver dashes and other pictures I see have a wood grain dash?

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Someone installed an aftermarket kit.  They're quite popular, in my opinion,  very attractive. Post a picture.  Some kits had more pieces than others.

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