1986 Buick Grand National Barn Find, 18 years in storage
Here's my 1986 Buick GN, that I just purchased from the original owner and
brought her home yesterday. She has 17,588 miles and has been in storage
for the last 18 years. Looking forward to freshening up everything and
getting her on the road this summer. A big thank you to her original owner
for taking such great care of the car and keeping copious documentation.
GN vs. GT500
I ran a GT500, he wasnt talking to anyone, just acting like his GT500 was a
Ford GT or something. He did a really weird burnout and I let him get the
jump. I guess he liked his rims to much to get a stickier tire because all
he did was spin. It wasnt even a race, his time ended up being 21.41
seconds in the quarter.
1987 Buick Grand National for sale Flemings with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Driven less than 2K miles a year! 3.8 liter turbocharged + intercooled V-6 @ 245 net hp,
4-speed automatic O.D. trans., factory 3.42 performance axle, mirror finish
GN black paint, great looking original grey + black power bucket seat
interior w/ factory console, full factory backlit gauges, front & rear
spoilers, original Concert Sound II stereo system, cold factory A/C, fast
ratio power steering, power disc brakes, cruise control & tilt wheel, power
windows & locks, original factory GN wheels w/ radials, only 49,704
original miles, quickest American production car in '87, own and drive this
80's muscle car legend!
BUICK - The "Grand National" & "GNX" Story Part 1 of 3
I don't like too many 80s cars, but this is my favorite BY FAR. It's the
only car I allow to be included with the "brute force" muscle cars of the
60s and early 70s. I enjoyed working on them and driving them when I
started as a tech at a Buick dealer in 1991, in Arlington TX. Too bad
Pontiac and Olds didn't also make their own version of this the same way
Buick made theirs.---Buick made a V6 from wacking 2 cylinders off their
great V8, while letting the turbo and
PERFECT computerized spark/fuel control "get back" the lost power of the 2
cylinders, AND retaining V6 fuel economy!--(these cars could get in the
high 20s low 30s on the hwy). Since this is EXACTLY a Buick V8 with 2
cylinders wacked off, and since it is a 90 degree V (like a V8) unlike many
V6s, the result is a nice even power curve that does not lack low-end. It
does not have near the low-end "turbo
lag" as many turbo POS's today that have
to redline at 8500rpm before they make any power. In fact, in stock form
these engines never need to see over 5000rpm.
1987 Buick Grand National First start in ten years
Video was made for personal use but decided to share
Sat in storage for ten years (01-11)
Changed oil, changed plugs and charged the battery. Thats it.
Fogged the cylinders and ran the motor with out plugs to build up oil
pressure before i started it.
Smoke from start up was from the fogging oil, I still cant believe how easy
it started. Even the gas in ten years old! Although, it was before Ethanol
was added to everything and it was treated with a heavy dose of good
stabilizer. It will be drained and new fuel will be added before we run it
412hp supercharge 350z vs the Great Grand National
412hp supercharge 350z(low Boost
pulley) vs the Great Grand National
my nissan was no match for the grand national....
350z - stillen Supercharger,stillen Intercooler,cosworth Vq block
with 10.3:1 pistons and CNC big valve heads,DC headers
Grand National -1987 buick grand national stroker stage II T/A aluminum
block and heads.Fully built J&E pistons, scat rods, steel crank, Jessel
rockers, BG intake with RJC spacer, RJC pulley's, MSD dis high output
alternator, turbo 76MM Innovative turbo dbb..asnti 22 rear 20 in the front
(new set up)bear all around etc
its not a GNX its a Grand national......the rims are a custom 20in 3
piece rims on Nitto NT 555 R Drag Radials(video set up)
pic of rims
Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985
Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National.
Per the History Channel's exact video description:
attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents
Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try
to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed
equipment (including turbo engines, fuel
injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given
the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're
supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair
time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified
track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle
cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on
Buick Grand National Intro & Overview
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In this episode we take a brief look at the history of the turbocharged Buick Grand National, talk about
Andrew Filippone Jr's new movie: "BLACK AIR | The Buick Grand National
Documentary" and then take an in-depth look at my 1987 Buick Grand
This is the beginning of a multi-part series where we'll make a host of
modifications to this American classic to improve its performance on the
street and strip. Thanks for watching and subscribing!
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Grand National Documentary" today!
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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.