1987 Buick Grand National (Regal T-Type Turbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
**I made an editing error at the beginning. Thanks a bunch to Streetside Classics of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this video!
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth look at the understated muscle car of the late 80s, the Buick Grand National, this one specifically the Regal T-Type. The GN and the T-Type are identical except for badging and interior trim. It wasn't until you stepped it on up to the GNX did you get the truly different package (which I will explain in the video). The GN is arguably the most menacing looking buick of all time with it's black monochrome paint scheme and turbo charged 3.8 V6 pumping out amazing performance numbers for the time period, even today! A unique experience to be able to check out one of these beasts. During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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Buick Grand National: New Transmission/Converter/Burnout
Hi, This is a 1986 Grand national with mods. This car has a 58mm turbo, Alcohol Injection, Bigger Intercooler, Injectors, Fuel Pump, Headers 7 Exhaust 7 a built transmission. The car Dynoed 383 RWHP.
I had the Grand National now a couple months and blew the transmission last week. The blown transmission couldn't handle our efforts. We had the trans professionally built with hi-performance parts including a nice 9" 3000rpm stall speed converter. This new tranny should be able to handle the beatings!!!
We drove the car over to a private road/parking lot and completed several launches/smokey burnouts. The new tranny seems proper and up to the tasks of a GN!! :)
1987 Buick Grand National FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Freshly built & modified 3.8 liter turbo V-6 @ approx. 400hp, freshly built overdrive automatic, mirror finish black paint, new grey/black GN bucket seat interior, power windows-locks-cruise-tilt control, air conditioning, factory audio, pillar mounted gauges, programmable electronic Boost controller, upgraded injectors, Hooker dual Exhaust system, upgraded turbonetics turbo, HD Intercooler, billet serpentine belt system, 3" thick folder of receipts, spectacular last year Grand National!
Buick Grand National Car Show, 1990
Video by John Spina, Caspers Electronics Inc. in Lake Zurich IL and hosted by Kirban Performance, Warminster PA. Vintage video footage showing the Buick Grand National frenzy back in the day...something you will never see again (at least not in these numbers - the closest you'll ever get to this many cars is the GS Nationals). The turbocharged and intercooled Buick was the fastest US production car in 1987; and even today, still one of the quickest vehicles on the road and at the quarter-mile tracks. Amazing, 80's technology is still hard to beat.
Read below for car descriptions!
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences with them.
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny. No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track. Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower (stock)
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the 2011 v6
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8'' pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
1987 Buick Grand National STK # 934
Buick produced some powerful car throughout the years and this 1987 Buick Grand National is no different. Buick had a hot car with this 3.8L V6 SFI turbocharged engine under the hood backed up by the stock automatic transmission. This GN has all the appointments that a GN should have with the badges, floor mats, hood mat and embossed headrests. The T-tops are in great condition along with the T-top bags in the trunk. Inside is cold A/C, AM/FM/CD player, cruise control, seatbelts, tilt steering wheel, cloth interior, power door locks, power seats and power windows. To stop this performance marvel are power brakes and power steering for easy handling. Outside on the blacked out exterior are Grand National rims with center caps and radial tires. If you would like more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
Grand National and GNX History (part 1 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the supercar wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most collectible cars of all time.