The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
MORE FAST& FURIOUS 4 @ INSIDELINE.COM:
Heists are, by their nature, illegal. So what could be a better car for a
heist than a sinister black Buick Grand National GNX? And that's just what
Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) drives at the beginning of Fast & Furious as
he robs a land train full of high-octane fuel. No one in the picture car
department remembers exactly how the GNX won its role, except that it
seemed such a natural choice that no one gave it a second thought.
Considering the intense stunts performed during the filming of this opening
sequence, it's probably not surprising that a lot of Buick Grand Nationals
(but no actual GNXs) were sacrificed in its creation. In fact, the picture
car department created seven of them, all based on real GNs or T-Types.
Four would wind up scrapped.
The most unusual of the seven GNs built was one with the body mounted
backward on the frame so it could be driven at speed while appearing to be
going backward. To get the engine tucked under the trunk lid, however, the
turbocharger and its plumbing had to be
removed. Most of the other GNs retained their original turbo V6s, though a couple had Chevy crate V8s
It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the
starring role it deserved.
Buick Grand National Racing Video
A movie made from a fellow Swede, Jakob "heatseeker", the darkblue GNX
clone is his, my car is the Pontiac showing up in the end with the Cowl
1986 Buick Grand National Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints video
43,111 original miles (less than 2K miles a year!), $7K recent black paint,
exceptional original grey bucket seat interior w/ factory console, matching
#s 3.8 liter turbo + intercooled V-6 @
235hp, 200R4 overdrive auto trans, posi-traction rear, original NOS
moldings, great sounding dual Exhaust,
original concert sound plus upgraded digital audio, tilt wheel, power
locks, air-conditioning, detailed trunk w/ original decals, factory chrome
wheels w/ fresh radials, folder of receipts + docs, show or drive.
Grand National at the first "Pinks All Out"
LSPBC member John N. and Houstonite Ryan M. makes us proud at "Pinks All
Out" episode 1. This video has been edited to show only the runs related
to the two Buick entrants.
1987 Buick Grand National 3.8 Turbo V6 53xxx Miles Original Modern Muscle Car
This 1987 Buick Regal Grand National has a 3.8 Liter turbocharged & Intercooled V-6, Automatic
Transmission w/ O.D, Limited Slip Rear, P. Steering, P. Disc Brakes, P.
Door Locks, P. Windows, AM/FM/Cassette w/ P. Antenna, Air Conditioning,
Cruise Control, Buckets/Console, Interior is in Beautiful Condition, T-Tops
w/ Bags, Rear Window Defogger, Performance Suspension, Remote Sport
Mirrors, Chrome Accessories Under the Hood, 15in Grand National Chrome
Wheels, Tinted Windows, Runs & Drives Great! Original Owners Manual,
Warranty Book, Window Sticker & Brochure, These Grand Nationals are
Becoming Urban Legends!! Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1987 Buick Grand National Regal GN GNX 3.8V6 turbocharged turboturbocharger fast muscle car hot rod rat rod lead
sled custom high performance quick Intercooler original show car vintage
classic collector automobile vehicle auto overdrive black Fast Lane Classic
Cars St Charles Missouri Jeff RamblinAround rambling vlog hd partner
buick grand national 1987 for sale
I got a buick grand national 1987 with low mileage(47,000) that Im selling
If you are interested please contact:
G-Body Buick Regal Fest
is for all my G-Body Buick Regal and Grand National fans !!!! G-Body Regals
were produced from 78'-87' and Grand Nationals were produced from 82'-87'.
The song is "It's A Gurantee" by AZ-IS http://www.myspace.com/az_is
1987 Buick Grand National VS 2010 V6 Chevy Camaro 1/4 Mile run 2010
Been working on my GN with my friends for the past two years and decided to
give her a run for the first time at a local cruise night. Not being at the
track in years I didn't know where to stage and didn't have time to build
Boost...but 12.1 in 1/4 is a good
start. It's a 1987 Buick Grand National with 26k original miles with stock
motor and a few bolt on. The paint and interior are all stock.