Fast, is a one word description of this 1987 Buick Regal T-Type. With a sleek gray exterior and interior this is menacing ride. Under the hood is the turbocharged 3.8L V6 mated to an automatic transmission with 32 spline Moser axles. Putting the rubber on the ground are performance radial tires one brand new Buick GNX wheels. The car is optioned with AC, AM/FM/XM radio, tilt wheel, seatbelts, cruise, cloth interior, power steering, power brakes and t-tops. This T-Type is one gorgeous ride. 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.
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.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANNEL SEE BELOW: In this channel you will
find in depth reviews/tour of automobiles from all over the world,
presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this
gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you
can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is
consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my
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Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of
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Wheel Spin - Why they call me Turbo231 - My 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1
From my video archives, a very short video of my Buick in action.
This is my 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1, one of 468 made that year and the
last year of the designer cars.
Taken back in probably 2002, I was playing with the waste gate, trying to
find the right spot between Boosting
and getting her to spool the turbo. Fan
is running because the Jay Carter 93 Octaine chip makes it run any speed
under 55 for cooling. You can barely hear the turbo spool.
I do have other videos of this car on my channel...enjoy. (my lame
sideburns included...shot by my dad)
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.
1987 Buick Grand National Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints 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!
Tom's Turbo Garage: 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!
Check out http://www.gnmovie.com to get your copy of "BLACK AIR | The Buick
Grand National Documentary" today!
For more Grand National pictures and build stories, visit my website at
My 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1 Designer Series
This is a quick run down of my 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1 Designer Series
car. You can read all about it and see clear pictures at its website:
Sorry for the lack of action, it's just me showing some of the items I've
done to the car since I've owned it. I omitted that that the silver paint
is cracked and needs to be repainted and that I also needed to add the #7
lower body bushing. I plan to have it on the road in the next year or two.
It currently has just over 80k miles.
1987 Buick GNX Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints video
Built for Marriot new, number 464 of 500 built, balanced + blueprinted w/
Dyno 456hp + 561 ft
lbs torque! Mirror finish Jet Set black paint, GNX package w/ factory S/W
gauges, correct fender vents + flares, 16" alloys w/ hi-speed radials,
ladder bar rear suspension w/ posi-traction, believed to be the only ASC
factory sunroof car.
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
1984 Buick Regal T-Type 3.8 Turbo V6 Black
I've always been a fan of the Buick Grand Nationals and GNX's. Their 3.8 turbo V6 makes them a pretty formidable
muscle car and all black paint scheme makes them look menacing as well.
This is a Buick Regal T-Type which shares much of it's equipment and trim
with the Grand National and is a rare car in it's own right.
Thanks for watching.
Buick GNX Turbo Engine Build (Part 3)
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- A
mondern interpretation of the classic turbo Buick V6 from the great GNX and Grand
National cars. This is the final installment in a three-part engine build
series where we will take you from the bare block all the way through
For more great engine builds, please check out www.horsepowerMonster.com.
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Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
1987 Buick Grand National (GNX Clone Project 2008-2018) 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, burnout at end
UPDATED 2012: New Photos: http://www.gsnationals.com/GNHT2010.htm
Auburn, Maine - Video taken Summer 2010
1987 Buick Regal Grand National / GNX CLONE Project - Sept 2010 Update
No Shoes, No Alky, No Burnout Box, Stage, 4 PSI Boost
Street Tires update Oct 21, 2010
1.806 60' --- Best ET 12.389 @ 108.95 mph
--- Best MPH: 109.95 MPH
20#'s Boost, No Knock, 13.2 @ 105
mph on Cooper Cobra 235/60/15" Street Radials May 13, 2009
(and it wasn't even tuned), then over time more changes, as listed below.
Purchased March 2008 with 88,000 miles STOCK - Original.
As of Oct 2010 there is 103,881 miles, driven from Wisconsin to Kentucky;
Wisconsin to NC, SC, Georgia 2008; Wisconsin to Kentucky to Maine to
Wisconsin 2009, Wisconsin to Maine 2010, and Maine to Kentucky Oct 20-23,
2010. Past 2.5 yrs, I've DRIVEN 16,000 miles in a 1987 Buick Regal Grand
National with over 100k miles!!! and "No Brakes & a Bad turbo" when I bought it in 2008...
this is my 2nd 87 Buick Grand National (and modified) --- my 1st GN is an
ORIGINAL T-Top with 38,xxx miles, ATR 2.5" Pitbull Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust, Torque Strap, Front & Rear Brace
Kit Package, RJC Power Plate.
June 2008 - July 2009 Updates & Modifications:
GNX Clone is Modified with bolt on parts, unopened engine - 3" Front Mount
Intercooler, 3" Downpipe with
External Wastegate/Boost Controller,
3" Stainless Steel True Dual Exhaust,
TA 49 turbo, F-Body Alum Radiator with
Dual Fans, RJC Power Plate, Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (43 PSI line
off) with FP gauge, Scanmaster, A-Pillar Boost & Knock Gauges, turboTweak 93 Chip with 60# Injectors, 3" Aluminum
MAF Pipe, 9" K&N Cone Air Filter, XP Plus Fuel Pump, 160 thermostat, torque
strap, Vacuum Brakes with Billet Block. HRpartsNstuff Rear Sway Bar, Lower
& Upper Double Adjustable Control Arms, Air Bags, Front & Rear Brace Kit.
NOS L/R Headlight Bezels, Grey Leather Steering Wheel w/Billet Buick
Tri-Shield/Horn Cap, New Shocks, Rotors, Bearings, Brembo Brakes, 30% Side
& Rear Window Tint .
May 2009 Video Walk Around - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqndU8sbJs
August 2009 - April 2010 --- Parked - in storage...
May 2010 - Modifications:
Front & Rear Bumper Fillers replaced, Drive Shaft Safety Loop, GNX Accents
4 - 245/50/16" Tires
GNX Kirban Style Reproduction 16x8 Rims
GNX Dash Plaque #487,
GNX Rear Differential Cover,
GNX Front & Rear Emblems,
GNX ASC Stickers, under hood & door jamb, No rpo "T2L" code
GNX turbo Cover,
GNX Flares & GNX Vents in Storage... (not sure I'll cut it up)
GNX 6 Gauge Stewart Warner Gauges and Paint planned for next year.
GNX Rear Suspension 1987 can't compare to HRpartsNstuff Suspension of
New Windshield after I was stopped in New York late at Night 82 mph in 65
mph, after being pulled over and the officer checked my car out front to
back, he saw my cracked windshield and gave me warning to repair crack,
whew... thank you... $199 replaced, no speeding ticket, no insurance
adjustment... must be problem with my cruise, becuz I dislike to follow or
often speed up to catch up to the people in front of me...maybe you do
September 2010 - Modifications:
Updated NGK UR5 Spark Plugs gapped tight at .030, new ignition coil pack,
new spark plug wires, LS1-3" MAF with Translator after shooting this video,
Fuel Feeder/Hot Wire Kit, heated O2 sensor. Stainless Steel Cat. Exhaust Hanger, Translator Base Setting = 5.
OCTOBER 2, 2010 ---- SCANMASTER RESULTS after road trip, taken at idle.
02 = 792 (best tuned .750 - .770 -- leaner is meaner w/out knock, higher
AF = 4 (air/fuel best 4-6)
L8 = 30 (engine load = 30-40)
bat = 13.7 (battery 13.5 or higher)
INT = 128 (integrator 118 - 138, ideally 128)
blm = 126 (block learn lean side 118 - 138, rich side, ideally 128)
mph = 0
CLT = 170 (coolant)
ATS = 124 (air temp)
r = 800 (rpm)
TPS = .44 (throttle position sensor 0.42 - 0.44, WOT = 4.6 - 4.8)
IAC = 21 (idle air control 10- 40 good at idle, best at under 30)
fuel pressure 37-43 with line off car at idle in park. start at 43, stock
34-40 line off
Oil Pressure 10-15 PSI HOT
O2 of .790 or higher prevents excessive retard.
at Race Track Tune for best MPH, ET Varies with traction
NOTE: time slips in the quarter mile will be updated by October 26th, 2010
at the GS Nationals - Bowling Green, Kentucky 2010 --- GS Nationals -
October 20-23, 2010.
HRpartsNstuff, GBodyParts, RJC Racing, Kirban Performance, Cotton
Performance, turboBuick.com, Full
Throttle Speed, GN1 Performance, NOS4GN, Red Armstrong - Quad Air.
Here is link/history for my original 87 Buick Grand National - GARAGE QUEEN
1987 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!