Grand National passes Corvette as it wrecks
John N. testing his tricked out Stage 2 Grand National at Thunder Valley
Raceway park. His opponent in a Corvette stays in it too long and narrowly
misses hitting the GN as it passes by! The GN's build up had recently been
completed and this was intended to be a soft pass with only 20# of Boost. The camera person was there to film
the car's reaction to the launch for tuning purposes. They were so focused
on the GN that they did not notice what was happening to the Corvette until
it was over.
1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL - THE LAST YEAR
THIS GLOSSY BLACK GRAND NATIONAL IS VIRTUALLY NEW WITH ONLY 21,000 MILES ON
THE ODOMETER. GN ( GRAND NATIONAL ) CAME ABOUT IN 1982 WITH THE INTENT TO
ONLY PRODUCE MAYBE 100 UNITS. IN 1987, THE FINAL YEAR OF GN, THE YEAR OF
THIS EXAMPLE, AND THE BASE COST WAS $16,000! THE turbo ENGINE OF GN'S WERE 245 HP AND A TOTAL OF
27,590 turbo REGALS WERE PRODUCED. THIS
YEAR, A LIGHTWEIGHT WE4 OR turbo T
OPTION WAS AVAILABLE. ONLY 1,547 OF THIS VARIANT WERE PRODUCED.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A WE4 AND THE GN WERE THE WHEELS, INTERIOR TRIM,
EXTERIOR BADGING, ALUMINUM REAR BRAKE DRUMS, BUMPER SUPPORTS. A REAR
SPOILER WAS AVAILABLE ONLY AS A DEALER AFTERMARKET ADD-ON. SO, BY 1987,
YOU HAD THE STANDARD BUICK REGAL, THE BUICK GN, THE GN WE4, AND A ONE
YEAR ONLY GNX AT 276 HP. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PERFECT GN WITH A VERY CLEAN
ENGINE COMPARTMENT, GN BADGING WITH GN LOGO ON THE SEATS, AND OVERALL A
VERY CLEAN ORIGINAL. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THE LAST YEAR OF BUICK
polishing a tpi Plenum part 2. finished.
This took me about 2 weeks to finish 8 hours on and off during that time.
im very happy with the finished look and came out great. On to the next