Video by John Spina, Caspers Electronics Inc. in Loveland, Colorado, 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. This production vehicle has become a cult-classic and still shows up in numbers at the annual GSCA event in Bowling Green, KY.
BUICK GRAND NATIONAL
GRAND NATIONAL 27K MILES PARKED OUTSIDE IN MAINE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEY
DON'T WANT TO SELL IT......WHAT A WASTE
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
Buick Grand National for sale "GETNBLWN"
1987 Buick Grand National
- 468 Chevy Big Block
- 8-71 BDS Blower
- Dual 950 4150 Blower Carbs
- Dart Pro 1 aluminum heads
- JE Pistions/ 8.5 to 1
- Eagle rods
- 250 shot Nitrous Dual Plate w/ fogger
- Dual purge Nitrous kit w/led lights
- Comp Roller Cam
- Roller rockers
- Stud girdle
- BG 400 fuel system
- Bullet proof turbo 400 w/trans brake
- Ford 9" narrowed rear
- Coil overs w/ adjustable 4 link
- 11 AutoMeter gauges
- CD player w/ IPod
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!
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.
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.
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.
87 Turbo Buick 11.42/121mph pass
June 26, 2009 - Baseline testing for the next upgrade. Funny part is Mustang before me forgets to
close his hood. Not so funny as my tires cool down waiting for him to get
his act together. That rattling noise after launch is a lesson learned on
how much the tranny actually moves under load and how much clearance to
maintain from rotating parts...oops.
1987 Buick Grand National show car (sold)
Full documentation since first oil change. Lojack equipped. Binder with all
service records and owners, window sticker, show display boards and a car
cover. DFW, Texas area.