Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985 Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National. Per the History Channel's exact video description:
"A high-horsepower, attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed equipment (including turbo engines, fuel injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean racing machine
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on the track."
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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1987 Buick GNX Top Gear Test Track
The 1987 Buick Grand National-GNX in the hands of the Stig
276 hp (206 kW) and 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque.
1/4 mile time of 13.5 seconds at 102 mph (164 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97
km/h) time of 4.7 seconds
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 Buick Grand National vs 2009 Saleen Racecraft Mustang 420S
11 February 2012, Silver Dollar Raceway, Reynolds, Georgia
Near lane: Me, 1987 Buick Grand National
Car & driver: 3940 lbs
Tires: BFGoodrich 225 50-15 street radials
1/8: 9.001 @ 84.53
1/4: 13.603 @ 106.09
Far lane: 2009 Saleen Mustang 420S
Tires: Mickey Thompson drag radials
1/8: 9.868 @ 92.43
1/4: 14.035 @ 117.13
1985 Buick T Type Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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Here's my "watch how fast it flies out the door" car of the week. If you
don't snatch this one up quickly, I guarantee someone else will. Hesitate
at your own risk. This Regal is 1 of only 1575 T-Types built in '85.
In the '80s, when the muscle car renaissance began, automakers rediscovered
using technology, not cubic inches. If you were paying attention to cars
back then, you know that one of the undisputed horsepower kings of the
mid-80s was the rear-wheel-drive Buick Regal with its turbocharged 3.8 liter V6. Eventually they evolved
to the 1987 GNX, which was reputedly so wickedly powerful and fast that the
FBI ordered the final 300 that rolled off the assembly line. Whether this
is true or not is the cause of much speculation, but there's no denying the
cars were brutally fast and responded well to small modifications. Even
today, Grand National Buicks are tearing up drag strips all across the
country and there's a thriving aftermarket dedicated to the restoration and
modification of these really cool cars.
This '85 Regal T-Type is in great condition. The T-Type was not a Grand
National, although it features the same hardware under the skin. While the
Grand National was completely monochromatic, the T-Types retained the
Regals chrome bumpers and grille and featured a slightly different
interior. The panels are straight with no signs of damage or rust. The
black paint is very nice and the chrome bumpers on this car are in
excellent condition without a ding or parking lot dent anywhere.
The V6 turbocharged 3.8 litre has only
80,410 miles on it, and is 100% stock. Look at the pictures and you can see
how well-maintained this T-Type is. Everything is in top-flight condition.
There's not any additional flash under there, but it is factory original
and correct, which is probably a lot more important on a relatively rare
car like this one. The hot turbo motor
is backed by GM's ultra-reliable 4-speed automatic. This Buick offers great
off-the-line go and impressive high-speed cruising abilities. Sitting at
all four corners are a set of Grand National rims and nicely treaded tires.
Inside, the all original interior is more luxury than sport. As a Buick,
this T-Type is loaded with all the features you'd expect: power windows,
power locks, climate control, an aftermarket stereo system with MP3 player,
tilt wheel, and power front seats. All of the interior lights work. The
upholstery is a bit faded, but aside from that, is in great condition. The
seats are comfortable for long stretches and again, they are what the
factory was putting out in 1985. The trunk has a car cover and spare, and
it's just as nice as the rest of the interior.
Documentation includes the body build sheet found on the underside of the
Everybody knows about the legendary Grand National Buicks, and nobody
scoffs at them. They're incredibly easy to modify to outrageous power
levels and highly collectable, even today. The T-Types are arguably rarer
and certainly more unique with their slightly more luxury-oriented mission.
This T-Type is an incredible bargain, and you can almost bet on the fact
that these cars will only become more valuable in the coming years. Pick
this one up and enjoy it while it appreciates! Call Tom today at
248-974-9513 I am available 7 days a week.
Buick Grand National Car Show, 1990
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.
1200 HP Grand National burnout, Cars Fishtailing & Accelerating
DtRockstar1 records a series of cars accelerating away very loudly. You'll
see a 1,200 horsepower Buick Grand
National doing a burnout, two Cadillac CTS-V cars, Corvettes, and a Porsche
accelerating and fishtailing.
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MotorWeek - GM G-Body's
Motorweek's review of the G-Bodies. The 442 shown is really an 87'. It's
ashame that GM didn't put the chev TPI 350 engines in the Chev & Yak' &
have the olds with an olds 350 rocket with Fi !
Typical Monte SS performance #'s : 7.8 - 8.4 sec 0-60 , 15.6 - 16.4 sec
84 - 90mph for 1/4 mi ..
86-87 GN : 4.9-5.2 sec , 13.9-14.4 sec , 95-99mph
83-87 Hurst / 442 : 8.2- 9.5 sec , 16.0 - 16.8 sec , 80-84mph
Buick Grand National Hot Air
The road to performance and restauration; From basket case to show winner.
There is work left on the project but it is getting closer to the vision
each and every year.
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 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