1987 Buick Grand National
Built Grand National
1987 Buick Grand National -
3.8L Turbocharged V6 - Whole Engine Refreshed in 2019 - Tons Of Engine Mods - 200R4 Transmission - 3:73 Rear End - Repainted in 2020
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Buick scored a Home Run with the Grand National, which to those who weren't car enthusiasts, was a fairly “normal” looking two door Regal. The small differences like a black grille, different wheels, and small special badging didn't jump out at the average Joe. Right off the showroom floor the Grand National was a very capable performance car. Made with the memory of the muscle cars of the 60's in mind, sticking a turbo under the hood was a little different than the big V8's of the muscle car era. They replaced the displacement with a Turbocharger.
This is a 3 owner car, in 2015 our client purchased the car from the second owner who had owned it since 1989. Through each year of our client's ownership, a number of things on the car were changed from engine tweaks to paint and body work changes. A “short” synopsis of what was done each year starts with 2016 when a new radiator, new TE44 turbo, 3” downpipe, 60psi injectors, and a corresponding tune were completed by Bruce at Aggressive Performance of Detroit, who specialize in Grand Nationals. In 2018 driveline mods were completed to the tune of a new 3.73 rear end, new drive shaft and U-joints, 2300 stall converter, and a 1st gear trans brake. In 2019 the engine was pulled and completely torn down. New heads, cams, rockers, bearings, rods, pistons, oil pan, and a fresh tune were added. In 2020 the whole car was completed and a new windshield was added during that process.
This car is ready to rip, or enjoy as a driver. It's streetable, and comfortable since the original interior is still all there. The interior still features the two tone bucket seats with Grand National logo stitched on them, three spoke thick steering wheel, and the simple squared off dashboard. You'll notice a few, well integrated changes to the interior if you look closely. An A-Pillar gauge pod was added that houses a few Auto Meter gauges, a new radio was added, and a new shifter surround to help accommodate the Hurst shifter.
This is a clean (and very fast) Grand National that is all dialed in and ready for a new home. We all know the saying that there's no replacement for displacement, but a big turbo strapped to an inline-6 under the hood of a Grand National is guaranteed to make you grin from ear to ear. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.