1987 Buick Grand National
7k Original Miles
1987 Buick Regal Grand National
One Owner - 7k Original Miles - All Original Paperwork - 3.8L Turbocharged V6 - Automatic Transmission - Collector Grade Quality
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We're excited to present this “modern muscle car” which has the same idea as the muscle cars of decades ago, with one big difference; a lack of a large displacement V8. Still an extremely fun, (and more importantly) fast car that's been on the rise in the collector car market. Simple styling, blacked out trim and/or grille, simple wheels, hidden gauges, cleverly placed badging, and bucket seats follow the musclecar DNA. Many folks who bought these cars new, or relatively new a few decades ago are now selling them, giving a younger generation of car enthusiasts the opportunity to add one to their collections. We've had a few very nice Grand Nationals in our showroom in the past few years, and this is another great example of the cool, factory street sleeper Grand National.
Just as all the other '87 Grand Nationals, this one is finished in gloss black paint over a grey cloth interior. The familiar Grand National logo can be spotted on the front fenders, rear decklid, embroidered on the seats, on the wheel hubcaps, and on the under-hood sound deadener. All those logos aren't exactly small or well hidden, but the Grand Nationals surprised a whole lot of cars in factory trim at traffic lights, and drag strips. Polished alloy wheels that have very simple styling, black grille, and a rear spoiler are the other possible giveaways of the Grand National.
The somewhat stripped down, stealthy styling that featured small changes over the base Regal is similar to the Muscle cars of the '60's and '70's except for one thing. The lack of a big displacement engine. The Grand National doesn't follow the adage “There's no replacement for displacement” since GM replaced displacement with a Turbocharger. This made for a lighter powerplant, and that fun “kick” you feel when the turbo hits boost.
Well cared for, and only displaying 7k original miles, this Grand National is in beautiful condition and worthy of any collector's attention. Even sweeter is that the car is a one owner car, with original documentation that includes the window sticker. The G-Body styling is covered in black paint which shows very well, including nice depth. Trim, bumpers, lights, show well, and body panel alignment is dialed right in. The interior is just what you'd expect - squared off dashboard, plush seats, tall shifter in the center console, and a three-spoke steering wheel. The gauge cluster features a cleverly integrated tachometer, and boost gauge at the bottom right. Other interior highlights are power windows, power locks, Delco AM/FM/Cassette radio, and power driver's seat.
Under the hood the Turbocharger is prominently displayed right at the front passenger's side of the engine bay - a chunky heat shield covering the actual unit from view. Air inlet and intercooler piping is visible right at the front of the engine bay as well. The engine bay is tidy from a cleanliness standpoint, although all the factory wiring and sensors detract from a completely neat and tidy look.
As the collector market evolves, the Grand Nationals are staying in the “hot” category, and thanks to the folks who have, and are now selling beautiful examples like this car, more chances are coming up for the next generation of collectors to own one. This car is an exceptional and nicely documented example. 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.