1987 Buick Grand National
1987 Buick Grand National
For 21 years, before NASCAR started selling naming rights in 1971, its top stock-car racing championship was known as the Grand National, and the name lingered in public usage long after the series officially became the Winston Cup. Ten years later, Darrell Waltrip raced factory-backed Buick Regals to claim back-to-back championships in 1981 and '82. So, it was in keeping with division general manager Lloyd Reuss's thrust to move Buick's image from a maker of cushy "doctors' cars" to something more youthful and exciting when it unveiled the first Regal Grand National at NASCAR's 1982 Daytona 500.
2,955 Original Miles! And this car plays every part of that mileage in the form of a clean original interior, spotless undercarriage, the original filler panels on the front and rear, (very prone to breakage and cracking), a clean straight body, and an ultra-clean engine bay. A square and rectangle iconic design all dressed up in menacing black. Exterior is in nice condition, the interior is good, and the engine is strong. It's All looking good for this 1987 example, a true classic in the NASCAR sense. We present for consignment, a 1987 Buick Grand National.
Draped in full black attire, this straight steel paneled, good condition plastic with just a few stone nicks, great badging, and all blackened chrome trim…the word menacing comes to mind. A chip guard paint has been added to lower door panels and yielded some overspray on the areas surrounding this textured paint. Also, while some of the panels retain their original code WA848 black paint we do note some of the panels have a varying degree of metallic applied. Very clear glass top panels are seen and can be taken in and out very easily forming the open “T” top. Front cowlings and a small rear spoiler leave just a hint of this car's wonderful power. 15" deep dish chrome and black blackened honeycomb pattern wheels are on all 4 corners for the bling factor.
Very clean stitched tuck and roll cloth is seen on the power drivers bucket and manual passenger seat. Light gray is in the centers, and black covers the bolsters. This pattern holds true for the back bench as well. A center console races between the seats and holds not only the ash receptacle but also the gray leather covered T handle shifter. Framing this interior are two long swinging doors that allow access to the front and back of the passenger compartment. These are paneled with gray tuck and roll fabric, a mid-section of molded plastic to house the door handle and arm rest as well as a toggle mirror, power locks and power windows. The bottom of the door is bounded by black carpet which is carried throughout all the floors in this car which have a very clean black carpet. A quintessential mid 80's square and rectangle dash is housing essential gauges and is very clean. Gazing up we see a tight gray cloth headliner in the rear and over the front passengers nothing but sky is seen through the crystal clear tinted glass tops.
A 3.8 Liter V6 which is intercooled and turbocharged, which is numbers matching. This mill has electronic fuel injection, and a 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission bolted to the back. Noted also is a 10-bolt 3.42 posi rear. Looking just like it did when this car was on the showroom floor, not a fault to be found.
Nearly as one can say to the day it left the showroom, this car has been babied, garaged, and rarely driven. The original dual exhaust system is on and looking just fine, there is independent front and coil spring rear suspension, and front power discs, and rear power drum brakes are noted respectively.
As you would expect, this car starts immediately, and idles smoothly. Put into drive and you can accelerate very smoothly up to power, and speed. The car rides nicely and handles well. A/C blows cold, and everything works on the power conveniences front. Seats are ultra-comfortable and clean. We kept our drive limited so as not to add too many miles onto this low mile 80's supercar.
Most examples of these cars have been shredded by a previous owner, or just plain used up. Quite the contrary on this car with these original miles, well maintained, and a good driver, you essentially have a new car from 1987.
1-2 Door Hardtop
7-LC2 3.8L V6 Turbo 245hp
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
458349-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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