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.
6,478 miles and 2 owners! This car plays every part of that 6,478 miles in the form of very clean original paint, original filler panels, great runner, showroom new under the hood and beyond pristine interior. However, with the title reading “Mileage Exempt” those miles are non-verifiable, but the overall package says “Yes! Indeed they are!” Have a closer look and fall in love with the dark knight.
Draped in miles deep factory applied full tuxedo black, (just black according to Buick), attire, this straight steel paneled, slightly worn and corroded badging, (fret not, new badging comes with the purchase), and all blackened trim in place of chrome…the word menacing comes to mind. Only a few stone chips can be found on this miles deep black sea of darkness. A chip guard paint has been applied to the lower part of the body by the factory to prevent errant stones from marring this black beauty. A small spoiler hangs atop the trunk lid and blends into the sea of black. No T-tops or sunroof to break up the flawless paint on the roof. Front cowlings, air dam, and small turbo bulge on the hood just give a hint to the car’s wonderful power. 15″ chrome and black factory Grand National wheels adorn all 4 corners and are wearing the correct and factory original 215/65R15 Goodyear Eagle tires. Black trimming surrounds the original installed glass and is in great condition. Evil draped in the guise of luxury!
Very clean stitched tuck and roll cloth is seen on the power drivers bucket and manual passenger seat. Gray and black Pallex cloth covers these seats with gray in the center and black on the bolsters. This pattern holds true for the back bench as well. 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. The center console houses the factory floor shifter. A like new gray steering wheel sits at the end of the column and begs for you to become one with the car.
A 3.8 Liter V6 intercooled turbo is factory correct and fills the engine bay splendidly. This mill has electronic fuel injection, and a numbers matching 4-speed automatic 200R4 transmission is bolted to the back. Noted also is a 10-bolt 8.5″ 3.42 posi rear in the back to put power to the ground. Under the hood is clean as a whistle and is showing power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, and a bevy of intercooler piping to feed this wolf in sheep’s clothing
Nearly as one can set to the day it left the showroom, this car has been babied, garaged, and rarely driven. The original dual exhaust system hangs below to send spent gasses to the rear of the car. Independent coil spring suspension with power disc brakes is on the front and a 4 link with coil springs and power drums are on the rear.
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. My partner in crime and muscle car aficionado split driving duties with this car so we didn’t rack up too many miles and devalue the car. The power is amazing, and this black beauty will give some new era muscle cars a run for the money!
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, a beautiful driver and nearly showroom new. Add this menacing evil ride to your stable and travel back to 1987!
1-2 Door Hardtop
7-LC2 3.8L V6 Turbo 245hp
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
437104-Sequential Unit Number
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