O Fallon, IL
Black · 3.8L V6 F OHV · 69,199 miles
Now for sale in our Houston Showroom is this mean 1987 Buick Regal Grand National GNX Tribute. The Regal Turbo was a popular street beast of the late 80 s, with only around 7900 produced and was the intro to the GNX series that came about with its limited production of 547 built. This Regal is a full-on tribute to the GNX, and mechanically serves it justice. Powering this machine is a custom-built 3.8L V6, built by Weber Power Products, paired to a pro-built 200R4 4-speed automatic transmission with a 2800RPM Stall, built by Teds Transmissions. The engine features a set of Champion Racing heads with 1.65-inch intake and exhaust (custom ported and assembled by Ottos Performance), Diamond Pistons, Forged Rods, Coated cam, rod, and main bearings, align honed block, reciprocating assembly balanced, all ARP fasteners, and it also sports Methanol Injection. Looking under the hood, you will find that the turbo features a larger heat shield to accommodate the much larger than stock turbo and exhaust, along with an adjustable boost popoff control. Properly tuned at 21 PSI, this mill put down 501RWHP and 480.7TQ at the wheels (Dyno sheets from PowerFab Autosports available). This Regal took the tribute to the next level by even having the upgraded GNX rear end, which was put only on GNXs, due to the high HP and TQ. This special ordered feature makes this Regal hard to separate it from a true GNX. Also included are new tubular upper front control arms, custom lower control arms, all new bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, and pitman arm. When you fire this turbo beast up, initially all you hear is that muffled Buick Turbo V6, with maybe just a little lope from its custom-ground cam; but otherwise, if you had your eyes closed, you wouldnt know what a nasty competitor this is. Depress the hidden switch for the electric exhaust cutouts, and things get interesting, with the addition of the crackle and pop that these mega-boosted Buick Turbos were famous for. When youre ready, lift up the B&M Quicksilver ratchet shifter, pull back to drive, and ratchet back to first...get staged for your burnout, and watch those fat Hoosier Drag radials go up in smoke (and your friends can watch the car disappear in the cloud, too)! Youll know this isnt a regular Turbo Buick when you light it up. Outside, the gloss Lamp Black finish was applied to the exterior by Stroble&Twigg Auto Restoration, after removing all paint on exterior sheet metal to the bare metal, using a 2-stage Epoxy finish in the proper 19U GM paint code. Weather stripping and seals were all replaced at the time as well; so, this car is almost like new! The interior was also treated to the replace everything to original strategy, and is in very good condition, with a new headliner, new seats up front, new rear seat upholstery, new door panels, and new console. The gauge cluster is complete with a GNX repro Stewart-Warner GNX cluster, and the speedo has been calibrated for the new gauge cluster installation. Additional features include Air Conditioning, Antilock Power Brakes, Cruise Control, AM/FM/CD Radio, Performance Tires, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Seats, Power Windows, and Seat Belts. For more information on this 1987 Buick Regal Grand National GNX Tribute for sale, to see all the HD pictures and videos of it, copy the URL below, and see it at this direct link: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/HOU/1295/1987-Buick-Regal-Turbo . Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr, Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090. You may also call the showroom at (832) 243-6220, or email us at Houston@gatewayclassiccars.com.