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1987 BUICK REGAL GRAND NATIONAL "WE2" T-TOPS INTERCOOLED 3.8 LITRE TURBO

1987 Buick Grand National REGAL TURBO for sale in Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Item location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Make: Buick
Model: Grand National
SubModel: REGAL TURBO
Type: Coupe
Trim: REGAL
Year: 1987
Mileage: 99,000
VIN: 1G4GJ1176HP459030
Color: Black
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black/Gray
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
Options: Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Buick Grand National 1987

THE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE AND DESIRABLE 1987 BUICK REGAL GRAND NATIONAL COUPE YOU HAVE WAITED FOR!

This is a brief guide to summarizea 1987 Buick Grand National/Turbo Regal for those who are new to these cars or ones who don't know much about the differences between the years of the cars. The 1987 Grand National is by far the #1 seller and the highest production at over 20000 cars. These cars will sell for triple the price of a 84 GN. Expect to pay around 8k up for a average condition daily driver and up to 25k for a low mile show car. These were the best looking cars mainly because of the grill change and had way more safety options for that year. The horsepower was rated at 235 for all 1987 turbo models and the avg mpg is 25 depending on the options adding weight. Restoring one is a good option and can bring 20k to 25k fully restored stock on a GN model. The main concern with any Turbo Regal is what the previous owners did to the car to make it faster so finding a bone stock car is not easy and expect to pay a premium if you do. It is a felony in the turbo Buick community to paint a GN a different color or replace the drivetrain with a non-turbo motor. When purchasing any GN 1984-1987 check the build sticker on the inside of the trunk for this option WE-2. (SEE PIC OF OURS) This means black out trim and if it is not on the build sticker the car is a clone or a turbo Regal that has been made into a GN. In 1987 the T-Type Regal was phased out and it became the Turbo-T or Turbo T-Limited. The limited version saw a 1035 build with the turbo LC-2 option so their one of the scarcer cars. 60/40 bench pillow seats are the norm along with column shifters. Almost all limited cars had chrome trim and some came with a small center console. Some even had vinyl roofs! Black trim was an option but very few were ordered. Next up is the WE-4 Turbo-T which 1547 cars were produced. These were all blacked out Regals like the GN but had the normal Turbo-T bucket seat grey interior. The cars also had aluminum bumpers and drums to drop weight. Very few cars had T-Tops or moonroofs. The 1987 Turbo-T came with various colors and interiors. Some had 60/40 seats with column shifters and some had buckets with console shifters. Common colors were black maroon dark grey white gold and brown. Interiors were either grey blue maroon or sage.The final and most important 87 Turbo Regal is the GNX. 547 were produced and hp increased to 276. 16x8 T/A style rims were added with a lot of suspension upgrades. ASC also reworked the turbo and intercooler with ceramic bearings and coatings. Stewart/Warner gauges were also added into the cluster. Expect to pay at least 50k up for one. All 87 turbo models were intercooled and had Powermaster brake systems. A lot of cars were changed to vacuum brakes which is ok since the Powermaster unit was recalled several times. A rebuilt (not new) unit will put you back 800 bucks + labor alone so alot were traded in for vacuum units costing less. The quarter mile times are very close to the Corvette at the time and the 87 GNX would become king of the muscle cars of the era. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope it sheds some light on your purchase of an american legend!

This is a Florida car. No rust whatsoever. No heavy mods to correct and very close to factory stock inside and out. Carfax documents the actual mileage since it's first informationfor the carcomesin July of 1990 at 19 957 miles in Bradenton Florida. It transfers to a new owner in Venice Florida in December of 2000 at 65400 miles and to a new owner in Fort Myers Florida at 84142 miles in July of 2002 and we have every receipt and invoice for everythingdone to maintain and improve this Grand National since then. The title reports the mileage as actual mileage. So these are ACTUAL miles reported from the odometer. This Grand National is a blast to drive. Air conditioning blows cold runs and drives greatthe power locks and windows work it hastwo tone bucket seats with the rare consoleshifter and even rarer T-TOPS!Practically newPrimewell Sport PS 860 235/60/R15 tiresall around.

A MORE IN DEPTH REVIEW OF THE TURBO CHARGED REGALS FROM 1984-1987:

The racing frenzy of the NASCAR Grand National series encouraged the full-on involvement of General Motors Buick Division soon the Buick Regal entered racing service and became quite a challenger to the other namesakes. To reflect the positivism and build interest Buick top-brass decided to produce a performance production vehicle for the public. The Buick Grand National was born and the face of American automotive performance history changed forever. A downsized Regal appeared for 1978 with Buick's new 196 cu in (3.2 L) V6 engine as standard equipment and a new version of the venerable 231 cu in (3.8 L) V6 as an option (which became standard in 1980). Initially a 3-speed manual transmission was standard but an automatic later replaced this. This model lasted 9 years and helped give the Regal an unexpected reputation for performance. Nevertheless it was still hampered (from a performance perspective) by a soft suspension small wheels and tires and the unavailability of a manual transmission (in later years) largely because the intermediate personal luxury market was the Regal's intended target not the sports car segment.The 1978 Regal was noteworthy as it could be equipped with a 3.8 L Turbocharged V-6 engine with automatic transmission. Versions were offered with either a 2-bbl or a 4-bbl carburetor. The Buick LeSabre was also available with the turbocharged engine. The only other turbocharged cars available in the U.S. market in 1978 were imports from Saab and the Porsche 930. The Turbo Regal also included a firm handling suspension with larger tires and sport wheels.A facelift in 1981 gave the Regal an aerodynamic profile helping make it possible for the car to compete on the NASCAR racing circuit where it enjoyed several decent seasons and won the NASCAR manufacturers title in 1981 and 1982. V8s for street use were still available but had shrunk to 265 cu in (4.3 L) (1980 and 1981 only Pontiac built) and the V6 was rapidly gaining popularity. In 1982 a new Century appeared on the front-wheel drive A-body but the former rear-wheel drive Century sedan and wagon were not discontinued. These models were simply rebadged as Regals and for the first time the name appeared on a full model lineup. The wagon was discontinued after 1983 and the sedan dropped from the lineup the next year. From 1986 to 1987 the 5.0 L Olds 307 V8 was available as an option. The 3.8 2-bbl V6 was standard. The 200-4R overdrive transmission was an option with either engine. and National T-Type and GNX.T-Type Regal coupes aimed at the performance market appeared at this time. In 1982 the Regal Grand National debuted. Named for the NASCAR Grand National racing series it came with a naturally aspirated 4.1 L V6 engine with 125 hp (93 kW) at 4000 rpm and 205 lb•ft (278 N•m) of torque at 2000 rpm or an optional turbocharged version with 175 hp (130 kW) at 4000 rpm and 275 lb•ft (373 N•m) of torque at 2600 rpm. Only 215 Regal Grand Nationals were produced in 1982 and it is believed that just 16 of these were actually turbocharged. The Buick Sport Coupe also came with the turbocharged engine of which only 2022 were produced. There was no Grand National in 1983 only a T-Type model; 3732 were produced (190 hp (140 kW) at 1600 rpm and 280 lb•ft (380 N•m) of torque at 2400 rpm).In 1984 the Grand National returned in all black paint. The turbocharged 3.8 L became standard and was refined with sequential fuel injection and boasted 200 hp (150 kW) at 4400 rpm and 300 lb•ft (407 N•m) of torque at 2400 rpm. Only 5204 Turbo Regals were produced that year only 2000 of which were Grand Nationals.In 1986 a modified engine design with intercooling boosted the performance even further; in 1987 it reached 245 hp (183 kW) and 355 lb•ft (481 N•m) of torque. Buick dropped the T-Type package for Regal in 1987. There were only 7896 Turbo Regals produced in 1986. In 1987 when Turbo Regals reached their peak in popularity a total of 27590 Turbo Regals were produced through December.Model year 1987 also offered a lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option. Only 1547 of this variant were produced. They were painted black and treated to the same blackout package as the Grand National including bumpers grille headlight and taillight trim. The differences between a WE4 and the Grand National were the interior trim package wheels exterior emblems aluminum bumper supports and aluminum rear brake drums as opposed to the Grand National's cast iron. The rear spoiler was only available as a dealer installed option. 1987 was the only year that the LC2 Turbo option was available on any Regal making it possible to even see a Limited with a vinyl landau roof and a power bulge turbo hood.For the final year 1987 Buick introduced the GNX at $29000. Produced by McLaren/ASC Buick underrated the GNX at 276 hp (206 kW) and a very substantial 360 lb•ft (488 N•m) of torque. This was created so as to be "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals" as the next model year converted the chassis to front-wheel drive which Buick engineers admitted would not be able to put down that much power. Changes made included a special Garrett turbocharger with a ceramic-impeller blowing through a more efficient intercooler and a "CERMATEL (Ceramic/Aluminum) coated" pipe connecting the intercooler to the engine. A GNX specific EEPROM low-restriction exhaust with dual mufflers reprogrammed Turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a custom torque converter and transmission cooler and unique differential cover/panhard bar included more of the performance modifications. Exterior styling changes include vents located on each front fender 16-inch black mesh style wheels with VR-speed rated tires and deletion of the hood and fender emblems. The interior changes of the GNX included a serial number on the dash plaque and a revised instrument cluster providing analog Stewart-Warner gauges including an analog turbo boost gauge. The GNX was claimed as the fastest production sedan ever built at that time. GNX #001 is currently owned by Buick and sometimes makes appearances at car shows around the US. The GNX had a ladder bar that ran from the mid-section of the car to the rear axle to increase traction. This is also the reason why a GNX will lift the rear end up during a hard launch.The stealthy appearance of the all-black GNX and Grand National coupled with the fact that the Grand National was initially released during the height of Star Wars fever earned it the title Darth Vader Car (Car and Driver covered the GNX model's introduction with the headline "Darth Vader your car is ready" a phrase more recently attributed to the Maybach Exelero). The line was also used with the 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS years after the GNX was discontinued.The Grand National returned briefly to the headlines in 2003 when actor Sean Penn's car was stolen with several guns inside. In addition actress Carmen Electra bought her then rock star husband Dave Navarro a 1987 Grand National as a present. A 1987 GNX is featured in the new video game midnight club Los Angeles.The Grand National was recently seen in the Fast and Furious 4. During the opening scene Vin Diesel drives a 1984 Buick Regal that was modified in order to look like a Grand National. The car also had several aftermarket parts added to its body so that the car resembled a GNX. 1987 Buick Turbo Regal?"At the risk of ruffling feathers of some I'll try and clarify the "Turbo T" package as Buick marketed it in 1987. Despite Buick dropping the T-Type designation for 1987 all the cosmetic and suspension options common to the T-Type were made available for any 1987 Regal with the standard 3.8-Liter V6. They did this by offering a "T" Package (option code Y56). This "T" Package consisted of the Touring Suspension; Leather wrapped Sport Steering Wheel Turbo aluminum wheels Eagle GT Tires Fast Ratio Power Steering Gas Shocks and "T" ornamentation. For those who also wanted the black trim from the previous T-Type model Buick offered the Exterior Sport Package (option code WO2). The WO2 option was available on any Regal regardless of the engine. Now if you wanted a Regal with a turbo engine you ordered the "Turbo Package" (option LC2). This package automatically included the "T" package (but not the WO2 Package). What you ended up with was a Regal with the "Turbo" and "T" Packages. Many have chose to call these cars "Turbo T's". However no where in Buick's literature was there ever any mention of the term "Turbo T" until Buick released Product Information Bulletin 87-031 on November 15 1986 entitled "Regal WE4 Turbo "T" Package. This bulletin announced the release of the WE4 as a "Special Turbo T Package" and made numerous references to the term Turbo T as unique to the WE4. Here is a direct quote from this bulletin: "The WE4 Turbo 'T' Package will enable you to merchandise a car that is similar in appearance and yet lighter in weight than today's Grand National. This reduction in weight theoretically makes the Turbo T faster than a Grand National and for a lower price." So a 1987 Turbo Regal without the WE2 Grand National or WE4 Turbo T option packages really had no unique name. It was merely a Regal with the Turbo Package or a Turbo Regal if you will. Now having said all that it certainly is no great sin to call a Turbo Regal a "Turbo T" because it's convenient to do so. It's just not technically correct." --RK

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Here at Grant Motors we have become the largest volume independent dealer in SW Florida by selling great vehicles at great prices and following that up with great customer service. We fully inspect safety check and service every vehicle we sell for your peace of mind. We have made every effort to make your vehicle purchase a worry and risk-free experience. We are not happy until you are happy. With a specialty vehicle like this Grand National we have made every effort to describe to you all known defects and point out in our descriptions the pertinent issues that affect the vehicle. However please remember you are bidding on a 1987 car. This is a beautiful car but we are not claiming zero imperfections. The value is reflected inour asking priceand all items have been taken into consideration when determininga fair market value for this very rare automobile.You can see from our feedback that 100% POSITIVE feedback is our goal andalsoour results. So please call me Danny at 239-321-0525 I am available all auction. Leave a message if I do not answer and I assure you I will return your call as fast as I possibly can. This is the kind of car that only comes along once in a very blue moon. What are you waiting for? Buy it now andenjoy it for ever.

Now for some legal stuff................

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Please call Danny at 239-321-0525 with questions. A $1000.00 DEPOSIT VIA PAYPAL IS REQUIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE END OF THE AUCTION. Payment in full is required within 7 days of the end of the auction. Cash or certified/clear funds are required.We add a $298.98 dealer fee to the final sales price of every vehicle sold on ebay. This fee covers the costs incurred for all the administrative duties necessary and legally required to finalize the sale.

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