Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear. The heart of the beast is a 3.8 liter turbocharged V6 that’s legendary for its Corvette-threatening performance. Of course, upgrades are only a phone call away and this one was rebuilt only 436 miles ago, and it was designed for upgrades. There’s an upgraded turbo, larger inlet and outlet tubes to keep it fed, and a custom SD chip to make it all work like the factory designed it. When you turn the key, this one barks to life easily and idles, well, like a Buick should. It still exhales through a custom exhaust system that sounds amazing if you open the cut-outs and the 200R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission still snaps through the gears with authority. Moser axles and 3.42 gears get you into the boost quickly so the GN always feels ready to strike, and even though it’s a Buick, the suspension is buttoned-down enough to make even twisting roads fun thanks to Bilstein shocks and a Hotchkis rear sway bar. This one wears shiny Torque Thrust wheels that look great and are fitted with big 215/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear performance radials.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
See listing: 1987 Buick Grand National (from August 28, 2016)