Buick Grand National Model Overview
Buick Grand National Cars
1987 Grand National
my 87 grand nation want start. u can spray starting fluid in it.. it will crank and cut off
Where Is The MAPS Flow Sensor Located
MAPS Sensor On A 1984 Grand National
Where is the MAPS Sensor located?
1987 Gn, Has No Spark And I Only Have 5.1volts To Both The Cam And Crank Se...
this is a used car i'm repairing, 1987 buick grand national3.8l turbo. none of the coils have spark, i put in a new ignition module on the base of the coils and have power to the module. the check eng...
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I have a 86 Buick Grand National which has a bad piston and causing me to lose compression in a cylinder. I'm looking for a great mechanic that knows what they are doing. I'm located in the Temecu...
Buick Grand National Overview
The first year Buick offered the Grand National was 1982. It was a two-tone dark grey and light grey paint scheme, and the turbocharged engine was an option very few of these cars were built with. The Grand National model was not offered in 1983.
In 1984, the Grand National returned, this time in the all-black color scheme that's become its signature. Electronic fuel injection was offered for the first time with the turbo V6 engine.
In 1986 and 1987, an intercooler was added to the engine package, which raised the output to a dramatically underrated 235 hp. This is the version on which the legend is based. For domestic U.S. production, the Grand National (and the non-black turbo Regal versions) was the fastest accelerating American car you could buy. Yes, faster than the Camaro, the Mustang, and the Corvette (although with modifications, all of those competitors could be made considerably faster).
In addition to the Grand National, in 1987 Buick did a limited production run of 547 specially prepped Grand Nationals that were badged as the "GNX." Due to its limited production numbers, the GNX became more of a collector's car, although the performance tweaks it received made it even faster than the standard Grand National. Contrary to popular conception, the GNX was originally built with a single turbocharger, despite what you might have heard about someone's buddy's uncle's best friend who had a twin-turbo GNX that had a bazillion horsepower, etc.
I own a 1986 Regal T-type and a 1987 WE4. While neither of these cars should be called a Grand National, very few non-owners are aware that there were other turbo Regals. I'm sorry for not properly citing my sources, but perhaps someone else will submit supporting or disagreeing information?
For further info, check out www.gnttype.org or visit www.turbobuicks.com.