VERY CLEAN GRAND NATIONAL, ONLY 30K ORIGINAL MILES, ALL STOCK, GREAT CONDITION
Even 25 years after they went out of production, there's something special about the Buick Grand National. Maybe it's the fact that this otherwise plain-looking Buick was arguably the fastest accelerating car on the market, or maybe it's because they have just the right combination of performance and luxury, but whatever the case, this 1987 Grand National is still something special.
Most car guys know that when they see a black Buick, they need to be careful. Sure, after all this time there are faster cars, but if you're not paying attention, these cars will drop the hammer and not look back. And with modifications so insanely easy to do, it's rare to find a completely stock one like this 30,130 mile example. With a single repaint in the original black (what else?), it's the right choice for the Buick fan who doesn't want an ultra low-mile garage queen, but a big, bad Buick he can actually enjoy the way it was intended. It still looks intimidating, and every square inch of the bodywork is drenched in black paint, but that was entirely the point. It's brutal-looking. Owned by an enthusiast, you know it hasn't been wrecked or abused and that repaint is probably nicer than anything the factory ever managed on these, especially given GM's paint issues in the '80s. So what you're getting is a super clean but ready-to-enjoy Grand National that's exactly right for prowling the streets.
The interior is pure 1980s Buick plush, with gray cloth buckets and a console just to add a bit of sportiness. Truthfully, the two-tone seats are quite comfortable and the Grand National just eats up miles of highway on long cruises without wearing you out. There's an upgraded steering wheel with new center hub, a typical GM instrument panel with a cleverly-installed tachometer down in the lower corner, and a big T-handle shifter for the 200R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. No faux wood, no flashy colors, just a no-nonsense driver's compartment that seems to defy the years. The seats are in great shape, the carpets are protected by new Grand National floor mats, and unlike most GM cars of the period, the headliner is still thoroughly stuck to the roof. Everything was standard on the top-of-the-line GN, including A/C, power windows and locks, and a decent stereo, although this one has a later Sony AM/FM/cassette head unit in the dash today. It also claims a nice sized trunk that's ready for a road trip.
The legendary powerplant is a 3.8 liter turbo V6 that's famous for making torque at any speed. Once the boost comes up, these cars are almost impossible to catch and thanks to decades of development, good ones are virtually bulletproof today. This one doesn't have any aftermarket modifications, which is rare, and it bodes well for reliability and future values. The engine bay is quite tidy and it's pretty obvious that this car was never a daily driver in inclement weather. The A/C was converted to R134a refrigerant just a few months ago and there's a new water pump that was installed at the same time, so it's ready to rock. The exhaust system uses Flowmaster mufflers for a unique sound, and it really is clean under there. Flashy chrome Grand National wheels look great and wear 215/70/15 Yokohama radials.
These cars have always been formidable, but today collectors are noticing that good ones are scarce. This one offers you a choice: keep it stock or go crazy. All you have to do is call!
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- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Rear Defogger
- Tilt Wheel
- Interior Color
- Black & Gray
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