For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Grand National
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: 2 door coupe
Options: Cassette Player
Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Cylinders: 6
Disability Equipped: No
For sale is the 1986 Buick Grand National which I have owned for 2 decades. This car has much emotional value and has been in the family for a very long time. The only reason I am selling it is because I am in need of a pickup truck for work. It is far from perfect but we made every effort to give it the power it deserves while maintaining it as close to stock as possible (i.e. no crazy upgrades, just ones that made sense). Vehicle has never been raced. All of the following engine work has less than 3000 miles on it.
GN1 Upgrade Kit from Poston Enterprises:
Champion Roller Rockers. Champion GN1 Heads. Hi-Per Rebuild Kit with Forged Pistons and 030 rings. Rod and main bearings. Head bolts. Valve covers. Valve seals. Oil pump booster plate. Timing cover. 40lbs injectors. Special computer chip for fuel injectors. TE44C turbo charger. Turbo oil feed line. 65mm plenum. 65mm throttle body. Duttweiler neck. Exhaust down pipe. All of this was done along with a full rebuild of the original engine block. Also, transmission fully rebuilt, driveshaft fully rebuilt, rear axle service, new brakes, new tires, new aluminum wheels, new suspension including coil springs, new 3 inch aluminum radiator for cooling. And of course, a torque strap, new coil, wires, spark plugs, water pump, timing chain kit, etc....
The only body work I have done on the car is replace them awful bumper fillers that flake and fall apart with upgraded fiberglass fillers. The trunk lid has about a 3 inch by 1/2 inch section of rust. The remainder of the body is in excellent condition.
I installed the VDO gauges on the pillar, speed overlay on the cluster. Seats and interior is original. Dash has a 5 inch section that is pulling up and should be relatively easy to repair. The T tops are original and do not leak. The headliner needs some adhesive. The little chrome strip across the dash is pealing.
All the engine parts were powder coated to keep from dis coloring or peeling. The car runs like a rocket. Serious bidders only please. This car is available to be seen prior to auction end but be aware, this car has never been abused nor will it be as long as I own it, so please do not think you are coming to take it out and rip up the asphalt on my watch... Any questions are welcome. $250 non refundable deposit within 48 hours of auction ending. Buyer arranges pickup or shipping, I am more than willing to accomodate meeting the transport or anything of that nature.
Buick Grand National for Sale
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Auto blogWed, 24 Jul 2013 11:57:00 EST
A Nice, New Buick Aims For Middle Of The Road
Any time someone describes some portion of a car or a driving experience as being "nice," I want to either A) throttle them or B) run as fast and as far as I can from that vehicle. "Nice" is among the most insidious words in the English language - at best it's vague, and at worst, it conveys the exact opposite of its literal meaning. Yet it seems to be used with damnable frequency when it comes to verbally illustrating vehicles. "It looks really nice," or "These seats feel nice," or, heaven forefend, "It's got a nice ride," are all windy signifiers of absolutely nothing resembling a concrete opinion. "Nice" is the adjectival equivalent of meekly smiling and nodding your head.
Of course, I'm as guilty as the next person of having thrown English's least powerful descriptor around. There's even a chance that, rant aside, you'll catch me making nice in reviews to come. That's fine, but you should know that when you stumble upon such usage, past or future, that you've found a sentence in which I'm simply applying a bare minimum of effort to the task.
Inside Line reports Buick is planning to bring back some of the more storied names from the company's past, including the Grand National, GNX and the T-Type. Those cars rose to prominence in the 1970s and '80s to become performance legends of their day.
The new models will reportedly make use of the rear-wheel drive platform that currently underpins the Cadillac ATS and all would arrive as sedans - according to an unnamed source familiar with the initiative. Odds are the T-Type and the Grand National would share a driveline, with honest money being on a new twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 as the engine of choice. Word has it the mill will be good for anywhere from 350 to 400 horsepower.
That leaves only the GNX. Inside Line seems to think that machine could get down the road with some help from the all-new GM LT1 small-block V8. The engineers behind the ATS platform have already told us the engine bay is large enough for to accommodate the big eight pot, and since GM is most certainly working on an ATS-V, a slightly less powerful, less luxurious Buick iteration makes some kind of sense. We can't wait to see these things in the light of day.
Here we have a concept in the true sense of the term. The Buick Riviera you see here - the name of which was last used in production back in 1999 - is said to preview Buick's future styling direction, which means we should expect to see more flowing body shapes to go along with new versions of the marque's classic waterfall grille design. Oh, and we don't believe there's a single porthole in sight.
Powered by Buick's so-called dual-mode wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system (we'll stick with the W-PHEV acronym) that allows the car to be charged wirelessly just by driving atop a special charging mat on the ground, the car's powertrain is just as futuristic as its exterior shape.
Other high-tech bits include holographic projections on the windshield showing the driver what's around him, with input coming from 10 high-res cameras and 18 micro high-precision sensors. The car also sports 4G wireless connectivity so that its occupants are always connected.