Sub Model: grand national
Exterior Color: Black
Model: Grand National
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: rwd
Albany, Kentucky, United States
NO RESERVE!!! HIGHEST BID WINS!!!
You are bidding on a 1987 Buick Grand National (WE2) hardtop. Excellent condition inside and out. 89,295 well cared for miles. Always garaged. High quality PPG repaint, very good show shine with lazer straight body with perfect fitment lines. Interior looks like new with no fading or cracks, headliner is tight. This GN is NOT the typical ragged out turbo buick you can't get out of the garage, it drives very tight. No rattles in the windows, no coolant or oil leaks. The factory boost gauge still works perfect, power windows/locks/trunk work like new. It runs very strong and shifts firm and quick. It pulls hard all the way through the rpm band with no missing or issues with the tune. Very tastefully modded with a high 10 to mid 11 sec combo. The car has been to the track a couple of times since the mods, it runs mid 11's at the currant boost of 21lb's making around 475-500 at the tire, plenty of power left, with the boost turned up the car would dip into the 10's. This is on pump gas, no alky with just a splash of 110 fuel. All parts have been matched to allow great performance with daily driving capabilities. Hydroboost brake upgrade. GNX style 16inch mesh wheels, Lauren Engineering groud effects. No wrecks or rust. If your looking for a turbo GN that you can drive and enjoy for a toy or investment this is it, fly in drive it home. You can be proud of this GN at any show or cruise night. Parts list below. Clean clear title in hand. I am selling this GN at No Reserve so bid to win. If you have 0 or negative feedback please contact me before bidding. Please have the funds in hand before you bid. The car is to be paid for in full within 5 business days of auction end in the form of cleared check, wire transfer or cash on pickup. I am willing to ship at the buyers expense. If you have any questions I can be reached at 606-278-3207. Thanks and good luck bidding.
K1 Crank & Rods
Ported heads & intake, Cometic gaskets
Billet main caps
GN1 T66 Turbo 4inch inlet, 44mm wastegate
206/206 Comp Cam
T&D 1.55 Roller Rockers
ATR 3" Stainless downpipe & Headers
Turbo Tweak chip
Walbro 340 fuel pump
Razors progressive Alky kit
Stretch Aluminum intercooler
Bagged rear suspension
Built 2004r with CK hard parts
Pro Torque 9.5 3200 Convertor
People are a weird sort. Even after registering over 70 recalls through the first three-quarters of 2014, General Motors saw its best Q3 results since Jimmy Carter was in the White House, registering over 2.4 million global sales between June and September on the back of strong results in the US and China.
US sales were marshaled by good results for GM's pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, which bumped the manufacturer's truck market share to 35.6 percent, up nearly three points from Q1 2014. Buick has seen healthy growth as well, with the Encore dominating its segment for the sixth month running.
It was China, though, that really bolstered GM's sales, as the company's efforts to top last year's record-setting 3.16 million units continued apace. Small SUV sales saw massive growth, with Encore, Chevrolet Trax and Captiva figures jumping 90 percent in Q3. Brand-wise, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick all saw sales gains in the PRC, with each recording double-digit year-over-year jumps. Cadillac sales alone were up 63 percent compared to the first nine months of 2013.
General Motors may have parred down its brand portfolio, but it still has more under its umbrella than most. That's why, while a company like Ford might market the same vehicle under its own name in markets around the world, GM uses different brands in different markets. But no two are aligned quite as closely as Opel in Europe and Buick in the United States and China.
What we know here as the Buick Regal is sold overseas as the Opel Insignia. Our Encore is their Mokka. Verano? Astra sedan. But one thing we don't get here is the Opel Adam. The diminutive city car is GM's take on the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500, Citroën DS3 et al. Launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Opel Adam is named after the company's founder (like an ironic thumbing of the nose to the Ferrari Enzo). But while it's sold, like most Opels, in the UK as a Vauxhall, the prospect of it porting over to Buick seems slim to none. Right?
Sorta. While the Adam isn't likely to come Stateside, the latest reports (as yet unconfirmed by GM) suggest that The General is planning to sell the Adam in China where the Buick brand is also a strong seller. Local production could ensue, with prices targeting the Fiat 500 and engines - according to CarNewsChina.com - to include inline-fours displacing 1.2 and 1.4 liters with 69 and 100 horsepower, respectively.
A few months ago I drove the 2014 Buick LaCrosse and wrote up a First Drive review of it. For all of my quibbles with that sedan (and I had a fair number), I understand that it speaks to the heart of what new Buick loyalists like in a car; it's roomy, has a cushy ride and is as placid as a summer's morning at highway speeds.
Those qualities, while undeniably desirable, don't mean a whole lot to me personally. I prefer sedans that conjure up words like "nimble," "punchy" or even "raucous" on occasion. So, directionally, the high-performance GS version of the 2014 Buick Regal is more my cup of tea than any other car in the company's current range.
In fact, I'd already come to know the Regal GS from its 2012 model year introduction, and grown more than a little fond of the sporting sedan in its original front-wheel-drive, six-speed-manual guise. The fast, sweet-handling car with well-sorted controls may have suffered from a slight identity crisis in terms of pricing (and may still), but it was undeniably fun to drive. So, when I heard that the GS was coming to market for 2014 with optional all-wheel drive (albeit only in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission), I was stoked to have another go and concentrated my driving impressions on the AWD car.