This excellent example of the 1984 Grand National is a one owner car that we took delivery of in the summer of 1984. There were only 2,000 Grand National’s built in 1984. Car was a daily driver for four years and then was only driven in the summer occasionally after that. All maintenance was done as required since we planned on keeping this vehicle for many years. This vehicle has always been stored inside and has not been driven in the winter since 1989. Since the car was driven in northern Indiana, we had the dealer apply the Chrysler life time rust proofing to the car before taking delivery. We just don’t have time to drive and enjoy the car and are ready for someone else to enjoy this great car. It is a lot of fun to drive and handles great. This may be the only Grand National with the twin red pinstripes along the top of the fender line. We had those added by the dealer before we took delivery of the car to set it apart from other Grand Nationals.
In 1991, I took the car in to have the limited slip differential oil changed and checked out because it was grabbing and releasing when turning corners on concrete or pavement. When I got the car back from the Buick dealer, I had lost compression on one cylinder from the mechanics “test drive”. They did correct the limited slip issue, but I had a new problem that they would not take responsibility for. The car was stored until 2000 when I had a GM certified mechanic do an engine overhaul. The engine was completely gone through top to bottom. The car had 93,000 miles on it at this time. Since then the water pump was replaced in 2006 at 96,548 miles. The car now has 96,887 miles as I only get it out to clean it and drive it a few miles every year.
Since it is all original, it has some items that will need some attention, mainly the front and back plastic bumper fillers. The plastic material used for these has reached the end of its life and began cracking two years ago. If you pressed on it last summer, the pieces would crack completely through, and this summer, they began falling out. Replacements are readily available for these and are not difficult to install. We have chosen to show it as is, all original and let the new owner take care of this. I did however have a new headliner installed this summer since the foam backing on the original failed and allowed the material to fall. One other note, no one was ever allowed to smoke in this car.
Car also has a custom fit car cover that is included along with storage bag that has been used to cover the vehicle while in storage.
Car is equipped the following options: Grand National Package consisting of:
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