For Sale: 1987 Buick Grand National in Mesa, Arizona

$43,995

Vehicle Description

Time to pay attention because this is a survivor-grade 1987 Buick Grand National with exceptionally low mileage. If that wasn't enough to get you sprinting for our contact info, just know this is a classic with direct ties to racing legends Kenny Bernstein and Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen.


You already know the legend. The blacked-out trim, the bulging hood, and the full-width ducktail spoiler, all give this car a look that demands respect. And all of this presents particularly well because this has been treated like a classic since day one. In fact, the paint's mirror black shine shows all signs of being the finish applied at the factory (the 7,718 original miles should tell you how little time this has spent out in the elements.) You can also tell the level of care this Grand National has seen just by the way the doors open and close just like they did when this one was picked up from the dealer. Then again, we're not even sure this ever went to a dealership, because the ownership chain starts with it being used as a promotional vehicle under drag racing legend and NASCAR team owner Kenny Bernstein. And the ownership chain even includes NHRA legend Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen!


The interior is just as factory original and well preserved as the exterior. The premium Grand National packaging means it's loaded with comfortable two-tone cloth buckets, and the Grand National logo embroidered in the headrests. The gray in the seats coordinates with the color on the door panels, dash, and headliner for a great-looking total package. All of this shows so little wear, it can be a blueprint for anyone wanting to restore one of these legends. You get plenty of features like factory air conditioning, power driver's seat, power windows, power locks, cruise control, power steering, and the original AM/FM/cassette stereo - all in perfect working order. There's even a period-correct cell phone still mounted in the center console for a retro cool appearance! You'll slip behind the three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, and it's designed to give you a clear view of the instrument panel. We love how the Regal's large horizontal speedometer now has a tach and turbo meter added to the display by GM. And just in case you needed a reminder of how special this is, the dash plaque tells you of its racing star history.


Under the hood is the beefy 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 that has made the Grand National a legend. This one is in the kind of top condition you'd expect from such a low mileage car. And while this is the original motor, the turbocharger has been upgraded in its lifetime. Lovers of originality will be happy to know the original one comes with the sale, but it's also great to dial in the extra power of this upgraded unit. This boosted motor and the quick-shifting four-speed automatic make for an explosive power combination at any speed. There's even disc brakes up front, a limited slip rear end, and newer Michelin Defenders tires at all four corners to keep you well in control of this beastly Buick on the road.


The sale comes complete with the original window sticker, warranty card, owner's manual, dyno sheet, and three folders of receipts. The is an exceptionally well-preserved legendary car owned by racing legends, so you know this classic is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss out, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1032137
  • Price:$43,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Grand National
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:7718
  • Stock Number:0050-PHX
  • VIN:1G4GJ1171HP442815