For Sale: 1987 Buick Grand National in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1987 Buick Grand National

For 21 years before NASCAR started selling naming rights in 1971, its top stock-car racing championship was known as the Grand National, and the name lingered in public usage long after the series officially became the Winston Cup. Ten years later, Darrell Waltrip raced factory-backed Buick Regals to claim back-to-back championships in 1981 and '82. So, it was in keeping with division general manager Lloyd Reuss's thrust to move Buick's image from a maker of cushy "doctors' cars" to something more youthful and exciting when it unveiled the first Regal Grand National at NASCAR's 1982 Daytona 500.

For consignment a 1987 Buick Grand National, named for the NASCAR series prior to it becoming the Winston Cup. A square and rectangle iconic design all dressed up in menacing black. Exterior is in nice condition, the interior is good, and the engine is strong. It's all looking good for this 43,597 title verified 1987 example, a true classic in the NASCAR sense.

Exterior
Literally all black drapes this car from stem to stern, leading with the slightly raked back front egg crate grille, square headlights (dual duals) with black bezels, and a nice body matching front bumper below. A slightly bumped hood, more black window trimmings around original glass, well minded gaps at the doors and steel panels, and a nifty small opera window for the B pillar. Another body matching rear bumper with uncracked filler panels, and above a small integrated into the trunk lid spoiler. Racy but tasty, a sedan you can take for a night on the town or run against some competition if you are feeling frisky. 15-inch polished wheels add some bling to the bottom and blackwall BF Goodrich tires are wearing these wheels all around. Sinister, stylish and sexy all in one ebony package.

Interior
Very nice and very racy with high back buckets in velour broadcloth with light gray tuck and roll inserts, and black bolsters surrounded by black piping. A rear bench with the same design, and these all float in a sea of black carpet which is very clean and like new. Door panels and dash as well as center console are formed from gray/black carpet, molded plastic and some more crushed velour in gray tones. A square and rectangle dash in gray with a black panel for the instruments fronts an original steering wheel. The dash is very clean and well preserved. Doors show power window and power door lock toggles, and in the center of the seats, the console houses the shift lever, and a square glovebox. A digital radio panel hovers above the console and mounts into the center of the dash along with a Boost controller and Scan Master readout. Leading up to the headliner we note an aftermarket boost gauge on the driver's A-pillar and then above hangs a slightly sagged gray felt headliner. The only fault noted in the interior is a crack in the dash at the speaker grille, otherwise all else is showroom.

Drivetrain
A flip of the hood, and a nifty BUICK logo with Turbocharged moniker silk screened into the hood liner hovers above the beautifully preserved engine. It is all original, all numbers matching and presents as a 3.8-liter V6 turbo that pumps 245 horses. It has an intercooler for the turbo and is fed by EFI. A numbers matching 200R4 4-speed automatic is behind this turbo mill, and in back, a 10-bolt 8.5 inch posi rear axle with 3.42 gears is on. All looking just fab and ready to smoke the competition.

Undercarriage
Under is all rust free, and well preserved with solid floor pans and toe kicks, frame, and near drip free bottom end of the engine and transmission. Independent suspension with coil springs upfront, along for the ride are power disc brakes. On the back this suspension is a 4 link with coil springs, and power drums are along for this ride. The exhaust is a Hooker Aerochamber setup.

Drive-Ability
Hopping in, I felt like I was at Daytona but with a tuxedo on ready to go out to an expensive dinner and be driven by a chauffeur. Racy mixed with class and she fired right up and accelerated very nicely with the inter-cooled turbo. Braking was nice and straight, and handling was snappy with a great ride. All functions were working, and A/C even blew cold.

The best of this car is in two different coats. Don a black overcoat for a night on the town, and the other a black mask for a night at the track. It's nice to have both, and all in very nice condition. The engine is very clean and original, and the suspension works wonderfully. Someone will be a proud owner and have good fun to boot!

VIN DECODE
1G4GJ117XHP458642
1-USA
G-General Motors
4-Buick
G-G Body
J-Regal
1-2 Door Hardtop
1-Manual Belts
7-LC2 3.8L V6 Turbo 245hp
X-Check Digit
H-1987
P-Pontiac, MI Assy Plant
458642-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Buick Grand National
  • Listing ID: CC-1594585
  • Price: $58,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Grand National
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:43597
  • Stock Number:3907
  • VIN:1G4GJ117XHP458642

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