1987 Buick Regal (Regal Grand National, GNX) | Conceptcarz.com

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The Buick Grand National was based on a engine, rear drive platform. It was given the name National’ for its connection to the NASCAR series. Under the hood was a and intercooled V6 231 cubic-inch engine 245 horsepower.

There was a four-speed transmission with power disc brakes with at the rear.

Partway through the run of the Grand Nationals, Buick a limited run of 547 specials, called the They were built by and powered by a high-performance Garrett with a ceramic impeller, intercooler, revised engine calibration, high performance valving and free-flow exhaust. this potent powerplant, rose to over 275 and torque was at 360 lb-ft.

Completing the package larger tires, special wheels, rear axle arm and panhard bar, plus frame stiffening were fare for the beefed-up GNX package. was a full load of factory additional front fender to aide in engine cooling, and an gauge instrument panel and package.

This GNX has a mere 56 miles showing on its odometer. The car has in single family ownership new, and was part of a highly Pennsylvania-based collection. IT retains its window sticker, affixed to the side window.

It is painted in and fitted with comfort that include power door locks and seats, steering, cruise control, and air conditioning.

In 2009, this GNX was offered for sale at the Sports of Monterey auction in Monterey, presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to for $80,000-$100,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $77,000 buyer’s premium.

By Daniel | Dec 2009

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There only 547 examples of the McLaren GNX models ever built, and were one of the fastest production built in the 1980s. A larger intercooler and external body/wheel separated it from the Regal GN The Buick Regal GNX could reach 13 second quarter-mile and driving home on the highway the air conditioning on while maintaining 23

Frequently sharing the same and power-train as the Century, the Buick was a mid-size vehicle that was by General Motors’ Buick from 1973 through Slow to react to develop in the priced mid-size personal market, Buick wanted to to compete against the Olds Supreme, the Grand Prix and the Carlo.

The Regal was introduced in as a top line coupe located in the GM A-body line, the Century. same year also the unveiling of the first major of the GMs intermediate A-body design 1968. This was also the major restyling for the intermediate G-body that was used in the Monte Carlo and the Grand

The original Regal shared the and rear styling of the Century, subtle distinctions separated and included differing grilles and lenses. The same ‘Colonnade’ hardtop roofline and greenhouse shared with the Grand Monte Carlo, Cutlass and the lower-priced Buick Century coupe. The newly fashionable windows were also in the Buick Regal rather the traditional roll-down windows.

A new Colonnade sedan was debuted in until 1977, while the hardtop coupe was featured in the line in 1973.

More Regal interiors were to be much more luxurious lesser Century models and wood-grain trim on both and door panels, and notchback seats with center with velour, cloth or upholstery, and door-pull straps. A split bench seat armrest was featured as an available and for 1976 and 1977 the coupe the S/R option with included bucket seats with upholstery.

Very minimal were made for the first years. A substantial facelift was to the coupe only in 1976, the kept the original sheetmetal 1973 through 1977. changed included square that were recently and were horizontally-mounted on coupes, and on sedans.

Standard equipment in 1973 and the Buick’s 350 in³ (5.7L) V8 was made from 1975 through while the larger 455 cubic-inch V8 was in 73 and 74 only. Previously offered on the from 1964 through the 231 cubic V6 engine from became standard for both and Century models beginning in Buick Regal‘s and became the only mid-sized to offer V6 engines from to 1976.

In 1975, the Century was dropped from the Regal

Showcasing a newer version of venerable 231 in³ (3.8L) V6, a downsized appeared in 1978 and lasted for the nine years. Giving an reputation for performance, the Regal was unfortunately held back a soft suspension, the unavailability of a transmission and small wheels and This was mainly due to the fact the Regal was targeting the intermediate luxury market rather the sports car segment.

A new, profile was given to the Buick in 1981 along with a needed facelift. This prepared the Regal for competition on the racing circuit. As the V6 was growing in V8s for street use were still but they had shrunk to 265 in³ (4.3L). A new appeared on the market in 1982 and was on the front-wheel drive A-body, but the sedan and wagon, former wheel drive were not

Re-badged as Buick Regals, new models were featured for the time with the name on a model lineup. A 307ci V8 was offered as an option in 86 and 87.

Aiming at the market, T-Type Regal were showcased in 81. This was in comparison to the introduction of the Regal National, named for the NASCAR National racing series was featured in 1982. With a 4.1 V6 with 125 hp or an optional 180 hp turbocharged 3.8 V6 the Grand National didn’t again until 1984.

standard, the turbocharged 3.8 continued to be with fuel injection and and in 1987, it reached 245 hp (182

A lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option, an rare option today, was in 1987 with only a of 1,547 units of this produced. Featuring the same package as the Grand National, units were painted including the bumpers, head grill and tail light The interior trim package, badging, aluminum bumper aluminum rear brake and the wheels were the main that set apart the base National and a WE4.

Gaining a as a modern muscle vehicle, the National was acquiring quite a status by 1985. Unfortunately the of the G-body was drawing to a close. The GNX was for its final year in 1987 at a premium.

Advertised as the ‘Grand to end all Grand Nationals,’ the GNX was under-rated by at 275 hp with a substantial 360 lbf-ft of The following years model the chassis to front wheel which wouldn’t be able to put that much power.

The was eventually pulled on the GNX as Buick want one if its own vehicles outperforming flagship, the Corvette. Though the cars of the 1960s had the power to the GNX, the tires of the time transform this into

Appearing on the GM W platform, a new Regal in 1988 in a version which departed and returned to the traditional style. Returning to the original being offered as a coupe and aimed specifically to the personal buyer, the new Regal became the front wheel model and had no performance option or edition. new model also did not have a V8 and the V6 no longer offered a turbocharger.

In the Regal once again had a sedan version that ran few changes for the next nine A Grand Sport appearance was added in 1991, and the Regal was in both base Customer and Limited trim lines. the vehicle some performance would differentiate it from the Cutlass Supreme and the Pontiac Prix, the 3.8 L V6 was unique to the Buick

In 1992, anti-lock brakes made a standard option on all but the Custom cars and the following the grille was redesigned. At the same an electronically-controlled automatic transmission and rear lights and bumper was

In 1994, the motorized seatbelts a standard, and a driver’s-side airbag was the new The Limited coupe was taken off the standard ABS was deleted on all models, with power windows. The year, the Buick Regal a brand new interior along dual airbags. Gaining an 35 hp in this large engine, 1996 was the final year of model, production remained the into 1997.

Only the coupe remained in 96.

Simply into versions of the same by 1997, both the Regal and the were built on the same W platform as the Pontiac Grand Chevrolet Impala and the Oldsmobile Mostly cosmetic difference the Regal and the Century, though the kept a longer length, and a sedan was the only model

The Regal was considered to be the up-market and featured larger engines with fancier trim, and a version of the 231 (3.8 L) V6. The Regal a variety of amenities that expansive interior space, a 8-speaker surround system, climate control, and heated seats, while the Century mainly a reliable, economy-based based upon the W-body. this version’s seven-year very few changes or updates made.

BUICK CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF REGAL

DETROIT – The of the Regal nameplate to the Buick goes back 40 years, but today, the Regal’s heritage as a mid-size luxury vehicle is as ever.

Introduced in 1973, the Regal, as it was originally called, as an upmarket model in the Century and one of GM’s first ‘personal cars. Designed wîth suspension characteristics and luxuries primarily at the driver, the ’73 coupe sold 91,557 helping Buick surpass its all-time sales record.

Launched wîth a standard 350 cu. in. V-8 the Regal would soon a niche as a powertrain innovator. one of the first to react to the initial oil embargo, the 1975 Buick was the only mid-size vehicle in the States to forego a standard V-8 in favor of a V-6.

‘The team was on the leading edge and to the need of more fuel-efficient said General Motors Center manager Greg ‘Engineers worked around the to get the V-6 program up and running in a fraction of the it typically took, while sure to retain Buick’s for reliability.’

Just a few years beginning wîth the 1978 Buick would lead a on turbocharging for better fuel This expertise would be used in creating Regals would be recognized as some of the powerful and significant cars of the

Buick Regal

Throughout four decades, and now in its generation, the Regal carries on its design, dynamic driving and powertrain leadership. Today’s is equipped wîth its most-powerful engine, a 2.0L turbocharged producing 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of To help make the most of in all driving conditions, it is also wîth advanced all-wheel-drive that incorporates an electronic differential and HiPer Strut suspension.

A 2.4L engine eAssist light electrification is also available, delivering ratings of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

today’s focus on all-passenger safety and technology, the latest comes standard wîth an color touch display IntelliLink in-vehicle connectivity. seating surfaces, heated seats and dual-zone automatic control are all standard. A host of new and camera-based safety features are including Rear Cross Alert, Lane Change Side Blind Zone Lane Departure Warning, Collision Alert and Collision Braking.

Generation 1 – 1973-1977 swooping body lines and windows were among fashion cues at the start of the luxury era. The 1975 was the only mid-size car in the Únited to come standard wîth an V-6 engine while maintaining V-8 performance.

Generation 2 – 1978-1987

Downsized the previous generation, the 1978 offered a 3.8-liter turbocharged making Buick the first brand to offer a turbocharged This ingenuity would the way for iconic Buick’s of the 80s including the desired Grand National and GNX.

Generation 3 – 1988-1996

the trend of scaled down in the Ú.S. the Regal’s third was again smaller and would in front wheel drive. would come from an all engine lineup including the 3800 V-6 engine.

Generation 4 –

Back to its roots, the 1997 again became an upmarket of the Buick Century. The ’97 Regal GS debuted wîth the first supercharged V-6, at 240 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Generation 5 –

After a brief hiatus, the would first return to the market for 2009, following a later in the Ú.S. A high-output, optimized GS model would for 2012. Introduced in 2013, the model is the first Regal to all-wheel-drive.

Combining sport handling wîth some of the power-dense and technically advanced in the brand’s history, the Regal is to attract younger, new buyers to

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