Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Turbo V6: 1985 Buick Grand National

This car comes as a tip from Jon who writes: Here is a 1985 Buick Grand National that looks reasonably we preserved for its 30+ years for not-stupid-money. When new, they gave the Corvette a run for it's money, and briefly, were the quickest US car made, turbo V6 and all.  Find this 1985 Buick Grand National offered for $10,900 in Sherman, TX via craigslist.

From the seller:
1985 Buick Grand National 
VIN: 1G4GK4791FP420057 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 82005 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
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1985 Buick Grand National. VIN 1G4GK4791FP420057. 82,005 actual miles (Carfax verified). 3.8 liter, Sequential Fuel Injected, Turbocharged V6 engine / 200-4R automatic transmission with overdrive. Power steering, power disc brakes, factory air-conditioning (does not blow cold), power windows, power door locks, tilt steering, bucket seats, center console with floor shift. Runs and drives good. Stops and steers well. Straight body, has been repainted (driver quality paint). Clean Carfax - no accidents reported. Original black / gray interior shows well. Original GN wheels look fine. Tires are in good shape. Great collector car with a huge following. 1985 was a low production year for the Grand National. 

**Please call us at 940-632-9454 to discuss the vehicle. **

Yes - WE TAKE TRADES. If you have a trade-in, please send photos of your trade, detailed information about your trade and the price you''re looking to get for your trade.

If you do not include this with your trade offer I will not respond.

All sales will be subject to document and state fees. All Texas residents will be subject to sales tax, document fees and state registration fees.

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  1. Had two turbo Buicks in the past - an 86 T-Type and an 87 Grand National. Still one of my favorite rides. The 84-85 Buicks don't have collectability factor as the 86-87 models because they weren't intercooled, plus the turbos were a bit smaller and mounted towards the rear of the engine. The 86-87 models are worth the wait/extra investment.

    1. Napoleon Dynamite voice - "Lucky!"
      I have always wanted one, non-t-top. They are out of my price range now. I always thought it would be cool to get a regal and build my own GNX

    2. Agreed! Mine didn't have T-Tops. My 79 Trans-Am, 84 Z-28 and 1993 Nissan 300ZX TT all did have T-Tops and that was ENOUGH for me.

  2. Too bad it's offered by a "rules are for schmucks" seller.

  3. An LS kinda diminishes the whole point of the GN, now, dont'cha think? Then it would be a "me, too!" LS-conversion, not at all unique.

  4. What about that 1962 Pontiac to the left side in the pic?

    1. I wondered the same thing. If you go to their website, its not horribly priced considering that it does run, is reasonably rust free. Needs paint and interior refresh, but those are getting hard to find.


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