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Yeah, I'm considering some 2 1987 Grand Nationals at the moment. One of them will become my daily driver while I work on or sell my Mustang. Don't worry, I'll buy another Mustang if I sell mine. As some of you know my first car was an 86 Buick and I've always liked the styling. I was fishing for some comments here about the Grand Nationals. I did find a great turbo buick forum at www.turbobuick.com
They even have pop to the top! Oh My /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

Here are some pictures of the two cars I'm considering...

http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/cowboyfandan/slideshow?.dir=/87+GN&.view=t
http://www.groupawheels.com/GNFSERIES7.jpg
http://www.groupawheels.com/GNFSERIES4.jpg

Hmm, would you let a Buick participate in the next Corn Feed Burnout contest? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 

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Very cool cars. Used to know a couple of guys with them. ONe could runs high 10's with street tires and driven daily, the other was in the high 11's. If I could find one reasonably priced, I would get it in a heartbeat.
 

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Woot! You're going to have to come back up to IL and give me a ride again. Haha! A GN or T-Type will be my daily driver way after the Mach is finished....very cool cars. Good luck!
 

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No problem! Maybe if the next powertour scuttles through there we'll go all the way this time!
 

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Awesome cars! Love the look, the black, the chrome wheels, the speed the power. All this from a 3.8L buick. One of the nicer cars of its era.
 

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Very nice cars. A friend had one when I was up in DC. Insurance rates are out of sight, though. You'll eat tires like Wheaties....they are very easy to spin. Black is also a very good color for Florida sunshine /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
 

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ah come-on Midlife, you sound like you don't want me to have one!
 

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I do want you to have one, they are one of the fastest production cars ever made in the US. But there are downsides to owning one, just wanted to let you know.

If you do get it, I want a chance to drive it!!!
 

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Sure thing, but I want some ice cream!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
 

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I have heard great thinks about them...performance wise.
I can also say the one in the first link of pics with the slideshot looks mint!

Mike
 

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Ive heard they eat mass airflow sensors once in a while......but nice cars...
 

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Yes, and that can be fixed by adding a MAF from an LS1 or an LT. However, I'd also need something know as a translator so the sensor works with the Buick's computer. Easy swap really.
 

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I had an 84 turbo charged Regal. I belive the GN's came out a couple of years later and I always wished I had waited for one of them. Mine was a little different in that the dealer had ordered it for himself and it was loaded with everything. Car was a blast, and allowed me to outrun Bedford, NH cops on my way to work a couple of times. Could never keep gas it or tires in good condition. OH the good old days.
 
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