45,000 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
3.8L Turbo V6
245 hp @ 4400 rpm*
355 lb/ft torque @ 2800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.8 seconds
Top Speed: 124 MPH
*Base Price in 1987: $15,136


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The Regal Grand National included a 3.42 axle ratio, “performance tuned” Gran Touring suspension, “fast ratio” power steering, turbo boost gauge, exclusive “Grand National” interior with leather wrapped steering wheel, black bumpers, chrome plated steel wheels, decklid spoiler, and more
  • While the Grand National was available as early as 1982, it wasn’t until 1986 when it received a proper boost in power (previous models could barely touch 200hp). A redesigned intake manifold weighing only 12 lbs increased airflow by 10%, and a much needed intercooler was added
  • The intercooler helped provide the biggest boost in power. It allowed a more aggressive computer tune, as the cooler air significantly reduced the chance of detonation. The intercooler is capable of 27lbs per minute of airflow (350 cubic feet per minute)
  • A famous Car and Driver road test from 1986 claimed a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds for the Grand National. This was unusually fast – much faster than Grand Nationals from previous years. Uncertain, Car and Driver performed some calculations that confirmed their suspicions: the Grand National prototype they road tested was producing upwards of 290 horsepower. Industry professionals at the time later admitted that the prototype car had its engine computer “tweaked” among other things. This was a common practice for carmakers at the time
  • The Grand National came with a speedometer that maxed out at a hysterical 85 MPH, either because Buick’s engineers missed it, or they simply left it there for cost saving reasons
  • The best way to confirm a Regal is truly a Grand National is by opening the trunk. Look for a paper decal mounted on the underside of the trunk lid – this decal shows the VIN and codes for the factory options the car came with. A Grand National must have the option “WE2”. For 1987, the 8th character in the VIN should be a “7”, signifying the 3.8L “LC2” turbo engine
Key Model Year Changes:
  • Final year of the Grand National
  • The Turbo engine (referred to as “LC2”) had its engine management reprogrammed for a slight increase in power to 245hp and 355 ft/lbs torque (vs last years 235hp/330 ft lbs)
  • The grille was redesigned with more spacing between the bars
Seller Notes:
  • Garage kept
  • 45k original miles
  • Call for more info


  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)


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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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