While looking at the great assortment of
classic cars and trucks we happened on a great classic Buick Grand National owned by Dan Meador. Dan was gracious and let us get some information and pictures of this quality General Motors Muscle
The Buick Grand National is a Buick Regal based rear wheel drive
vehicle with its heart being a 231 cubic inch overhead valve V6 that has been turbocharged and intercooled. The Grand Nationals
were produced from 1984 to 1987, with the 1987’s production being a little over 20,000 units of this unique classic
muscle car. Dan has taken his Buick from the stock 245 horse power capable of mid thirteen second quarter mile times
to a ground pounding 512 horse power which takes the Grand National though the quarter mile in eleven point five seconds and
trap speeds of one hundred fifteen miles per hour.
The turbo charged V6 is mated to a four-speed overdrive automatic
transmission. The Grand National’s days were numbered by Buick's retreat
from overt performance toward "premium" cars like the 1988 front-drive Regal.
The interior is factory stock with the exceptions of a few gages
that let you know this is a special Grand National. The Darth Vader Black paint scheme and two-tone black and light gray interior
truly make this car stand out as something special.
Dan purchased the Grand National in 1997 and had it painted
as original in March of 1998. Hafer Park has so much shade that it is hard to truly show this cars beauty by the shaded pictures.
Even the truck of this Great Oklahoma Classic shows that Buick wanted you to know this is a TURBO CHARGED CAR!
At the time of production this was the uutimate muscle car of its time.
The Buick Grand National has 108.1-inch
wheelbase with an overall length of 200 inches. The muscle car weighs in at about 3440 pounds.
Dan tells us this car is a blast to drive
and that the turbo is addictive! He takes this great Buick to many local car
shows and to an occasional race at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble. He especially
enjoys the Annual Buick – Ford Shootout, which occurs each October.
The Cimarron Starlite Cruisers appreciate
Dan Meador for sharing his classic 1987 Buick Grand National and for being our Great Oklahoma Classic for June 2009! Thank