1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo WH1 Designer Series RARE Documented Grand National

Price: US $16,950.00 Item location: Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Grand National
  • SubModel: T-Type
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: WH-1 T-Type Turbo
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 87,145
  • VIN: 1G4GK4778GP441973
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Engine size: 3.8 SFI Turbo LC2 V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Buick Grand National T-Type

1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo in absolutely beautiful unrestored condition. This is an extremely rare WH-1 designer series T-type, nly 463 made. It comes from the factory with the LC2 3.8 SFI V6 Turbo Grand National engine. I do have documentation tied to this vehicle from Buick Motor Division circa 1991 supporting this, s well as the window sticker, aintenance records, wner's manuals, ealer stock key tag, riginal GM keys, ock knock-outs and warranty info from new car delivery. The car has had one repaint, ut that's about it. It's a true survivor, nd is collector quality with all supporting documentation from the day it was new. 87k original unrestored miles, nd the car shows nicer than many I have seen with less than half of the mileage. It also sports a dealer-installed non power (pop-up style) sunroof. It's very reliable and can be driven anywhere, t's in nicer condition than the pictures show. It is mostly original, ith just some general modifications made for reliability and maintenance. It runs and drives down the road beautifully and makes the power and torque you would expect from a Turbo Regal. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere.
When I say this car is a true survivor, mean it. Mechanically, t's all stock and unmodified with the exception of a Walbro fuel pump, s well as 30# fuel injectors, ccufab adjustable fuel regulator, nd a Kenne Bell chip which were added for reliability when the original fuel injectors and regulator started to fail. Dennis Kirban rear seat X-braces in the trunk were also added to preserve the body from flexing under normal driving conditions. Other than that, verything all stock right down to the factory non-adjustable wastegate and original turbo. (factory replacement, s well as aftermarket performance turbochargers come with adjustable wastegates which allow you to turn up the boost -- the only way you will see a non-adjustable wastegate is from the factory) Many of the under hood hoses are still showing date codes from 1986, nd it still has the original date coded 1986 Turbo V6 coil pack and ignition module intact! The spare tire and trunk-mounted jack have never been put to use. This car really has never been abused or modified except for reliability or maintenance. Truly a rare find.
It is well optioned from the factory, s detailed by the window sticker and RPO option code label still fixed to the underside of the trunk lid. As you can expect, his car has seen consistent maintenance and care throughout its life. Mobil-1 synthetic oil changes complete with ZDD plus zinc additive and genuine GM filters every season. It even still has the factory catalytic converter in place.
I can let this car sit for a month or two in the garage and it will fire right up with the turn of the key. It does still need some minor things like the IAC motor reset (cold idle is rough until it warms up but is then very smooth). It can sit for a month and doesn't lead a drip of anything on the garage floor. The rear main seal was replaced several years ago, hich is a common source of oil leaks on this engine. The Air Conditioning is still the original R12. It could be re-charged or converted next season if you wanted to use it, ut I've never seen the need. On the exterior, he power antenna motor is disconnected and remains in the upright position. There is absolutely no rust or rot on this car, ust surface scale on the undercarriage and body seams you would expect with a car of this age.
The interior is the nicest part of this car. It is absolutely immaculate, nd is show-quality original as it is. Nothing has been modified. The headliner was starting to sag and I had it replaced last year. All of the power options in the car work as they should, nd there aren't any significant blemishes to mention. The car shows well and the paint is quite nice as it sits. It's had one repaint in its life, oughly 15 years ago. I did have the roof repainted recently back to show quality. It was done right, tripped to bare metal, nd the clear coat has been color sanded and polished out. The metallic gray portions still show well, ut to be perfect, he side panels would need refinishing at some point in time. Don't get me wrong, his car has won shows as it sits, ut if you want absolute perfection that's what I would recommend. Otherwise, ust have fun and enjoy it the way it is!
It's priced fairly to sell under current market value for a car of this caliber and with this amount of documentation, nd I don't expect it to last very long. The only reason for the sale is I am out of storage space - we recently sold one of our properties in which I stored some of my vehicles. This is a lot of car for the money, nd I expect the first person to come look at it with the cash will buy it -- it's that nice. I sold another one of my collector cars last fall, 1987 Buick Grand National, nd the first party to look in person purchased that one too. It sold in only a few hours.