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#2553243 - 09/22/18 12:07 PM 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900
Soopernaut Offline
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Not Mine!

I thought these went for a bit more than this.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/1986-buick-grand-national/6704512496.html



1986 Buick Grand National, no rust, very fast. Engine has forged internals and lots of bolt ons. Also has methanol injection system plumbed but has not been hooked up electrically yet. New fully built transmission with billet valve body. Car shows 115 for miles. call 51555494zero8
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#2553244 - 09/22/18 12:17 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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Somethings wrong,a few years ago 20-25,000 all day long.Methanol injection not hooked up hmmmm
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#2553250 - 09/22/18 12:38 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: rdrnr6970]
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They were cool in their day but I imagine they are pretty much forgotten about today with all the newer, better muscle available. They aren't a classic musclecar and they can't keep up with the new stuff.
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#2553271 - 09/22/18 02:08 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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Either a really good deal or a scam, that should be $15-20k
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#2553274 - 09/22/18 02:13 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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'87's bring the money.
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#2553275 - 09/22/18 02:15 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: RUNCHARGER]
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Originally Posted By RUNCHARGER
They were cool in their day but I imagine they are pretty much forgotten about today with all the newer, better muscle available. They aren't a classic musclecar and they can't keep up with the new stuff.


It takes very little to put a grand national into the mid/low 11's. even easier now with today's technology.
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#2553281 - 09/22/18 02:35 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Spaceman Spiff]
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I remember going to the GM dealer in 87, they had one in the showroom and I was going to buy it. I sat in it, looked at the dashboard and I just couldn't do it. It was a great package but that dash just killed it for me.
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#2553284 - 09/22/18 02:46 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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A couple local GN-s with basic mods have ran the local hellcats into the ground in the 1/8 and 1/4 but past that its over.

Stockish hellcats around here are not that impressive in our street race scene.

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#2553300 - 09/22/18 03:44 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: EV2Bird]
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
A couple local GN-s with basic mods have ran the local hellcats into the ground in the 1/8 and 1/4 but past that its over.

Stockish hellcats around here are not that impressive in our street race scene.
Really? Not that impressive?! It must take to impress you?! grin And, who is still street racing? Crazy.
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#2553334 - 09/22/18 05:24 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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In my area its much easier to dump 40k in parts into well built street racer then 250k plus in a competitive pulling tractor.

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#2553350 - 09/22/18 06:24 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: EV2Bird]
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A few years ago there was a guy with one for sale for 10k and he went to car show after car show with it + listed on CL for months before I stopped seeing it. I assume he eventually sold it.

If you had one priced for 20k where I live you'd never be able to sell it. Guys will just buy a newer, but still used performance car (vette, mustang, challenger, etc. ) instead now.

Nobody here who has a turbo Buick races them that I'm aware of. Maybe 15 years ago you might spot one at a test n tune, but not at the track every weekend. If you own something that has taken on rare and collectible status the deal is to use it as little as possible and abusing it on the racetrack and risking the original numbers matching drivetrain components is definitely out.

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#2553402 - 09/22/18 09:00 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Neil]
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I think the price would be higher without the aftermarket parts. Closer to stock, low miles=higher price

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#2553411 - 09/22/18 09:23 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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well worth it for that price as long as no major rust on body and frame.musthave code WE2 on trunk lid to verify its a real gn..great fun car with looks and power..

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#2553421 - 09/22/18 09:46 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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Reasonable price. GN’s are odd in that they made 5,000 86’s and 20,000 87’s.
Yet 87’s always pull a bit more money all things being equal. Anything with over 100k miles should be personally inspected.
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#2553443 - 09/22/18 10:56 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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The deal with GNs is Buick made improvements pretty much every year. The later the better in that regard, culminating in the GNX. It's the super-low-miles, last-of-the-series cars that bring the money.

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#2553480 - 09/23/18 12:49 AM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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Modified and over 100k miles doesn't help the value. My dad has an 86 t-type, I've never driven it. I do like the looks on the outside, but always hated the interiors. I'd take it if he gave it to me, but I'd never buy one or a gn.
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#2553510 - 09/23/18 04:02 AM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: RUNCHARGER]
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Originally Posted By RUNCHARGER
They were cool in their day but I imagine they are pretty much forgotten about today with all the newer, better muscle available. They aren't a classic musclecar and they can't keep up with the new stuff.


Forgotten about today. Um No. You cant touch a nice one around here for under 20-25k. 86 or 87 dosent matter. And they do just fine if not better with minor mods against new muscle.

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#2553522 - 09/23/18 07:08 AM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: grancuda]
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Originally Posted By grancuda
Either a really good deal or a scam, that should be $15-20k

Modded and too many miles. If it runs as good as it looks it would be a deal for someone, not a collector.
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#2553711 - 09/23/18 03:04 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: RUNCHARGER]
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Originally Posted By RUNCHARGER
They were cool in their day but I imagine they are pretty much forgotten about today with all the newer, better muscle available. They aren't a classic musclecar and they can't keep up with the new stuff.



not even close my man laugh2 The collector market is hot for these cars and at 32 years old, it is a classic musclecar. The '86s are a tick lower than the '87s on the collector scale but not by much; I think the car in the ad should be in the $15K range and it wont last long at that price unless its some kind of wreck. Yeah the 1980s GM interiors are cheap but have you forgotten about E body interiors?

Stock, they can keep up with a 5.7L Challenger without a problem and you can get them into the 12s with basic mods without pulling valve covers. I have an '87 with some work done on the turbo and intercooler (I may add meth later) and it outruns stock Coyote Mustangs no problem (haven't had it on the track yet).

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#2553743 - 09/23/18 03:59 PM Re: 1986 Buick Grand National - $8900 [Re: Soopernaut]
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The big news for 86 was the introduction of the intercooler. Previous GN’s didn’t have them. The differences between 86-87 is purely cosmetic. The grill, and interior door stantions.
I’d be very interested if someone knows of a nice clean 86 sitting in a garage somewhere.
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