If you're a car guy, I don't care what you drive, you know better than to mess with the big, bad, blown Buicks. Right out of the box, these cars were potent enough to give contemporary Corvettes a good run for their money, and even today, smart car guys know that these cars can pack a serious wallop. This extremely clean, low-mileage, code J47 coupe 1987 T-Type is NOT a more common Grand National, but rather a Regal Turbo-T which is a far more subtle and rare, and therefore a more fearsome and unique beast.
Man, this thing looks awesome in white, doesn't it? The elegant paint scheme and liberal use of chrome work extremely well on this low-mileage (10,901 actual!) Buick. We almost prefer this look to the all-black finish the Grand Nationals usually sport, and it's considerably less common. Incredibly preserved, it's a sure bet that this car was never used for the daily grind, and there are few signs of use anywhere on the car. The dome on the hood was functional, helping to clear the intake duct that feeds the engine, but otherwise it's just a padded roof away from being a clone of grandma's luxury barge, making it a brilliant sleeper. The chrome that remains is in excellent condition, reminding you that this is still a luxury car on the inside. That little "T" (package code Y56) badge on the front fenders is a real indication that this car is something special, but by the time you notice it, it's probably already too late. This is truly a special “modern classic”.
Inside, you won't forget that you're driving a Buick, as every luxury and convenience item was standard equipment. The redish-burgundy fabric upholstery is grippy enough for spirited driving and has held up well over the years. Matching plush carpets add another level of sophistication, and they're in fantastic shape with barely any signs of use. The standard Regal's instrument panel left a lot to be desired in a performance car, so Buick engineers stuffed a tiny bar-graph style tachometer in the corner, and the owner has wisely refrained from adding any aftermarket parts that would sully this car's incredible originality. The original 1987 Delco AM/FM/cassette stereo remains in the dash, and it still carries all the luxury features you'd expect, including power windows and locks, A/C, cruise control, a tilt steering column, and a center console. The trunk looks almost completely unused, with original mats and a space-saver spare that's never been down.
While lots of the turbo Buicks on the market are potent machines, this one is downright threatening. The beefy 3.8 liter LC2 Turbocharged V6 engine is all-original, and makes this car explosive at any speed, in any gear, just like it was fresh out of the factory. An incredibly tidy engine bay is detailed for show, and with a time-capsule presentation like this, you'd be silly not to show it off. The quick-shifting 2004R 4-speed automatic is a great partner, allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel while your foot is flat on the floor and with 3.42 gears out back, the V6 is always on its toes. The exhaust has that familiar Buick Turbo sound and the 15-inch alloys look exactly right, although they kind of give away the car's secret. They've been fitted with 215/65/15 Goodyear radials all around to finish the look nicely.
Complete with loads of original documentation and maintenance records, this is an incredible find for Turbo Buick fans. We don't see these cars very often, and this one won't last. Call today!