1987-buick-grand-national
Lot 2008
1987 Buick Grand National
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VIN: 1G4GJ1173HP457333 Mileage: 107,000

With the 3.8 turbo charged and intercooled V6 engine and 4-speed THM200-4R automatic transmission. This model year produced 245 hp and 355 lbâ‹…ft of torque. This car was prepared for the racetrack with performance additions, additional bracing to the frame rails and left rear and LPW 10 bolt differential cover with additional brace for traction. Evidence of a transmission brake is present, as well as the B&M shifter installed. A boost gauge is installed in the steering column but does not operate. A tachometer was installed in the center of the dash, with oil pressure and water temperature gauges mounted in the console. The roll bar has a removable piece to ease entry and exit for the driver. It is assumed that the roll bar is not an approved piece by any sanctioning body. A new set of tires 215/65R15 in front and 255/60R15 in rear were installed, with aluminum wheels resembling Weld/Cragar brand Draglites. Numerous time slips from glovebox indicate the car ran the 1/8 mile consistently in the mid 7 seconds.

A repaint in black is evident, and in good condition. The black and grey cloth interior in great condition, with some soiling on the dash. With t-tops, power windows, and manual seats.

This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through Live Auctioneers. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

From the Estate of Glenn (Big Dog) Marshall Redmond Jr. Greensboro, North Carolina.

He was an all star kicker at NE Guilford High School who never missed a field goal, musician, trophied pool player, fisherman, and father. A 29 time winner of The Big Dog Shootout at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina. A race car owner and driver, his cars were well known regionally. Stories tell that his twin turbo Buick Grand National was finally banned from racing at Piedmont, as he couldn't be beaten. This led to further twin turbo bans. He was known to lift the wheels of his cars during starts and was nicknamed Superman, because he made his cars fly. His other race cars included several Buick Grand Nationals, a 63' Split Window Corvette in Superman livery, and a Camaro he called the Strawberry Rocket. He collected other cars and motorcycles, some of which are presented here.

Car runs and drives well. Brakes feel good and steering is solid. Richard Clarks Garage is the authority on Grand Nationals, and this car was sorted by them. It was recently serviced, after remaining in storage for many years. He is local, and available to further sort the car for long term use.

Car had an older alcohol injection system, and was removed to allow diagnosis; the computer tune in the car is setup for major timing advance at throttle, and will need to be sorted; some minor surface rust to undercarriage from storage; new tires; new paint has some imperfections; dash speaker grilles are cracked; t-tops were not removed as historically they leak, and due to storage some adhesion of the seals is probable; both factory and added tachometer are inoperative; the plastic apron around the front bumper is brittle and cracked.