About the Buick T-Type Parts Turbo-T Accessories
The T-Type was introduced by Buick for the 1983 model year. Prior to this, the Turbo Regals were called "Sport Coupes." The 1984-1985 and 1986 models received the T-Type emblem. The 1987 model received the T-package and was simply called a Turbo-T. It is important to note in the 1987 model year, the T-package production figures are included in the total of 1,035 Turbo Regal Limited models. Also included in the T-package 1987 production figures are the 1,547 black Turbo Regals which were called "WE4 Turbo Regals."
The T-Type option is no longer offered by Buick. The T-Type option refers mainly to the Gran Touring Suspension Package. The rarest Regal T-Type is the 1985, since only 2,100 were produced.
While the Grand Nationals are higher on the value chain, the 1984-1987 Turbo Regal models are more rare. This would include any of the various T-Types and Turbo-Ts.
Because of the various color combinations and options available for the T-Type and Turbo-T models, it's possible to have a very unique Turbo Regal. In addition to the obvious visual differences, in many cases the T-Types and Turbo-T versions were lighter than Grand Nationals. One major weight savings was because the original T-Type rims only weighed about 18 lbs each. The Grand National rims were chrome-plated steel and weighed about 30 lbs each.
PRODUCTION FIGURES -
1983 - 3,732 T-Types
1984 - 3,401 T-Types
1985 - 2,100 T-Types
1986 - 2,384 T-Types
1987 - 8,547 T-Package - Turbo-T, Limited and WE4
For more detailed information and photos, check out our popular 400-page book, "Kirban's Guide to 1986 and 1987 Buick Turbo Regals," Part #6757.
So, whatever model sits in your garage, browse our large selection of parts to help make your 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 or 1987 Buick something special.