Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 03-01-2023 - BREAKING NEWS ON INNER CIRCLE - If you want to continue to get my FREE weekly emails featuring my stories, vehicles for sale, and the various Turbo Regals parts we get, you MUST email me at [email protected] or [email protected] this week. Note “Add me to your Kirban newsletter list” in the reference line. HEARD FROM SEVERAL SUBSCRIBERS - My article on my 3 picks for worthy used cars with high miles on them. The comments agreed with my findings. I can’t put my finger on just one thing but Honda-Toyota-Mazda are some of the best buys in a used vehicle. I have owned all 3 makes. Older car models have less technology in them which translates into less problems. Especially prior to when they went with that stupid tire lite symbol! Ask any Turbo Regal owner that has the misfortune of having the optional power antenna option. I would be curious to know why the Monte Carlo always stuck with the fixed antenna during those G body years! Did Chevy engineers know something that the Buick engineers didn’t know? BREAKING NEWS 4,000 MILE GNX COMING UP FOR SALE - This latest GNX we have no new information as of yet. Watch for updates. VEHICLES STILL AVAILABLE - The 2006 Impala SS, 1955 MG TF needing a full restoration. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS - Again from my vast collection of original literature I have posted a few pictures below of some of the “gems”. PHOTO 1 - The photo to the left shows a copy of part of an original window sticker for the very rare 1982 ½ Grand National. These models were titled as a 1982 Regal 2 Dr Coupe. About ⅔ thirds down the left column the specs for the Grand National are listed which includes the specific silver charcoal gray paint Lear Seigler seats, air dam, spoiler leather wrapped steering wheel etc. This bumped the price an additional $3,278 for this unique model in 1982 ½ Grand National. This was the start of something that would soon become the pinnacle of Grand Nationals, the 1986 and 1987 models with the top prize the 547 GNXs. The photo to the right shows 3 different versions of what dealers would post next to the window sticker indicating “Dealer installed Accessories and Service Charges”. The narrow long one is quite rare as it is a blank one from an actual Buick dealership in Illinois. The other big one shown is from a dealer inIndiana and it was attached to a 1987 Grand National. It's the last figure on this one that all bumped the retail price an additional $4,000. The price for this particular 1987 Grand National out the door was $23,052.00. This is before taxes and title fees etc. I can’t tell what date this was but it must have been near the end or at the end of production where demand was probably the greatest. So basically the Grand National started out with a whimper in the model year 1982 and closed out production with the 1987 production, specifically the GNX with a “bang”. All of this was well covered in great detail in the various car magazines. The GTO on the other hand, under the Pontiac banner did things in reverse. The early years 1964-65-66 started the muscle car revolution with its 4-speed tri-power formats and ended with a whimper in 1974 where the tent option was the big deal for the hatchback GTO. That 1974 GTO shared its body with the Chevrolet Nova and lacked power. Like the Grand National the early GTOs were titled as a Tempest or Lemans and the GTO package was listed as an option at the beginning before gaining its own model. Like the GNX was to the Turbo Regal the same can be said about the Judge models for the GTO. The Judge was a limited production model during the 3 years with enough differences from a regular GTO. I had two GTO Judges, a 1969 and a 1970. The 1969 was minus the drive train and the 1970 Judge was all original, 4-speed hardtop even still had the original paint. I sold it for $3500 with under 65,000 actual miles. Again this is strictly my opinion, but current values will back up my opinion. I was fortunate enough to be heavily involved with both GM car models during my years of being in the business. SPEAKING OF THE GNX - I had a rare opportunity to see a real GNX dash the other day that had been removed from a real GNX many years ago that was converted into a race car. PHOTO 2 - The photo to the left shows the front of the original GNX gauge package. The photo to the right shows the back of the original GNX gauge package. It may be hard to detect in the photos but the wiring is quite primitive. The speedometer ring does not match the tachometer ring. The same goes for the boost gauge matching the other 3 gauge rings. RARE PARTS OFFERING FOR THIS WEEK - See the Rare Parts section for the items featured in Photos 3 and 4 for prices. I finally got some of the parts featured here from a guy in Texas. He acquired a load of different items from someone who died. He discovered my name on some of the packages and contacted me. This has happened to me several times. This person was not a car guy. He also acquired a huge comic book collection among other items. I did buy 50 comic books as my brother loves reading them. I got a really interesting story from this seller that I will tell next week. PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows the NOS GM set of 3.8 hood emblems with a Canada sticker on the back. Also a Grand National metal license plate. The top right photo shows a mint original GNX book. The bottom left photo shows the 1:18 scale 1986 black and gray T-Type brand new in the original double box. The bottom right photo is quite unusual as I never knew the GS Club ever offered their articles in several years of grouping. Two of the sections are still shrink wrapped! The 3 grouping covers 1997 thru 2003. Seems ironic to me as I am in the midst of doing something similar with over 150 of our monthly printed Grand News which we first published in the fall of 1987 and did around 2003-2004. Watch for updates on this soon! PHOTO 4 - The top left shows the 1:64 scale diecast #257 GNX Tractor Trailer with certificate and gold plate on underside #257. The top right photo shows the GNX art print #544 signed personally by Mike Doble with matching scaled down #544 window sticker. Stil in the original packaging. The bottom left photo shows the real prize GNX diecast GMP in the original double box. The bottom right photo shows Xray GNX owned by Rick Hunt. New in the original double box. All the car diecast are 1:18 scale in these photos. See the Rare Parts section for prices. UPCOMING BUICK EVENTS FOR 2023 - Below are three events that I am currently aware of. I plan to attend the GNX/GSX Reunion event held Friday June 23rd 2023 at the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA. This may be the only Buick event I attend this year. More on this as the time draws near. In each of these events if you have any questions contact John Csordas 914-447-6068 or email John at [email protected] THE 42ND BUICK GS NATIONALS MAY 17TH - 20TH, 2023. Held at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY 42101. GSX/GNX INAUGURAL REUNION JUNE 23RD 2023. Held at the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, PA 19543. In conjunction with the 2023 BCA TRI-REGIONAL MEET Thursday 22nd thru Saturday June 24th. This is the one event I will be attending. Bring any parts you want to sell! THIRD ANNUAL BUICK OLDSMOBILE PONTIAC EVENT JULY 14TH - 16TH 2023. Held at Beaver Springs Dragway, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. Remember for more details etc concerning any of the three above mentioned Buick events contact John Csordas at 914-447-6068 or email is [email protected] 1987 GRAND NATIONAL WITH 645 ACTUAL MILES FOR SALE - A collector car dealer not sure of their location lists a 1987 Grand National with a mere 645 actual miles. The asking price is $104,990. Of course this is before you get it transported and pay taxes in your location. It's worth mentioning it's like having a prized artwork at that price you can only look at it. Drive it and the value starts to drop and you let 2023 air enter into the interior, reducing the levels of the 1987 air that is held captive in the interior! Ist it worth it in the year 2023? Maybe to a select few individuals that are young enough to hopefully gain more value in their lifetime! GOT TURBO REGAL PARTS TO SELL? - We are always in the market for buying collections if you have sold your car. Granted we will not pay retail but it can be far easier and quicker to sell everything at one time rather than deal with all the questions you get from any advertising you do. We can also set up someone to pick up the parts if it's a distance from my location and you can't ship. HERE IS A COMPLETE RUN DOWN ON THE TURBO REGALS I REPRESENT - In each case email me specifically which car perks your interest. We give the car model, location and price on each of the ones we now are working with the sellers. Each case there is some wiggle room as we realize in most cases you got transport costs involved. Remember we are hooked up with a broker that can get you a good price for an enclosed or open transport. I can supply more photos and information on any of the below cars I represent. Email me [email protected] 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Actual miles about 49,000 miles. Current owner has had it for two years. Second owner always garaged the southern car when new. Original paint. Has the desirable GNX dash cluster and a set of real not reproduction GNX wheels that I know cost him 6 grand as I got him the deal for them. He has receipts for over ten grand of practical upgrades he has made in the 2 years of ownership. He has moved into collecting old trucks and that is the reason he is selling this 1987 Grand National hardtop. Car is in the New York area. Asking price is $54,900. I have lots of photos of this extremely well cared for 1987 Grand National hardtop. For more info and photos email me [email protected] 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Actual miles 68,000. Car reportedly has original paint. Located in NE Philadelphia, PA. I saw this car last summer at a car show. Owner has had it for 2 years. Extremely well detailed. HJas the new reproduction Grand National wheels on it. Recently serviced and inspected. Email me directly [email protected] for more photos and details. Asking price is $31,900. 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Miles is under 62,000. Car was professionally appraised in 2018 for $48,500. Since 2018 the car has only been driven about 500 miles. Car is well optioned. Located in western, PA. Has records all the way back to 2003. Current owner has owned it since 2011. I can provide photos and records. Simply email me direct [email protected] Asking $46,900. NOTE: This seller is away and not available until March 2023. 1987 TURBO REGAL WE4 T-TOP - Belongs to a long time customer of ours that used to live near us years ago and now resides in Florida. Car recently had over 5 grand in work done on it at KDK in Orlando. The seller is willing to consider as partial trade another Turbo Regal that may require work. Car was repainted in 2007. He is the second owner; actual miles are 36,000 miles. AC works. He was originally asking $44,900. NEW LOWER PRICE $30,000!!!! This car is a tremendous bargain. For more info email me [email protected] 1986 GRAND NATIONAL CANADIAN CAR - Same owner since brand new. Car has every possible option offered in 1986! Including the power sliding sunroof. If you are a US buyer be sure to do your homework on what is required to bring a car across the border. Asking price has been lowered to $40,000 US. For more .info email me [email protected] 1987 TURBO-T LIMITED HARDTOP - chestnut brown. Car resides and always has in California so no exposure to issues with rust, Same owner since 1995. Actual miles 129,000. Asking price is $28,900. This is a great buy! NEW LOWER PRICE asking $22,900. For more info email [email protected] 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - . Car resides in Michigan being sold by the owner's sister as the owner passed away suddenly. He was a top notch mechanic. Actual Miles 58,666. Highly modified many many upgrades including TA 49 Turbo. She has receipts from my company for over two grand. Car has a high dollar repaint. Asking price is $40,000. MAJOR PRICE DROP!!!!! Originally it was priced over $50 grand! Seller has a lot of receipts! For more info email me [email protected] 1968 OLDS 442 W30 package. Car resides in Michigan again purchased by her brother who passed away unexpectedly. Owned since the early 1980s purchased from the original owner when it had just 3,000 actual miles. A super rare car. The asking price is $80,000. For more info [email protected] WE CAN MARKET YOUR CAR - When the time comes you need to downsize or simply move on. We can market your car for you. Especially now with Spring and Summer fast approaching. We handle the advertising and answering the questions and weeding out the tire kickers. We never give out the exact location of your car. You decide on the price after any bargaining is done. The money goes directly from the buyer to your bank account. I have a flat commission based on the price span. This format has worked out very well for me for both the buyer and the seller. The buyer has more confidence about the car especially if you are a long time owner and a customer of ours. . The seller is not bothered with phone calls or emails. Most potential buyers know who I am. So whenever the time comes you want to sell your car, email me the particulars. I can explain the process to you which also allows you to sell the car as well. My email is [email protected] I can also help you determine the price. I can also take in a trade and pay you the seller the difference. I have worked with JJ Best in the past which is quite generous in granting loans. So you have plenty of options. We also work with a broker that can handle transport both open and enclosed. This transport broker is a customer of ours and owns personally a 9,000 mile Grand National! He just had the last 3 cars I sold transported to their new homes! The car needs not be a Turbo Regal. NEED A CAR TRANSPORTED? - Whether you need an open transport or enclosed transport we highly recommend Sal Hamed. Sal is a broker with a number of transporters and can get you the best price. He knows what you expect as he personally owns a 9,000 mile original Grand National and is a customer of ours. You must use my name when contacting him to get a special price. His email is [email protected] We highly recommend his services! His phone number is 919-808-8483. IMPORTANT - INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SHIPPING ADDRESS – If you are returning any cores for a Letter of Credit or cores that we charged you for, it is important that you send them to the address below. Please make sure you put a note in the box with your information. KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930 For all other returns such as a part you purchased that is incorrect or defective you must call Christina and get a RA number. She will determine if it goes to our main warehouse in Kintnersville, PA or our distribution center. CORES NEEDED - URGENT REQUEST – Here is the information on our credits for cores. POWERMASTER BRAKE UNITS. Currently, we NOT accepting powermaster brake units. This is due to the fact we have a huge supply of cores and we have no exact time table when our supplier will get brake bowls. Everyone is in the same boat that rebuilds powermaster brake units. The key ingredient is the brake bowl. TURBO CORES must be the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal stock turbo. They must be complete. We will issue you a $150 Letter of Credit for each acceptable core. We need cores now. Or we will pay $135 cash for each complete stock turbo core. MASS AIR FLOW SENSORS we need original non cracked 1986-1987 Turbo Regal mass air sensors. We issue a $40 letter of credit for each unit. They are a gamble for us as some of these can’t be rebuilt. If you ship to us, the post office is the cheapest method. Pack the item(s) with a note with your name, address and phone number. UPS or MAIL - Ship to Address – KIRBAN PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 529 HAYCOCK RUN ROAD KINTNERSVILLE, PA 18930 NOTE - IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE BUICK RARE PARTS SECTION - If you are not able to see the Buick Rare Parts section at the end of this Inner Circle, it is because you are not an actual Inner Circle member, but instead are reading this on the website. You must subscribe to see the Rare Parts section each week. It would go directly to your inbox every Wednesday at 3 pm eastern time. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. To subscribe simply email – [email protected] - to get our free weekly Wednesday Inner Circle email. This allows everyone to have the same opportunity on the parts we list each week. We currently have over 3,600 members. EMAILS TO KIRBAN PERFORMANCE - NOTE - If you email us and do NOT get a timely reply, be sure to check your “SPAM” folder. Some emails do not go through. If you need to email us, use - [email protected] TECH CALLS - If you need technical information, it’s best to email - [email protected] rather than call us. We will do our best to answer any technical questions within 24 hours. Please remember I have very little knowledge of the mechanical workings of the engine. NEW PRODUCTS FROM US – 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL POLISHED STAINLESS CUSTOM TURBO SHIELD WITH POLISHED HARDWARE INCLUDED. Part number is #8047. The price is just $299.00! This is an excellent price for this polished stainless turbo shield. Limited supply available. 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL DEALER SERVICE BULLETINS, PRODUCT CAMPAIGNS, & PRODUCT INFORMATION BOOKLET - Part number #8031. This latest booklet runs 110 pages. It also covers all the various paint codes Buick used in 1987, the numerous recall bulletins on the powermaster brake system. The breakdown of the number of Turbo Regals sold each year in Canada and the USA. Also a section on driveability and emissions. This may not yet be on our website. The price is $19.95. It runs 110 pages. AC DELCO 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL SPARK PLUG SET (6) - Part number #8048. These are in stock. We have no idea how long AC Delco will have these available. TOP TEN REASONS TO OWN A BUICK GRAND NATIONAL - Part number #8044. This Made in the USA 13 ounce vinyl banner measures 23.5 by 13.5 in size and is in full color. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL 3.8 SFI HOOD DECALS - Part number #8040 and #8041. #8040 is for one set and #8041 is for 2 sets. Done on chrome vinyl it duplicates exactly the original or reproduction plastic hood emblems which now cost $55 to $60 a set. This set of decals is only $16.95/set or 2 sets for $30 you save $3.90. ALWAYS IN A BUYING POSITION FOR TURBO REGAL PARTS - Got any Turbo Buick parts you are not using? Why not cash them in for parts you need with a Letter of Credit. We also may buy your new or used parts. Simply email me a list - [email protected] Also, we are still buying dead or partially dead 1984-1987 Turbo Regals under $4,000 that are within 250 to 350 miles of our location. NOTE - ABOUT LINKS IN THE INNER CIRCLE - We have heard from a couple people that have had problems with the links in our Inner Circle. When we check the links, they work fine. However, if you are not able to be directed to the exact website page or internet site, you can "copy" and "paste" the link into the URL in your browser (such as Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) If it doesn't link in one browser, it may work in another. Most people having problems are using Internet Explorer. If you are having issues with links, try another browser to see if it works. You may need to "UPDATE" your browser to be used if you are using the current version. NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE - We have heard from a couple people that have viewed the photos on the website. Because these must be low-resolution photos to work on the Inner Circle segments on the website, any photos of text don't appear clear when enlarged. This is a problem when you are trying to see numbers, such as those on the VIN labels or pages from Options booklet. Also, because of photo reproduction and computer screen variations, the colors may not be true to the actual product or photo. If you would like to have us email you any photo at the higher resolution for viewing, just email us and we will email them to you. Be sure to be specific on which pictures you want to see - Reference Inner Circle date and photo number 1, 2, 3 or 4 - [email protected] Our Rare Parts are owned by my company Kirban Enterprises. We only accept payment by PayPal. You must email me directly [email protected] and refer to the part number you are requesting. Parts are accurately described. 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Mar 01, 2023