Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 09-14-2022 - CLICK HERE - To see this Inner Circle and photos on our website. BREAKING NEWS POWERMASTER BRAKE BOWLS - The initial 6 have been sold. However, we should be getting more in about 7-10 days. In order to reserve one you must call our office. Christina would have the latest up to date news on when we can expect them. The office number is 215-766-1611. We would not charge you until we know shipment is in route to us.. The price is $349.00 plus shipping. KIRBAN SPECIAL REQUEST - I am seeking a starving artist that can accurately draw automobiles. Also I need a pair of NOS Turbo Regal door edge guards for a customer. Must be NOS can be black or stainless. Email me personally [email protected] OUR NEXT BOOKLET ENTITLED 1987 BUICK REGAL PRESS KIT (ALL MODELS) AND DEALER ALBUM INFORMATION - We now have this latest booklet in stock #8027. This is already on our website and in stock for immediate delivery. The price is $17.95. It runs 60 pages. Several pages are in full color. As a bonus this booklet has all the details that Buick put out concerning the built options for the late run of the last 10,000 Grand Nationals in 1987. It explains the various packages and options they offered on this last 10,000 run. This is rare information for sure. Also we show the Buick Stage 1 and Stage 2 V6 Heavy Duty parts that Buick offered many years ago. If you were to even be lucky enough to find an original 1987 Buick Dealer album you would pay $250 or more just to get the Regal section that would interest you. Finding an actual 1987 Buick Press Kit is even tougher to find today. Most press kits after each model year simply got thrown away. I was lucky to get both of these many years ago. That now makes 7 Booklets in the series. I have more of this series of booklets in the works! These booklets may be small in actual size, but they contain the original Buick information so you can quickly verify virtually anything related to the 1986-1987 Turbo Regals. I know I have used this information many times when I was researching the material to write my first book! PHOTO 1 We show the cover and several pages from our latest booklet in our series “1987 Buick Regal Press Kit (All Models) & Dealer Album Information” Bonus pages include: Specifications on the last 10,000 extended run and Buick Stage 1 and Stage 2 Heavy Duty Parts. Again it is on our website and in stock. Ideally see what other booklets interest you as shipping would virtually be the same if your purchase included several others. This is a must have booklet for any 1987 Turbo Regal owner. HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE - This is I believe a First for Hemmings Motor News putting a Grand National on the cover of Hemmings Motor News. Hemmings Motor News is considered the Bible for the Collector Car market. I remember putting ads in Hemmings Motor News in the late 1970s listing the GTOs I had for sale and also the Mopars I would sell.. I usually priced the GTOs around $1,000 to $1500 each. Actually, I sold most of my cars through Hemmings back in the day. Hemmings did a Buyers Guide on a 7 page spread on the 1986/87 Grand Nationals. I actually heard from the owner of the Grand National they used for the exterior shots. The car belongs to Tom Kelly out of Arizona. The picture of the engine compartment in the article is not his engine compartment. The article lists the values for 1986 and 1987 Grand Nationals from a low to average to high. Here are those numbers for the 1986 price range: $20,000, $40,000 and $80,000. For 1987 expect to pay $25,000, $45,000 or $85,000. That is quite a range from low to average to high. I agree for a basic driver needing a full restoration, yes expect to pay between 20 and 25 grand. The high value car needs to be exceptional and low mileage and I don’t think either the 1986 or 1987 is yet in the 80 to 85 grand range. Exceptions would be collector auctions where bidders with deep pockets can get caught up in the excitement and get carried away if it's something they want regardless of what it costs. It is a shame the article did not touch on the T-Type, or Turbo-Ts or the rare WE4 or Limited models. It did touch upon the issues of the powermaster brake system and the growing popularity of the vacuum brake format. Perhaps they are saving that for another issue in the future? PHOTO 2 - We show the cover of the October 2022 Hemmings Motor News and pages from the article they did on the 1986-1987 Grand Nationals. I WENT TO A SMALL LOCAL CRUISE THE OTHER WEEKEND - Although due to the extreme heat it was poorly attended, I did see two cars that caught my interest, especially the back story with both of these cars. One was a 1940 Ford Coupe. The other was a 2009 Mustang Cobra. The 1940 Ford coupe. Attached to the side glass was the original faded yellow paper receipt dated in 1960 when the owner gave a $10 deposit against the $100 he paid for the 1940 Ford coupe along with the picture of the car. The 2009 Mustang Shelby Cobra had a 3-ring binder with the cover on the binder with the wording the Price is Right Shelby. Turns out the car was a giveaway on the Price is Right TV show back in 2009 and the current owner bought it from the winner of the Cobra along with all the paperwork. Although I forgot to take a picture of the actual car, the vanity license plate says it all. Car was won in California and now is in Pennsylvania. Paperwork shows it was a $45,000 car. More proof that every car has a story. Some stories are more interesting than others! PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows the original receipt for the $100 paid in 1960 for the 1940 Ford coupe alongside what I assume was a picture of the 1940 Ford coupe I at that time. The photo to the right shows the car at the show. The bottom left photo shows the album cover on the Price is Right Cobra. Binder was full of all the paperwork and the fact the car was won on the TV show. The photo to the bottom right is the vanity plate on the 2009 Cobra. THE FOLLOWING ARE PARTS WE HAVE FOR SALE - PHOTO 4 - The top left shows a brand new in the original box a Dale Earnnhardt #3 “The Intimidator” glass mug and shot glass brand new. 7 time Nascar Winston Cup Champion. The top right photo shows an original factory am/fm radio with cassette, flip down license plate holder, and an original used Made in England radiator cap. The bottom left photo shows a brand new 1986 T-Type 1:24 scale, pair of used seat belt guides, a NOS original correct radiator overflow bottle cap and a glossy black powder coated spare tire metal washer. The bottom right photo is quite unusual. A brand new I would guess from the mid 1960s Esso gas lightweight summer jacket showing a Tiger tail with the quote put a Tiger in your Tank along with a metal pin. Jack appears brand new, never worn no stains. Also shows an original GTO record. The record is mint but the sleeve does show wear. All these items can be found in the Rare Parts section for sale. 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. Besides, we price our parts to sell quickly to our members. I am not here to grow old with a huge parts collection. Help us help others find the parts they need to complete their project. On extremely rare items we will step up and pay good money for those particular items. Simply email me a list [email protected] and state if NOS in the original packaging etc. HERE IS A COMPLETE RUN DOWN ON THE CARS I CURRENTLY 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. Here is the current listing in no particular order. It does not include the 2 Turbo Regals mentioned above. I now represent a total of 9 of the desirable 1986-1987 Turbo Regals. I can supply more photos and information on any of the below cars I represent. Email me [email protected] 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Owned since 1989. Actual miles approximately 123,00. Car runs out great. Still operates on the powermaster brake format!. It was repainted about 5 years ago. The car is mostly stock. Located in NJ. Seats need attention however the seller has a complete new repro seat material that goes with the car for all the seats in black and gray. The asking price is $24,900. NEW LOWER PRICE!. 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. Asking price is $44,900. See Photo 3 in this issue. 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. 1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP - Same owner since 1992. Was purchased back then with less than 400 miles on it. Now has 3,062 actual miles 100% original paint all stock. Original tires have been saved. Car has had proper climate controlled storage since 1992! One of the best original examples you can find. Located in New York. Price tag is $67,900. If you are seeking a near perfect example this is the one to buy! 1987 TURBO-T HARDTOP - Rare black exterior with black out package which could not be ordered after the WE4 was introduced. Same family since new. Tons of work done to this rare example. Looking for the best offer. A chance to get a really rare example with paperwork to back it up. Work was all done by Steve’s Automotive in Virginia. Car is located in Virginia. They are seeking the best offer. SELLER ANXIOUS TO SELL. 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 $26,900. 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! 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. Again we can provide more information and photos on any of the above. My email is [email protected] THERE ARE NICE USED CARS AND THEN THERE ARE EXCEPTIONAL USED CARS - By exceptional the term I refer to these exceptional cars is “Kirban Quality”. We all have searched for a good used car usually done in a hurry because your current car died. Fortunately, because I have several cars I can take my time and seek out the outstanding examples. Miles is never a major concern if the owner has a stash of records, garaged the car etc and so on. A QUICK WORD ON THE TURBO REGALS WE REPRESENT - Especially concerning the Turbo Regals. The ones we represent in 99% of the cases are long time customers of ours. In most cases we are the only company advertising the cars for the seller. These are not cars that have been seen by other potential buyers and they turned down as not being worthy. In other words you're getting first shot at buying what we believe is the best example for the price we are asking. We are not selling perfection especially in the case of Turbo Regals that are now over 30 plus years old! But rather the best investment for the money. Each case we do allow some wiggle room on the price as we realize in most cases transporting and taxes is a necessary expense. We have great success with JJ Best on financing and also deal with a transport broker that is a customer of ours and owns a Grand National. He can get enclosed or open transports in a very quick turn around and a price that in many cases would be hard to beat. What I am saying is we cover all the angles for both the seller and the potential buyer. I know personally I would not want to travel several hundred miles to look at acar that maybe 6 other potential buyers looked at and did not buy for various reasons. I got a lot of experience at not only buying Turbo Regals but other unique performance cars and even regular cars. It’s something I enjoy doing. 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. CANADIAN CUSTOMERS - You must contact our office. Because of the many issues and fees in shipping to Canada we have suspended shipping to Canada. You need to hookup with a US address as shipping has become quite costly. CAR SHOW SEASON FOR 2022 IS WINDING DOWN - BUICK RACE DAY EVENT - The date is Saturday September 24th 2022 at Cecil County Dragway. Formerly East Coast Buick Regionals. A race event only with vending. No car show! I plan to be there so bring any parts you want to sell! FALL CARLISLE - Closing out the swap meet season is the annual Fall Carlisle. I have not attended in the last several years, but plan to go this year as I stop and see my brother who resides in Lancaster. The dates for the Fall Carlisle are September 28th thru October 2nd 2022. Ebay also runs an auction in conjunction with Fall Carlisle. G BODY LLC 1ST ANNUAL CONNERSVILLE AUTO FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE - This is the first event that Brian owner of G Body Parts, is putting on at his new mid west location in the town of Connersville, Indiana. The dates are October 1st and 2nd. Event includes a huge swap meet open to selling any automotive related items. He has space for over300 indoor and outdoor vendor spots. The event happens rain or shine. There will also be a car show. Open to all GBody cars not just Turbo Regals. For more details contact [email protected] or [email protected] or call their Indiana location 765-377-7092. 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. STEERING WHEEL CORES. Currently we need good 1986-1987 Turbo Regal steering cores. They must be straight and not have rusted spokes. We will issue a Letter of Credit of $100 for each acceptable core. You must email me [email protected] a photo first to make sure the steering wheel is acceptable. 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. BRAKE PEDALS we issue a letter of credit for $50 for each powermaster brake pedal or we will pay $40 cash for each pedal. 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 CLASSIFIED ADS - We accept Classified Ads in our weekly Inner Circle emails. Over the years several customers have asked about placing an ad in our weekly Inner Circle. Here are the options and the costs. Ads can be from any individual or company. It needs to be automotive related, meaning it does not need to be specifically Turbo Regal related. It can be for something for sale or something wanted. Maximum number of words is 125 words, which is about 7 to 9 lines of copy. No photos. You can list a website. We recommend you state your name, phone number or email, a price, and your location in your ad. The cost for an ad for 2 consecutive weeks is $25. The cost for 4 consecutive weeks is $40. You save $10 with the 4-week plan. No changes can be made to your existing running ad. You can only run one ad at any given time. We will have a code system at the end of your ad, so we will know what week number your ad is to run 2 or 4 weeks. It can be an ad for something for sale or an ad for something you are looking for. We have never missed a single week since we started the Inner Circle email format in 2009. It’s something I enjoy doing and I just always seem to have enough material to write about. Our weekly Inner Circle now reaches over 3,500 members every Wednesday direct to their inbox. The Inner Circle also appears every Wednesday on our website with the related photos. Your ad would be visible to both groups of readers. So, the exposure to your ad is well over 3,500 potential buyers. Ads submitted by the previous Sunday would appear the following Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads and payment (paypal) must be submitted by email to - [email protected] 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 – 1981-1987 REGAL ALL TWO MODELS DOOR SHELLS - Part number is #8035 for the pair of door shells. See website for price and freight shipping. They must ship to a commercial address. We will only ship to the 48 states. INFORMATION BOOKLETS - We now have a total of 5 booklets printed and in stock for immediate delivery. Here are the part numbers #7989, #7990, #7991, #7992, #8025 and #8026. All can be found on our website. Now have 6 available and more in the works! 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION AC LINES - The #7995. This is a high quality reproduction of a much needed part. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION DOOR SKINS - The right hand is #7993. The left hand reproduction door skin is #7994. You must call the office to get freight costs. Replacement is far easier than cutting out and doing rust repair. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL PRICE DIRECTORY & GM PRODUCTION OPTIONS - Part number #7989 this pocket size 70 page booklet provides you with all the codes for every option, plus what the price was for that option. Also breaks down the 17 digit VIN for all 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. Plus you can break down over 90% of the codes on the SPI label on your trunk lid. 1984-1987 BUICK TURBO REGAL DOOR PANEL ESCUTCHEON TRIM MOLDING - Part number #7808. This is a high quality reproduction of the set of 4 inside door trim moldings including the strap caps as one kit. REPRODUCTION GRAY TURBO REGAL STEERING WHEEL - Part number #7987. This is a very nice reproduction of the gray leather steering wheel. The company that for many years has been recovering original steering wheels has retired. See website for more information. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IDEAS - If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - [email protected] 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] ABOUT OUR EMAILS - Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me directly - [email protected] - and I will answer you. However, if I fail to answer you within 24 hours, please email us again. Since expanding into used parts, I get a lot of emails and sometimes I may forget your request or may not remember who requested the item.