10-19-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 10-19-2022 -  RESULTS FROM RECENT MECUM AUCTION - The 1987 Grand National with 50,000 miles sold for a hammered price of $38,000. One of the VW buses was a no sale at $67,000! I do not have the info on the second VW bus. As the figures suggest the market right now is further proof the prices are soft for the Turbo Regals. Not the case with VW buses. Not sure what the seller was seeking on the VW bus, but $67,000 seems like a pretty high price to me! OUR NEXT BOOKLET IS NOW AVAILABLE #8030 - Entitled Kirban Side of the Road. It runs over 140 pages of all short car related stories over a 50 year span. Lots of pictures. Makes a great gift for a car guy. I personally autographed the inside. Part #8030 it is in stock. The price is $24.95. This makes 11 different booklets we have published in the last 60 days. PHOTO 1 - Shows the latest booklet Kirban Side of the Road. Runs over 140 pages. This makes 11 of this series we have put together. More to come! The price is $24.95. It is in stock for immediate delivery. Remember the best deal is to buy several others in this series as shipping would basically be the same. All are this handy size. HALLOWEEN M & M CONTEST WILL BE IN NEXT WEEKS INNER CIRCLE - TEN TOP REASONS TO OWN A BUICK GRAND NATIONAL BANNER NOW AVAILABLE - This full color 13 ounce vinyl banner is also now in stock. The part #8044. This new banner measures 15.5 inches by 23.5 inches. Made in the USA. We will have a similar one soon for the T-Type/Turbo-T owner. I would not want you to think we neglected that segment of Turbo owners! PHOTO 2 - Shows this new 13 ounce vinyl banner measures 15.5 inches by 23.5 inches. The second photo shows an ad for Hamilton Collection, a 1:18 scale 3 window steel finished Ford coupe. They are selling it for 4 equal payments of $49.95 plus $23.99 shipping. I bring this to your attention when you look at the handcrafted one we are offering to gauge some sort of price. The difference is the ones I have are hand built and each is 1 of 1. AC DELCO ORIGINAL SPARK PLUGS NOW AVAILABLE - We just added this to our website #8048. These are also in stock. We have no idea how long they will be available from AC Delco. Fits all 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. THE FOUR HAND BUILT STREET RODS PICTURED LAST WEEK - Nobody guessed accurately exactly what is so unique about these four street rod models. Each one has 45 to 55 hours into the build! He did not start building these until he was almost 70 years old! He started to build these in 2009. What is plastic on all of them is the 4 wheels. The rest in most cases are handcrafted wood, or hand crafted in aluminum! Everything on most of the engines including the radiator shroud, accessories on the engine are made from aluminum. The body, engine block and transmission are all hand crafted from wood. All built by hand! Every part on those first 4 featured Street Rods is hand formed in either wood, aluminum, or copper! Except the wheels and tires! The pictures do not do them justice. Each has been encased in a plastic case so they were never exposed to dust or dirt! I met with him again this past saturday with all of them so he could tell me exactly what parts he made for each car and what parts came from a plastic kit. At the same time I had him sign a place card for each one as the builder. A photo will go with each car that I sell to prove it! HERE IS THE STORY ON THE STREET RODS & AUCTION - He never sold any of them until he took one to this toy store I was selling Grand National diecast cars to. This toy store has been buying the Grand National diecasts from me and I autograph the boxes and he sells them. On one visit I spotted on a shelf one street rod in a plastic showcase with what I thought was a high price on it. I could not understand why it was priced so high. At a quick glance I did not see how unique it was. Once I did I bought it and asked him if the seller had any others. He said he thinks so and he would call him. He said he had maybe 10 or more. I told him I would buy every one of them. Week later he shows up with 29 of them! Lucky for me he accepted my company check! He said he had 3 others but wanted to keep them. He said he never sold any of them, just enjoyed building them. I made arrangements for him to come back the following week as I wanted him to sign a place card for each of them as the builder. I also said if he changes his mind I would buy the remaining three he had decided to keep. He said for the right money he would sell them. I also bought them. They were the very first three he built back in 2009. The first one the engine is not exposed. His skill level from 2009 to 2021 has vastly improved! Most of his models were built in the last 3 years. As any vendor will tell you, you always want to buy the seller's entire stock to corner the market. I realize my readers may not be the right market for these, but I plan to try it for a few. There is one huge show coming up soon plus I plan to contact a few companies that may be a buyer. Remember 45-50 hours is invested in each of these street rods. Each one is screwed down in a display case and never exposed to dust. Email me [email protected] your single bid for the one pictured below. The reserve/starting price is $150. The highest bid over $150 submitted by this Friday night October 17th 2022 will be declared the winner. Shipping is a flat $20 extra. I would pack the street rod extremely well. It would be screwed down in a plastic display case. Realistically if we only get one bid and it is $155 that winner will get a real bargain! You can email me [email protected] if you want to see more pictures of this roadster prior to placing your bid. If you have a friend who is into the street rods you may want to share this with them! I say that because referring to Photo 2 Hamilton Collection is selling a similar 3 window Ford Coupe in steel for 4 payments of $49.95 plus $23.99 shipping. The Hamilton Collection is mass produced, compare to the ones I have that are one of one. Most of the ones I have are either the popular 3 window Ford coupe or the 5 window Ford coupe. Remember these must have been exceptional for me to buy all 31 of them! PHOTO 3 - We show 4 views of this white roadster. Only the wheels, steering wheel, dash decal, and tires are store bought from a plastic kit. Everything else he either carved in wood, or hand crafted from aluminum, or copper. He fabricated the entire suspension. Your bid must be over $150. Again the photos do not do it justice. You can see the actual 4 spark plugs, and the wires to the distributor. Engine is a modified Model A Miller racing dual carb 4 cylinder engine. The detail is nothing short of unbelievable. You see the fan belt, spark plug wires to the coil. The screens in the carbs. All hand done! To do this all on this small scale is nothing short of amazing! This is the only street rod we will auction this week. Depending on the top selling bid will determine if I will auction any others. I own 31 total and all are different. He started back in 2009 making them. He has no plans to make any more due to his age and health. My plan is to keep a few. The winner will also get a photo showing the builder Ron Osmun signing the card that will go with this street rod verifying he built it. I did ask Ron what he did for a living prior to retiring and he said he worked at a papermill. In all my years of going to car shows etc I have never seen such detail on a hand crafted car model. I showed it to two local car collectors and both thought it was either a Franklin or Danbury mint car diecast car!. They could not believe it was all hand built. Remember your one bid must be emailed to me [email protected] prior to this Friday 12 midnite October 21st 2022. Your bid must be over $150. You can email me for additional photos. SIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN - In recent years decorations for Halloween are starting to get as big as Christmas. In Photo 4 below I show some of these decorations I have spotted in my area. We actually live one house away from a Catholic Church and cemetery. It was founded in 1847. PHOTO 4 - The top left photo I spotted in a parking lot was strapped down on the roof of a car. The top right I spotted as a display at the Fall Carlisle event. The bottom left and bottom right photo I spotted on a lawn near our house. The skeleton towers over the roof of the house! WE GOT ONE REPRODUCTION GRAND NATIONAL TRUNK LID IN STOCK - These have been on backorder for several months and currently hard to get from what I understand. Contact our office. Price is $499 plus shipping but can be picked up in Chicago to avoid shipping! EARLY FALL BLOW OUT - #8020 GN EMBLEM EMBOSSED METAL SIGNS - Normal retail on this embossed metal sign was $249.95. Now while our initial supply lasts, pay just $179 with free shipping included to the basic 48 states. Go to our website under search put Part #8020 to see the picture and details, but recommend calling the office to order it. Stock is limited as we have around 30 left! Great Christmas gift to keep hidden from your spouse. Quality is excellent. It is GM licensed and Made in the USA. The size is 34 inches by 12 inches. See Photo 2 below for a picture of this Grand National Embossed Metal Sign. 1980 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS COUPE FOR SALE NEW LOWER PRICE $5500 - We have photos of the engine compartment, interior, exterior of this original 1980 Olds Calais coupe. Seller also has the original window sticker. Car appears to be 100% original inside and out. Zero rust. AC blows ice cold. Car runs and drives but needs a tuneup since it has hardly been used in the last several years. Actual miles is a mere 36,900! The Calais I believe is the upgraded model. Has bucket seats, center console, and full gauge package with the tachometer. Factory rally wheels, and upgraded steering wheel. The seller was asking $7500. As I have talked to the guy whose lawn the car is sitting on. He happens to know me. He likes it gone from his lawn. It's his buddy's car! Car is located about 3 miles from my old house in Furlong. This car is a prime candidate for a late model V8 engine! He does have the original window sticker. For more info and photos email me direct [email protected] I FOUND AN ARTIST THAT CAN DO DETAILED CAR ART - I already have him working on the first project and have ideas for several more. This artist is quite talented and has done work in the past for GM, Ford, and Chrysler! I am looking forward to seeing his work. He says he can do a project in under 3 weeks! Watch for updates. The game plan is to follow the same format as the 1955-56-57 Chevy artwork. You hit a wider market when the same artwork can appeal to three different car owners! LOCAL EVENT WARMINSTER EVENT THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND 12 NOON - See the Magna Group facebook for more details. A chance before winter to meet other Turbo Regal owners at this restaurant called the Nifty Fifties. The location is 684 York Road, Warminster, PA. Unfortunately I have a previous engagement. In the 1970s we actually lived in Warminster which is also where Hurst was located for many years. We lived in 3 different locations in Warminster. 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 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. I can supply more photos and information on any of the below cars I represent. Email me [email protected] 1987 GNX - Less than 37,000 miles. Has the book, jacket, and window sticker. New fillers front and rear. The fender flares have all been repainted. New Borla stainless exhaust exits factory way. Transmission has been rebuilt at a cost of $1800. The GNX turbo is not on the car and it is blown. Turbo would need to be rebuilt. Asking $112,900. 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 completely 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. 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 asking $22,900. 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] 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. 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. 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. Email me [email protected] for details and prices. 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 – 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 OWNA 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. 1984-1987 TURBO REGAL HIGH OUTPUT V6 HOOD DECALS - Part number #8042 and #8043. #8042 is for one set and #8043 is for 2 sets. Done on chrome vinyl it duplicates the font style and length of the .38 sfi turbo emblems. If you have a modified V6 this decal makes more sense! Plus a lot cheaper than the reproduction plastic 3.8 sfi turbo emblems which sell for $55 to $60 a set. These are $16.95 per set or 2 sets for $30 you save $3.90 by purchasing 2 sets! 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 11 booklets printed and in stock for immediate delivery. Here are the part numbers #7989, #7990, #7991, #7992, #8025, #8026 #8027, 8028, #8029, and #8030. All can be found on our website and in stock. We now have 11 different information booklets available all focused on the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal/GNX. The latest booklet is shown in Photo 1 in this Inner Circle and is in stock although may not be on the website yet. 1986-1987 TURBO REGAL REPRODUCTION AC LINES - The #7995. This is a high quality reproduction of a much needed part. 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]

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