11-09-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members  1987 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP FOR SALE - I just got word another customer of ours who has owned this extremely nice 1987 Grand National since 2011 is needing to sell his pride and joy due to health issues. He has all the records back to 2003. Car has been extremely well cared for with many of the up-grades we recommend and sell to maintain the car. Car is well optioned as well. Car has been repainted prior to Ron purchasing the car. One previous owner did the AVC dash upgrade which we used to sell in the early 1990s which features all VDO gauges. This car is in exceptional condition. Owner just installed all new TA radial tires about two weeks ago. Car is located in PA. The owner is asking $46,900. Car has a clean carfax and miles is about 62,000. I will have pictures and more exact details later this week. Email me [email protected] PHOTO 1 - We show four photos of this extremely well cared for 1987 Grand National hardtop. Car has won multiple trophies. Ron also has a highly detailed Appraisal from 2018 from Terry Shaw who I know personally. In 2018 the car had 61,483 miles. The appraised value inJune of 2018 was $48,500. If you do the math the car has only gone 500 miles since 2018 until now 2022! With the Appraisal and several trophies you got positive proof this car is a worthwhile investment. Especially true since the car has only gone 500 miles since that time till now! VETERANS DAY - As many long time readers of my weekly and printed newsletters I served in Vietnam in 1967-1968. I was very fortunate as prior to my three year stint in the Army I was a wedding photographer while a senior in High School. When my father had two weddings on the same day I covered one wedding on my own. It was not a Saturday job I enjoyed, having to boss older people around and wear a suit and tie! What I did not realize at the time was how valuable that experience would become when I landed in Vietnam. When the plane landed in Vietnam this Sargent came up to us as we lined up by the plane and asked who here can take pictures? I was one of three who raised our hands. He then took the three of us into a building and we took a test. I can’t recall what the test involved, but I do remember that I passed the test and landed the job first as photographer for the 17th Aviation Group headquartered in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Before long I also became a writer for the newspaper as well. Later I also became the editor for the 17th Aviation Group. The newspaper for the 17th Aviation Group was called the Eagle Talons. I guess you could say I honed my writing skills at a very early age of 18 in Vietnam! In Vietnam you could only take black and white photos. I used a German camera that I had used to shoot wedding pictures. It took 2 ¼ negatives which was superior to the standard smaller size negatives of the military camera. . I always knew my father served in the Navy in World War II. I knew he served on the ship U.S.S. Polana. What I only found out earlier this year from my one sister who had a bunch of his papers is that my Dad was the editor of the U.S.S. Polana newspaper called the Sea Breeze in 1945! A coincidence that both my Dad and I served as editors in the military. Him in the Navy and myself in the Army. I was very fortunate to have the position of editor and photographer while in Vietnam. I mostly took photos of award ceremonies, or various events. Also any non combat accidents. I took the photos so it could be determined what caused the crash. I got to photograph some of the top military leaders including General West Moreland at the time I was stationed in Nha Trang. PHOTO 2 - The photo to the left shows a copy of one of my Dad's editorial pages. He is listed as editor S. Kirban from the U.S.S. Polana published the 28th day of May 1945. The photo to the right shows one of the stories I did as a writer for the 17th Aviation Group. Later I would become the editor. After my year stunt in Vietnam I had what had to be one of the best assignments to close out my 3 year commitment. I was stationed at 401 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA. I gave written tests to incoming draftees and enlistees. Later I gave that end of the day speech before the new recruits would board the trains heading to basic training. Usually Fort Gordon, Georgia or Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Duty at an Induction Center like this was a typical 9 to 5 job and I got to go home every night. It would be over 20 years later before another very unusual set of circumstances would appear that would connect my time in Vietnam with a current Turbo Regal customer! We will share that story in next week’s Inner Circle. FEW UNUSUAL CARS FOR SALE NEAR OUR HOUSE - These 3 cars are all sitting on one small lot for sale. The one BMW model is quite rare, a 1991 BMW 850 coupe. It has a price tag of $32,500. The mileage is 79,000. The black BMW sedan is a 1995 BMW 740 priced at $22,500. Last but not least is a 1995 Mercedes Benz SL 500 which is a V8. I didn't make a note of the price of the Mercedes Benz. Of the 3 the 850 BMW is the nicest. PHOTO 3 - The top left and top right photo shows the bright red BMW 850 coupe. The bottom left shows the Mercedes Benz SL 500. The bottom right shows the 740 BMW sedan. I can get more info on any of these cars and the person to contact. Two of these cars have the optional built-in remote phone that was in its infancy back in the early 1990s. LATEST PARTS PICTURED I HAVE FOR SALE UNDER RARE PARTS - PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows 3 metal diecast cars made for Reader's Digest back in 2001. They are GM licensed. I never realized Readers Digest got into the small scale cars. These 3 are brand new in the original box. The details are actually quite good! The top right photo shows a pair of original aluminum Turbo Regal brake drums. Been blasted. They are good to go. The bottom left photo shows a brand new GM in the original box tail light lens for the right side (passenger). The bottom right photo shows a NOS GM right side (passenger), the plastic chrome surround for the tail light lens shown in the third picture. See the Rare Parts section for prices. COMING NEXT WEEK THIS NEW ARTWORK FEATURING THE WE4-GN-GNX- After several weeks we have now approved the final of the artwork that features the 3 most popular 1987 Turbo Regals in one art print. We are working with a well known artist that has done work for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Corvette Museum, Revell , and Monogram. The artwork will show the WE4-Grand National-GNX. We came up with the perfect tag line that will appear under the 3 Turbo Regals. “Buick’s Triple Black Threat” WE4 - GRAND NATIONAL - GNX. I was surprised at how much you forget as I wanted the artist to make them dead exactly as they are. For example, I had forgotten initially that the WE4 did not get a rear spoiler. Plus initially the artist had chrome lug nuts on the GNX wheels. Then we had forgotten to put a bump on the passenger fender to indicate the bezel for the power antenna. The artist also had to get the hood emblems correct on the side of the hood scoop. The artwork shows how each of the three 1987 Turbo Regal models have distinctive different wheels. Also the Power Six logo in the GN and GNX headrest. We will also give credit to the several people that helped me with photos showing exact placement of certain features. This artist is really really good. My plan going forward is to duplicate the 3 different models in other prints for other cars. The next one I am having this artist do will feature the 1964 GTO post coupe, the 1965 GTO hardtop and the 1966 GTO convertible with a clever caption under it. The 3 most popular years in the 3 different body styles. Each in a distinctive color. Each artwork will have the same format of 3 models in the same art print. These various banners I will be wholesaling to the major companies. The Turbo Regal one will be offered in a 1 ft by 3 ft high quality 13 ounce vinyl banner. We will have this new banner pictured in next week's Inner Circle. They are being made locally to me so shipping will all come from my Pennsylvania location. With the upcoming Holidays this makes for one unique gift. 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. 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. SALE PENDING 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 – 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. 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 12 booklets printed and in stock for immediate delivery. Here are the part numbers #7989, #7990, #7991, #7992, #8025, #8026 #8027, 8028, #8029, #8030, and #8031. All can be found on our website and in stock. We now have 12 different information booklets available all focused on the 1986-1987 Turbo Regal/GNX. The latest booklet #8031 is shown in the first photos of this issue. 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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