12-14-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 12-14-2022 - CHRISTMAS 2022 M&M CONTEST - This contest is only open to our Inner Circle members that get this email personally every Wednesday at 3 pm eastern time. Owners or employees of any of the companies related to the Turbo Regal business are not eligible. Previous winners are also not eligible. This contest ends midnite this coming Friday nite 16th 2022. The winners will be announced in the following Wednesday weekly Inner Circle December 21st, 2022. The M&M contests that we do during each year are in remembrance of my Mom who would do M&M contests for us kids as we were growing up. It put all of us 5 kids on equal ground for a chance of winning since it was a guessing game with the award being the entire container of M&Ms. PRIZES: For this contest we will do a 1st place and a 2nd place award, The closest guess UNDER the actual count will be declared the winner. Should the winner hit the exact number, a special award will be given. First place winner gets the container of M&Ms, 5 of our newly released Information booklets, one of our new Buick banners, and a signed copy of our 350 page Kirban’s Guide to the 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regals”. The 5 booklets would pertain to whatever year Turbo Regal they own. Total value of the first place prizes is approximately $150. The second place winner will get one of our new Buick banners at a $40 value. We try to make our Christmas contest prizes a greater value than the M&M contests we do during the year. Good luck players! PHOTO 1 - We show the actual container which is a Christmas plastic cup holding the M&Ms alongside the special Christmas M&Ms that we used and how they compare in size to the standard M&Ms that we usually use. This plastic Christmas Cup is filled with the larger special Christmas M&Ms so take that into account when you submit your one single guess. These M&Ms are larger! Email me your one single guess directly to me [email protected] Remember the deadline is this coming Friday nite 12 midnite December 16th 2022. 1996 FORD RANGER XLT FOR SALE - This is one of our personal vehicles that we have owned for 9 years. A very long time for me to keep a vehicle! It has always been garaged during that time and based on how nice the original paint is the truck was probably garaged most of its life. Actual miles is 196,000. I drove it approximately 50,000 miles but only about 300 miles last year. It is a 5-speed manual shift 4 cylinder. I restored it over the years. I redid most of the interior. The interior is absolutely mint. One trick was I replaced the driver's seat with a passenger matching seat so it is mint. I was even able to locate a new correct Ford steering wheel. The radio is the later Ford factory am/fm CD player. I upgraded the tires and wheels to the 15 inch Ford alloy wheels. Truck originally had 14 inch. Truck has a long bed. New muffler, new tires, new brakes and some of the brake lines I had replaced over the years. The AC needs a charge, but once done it stays good for several years. Battery is also fairly new. The body is very good, zero rust. The truck has new rear shackles which is a common rust problem . The floors and frame are solid. The truck does not drip any oil! A good dependable small truck that looks extremely nice for its age and miles. Older Ford Rangers in this condition are extremely hard to find. The asking price is $4495. It has a few minor dents but nothing that hurts its overall appearance. . You would be very hard pressed to find a better example of a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT than this one is. Email me for more pictures and details [email protected] PHOTO 2 - We show 4 views of my 1996 Ford Ranger XLT truck. The interior is absolutely perfect. It does have a factory slider back window. All the manuals in the glove box. Truck has a full gauge package with the tachometer. A center console with armrest and coin holder. New headliner. No smells, no smoke odors. Truck has hand crank windows, remember them? I had to explain those handles to my granddaughter! MAZDA CX9 2010 MODEL FOR SALE - We just got this SUV last week by having the top bid through the dealership I work with. Body is very close to mint. Dark gray with black leather interior. A one owner that has had exceptional care. All the manuals. Black leather interior 3 row leather seating. The CX9 is the largest SUV from Mazda I believe. Mazda like Toyota and Honda build some impressive vehicles with quality materials. They are also built to last 200,000 miles and beyond with good care. This SUV has 220,000 miles on it. The driver's seat is not even ripped! The interior is close to mint. Never hit. It is dry underneath and nothing appears to leak at all! The asking price is $6695. PHOTO 3 - I show 4 views of this CX9 in our pole building. I just detailed it. It shows it has had excellent care over the years. The body has zero dents in it and the paint shines showing it must have been garaged. No corrosion is evident on the alloy wheels either. SUV usually has traces of dog hair, or candy wrappers from kids, or spilled coffee staines. This SUV had none of those indications at all. I did recover over $2 in change though! LATEST PARTS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK - PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows a cracked original horn ring and a new factory foam center with horn contact. The top right photo shows what I believe is all 7 parts and a new gray shifter handle for the the shifter. All NOS GM. The bottom left photo shows a pair of GM NOs front grill springs. The bottom right photo shows 5 of the shifter handle parts all NOS GM. See the rare parts section for prices. GNX #149 SELLS FOR $231,000 AT HERSHEY AUCTION - This GNX reportedly only had 2,045 miles on it. I find it interesting that the selling price matches the 231 cubic inch of the engine. The seller had to be quite pleased. Course the really big seller and actually the largest amount ever paid for a car in the last 67 years was a 1955 MB Gullwing 1 of just 2 that sat in the MB museum. Although I do not know the exact details, the hefty price tag was a cool $143 million dollars. I would think that the auction house made a sizable commission on that sale! Reminds me of years ago I dealt with a junkyard when I was in the towing business towing abandoned cars from apartment complexes. I had a great deal with the owner of this junk yard, maybe because I drove his daughter to summer school a few years earlier. (I had to go to summer school in 11th grade to pass into 12th grade.) He told me a few years earlier he had a MB coupe, but his wife hated it because the doors opened upward. Yep he owned a Gullwing 1955 MB. He eventually sold it to appease his wife. True story. SEEKING OUT NOS GM PARTS AND GOOD USED TURBO REGAL PARTS - It is getting increasingly more difficult to find NOS GM parts and good used parts. When it comes to used parts I am very picky at what I buy as I have no desire to grow old with the parts and I know what people expect with parts coming from me. Adding to the problem is sellers realize I am buying the items for resale. But, in many cases I buy it all which saves the seller a lot of time. Over the years I have built up a good reputation in the collector car market specifically for the Pontiac GTO and then jumping over to the Turbo Regals. I am a nominee through 2024 for the Pontiac Hall of Fame. I got a good shot of getting in so I am told. I have spoken at several seminars over the years. I was recently contacted by a local street rod club to speak at their January meeting. I think most readers would agree with me that we are living in the right times as indications are that the gas powered vehicles will be slowly disappearing and a good segment of today's youth are not into collector cars. I could be wrong, but at my age (75) it doesn't matter if I am right or wrong. I am sure California will lead the charge like they did with emissions and will be banning gas powered lawn mowers and gas powered vehicles just a matter of when. They never show how big the battery or batteries are in these electric cars. I read that the Hummer EV weighs in at 9,000 lbs and the battery pack alone weighs what a Miata sports car weighs!. You think mechanic prices are high now, wait til you get hit with the labor rate alone to replace the battery in some of these electric vehicles. AutoZone won’t be offering battery replacement for free while you wait! It is going to require a forklift to remove and reinstall a new battery! Not to mention the 15 grand or better price tag for the actual battery. Two other issues concerning electric vehicles one that has become evident already is if one catches on fire it is very difficult to extinguish. What has yet to be determined is if the typical battery weighs 2,000 lbs or more what happens when you get hit. A solid mass this heavy gives cause for some concern let alone the possibility of a fire starting! I think your survival rate in a severe accident is not as good with those two aspects to consider. CHRISTMAS SPECIALS REMINDER Here is a rundown on our annual Christmas specials. These discounts would be deducted at time of payment and credited to your credit card if order is placed online. If done by phone, the 10% discount would be immediate. Each case supplies may be limited. The deadline is Friday 12 midnite December 23rd 2022. The Christmas discount is on the following items. Note the big bargain is on the under the hood pads and the Cold Case radiators. Here is the complete list of the Christmas Specials and the normal retail price. You get 10% off the retail prices shown. #7926 The 8-hole hood pad $699.95, #$7457 Cold Case Radiator $449.95, and the #7205 Polished stainless turbo shield $299.95. These are some real savings on some of the high demand items we carry. The following are all Buick Turbo GM Licensed banners. Supplies are limited. You get 10% off the retail price shown. These banners make for an excellent Christmas gift. The part numbers are #8601 thru #8609. The retail price varies on each of them depending on the size. Refer to the website on these banners for more details. The part number for the new Turbo Regal banner is #8038. It is not included in this Christmas Special promotion since it is a new item and I ship from our Pennsylvania location, OUR TURBO BANNER WITH ARTWORK DONE BY DANNY WHITFIELD UPDATE - You can order from the Kirban Performance website #8038. Go to kirbanperformance.com Again I will be shipping them for Kirban Performance from my Pennsylvania location. So there will be NO delays if you order from any of these three companies. The price including shipping no matter where you buy it is just $44.95. To order from Kirban Enterprises, simply email me [email protected] However, keep in mind I only accept paypal. The artist Danny Whitfield has some impressive credentials having done work in the past for GM-Ford-Chrysler- Corvette Museum, Revelle and Monogram model companies as well. He has done some of the artwork for the models. The quickest way to go to his site is click on the link below https://www.dannywhitfield.com/buick_kirban_members.html Once you do under the word code type in DSK449. Another option is click on the link below to go directly to see the new Turbo Regal banner he did for us. Buick Grand National |1985 | Art Prints by Danny Whitfield You can purchase it directly from him if you want. Again the banner will be signed by me and shipped by me with the bad To The Bone decal included. We now have another distributor carrying our new Turbo Regal banner GBodyParts.com He has them currently in stock. We expect other vendors will soon be offering this new banner as well. Unlike reproduction parts, fitment is never going to be a problem! 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 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 had it since 2011. I can provide photos and records. Simply email me direct [email protected] Asking $46,900. 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. NEW LOWER PRICE $34,900!!!! 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 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. 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! 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.

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