12-21-2022 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 12-21-2022 - CHRISTMAS 2022 M&M CONTEST WINNERS - Taking first place with a guess of 245 is John Rjakbak out of western Pennsylvania. John is one of the rare individuals that actually ordered his 1987 Turbo-T in 1987. Very unique crank windows with power door locks and radio delete. The dealer was worried he would back out and since he ordered a radio delete he wanted double the deposit up front! I visited John several years ago as he resides outside of Pittsburgh and I was a VIP speaker at the GTO National convention and visited with him. Car has a mere 6,000 miles on it. What really makes it different is the trim panel above the glove box is for a Grand National!!! It came that way from the factory! He also says it's pretty much original down to the 1987 air in the tires! A customer of ours since 1989! Also owns a Hellcat and a 1990 ZR1 with 7,000 miles on it. As well as a 1968 Z28 Camaro with a mere 22,000 miles on it. You might say John has all the bases covered in years to come as values can only increase on his choices of cars! Coming in second place right behind him with a guess of 243 was Vincent Cutugno out of Staten Island, NY. Actual M&M count was 250! Vince actually owns one of my 1987 Grand Nationals. He bought it from me in 2015. Congrats to both winners. I have not yet heard from the first place winner to know what year Turbo Regal he owns. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - We will be closed the Monday December 26th following Christmas. Also the Monday following New Year's Day January 2nd 2023. CHECK IT OUT NEW DIGITAL DASH #8049 - On our website #8049 this cool looking digital dash. Designed specifically for all 1984-1987 Turbo Regals. Speedo reads up to 255 mph for those of you that live dangerously. All sending units included. Technology has come a looong way since the orange 55 and top reading of 85 mph on a printed plate was the cool thing in your 1984-1987 Turbo Regal. Just $495 for the entire kit with directions. Also #7926 the 8-hole hood pads with the proper imprint. Not every company has these and we have them in stock. In the northern climates we all know the first area rodents attack to keep warm in the winters…the hood pads. It is their idea of a Hilton Hotel. MORE BRAKE BOWLS IN STOCK - Best to contact the office to be certain you get one. These are located at our Pennsylvania location. 1969 GMC 1500 CAMPER SPECIAL 396 CUBIC INCH 310 HP FOR SALE - Here is a very unusual truck for sale locally to me. It has sat for 30 years in a metal container out of the bad weather.. Body is very solid. Actual miles undocumented but is believed to be true is just 25,000! Body is super straight. Body has that patina look. This is believed to be an original 396/ 310 hp GMC 1500 truck! Long bed. Owner has the broadcast sheet. Has twin fuel tanks on both sides under the bed current disconnected. Has a Turbo 400 transmission. Reportedly originally sold in California to a fire company. Interior is good. Seat is perfect! AC does not work, needs a charge, and many new parts including exhaust and four new tires. Truck has been completely tuned up and all fluids have been flushed. New fuel lines and brake lines. Also a new gas tank. New battery and PA inspected. Runs and drives 100%! Trucks are also becoming the latest collector vehicles to gain value. For more info and pictures email me directly [email protected] The asking price is $17,500. Located about 15 minutes from my location. BREAKING NEWS 1986 GRAND NATIONAL HARDTOP FOR SALE - Located in Philadelphia with 68,000 miles. Well optioned including the rare digital dash. Owner has had it for 2 years. I actually saw it this past summer at a car show. The owner says it is all original paint. Has the new reproduction Grand National aluminum wheels on it. Extremely well detailed, mostly stock. The asking price is $31,900. For more details and photos email me [email protected] PHOTO 1 - We show 4 views of this unique unrestored 1969 3 GMC 1500 truck for sale. FROM START TO FINISH CUSTOM BUILT 1967 GTO FOR BLANCO BROWN - For those of you that have either taken on a major restoration project or considered, do one be prepared for the amount of time and money into such a project undertaking. It is one thing to do a total stock appearance restoration; it requires a higher skill level to attempt one that is considered a resto mod. A rest mod is when you combine the original exterior appearance and put under the hood a later powerplant, updated suspension and interior from a later model. In this case our son Darrell started with a 1967 LeMans and mated it to a 2005 GTO with the LS2 drivetrain and interior. Even relocating the gas tank while retaining the 1967 appearance was a challenge. He would move the gas fill neck to behind the rear window. Installing the 12005 GTO dash in the 1967 GTO shell was just another challenge to overcome. There is no manual with detailed directions on doing projects of this nature. Nor is it possible to even imagine the amount of hours alone invested in advance to complete a project of this undertaking. You have to have a strong will power to stay focused to make it to the end. The end results are shown below. A one-of-kind factory appearing 1967 GTO that packs the wallop of a LS2 2005 GTO in suspension drivetrain and interior. Custom built for well known country singer Blanco Brown. I presented to Blanco Brown for his personal collection one of my old Pennsylvania license plates MR GTO. To see a lot more detail of this project go to our sons facebook page: PHOTO 2 - The top left photo is very early on after Darrell had removed the original body from the frame. That is me getting ready to go for a drive minus my hat! The other three photos show various photos of the finished project. To see the entire process start to finish go to my son's facebook page Kirban Customs inc. 1996 FORD RANGER XLT FOR SALE IS STILL AVAILABLE - 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. My email is [email protected] for more info. LATEST PARTS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK - PHOTO 3 - The top left photo shows a matched set of blue visors in good original condition with no mirror option. The top right photo shows a rare page from a 1986 Upholstery binder showing the various seta material samples for the 1986 Regal including the Grand National. The bottom left photo shows a NOS GM correct overflow cap, glossy black powder coated hood latch, reproduction satin black power steering reservoir bracket, and a correct original used Made in England radiator cap. The bottom right photo shows a used flip down stay down rear license plate bracket, used tps sensor, used wastegate solenoid, and a glossy black powder coated safety hood latch. All these items are listed for sale under the rare Parts section as usual. CLOSING OUT 2022 - Remember there is NO midweek Inner Circle next week. It will resume again the first Wednesday in January 2023. I take that week off every year. The staff at Kirban Performance and Kirban Enterprises wishes you and your Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2023. Pictured below is my staff at Kirban Enterprises. PHOTO 4 - The top left photo shows a Christmas Tree cartoon that cartoonist Matt Blair did for us many years ago. The middle photo shows an orange cat with one eye that hangs around outside our pole building that I feed. I can actually pet him or her. The top right is our indoor male cat, a gift from my granddaughter earlier this year. He is a handful to say the least. We call him buddy. He and Eileen have yet to make friends! He actually has figured out how to open the interior doors in our house! Our interior doors have the handle style handles not the round style. Eileen has to make a sign that says occupied for the bathroom door so he knows not to enter.! I am not 100% sure if he can read though. The bottom left is a young female cat I named Squeak. She is one of two that reside in our heated pole building where I work. The bottom right shows Fuzz Ball, our long haired cat. She simply showed up at our house about 6 years ago. They both have a super sweet disposition. I have a cat door so they are free to roam outside whenever they want. The shrubbery bed is their litter box. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR - We at Kirban Performance and Kirban Enterprises greatly appreciate your business all these many years. It is hard to believe that the Turbo Regals that we all love (oil leaks and all) are now over 35 years old! The future of collectible muscle cars going forward could be disappearing in future years with the increase in electric vehicles coming to market and gas power cars in danger of being outlawed and discontinued. However, at my current age 75 I think I am safe for a few years before it goes away! I got to see first hand both waves of the muscle car era the mid 1960s and the mid 1980s. I think the bulk of collector cars in the future will be Mopars. The Dodge Challenger format basically remains unchanged since it appeared a number of years ago. So for shear numbers the Challenger of late could be highly collectable in years to come. Again just my opinion. The Hellcat definitely makes a statement. Also seems to be the preferred car among car thieves. On a side note I consider myself fortunate to have 3 sisters and 1 brother and we have always gotten along. I am the oldest and provided the most problems for my parents growing up. I have one sister who resides in Washington state and another sister who resides in Nebraska. My third sister and brother reside near me in Pennsylvania. The family bond is strong. I hope you are fortunate enough to enjoy the same relationship with your siblings. My wife Eileen also has a good relationship with her three sisters and two brothers. CHRISTMAS SPECIALS REMINDER ENDS THIS WEEK - 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 owned it since 2011. I can provide photos and records. Simply email me direct [email protected] Asking $46,900. NOTE: This seller is away and not available until March 2023. 1987 TURBO REGAL WE4 T-TOP - Belongs to a long time customer of ours that used to live near us years ago and now resides in Florida. Car recently had over 5 grand in work done on it at KDK in Orlando. The seller is willing to consider as partial trade another Turbo Regal that may require work. Car was repainted in 2007. He is the second owner; actual miles are 36,000 miles. AC works. 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. It 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. 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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