3-25-09 Inner Circle

3-25-09 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members - 3-25-2009

KIRBAN'S SPRING OPEN HOUSE - APRIL 18, 2009 - 9:30 am - 4 pm

Mark your calendar and spread the word among your friends who have Turbo Regals.

The date is Saturday, April 18, 2009. Time is 9:30 until 4 pm. Rain or Shine. Yum Yum donuts and coffee will be available until supplies run out. Generally, Yum Yum donuts are gone within the first 60 minutes.

Our catalog products that are in stock will be discounted 5% to save you money, and of course you'll save on shipping too. If you are planning to come, you can pre-order parts you need in advance, so we can have what you want on hand.

With this tough economy, companies we deal with (including ourselves), do not stock much inventory. So, parts are taking longer to get. This is especially true with GM related items. It's nobody's fault, but it is something that is happening throughout the entire industry.

Because we have been dismantling cars, we will have a huge array of "tagged and bagged" goodies available. Pete Hoffman will also have a huge selection of used parts available. Keep in mind, I have some body parts and we can have them at our shop if you need them. Simply call in advance to see if we have what you are looking for. It's a great opportunity to find some of those hard-to-find restoration items.

NOTE: The photos on the website show some of the dismantled Regals as they sit on our driveway.

We will have some door prizes and our usual M & M contest. Our current test car, a 95% stock 1987 Turbo-T will be on display.

So, mark your calendar - April 18th at our Plumsteadville location. We are one block off Route 611, at 6201 Kellers Church Road in the second industrial park on the right. Three buildings are in this group and we are on back at the far left building. This event happens - rain or shine.

GENERAL DIRECTIONS - From Willow Grove... North on Route 611, through Warrington, Doylestown and into Plumsteadville (you can take the Rt 611 Bypass that goes around Doylestown - it exits back onto Rt. 611 north of Doylestown). Watch for a shopping center with a McDonald's on your right. Go past that light at Stump Road and the Plumsteadville Inn. Make your FIRST left at the Shelly Funeral Home onto Kellers Church Road. The second office complex is a short distance down on the right. Our unit is in the back far corner. There's plenty of parking since most of the other companies are closed weekends.

NOTE - If you are using MapQuest, you may have to use "Pipersville" as the city.


Jays GN out of western, Pennsylvania will be coming and setting up with some of his parts.

There is a very good chance Richard Clark will also make it. He won't know for sure until 1-2 days prior to the event.

Pete Hoffman who works for us will have a large array of parts available also for sale.

We will have probably a least 350-400 tagged and bagged used parts available. Most of these items are priced $4 to $30. Many big items that we would not ship such as front fenders, at least a dozen original Grand National wheels priced between $50 and $175 each, just to name some of the larger items. We have several aluminum rear bumper reinforcements available and rear bumpers, etc. of all these above-mentioned items. We have several of each of the above-mentioned items. We will work package deals on the large items.

These next listed items, I only have one each.

A perfect used upper dash panel grey, price is $60. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House April 18th 2009.

I also have a like-new black doorsill trim set, price is $60. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House.

We have a brand new Hooker exhaust system (not in the original box) that I got with one of the dead Turbo Regals. It includes a set of mufflers and all the clamps, etc. The price is $285. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House.

I also have a pair of like-new BF Goodrich 235/60 by 15 tires. Still have the blue on the white lettering, smell new and are dated 2008. Price is $100 for the pair. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House. If I had to guess, maybe 50 miles on these tires.

I have two of the one-piece used front frame brace with connecting brace kits that was made by another Buick company. Fits all 1986-1987 Turbo Regals with stock intercooler. The list price for this is $169.95. Price is just $115.00. I have 2 of these items. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House. This is a really heavy-duty brace set, complete with hardware. Kind of bulky to ship.

I have one original 1984-1987 Turbo Regal inner Turbo passenger’s side plastic fender. Hard to find in decent shape. Price is $65. If you pay now, we will hold it for you to pick up at our Open House.

On the items listed above, you must email me - [email protected]

If you are coming, you can pay now via Paypal or check, and we will hold the item for you to pick up that Saturday, April 18th. All the above large items represent a huge savings over what they would cost new or if they had to be shipped. We will have other big items but these are the main items that are in short supply.

We also have invited a local Corvette club to our Open House. This small group had been wanting to come for sometime and we decided to include them now that our Corvette portion of the website is up and running.


Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - [email protected]

We will answer you. However, if we fail to answer you within 24 hours, please email us again. Since expanding into used parts, I get a lot of emails and sometimes I may forget your request or not remember who requested the item.


Like the grilles, the satin black is molded into the plastic. Check out the photo on our website, Part #7222. I did some research on GM pricing of original black headlight bezels. Back in 1987 the retail price was about $55 a pair. At the end of production when we sold them in 2005 and part of 2006, we sold them for $135 a pair.

The new suggested retail price on these will be probably $179.95 a pair. This is a very good price when compared to GM's list price back in 2005-2006.

The company behind this project is to be commended for being able to come in at a reasonable price for a much-needed part. In order to get some idea as to initial sales for these new reproduction black headlight bezels, we will give a special introductory price if you place your order by March 31, 2009 by 4 pm. If you place your order by then, the price is just $149.95 plus shipping. We would not charge your credit card until we have the parts in hand and ready to ship.

These have a money back guarantee for quality and fit. The material today is far superior to the material GM used back in the mid 1980s. By purchasing now, you can save approximately $30 a pair.

These will fit all 1984-1987 Regals and are correct for all Grand Nationals, GNXs, T-Types, WE4s and any Turbo-T with the WO2 exterior sport package. (Buick's terminology).

7222 - 1984-1987 Turbo Regal - Reproduction Black Headlight Bezels $149.95*/ pair
*Special pricing if purchased by 4 pm. March 31, 2009.

NOTE - Your credit card will NOT be charged until we can ship the parts to you.

SPECIAL NOTE: Time is running out to purchase these at the special reduced introductory price. We did get some in the other week and filled some of our orders. More are due in the next 2 weeks. If you respond before the end of March, you “lock” in the lower price.


7219 - 1984-1987 Regal - GNX / TRANS AM STYLE 16" x 8" Wheels Set $995*/set *PLUS Shipping from California
NOTE - Set includes 4 wheels, 20 correct lug nuts, 20 lug nut black caps, 4 chrome-plated valve stems, 4 black center caps, and 4 "TURBOCHARGED" center cap decals.

NOTE - Shipping costs generally run $65 to $125, depending on your location.

Wheels are in stock, no waiting. You can actually see photos of this wheel on our new website. You can search Part #7219.


We have been told that the GM black passenger's side marker light is no longer available from GM, GM Part #0919874.

This is the side marker light that was used on all the 1984-1986 T-Types and 1987 Turbo-Ts with black-out package, WE4, Grand Nationals and GNX. This is the right hand side only (passenger's side) marker light that attaches t the headlight bezel. We have a few left. Remember, these are brand new, still in the GM wrapper. Price is $69.95 and shipping. Less than 4 on hand.

To order, call our office - 215-766-1611 x 2. Order while supplies last, to avoid disappointment.

This is the last chance to buy these original brand new right hand black side markers.


The best way to stay informed with the upcoming show season is to check out the various Turbo Buick forums.


With the economy in a downward spiral, our concentration is more focused on buying dead 1986-1987 Turbo Regals for parts rather than super mint originals. Naturally, with fuel prices we will focus on Turbo Regals within a 500-mile radius of our location and cars under $5,000. If you have such a vehicle, email me - [email protected]


If you would like to see any Kirban Performance Products items listed on eBay, here is a link to our store and auctions -

http://stores.ebay.com/Kirban-Performance-Products-Inc_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZ km


If you are buying any of our used parts from the parts listing above, we can adjust the shipping if you buy more than one listed item. Canadian shipping is higher. Since we are now dismantling cars, look for smaller used items to be available at great prices. Some of which would be great to have as spares, especially since these parts cars are getting harder to find.

You have probably noticed, if something fails to sell in a previous week, we sometimes lower the price slightly the following week. After that it usually goes the ebay route.

Be sure to tell any friends to get on our FREE Kirban Inner Circle emails, if they are looking for parts.