12-12-2018 Inner Circle

12-12-2018 Inner Circle

Greetings Turbo Regal Inner Circle Members 12-12-2018 –


We will be closed Monday, December 24th thru January 1st, 2019. We will reopen January 2nd Wednesday.

There will be no weekly Inner Circle Wednesday, December 28th or Wednesday, January 2nd. In other words, I am taking a 2-week hiatus from doing the weekly Inner Circle.


This year the M&Ms contest is slightly different. You have to have the closest guess under the actual count combining the TWO containers shown in Photo 1.

Here are the rules: Contest is open to all our customers except those connected to the Turbo Regal business. The deadline is this coming Saturday, December 15th, 9 pm eastern time. In case of a tie, the earliest email is the winner. You can only submit one guess. Closest under actual total count of the total number of M&Ms in the two containers pictured is the First Place winner.

The winners will be announced the following Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. The First Place winner gets both containers, the cookies that came in both containers originally, a copy of the Kirban Side of the Road book, a Denali phone charger, and an autographed Don Garlits connecting rod from his top fuel dragster dated 2003.

The Second Place winner gets a Don Garlits autographed connecting rod from his top fuel dragster dated 2003.

Don Garlits retired from Top Fuel racing in 2003 and I bought all his connecting rods and had him sign them. I only have a very few left. Even if you are not a Mopar fan, you realize how valuable something like this is for a collector.

PHOTO 1 – We show both containers. Here are some of the clues for those of you that are good in math and engineering. (I am not part of that group!) The metal red oval container is about 5-1/2 inches tall and 2-½ inches deep. The Oreo cookie container is about ¾ inches tall with a diameter of about 7 inches.


Our source that has the GM license agreement for banners has just gotten five more banners approved by GM that we submitted several months ago. All 5 of these new banners are now available and in stock. See the New Parts section for further details and part numbers to our website.

PHOTO 2 – We show all GM licensed Buick Banners we now carry. The newest 5 GM Licensed banners - #8605 “TURBO-SIX - BUICK MOTORSPORTS” - #8606 “1984 GRAND NATIONAL - The hottest Buick this side of a banked oval - #8607 “1984 GRAND NATIONAL It’s Bad. And that’s Good.” - #8608 “BUICK 3.8 SFI TURBO ENGINE - #8609 “1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T WE4”

All of these banners are currently in stock.

Here is the link to our banners on the website.


I recently came across this rare item from our 2002 October Open House – a 2002 Open House ticket autographed by Molly. This would be the first one of two Open House events that was attended by Molly at our Plumsteadville, PA location. This was a huge event with a banquet Saturday night at the nearby Warrington Country Club. The year 2002 also marked the end of the monthly printed Grand News. We would start 2003 with the email format, which has come out every week since 2003 except during the Christmas holidays. This seems so long ago.

Also, according to my Grand News issue back then, I sold 19 Turbo Regals in 2002, all of which had fewer than 50,000 miles on them. Many of the 19 had less than 25,000 miles on them. The high end for price that year was $19,500 and $19,600 for the Grand Nationals that we sold. I even stated back then that prices are creeping up and I predicted in 2003 prices would break the $20 grand mark. Fast forward to 2019 and I predict some examples will do double that.

PHOTO 3 – We show this extremely rare Kirban Performance Products ticket to the October 5th-6th 2002 Open House event that was autographed by Molly our special guest that year.


With values of the Turbo Regals (notably the 1986 and 1987 Grand Nationals) creeping up, I wanted to look back and what price they listed for sale in my books when they were virtually just a few years old. If you own a 1986-1987 T-Type or Turbo-T, you are basically riding the coattails of the values associated with the Grand Nationals.

I have an April 1990 N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide for the Eastern Region. For the 1986 T-Type they show a retail value of $7,950. For the 1986 Grand National they show retail value of $11,650. Under options they put a $350 value on T-Tops and for the power sunroof only $275. I think most readers today would agree with me that the power sunroof (or astroroof as it is sometimes called) would add greater value than T-Tops does.

The 1987 the Turbo-T comes in at $9,675 and the 1987 Grand National comes in at $13,325. Once again, the T-Tops option adds greater value at $425 versus just $300 for the sunroof or astroroof option. A comparable 1986 Monte Carlo SS comes in at just $8,175 and a 1987 Monte Carlo SS comes in at $9,825. They also made a 1988 Monte Carlo SS, which had a retail value of $11,800.

What is interesting is how the 1987 Corvette stacks up back in April 1990. The hatchback lists for $19,950 and the convertible a whopping $23,525. Jump forward to present day and the numbers are vastly reversed between the comparable 1986 and 1987 Corvette and the 1986-1987 Grand National. As for the Monte Carlo SS models 1986 and 1987, it is a major stretch that they would fetch the value shown back in 1990 today for the most part.

Being these were fairly new used cars back then, the prices were based on what the retail price was when they were new. Thus the Corvettes in 1986 and 1987 were a lot more than the Turbo Regals and Monte Carlo models.

The Turbo Regal models (most notably the Grand National) in the GM family in the late 1980s are truly the winners in real money and continues to be so. This is even with its visible short comings such as poor body fit, questionable paint, and brakes that make you hold your breath when you apply them. Good thing Buick didn’t hire me to write the catch phrases for the promotion of the Grand Nationals!

PHOTO 4 – Shows the Eastern Edition of the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide. This is the April 1990 edition. Nowadays everything is online.


The lowly Yugo first appeared in 1986 and was last made in 1988. Their retail value for those years in1990 was all under $2,000. I apologize if I offend any Yugo owners.


Patina is a word I seldom heard years ago when the U.S. muscle car era began. Another word for patina would be “neglected” in my opinion as patina becomes visible due to age, exposure to the elements, and basic neglect. You may agree or disagree with me, but that is my description of patina.

In the February 2019 issue of Car Craft, they actually have an article on how to make paint have that patina look. The article goes on to say you can scratch it have bubbles in the paint all of which adds the weathered look! In other words, basically reproduce the somewhat poor paint job Buick did originally on most of the Grand Nationals.

I can’t imagine a body shop in the restoration business wanting to go this route. It’s true, restoration can be a challenge. I did it once on a major scale with our 1964 GTO that I found that had been sitting many years in the woods. Just a shell, but basically rust free. Being in the business of GTOs way back then, I had the time and ability to gather the parts I would need to assemble the car inside and out. A project I would never do again to that extend. I was younger then.


When I was researching the information for the 2002 Open House, I discovered that the year 2002 was the very last year for the monthly printed “Grand News.” Beginning in 2003, we switched to the weekly email format. That means starting next month will be our 16th year. Long-time subscribers have received about 800 weekly Inner Circles. That is something that no other company has duplicated in all these years.


As Christmas draws closer, people are nicer either in holding a door open at the store or letting you make a left-hand turn.


In Nebraska, this woman elementary school principle has actually banned candy canes in the school. Here is her reasoning. The candy cane is in the shape of the letter J, which is for “Jesus.”

Fortunately, those in power above her have placed her on leave. Makes you wonder what word she would have substituted for the word Christmas since Christ is part of the word? What’s next Easter? Now she has some vacation time to think up her next move.


The latest offering by Clint Eastwood opens this weekend entitled, “The Mule.” It is inspired by a true story where the main character is 90 years old. For Clint that is not much of a stretch to portray a 90-year-old man since he is now 88 years young. I have probably seen every movie that Clint has been in - either in front of the camera or behind it. This includes as a kid watching him on Rawhide as Rowdy Yates in black and white on TV!

You can probably count on one hand the number of movies he has appeared in where he didn’t kill someone!


Here is a complete listing of our annual Christmas Specials for 2018. These orders must be called in to our office to get the proper discount and shipping costs. We tried to put related items together as a Package Deal to make your project easier.

I highly recommend the Christmas Special #8702 that gives you the complete body and core support bushing kit complete with new grade 8 bolts to make the car ride like new again. This is a worthy winter project. I can’t stress it enough, the longer you put this project on the back burner, the bigger the risk you have of having some of the body bolts spin on the cage nut. If this happens the project becomes a lot more involved and costly because welding would be needed to reattach a cage nut to the car.

Here is a link to the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS on our website.


#6996 - 1986-1987 Turbo Regal - PYPES PERFORMANCE (Non-Polished Stainless Steel) Dual Exhaust System - $449.95

#7219 - GNX / TRANS AM STYLE 16″ x 8″ Wheels (4) Set, 20 correct lug nuts, 20 lug nut black caps, 4 chrome-plated valve stems, 4 black center caps, and 4 reproduction “GNX” center cap decals - $1,199.00 / set 

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8702 - TOTAL VALUE - $321.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $299.95 Save $21.90
#7304 - Radiator Core Support Reproduction Bushings/Cushions (2) Kit - $41.95
#7305 - Reproduction Body Mount Bushings/Cushions (22) Kit - $249.95
#6974 - Factory-Style Body Mount Bolts (12) Kit - $29.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8703 - TOTAL VALUE - $155.80 - SPECIAL PRICE $129.95 Save $25.85
TWO - #6949 - NEW Power Window Motor Kits (2) - $34.95 X 2 = $69.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
TWO - #7170 - Window Rattle Elimination Kits (2) - $36.95 X 2 = $73.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
#6739-2 - “How to Eliminate Window Rattles and Wind Noise” Book by Pete Serio - $12

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8704 - TOTAL VALUE - $235.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $219.95 Save $15.90
#7837 - Window Racer™ - $149.95
TWO - #7170 - Window Rattle Elimination Kits (2) - $36.95 X 2 = $73.90 - NOTE - Each kit does one door
#6739-2 - “How to Eliminate Window Rattles and Wind Noise” Book by Pete Serio - $12

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8705 - TOTAL VALUE - $68.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $62.95 Save $5.95
#1531 - Custom-Cut, High-Performance Grey Plug Wire Set - $59.95
#6803 - GM Spark Plug Wire Holders (5) Set - $8.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8706 - TOTAL VALUE - $146.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $119.95 Save $26.95
#7804 - Rubber Stoppers (15) Set - $16.95
#7530 - Upgraded H4 Headlights (4) Kit Includes Four 55/60 H4 Bulbs and Plug-and-Play Harness - $129.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8707 - TOTAL VALUE - $77.90-$85.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $62.95 Save $14.95-$22.95
ANY TWO BANNERS - #8601 - “GNX AD from ASC” 2′W x 3′H Vinyl Banner - $38.95, #8602 - “1987 GRAND NATIONAL” with Hub Caps Background - 4′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - $42.95, #8603 - “WE4″ with Racing Checkered Flags Background - 3′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - $38.95, #8604 - “T-TYPE - A BOOST OF BUICK PERFORMANCE” 4′W x 2′H Vinyl Banner - 42.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8708 - TOTAL VALUE - $106.85 - SPECIAL PRICE $79.95 Save $26.90
#6556 - Reproduction “3.8 SFI TURBO” Hood Emblems (2) - $24.95
#1518 - Machined Billet Aluminum Grey Horn Ring - $59.95
#7707 - Original GM Used Rearview Mirror - $21.95

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8709 - TOTAL VALUE - $130.80 - SPECIAL PRICE $119.95 Save $10.85
#7269 - Aftermarket DAYCO Molded Upper Radiator Hose - $26.95
#6842 - Reproduction Molded Lower Radiator Hose - $28.95
#6595 - Replacement Black Rubber Heater Hoses (4) Kit - $34.95
#1508 - 160-Degree Thermostat - $9.95
#6706 - Reproduction Stainless Thermostat Housing and 0-Ring - $30

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8710 - TOTAL VALUE - $69.95-$71.95 - SPECIAL PRICE $64.95 Save $5-$7
#7671 - Top 10 Reasons I Own a Buick Grand National T-shirt (specify size when ordering) - $15.95-$17.95
#7548 - TWO “BUICK MOTORSPORTS” Fender Covers (2) - $54

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #8711 - TOTAL VALUE - $97.90 - SPECIAL PRICE $89.95 Save $7.95
#7506 - ProElite™ Extreme Duty Tan Car Cover - $79.95
#7231 - Battery Butler® - 12-Volt Automatic Battery Storage Charger & Maintainer - $17.95

These CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are available November 14, 2018 through January 4, 2019 at 4 pm. We will make every effort to fill orders in time for delivery for Christmas. However, depending on demand, some items may not be in stock as we receive orders closer to the deadline.

ORDER EARLY to be sure to have items in time.

Unfortunately, you CANNOT order these Christmas Specials through our website. To receive the discount, you MUST call our office with your order - 215-766-1611 x 0.

NOTE - Shipping is additional on Christmas Specials #8702-#8711. Shipping is included to the contiguous 48 states on the Christmas Special price for #8700 PYPES Exhaust System and #8701 GNX-style Wheels Set.

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. These discounts CANNOT be combined with other offers or Package Deals.

If you need additional information or would like to see photos on any items, check out each individual part number on our Kirban Performance website - www.kirbanperformance.com

P.O. BOX 1199, PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA 18949-1199
email - [email protected]
215-766-1611 x 0

NOTE - New Grand National T-Shirts - We just started carrying these Grand National T-shirts. Although they are not part of the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS, they make a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic, and can make a great statement at a car show. You can order them on our website or add them when you call in your Christmas Special order.

To see these T-shirt options, put part #7845 in SEARCH box.
Here is a link to the new T-shirts on our website


These new GM licensed Grand National T-shirts have arrived. Many of our orders have been filled earlier this week. We just ordered more.

Here is a link to these new shirts on our website.


I have several items for sale this first week. In each case the price includes shipping to the basic 48 states. Perhaps you have a relative or a good friend with one of these cars. All these items are extremely nice and priced to sell. Again, Paypal is the preferred method of payment. You must email me direct - [email protected] to purchase or check if item(s) are still available. All these items are bargain priced and extremely nice otherwise I would not bother hauling them out of the junkyard.

C-2 – See photo 4 in 11-07-2018 issue. I have 4 of these Cadillac accessory trunk mats. I have them in the trunk of all our cars and use them in the pole building to keep any leaks from getting on the concrete floor. These trunk mats were a Cadillac option around the late 1980s. The mat is reversible rubber on the one side with the Caddy crest logo and grey cloth material on the other side. The trunk mat measures 33 inches by 36 inches, almost a perfect square. Mat is the perfect size for most trunks to protect your original trunk carpet. They are charcoal grey in color. Each one is almost like new with no stains. The price is just $34.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states. These mats are very high quality.

C-4 – For the Subaru Outback, a full set (4) embroidered with the word Outback factory carpet savers that are absolutely mint. Grey black color weave look. They are probably 1990s vintage. The price is just $38.95 for the full set, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states.

C-5 – For any 2001-2004 Honda Civic with the grey/black interior I have a mint original factory passenger embroidered floor mat and a mint one piece rear carpeted factory floor mat. The price is just $29.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states.

NOTE - If requested we can supply photos of any item in this section if you are unsure as to whether it will fit your application.


As of this writing this 1987 Grand National is still available. This example has a great history. I sold it thru O'Neil Buick/GMC back in May of 2000. At that time, it had 26,000 miles on it. It features all original paint, less than 60,000 miles. Very well optioned and has the desirable factory astroroof option. Car comes with a copy of the original window sticker. Car appears to be 99% stock.

The trunk ID label (SPID) has been signed by Molly twice as the car was at both Reunion events Molly attended in 2002 and 2007 for us. 

The price is $24,973 however, email Kevin direct at – [email protected] for more information and a special price for any of our customers. He can also be reached at 215-315-7680. Here is a link to this car on their website - https://www.oneilbuickgmc.com/VehicleSearchResults?searchQuery=1987

We actually owned this car twice - first in May of 2000 when I got it from the original owner with 26,000 miles on it. The last owner bought it again from us and Mike O’Neil back in 2005 when it had about 55,000 actual miles. Car has always been owned by collectors.

Remember, as a customer of ours, you would get a special price on this original 1987 Grand National.

I recently went down to the dealership to further check this car out. The exhaust system is a Pypes system which looks brand new even has the stickers on it. With the car goes a 3-ring binder of receipts and information regarding Grand Nationals. It is probably 50-60 pages worth of material and includes the original window sticker.

The car has zero paint work 100% original with no molding down the side. This is a very solid example that has been garaged since new. It has almost every option including twilight sentinel. It has one of the later early 1990s AC Delco satin black am/fm CD players in the dash, which looks factory. That has a value of $350 or more.

I test drove the car and it runs out super tight and extremely fast. I was impressed with how good this car runs. Mileage is almost at 60,000 miles. Here is a fine example that is 90% stock featuring 100% original paint, with the factory astroroof. Plus all the documentation back to when it was purchased new. Plus it was one of my cars I bought and sold. This is also one of only about 200 that are signed by Molly. Come Spring you know the values will only increase.


I recently discovered a product at a GMC dealership gift shop. Many GMC dealerships do not have much of a gift shop if they have one at all. While you have many cheaper choices for a portable power bank to charge tablets, smart phones, etc., most are cheap looking plastic ones. The real concern is most that are not UL certified. Being electrical, UL certification is critical. UL certification reduces the risk of fire or explosions related to lithium batteries. Almost anything electrical you buy today carries the UL certification. To have peace of mind, the UL certification is critical for an electrical product to have. I know GM would not offer anything electrical unless it has the UL certification. I know this for sure as a buddy of mine was working on an electrical project and needed GM approval. He was told his product would require a UL certification in order for GM to approve it.

The power bank we offer has that critical UL certification and also looks very elegant - two features many of the cheap ones lack. It is compact in size 2-¾ inches wide by 3 inches high by only ¾ inches thick. The power bank has a metal outer shell with chrome edges and a grey textured finish front and back. On the front in small print is the word “Denali.” It is GM licensed. The supplier to GM has a limited number of these on hand. Four small lights on the front show you see how much power is available. Capacity is 4000mAh, Input DC 5V/1000mA, output DC 5v/100mA.

It will charge a typical smart phone 2-3 times before needing a charge. The power bank recharges using a USB port.

This certified GM licensed power bank makes a great gift for a spouse or a friend. It is far superior then the plastic ones you find at most stores. Plus, it has the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certification meaning it has passed all the proper tests required to obtain that certification.

PRICING – The price for one GM licensed power bank UL certified is $41.95, which includes shipping to the basic 48 states by mail. Want to buy more than 1? Add $36 for each additional charger with no additional shipping costs. NOTE - PA residents add 6% sales tax to total. Buy with confidence. To order this power bank call our office direct - 215-766-1611X0 - ask for Christina. Because the supplier has a limited inventory, we have no plans to add to our product line. Makes a unique gift that you can feel confident buying since it has the UL certification. I plan to use several as Christmas gifts. We already have several in stock for immediate delivery with more on order.

See Photo 4 in 10-31-2018 Inner Circle issue for photo of this UL certified GM licensed classic looking power bank. They are in stock for immediate delivery.


Steve, the producer of that video, is now producing an automotive radio show in the Philadelphia market and is currently looking for sponsorship. Sponsors will receive commercial air time during the program as well as web and video presence. Because it’s the inaugural season of the show, rates are low compared to standard radio rates.

Business owners, particularly those in the Philadelphia region who are looking for a new way to advertise, should contact Steve at - [email protected] check out the website at -www.carsmartsradio.com

They are slated to begin broadcasting at 11am for one hour on 610ESPN radio. That Saturday slot will be the time slot for at least until May, with a few preemptions for football and basketball (Villanova).

The radio station kept the rates the same for Steve even though we’re now going to the larger radio station. This is very exciting!


Good news - We now 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.

Here are the options and the costs.

Ads can be from any individual or company. It needs to be automotive related, meaning it does not need be specifically Turbo Regal related. It can be for something for sale or something wanted.

Maximum number of words is 125 words, which is about 7 to 9 lines of copy. No photos. You can list a website. We recommend you state your name, phone number or email, a price, and your location in your ad.

The cost for 2 consecutive weeks is $25. The cost for 4 consecutive weeks is $40. You save $10 with the 4-week plan. No changes can be made to your existing running ad. You can only run one ad at any given time. We will have a code system at the end of your ad, so we will know what week number your ad is to run - 2 or 4 weeks.

It can be an ad for something for sale or an ad for something you are looking for.

We have never missed a single week since we started the Inner Circle email format in 2009. It’s something I enjoy doing and I just always seem to have enough material to write about.

Our weekly Inner Circle reaches over 3,300 members every Wednesday direct to their inbox. The Inner Circle also appears every Wednesday on our website with the related photos. Your ad would be visible to both groups of readers. So, the exposure to your ad is well over 3,200 potential buyers.

Ads submitted properly by the previous Sunday would appear that next Wednesday in the weekly Inner Circle. Ads must be submitted by email to - [email protected]

Payment by credit card must be done by phone to our office 215-766-1611 x 0.


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 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 afternoon. It is FREE, probably one reason why nobody complains about what I write about. Simply email - [email protected] get on our weekly Inner Circle email.

The Buick Rare Parts section is only viewed by those that subscribe. Subscription is free, so complaints on what I write are nonexistent!


NOTE- If you email us and do NOT get a timely reply, be sure to check your “SPAM” folder. Some emails do not go thru.

If you need to email us, use - [email protected]


If there are any tips or ideas you want to share with our readers, email me –[email protected]


Here is a word of advice. If you own a 1986 or 1987 Turbo Regal, it’s best to always buy plug wires that are custom cut the proper lengths. Avoid running the plug wires over the top of the upper plenum. Those sharp edges over a period of time can short out the plug wires.


Here is the information on our credits for cores.

URGENT NEED - Powermaster brake units. The must be complete. We will now issue you a Letter of Credit for $150 for each acceptable core. We currently will not buy any powermaster units outright, only Letter of Credit towards parts.

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. These are the only 2 items we are currently accepting as cores.

MAIL - Ship to Address -
PO BOX 1199

UPS - Ship to Address -
6201 Kellers Church Road


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.



These distinctive Buick high-quality vinyl banners feature Buick logos and color reproductions of popular ads from that time. The designs are on 13 oz vinyl with nylon scrim (mesh) reinforced with hems and grommets. Here are several distinctive banners we currently offer. We have more designs in the process of being licensed to include Buick GS models, Pontiac GTO, and Oldsmobile 442 models.

These banners make an excellent gift for any Buick enthusiast or mechanic. Ideal to hang in any garage, workshop, office or to display at a car show.

#8600 - GM Licensed - “GNX” A HIGH-PERFORMANCE INVESTMENT FOR THE FORTUNATE 547” - 4'W x 2'H Black Vinyl Banner - $42.95

#8601 - GM Licensed - “GNX - AD from ASC” - 2'W x 3'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95

#8602 - GM Licensed - “1987 GRAND NATIONAL” with Hub Caps Background - 4'W x 2'H Vinyl Banner - $42.95

#8603 - GM Licensed - “WE4” with Racing Checkered Flags Background - 3'W x 2'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95

#8604 - GM Licensed - “T-TYPE - A BOOST OF BUICK PERFORMANCE” - 4'W x 2'H Vinyl Banner - $42.95

#8605 - GM Licensed - “TURBO-SIX - BUICK MOTORSPORTS” - 4'W x 2'H Vinyl Banner - $42.95

#8606 - GM Licensed - “1984 GRAND NATIONAL - The hottest Buick this side of a banked oval.” - 2'W x 3'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95

#8607 - GM Licensed - “1986 GRAND NATIONAL - It’s Bad. And that’s Good.” - 2'W x 3'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95

#8608 - GM Licensed - “BUICK 3.8 SFI TURBO ENGINE” - 2'W x 3'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95
#8609 - GM Licensed - “1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T WE4” - 3'W x 2'H Vinyl Banner - $38.95

Here is the link to all the banners on our website.

1984-1987 BUICK REGAL (Including Turbo Regals) -

In many cases, these will fit older GM cars (1958 and up) that used this same format.

GM used studs that rust over a period of time and the rubber bumper stopper gets hard. A rusted stud makes adjustments difficult. A hard rubber stopper can lead to squeaks when you drive over a rough part of the road.

By making them in stainless, you are assured they will not rust.

Each one comes with a new rubber stopper included.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #7804 Rubber Stoppers (15) Set, #6507 Reproduction “Fan Caution” Decal, and #6502 Reproduction “ACCESSORY BELT ROUTING” Decal

Another excellent replacement for any under-the-hood restoration.

7842 - 1984-1987 Buick Regal (Including Turbo Regals) - Hood Stoppers (2) and Hood Stud Bumpers (2) Set - $16.95 / set

Here is a link to this Hood Stoppers and Stud Bumpers Set on our website.


For the many Turbo Regal enthusiasts out there, we now carry this handsome GM licensed “GRAND NATIONAL” T-shirt in 3 different T-shirt colors - white - black - dark gray. Shirts are high-quality pre-shrunk 100% cotton. Design colors are red, orange, white, and black.
We only stock the three most popular sizes - LARGE, X LARGE and XX LARGE.

NOTE - Size XXX-LARGE is available as a special order if you call our office - 215-766-1611 x 0.

This sharp design features the Grand National logo along with the Turbo-six logo on the front.

T-shirt makes a great statement at a car showand also makes a great gift for that Turbo enthusiast or for your mechanic.

NOTE - You may also be interested in these related items - #7671, #7672 and #7673 “TOP 10 REASONS I OWN A BUICK GRAND NATIONAL” T-Shirts in LARGE, X-LARGE and XX-LARGE.

Here are the 9 options for these T-shirts.
7845-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7845-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7845-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” WHITE T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

7846-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7846-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7846-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” BLACK T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

7847-L - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size LARGE - $18
7847-XL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size X-LARGE - $18
7847-XXL - GM Licensed “GRAND NATIONAL LOGO” DARK GRAY T-shirt - size XX-LARGE - $18

Here is a link to these T-shirts on our website.


If you have any product ideas that would fit our Turbo Buick market that you would like to see available, email me direct - [email protected]


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.


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 use you are using the current version.


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]


Any inquiries concerning used parts, you must email me direct - [email protected] I will answer you. However, if I 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 may not remember who requested the item.


Please make a note of what days we are closed for the Holidays. You can order online on days we are closed, but just remember shipping may be slightly delayed until we catch up when we return.

Make sure you submit your one guess for the Christmas M&Ms contest.