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1987 Buick Regal

The Regal nameplate was introduced by Buick in 1973 as a mid-priced, personal luxury coupe. In 1974, a sedan was added to the lineup and it soon became one of Buick's best-selling vehicles. The car's first re-design occurred for the 1978 model year. The 1978 Regal was offered as a two-door coupe which was slightly smaller and lighter.

The rear-wheel-drive 1987 Regal was available in three versions including the base Regal, Limited, and Grand National. The Regal Grand National had a turbocharger and intercooler equipped with sequential-port fuel injection (SFI) and it was one of the fastest cars built in the United States. The Grand Nationals also had blacked-out exterior, Gran Touring suspension, power steering, power-assisted low-drag disc brakes in the front, and a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The SFI engine produced 245 horsepower.

Other than the Grand National, the Regal could be purchased with the T-Package as well as an Exterior Sport Package which included aluminum-alloy wheels and Eagle GT blackwall tires. The Turbo Package was also available on any Regal coupe.

The turbocharged SFI engine was developed by Buick and the Bosch firm of Germany. The system injected precisely timed and metered amount of fuel directly into the cylinders. The intercooler system helped cool the pressurized air charge from the turbocharger to the engine.

1987 was the final year for the Grand National. The 245 horsepower Grand National could race from 0-60 in just 6.1 seconds with a 13.85 quarter-mile time at 99.2 mph.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2014

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1987 Vehicle Profiles

1987 Buick Regal vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1G4GJ1178HP447803

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1987 Buick Regal vehicle information

Coupe

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1987 Buick Regal vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1G4GJ1177HP446836

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1987 Buick Regal vehicle information

Grand National Coupe

Chassis Num: 1G4GJ1177HP459280

The company had embraced Grand National stock-car racing with 1981 Daytona winner Richard Petty and had used a turbocharged V-6 engine in an Indy 500 pace-car effort in 1976. In 1984, the first of the turbocharged V-6 Grand National Regals arrived to....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 1G4GJ1178HP447803 
Coupe
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1G4GJ1177HP446836 
Grand National Coupe
Chassis #: 1G4GJ1177HP459280 

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Price Comparison

1987 Regal
$15,135-$223,000
1987 Buick Regal Price Range: $11,562 - $15,135

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Buick
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)427,915
1991Honda (659,659)Buick (544,325)Oldsmobile (474,837)544,325
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)426,512
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)506,787
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)458,768
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)648,689
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)850,103
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)1,002,906
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)987,980
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)808,416
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)739,984

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