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NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

1987 Buick Regal Grand National GNX video

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That was the hottest car GM had back in the day.. I remember the GNs and GNXes quite well. My senior year in high school one of my buddies got a new GN..it was probably the quickest car in school...unfortunately, he totalled it the week before graduation.

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Even then, over 98% of 1984-87 Buick's sold were conservative cars. Revisionist car history tales are that all Buick Regals were GN's and sold over 100-200K units, not true.

Sure the cars were great, but they clashed with the rest of the line. As said then, a motor in search of a better car. Would have been better off if the turbo motor was put in the Firebird and then would have sold more units.

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Even then, over 98% of 1984-87 Buick's sold were conservative cars. Revisionist car history tales are that all Buick Regals were GN's and sold over 100-200K units, not true.

Sure the cars were great, but they clashed with the rest of the line. As said then, a motor in search of a better car. Would have been better off if the turbo motor was put in the Firebird and then would have sold more units.

True enough...the GN and GNX really were anomalies with what Buick was in the '80s...they did put the turbo motor in the Firebird, but it was a low volume Pace Car model in '89, IIRC.

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Did you guys hear Csaba Csere say the same engine later went into the Typhoon and Syclone? Bullcrap!

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Did you guys hear Csaba Csere say the same engine later went into the Typhoon and Syclone? Bullcrap!

well... the 4.3L are still 90 degree v6s, ... so it's basically the same engine (in less well informed circles)

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