1982 Buick Grand NationalThe 1982 Buick Grand National began as a regal-based trim package created to exploit Buick's success on the NASCAR circuit. Silver-gray and charcoal-gray two-toning, plus stripes and other accents, were eye-catching, but this Grand National looked meaner that it really was.
1982 Buick Grand National coupe. See more pictures of Buicks.
A 4.1-liter V-6 produced a mild 125 bhp -- sufficient to make the GN a reasonably brisk performer, but one easily outclassed by the relatively mild Camaros and Firebirds of the day, and even by its less flashy sibling, the turbocharged Regal T-Type. Still, the '82 Grand National was a great-looking car, and the fact that just 215 were built for the model year would seem to make collectibility obvious.
Pluses of the 1982 Buick Grand National:
- Low production
- Striking good looks
- Easy to repair and maintain
Minuses of the 1982 Buick Grand National:
- More show than go
- Neither as fast nor as desirable as Grand Nationals that came later in the decade
Production of the 1982 Buick Grand National:
Specifications of the 1982 Buick Grand National:
Wheelbase, inches: 108.1
Length, inches: 200.6
Weight, pounds: 3,152
Price, new: $9,728
Engine for the 1982 Buick Grand National:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohv V-6||4.1 liter (252 cid)||125||1982|
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