With the current trend of keeping Turbo Buicks stock appearing or bone stock, a couple of options for upgrading the stock radio or installing a stock appearing, modern unit have surfaced. First, you can modify the stocker to add an input plug to play your ipod, the ‘do it yourself’ instructions are at the bottom of the page HERE. The second option is to install an 80’s style retrosound stereo available HERE. As always, the club is not responsible for any products or services we make members aware of. We recommend you research any product or service to decide if it will be right for your setup.
GNX #224 (above) just sold at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee for $108,000. This GNX had all the goodies such as documentation, GNX Jacket, GNX diecast etc. and only had 98 miles on the clock. For all of the auction results head over to Mecum.com
Be sure to check out our pics page to see many of the Turbo Buicks owned by our members.
Originally posted on Turbobuick.com…
Grand National vs. Dodge Hellcat in the 1/8 mile. GN runs a 7.56 at 90.78 to win. The GN owner said the Hellcat probably ran around a 7.75 and would have won if it was a 1/4 mile race. See the race here on Youtube
Turbo Buick guru Richard Clark will be offering a new product called a ‘Window Turbo’ that increases the movement of slow power windows. Richard states the installation is easy and there is no removing the door panel, no cutting or splicing wires. The first run is sold out, the second should be available in mid February. To get on the list or get more information email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a youtube video after the install
The Verge website posted more pics of the new Buick Avista today. Overall reaction from the public and press is very positive. Buick has to take notice and consider production.
Why do we care? Well, if the Grand National is revived on this platform, it could mean a renewed interest in all GN’s and T-Types and bring more people to our club. We’ve been keeping the Turbo Buick torch alive for 25 years, it might be nice to see some new ones on the road. Twin Turbos, V6, RWD and two doors are what people have been hoping for and it’s all in the Avista package.
Buick has also recently renewed their ownership of the name Grand National & GNX for use on a vehicle, so who knows? For more close pics go HERE
Word has leaked that Buick will reveal a two door, 400hp twin turbo V6, rear wheel drive concept car tomorrow at the Detroit Auto Show. Jalopnik has the details and photos HERE
Our January meeting is going to be on Saturday, Jan. 9th at the usual Casselberry Commons shopping center on the corner of Howell Branch Rd. and Semoran Blvd. 6-9pm