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1987 UNREAL X - SOLD!!!!!
1987 Buick Turbo T (GNX styled Pro Touring car)
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Pictures at bottom of this section were taken during refurbishing.
Regretfully for sale due to the death of my good friend Dave Steeves who had owned this car since 2015. When Dave bought the car, it needed a lot of TLC and cash to bring it to the condition it is in now. It is better than it was originally built in my opinion. Many may recognize it from being featured and on the cover of the November 2001 issue of GM High Tech Performance magazine. Factory built as a 1987 Turbo T it was turned into a pro touring style car and made to look like a GNX with flares, fender vents and emblems. It does not have a GNX rear suspension though. I came up with the idea of the name UNREAL X when Dave bought the car since it is NOT a GNX but it is UNREAL! Please NOTE! I removed the roll cage when I discovered that the welding on it was not done very well and Dave wanted a cleaner interior look.
Unfortunately, Dave passed away in August 2018 and was just beginning to really enjoy the car. I offered his wife my services to sell the car since I have many connections in the Buick world with my business TR Custom Parts. The majority of the work was done by me, Mark Hueffman. Transmission and the rearend rebuilding was handled by Bison's Performance, if you are knowledgeable of the Turbo Buick world I am sure you have heard of him!
Dave entrusted me to help him bring the car up to date. I spent many hours working on it by straightening out all the mess from various owners along the way since it was sold by the original builder. Though he had owned a GNX and also a T-Type in the past, those cars were totally stock and Dave basically did oil changes and regular maintenance on them. He had been out of Turbo Buicks for a few years but was itching to get back into it with a modified car and I like to think this one was his favorite of the three Turbo Regals he owned. Looking for it to go to a good home where it will be enjoyed and driven.
Please bear in mind, though the car does have some miles on it, take a look at all the components that have been replaced on the car in the short time Dave owned it. He had over twice the asking price in the car. Just tried to price the car at a fair amount and want to ensure the new owner that they will have a fast car that handles like it is on rails with a truly unique look. Pretty much the only thing left from the original build are the paint and bodywork, the Baer Brakes and Recaro seats!
MOTOR - The owner previous to Dave had a short block built by RPE who is recognized as one of the best engine builders in the Turbo Buick community.
ARP main studs
ARP rod bolts
Manley push rods
Comp Cams roller cam, unknown specs
T&D Roller rockers 1.55 ratio
Heads were rebuilt, look like stockers to me, unknown if valve size was increased or if any porting was done.
Correct valve springs for roller cam
ALL PARTS BELOW WERE BOUGHT NEW AND INSTALLED ON THE CAR AFTER IT WAS PURCHASED IN 2015
Precision 6262 ball bearing turbo with 4" inlet and 2.5" outlet, exhaust housing ported to match wastegate hole. Braided oil drain hose assembly.
TIAL 38mm external wastegate
Turbonetics manual boost controller
TR Custom Parts turbo protector oil filter system
GN1 Super Extreme front mount intercooler with polished pipes
GNX styled Polished aluminum turbo shield
Polished GN1 valve covers with built in vent tubes / K&N filters
Accel Super Extreme spark plug wires with ceramic boots
TR Custom Parts 4" MAF pipe and cold air kit
GN1 polished billet aluminum pulleys
New belt tensioner
HOODSKINZ powder coated aluminum hoodliner
GN1 KB style headers that have been black ceramic coated and wrapped near upper control arm bushings
GN1 3" External wastegate downpipe black ceramic coated
Test Pipe (no cat)
GN1 dual 3"polished stainless steel exhaust
GN1 aluminum radiator and dual fans with dual relay harness
New water pump, thermostat and housing
Stainless steel upper radiator hose kit
New compressor, condenser and accumulator, evaporator was removed & flushed. Charged with ice cold R-12 refrigerant.
WHEELS / TIRES
Simmons 3 Piece 17 x 8.5" front wheels
Simmons 3 Piece 17 x 9.5" rear wheels
Mickey Thompson 245/45R17 Street Comp front tires
Mickey Thompson 275/40R17 ET Street SS rear tires
Baer Track 13" Rotors on the front
Baer Touring 12" Rotors on the rear
NO EMERGENCY BRAKE
FRONT SUSPENSION / STEERING
Baer drop spindles
Spohn upper and lower tubular control arms with ball joints
Spohn front sway bar
QA1 coil over shocks, single adjustable
All new steering components including centerlink, tie rods and idler arm
Spohn upper and lower tubular control arms, uppers are adjustable
Spohn pro touring rear sway bar
QA1 single adjustable coil over shocks mounted with UMI shock relocation brackets to clear rear calipers
UMI rear frame reinforcement bar
8.5" Buick Rear
Totally rebuilt by BISON, Eaton Posi, new 3.42 gears, new aftermarket 30 spline axles custom machined to fit the BAER brake rotors
HR PartsNStuff cast aluminum rearend cover with girdle
200R4 rebuilt by BISON
PTC non lock up torque converter
Deep transmission pan
B&M Transmission cooler with manual electric fan
Trans temp gauge
Braided trans lines
HR Parts N Stuff motor mounts – bought new
HR Parts N Stuff trans mount – bought new
HR Parts N Stuff crossmember mounts – bought new
Two tone paint with painted stripe and X emblem on rear quarter
GNX style fender vents
Shaved steel bumpers front and rear
Aluminum bumper supports
Clear headlight covers
Competition Components front air dam
GNX emblems front and rear
UNREAL X door handle plates
Rear seat braces
Dark tinted windows with Turbo Window module to speed up motors
Brand new rear Goodmark bumper fillers installed last month.
Hood mounted fuel pressure and alky pressure gauges
Fully carpeted trunk
New hood prop rods with chrome covers
Recaro SE front seats and matching rear seat
GM late model CD player
Fixed mast antenna
145 mph speedometer, mileage shows as 40,700 (see Car Fax for more details below)
Autometer Gauges including Tach, oil pressure, water temperature, boost, trans temp, fuel pressure and alky pressure gauges are hood mounted.
UNREAL X dress up plates on glovebox panel, console
All new OEM style panels on dash
Alky controls mounted in dash panel
Billet aluminum pedals
Fabro Cater anti sag under dash panel
New carpet installed along with under rear seat soundproofing as well as seat back insulation.
ATR dual fuel pumps was on the car
60 lb injectors
Kenne Bell upper plenum
GN1 72mm throttle body – bought new
RJC Power Plate – bought new
Accufab adjustable fuel regulator - bought new
AlkyControl methanol system – bought new
ECM COMPUTER Related items
Stock computer with TurboTweak wideband chip – bought new
Z06 MAF sensor – bought new
Translator – bought new
3 bar MAP sensor – bought new
PLX wideband kit – bought new
Powerlogger – bought new
Scanmaster with fast update chip – bought new
Dell Laptop included with the car and has Powerlogger program installed
Not quite sure of the actual mileage on the car. I know it was modified in Arizona and Car Fax is showing it having about 98,500 miles on it when titled in Feb 2001. Looks like the car was sold to someone in NY, then Wisconsin and then to New Hampshire where Dave bought it from someone I had known from Buick events in the Northeast over the years. The 145 mph speedo put in the car now shows mileage at 40,679. I really don't think a ton of miles were put on the car since it was modified back in 2001 so who knows? What I do know is that every major component on the car has been either rebuilt OR replaced since Dave owned the car.
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