1987 Buick Grand National in Cape Coral, FL




1984 Grand National El Camino

Up for sale is the GRAND CAMINO

It is a 1984 El CAMINO that has been transformed into the 1987 Buick Grand National

The build was a 7 year labor of love professionally built with no expense spared. It took close to $95000 to piece this car together without counting labor. It has the best of all parts.

The car has never been smoked in or driven in the rain

The car was completed in August of 2004 and has won numerous trophys including best of Show with car shows in excess of 300 participants

It has been featured in GM High Tech Performance magazine in April of 2006 and was also featured in the GS Xtra and an El CAMINO calendar

You can see the publication that was printed in GM High Tech Performance if you enter a Google search Al Shapiro Grand scheme

The car is being sold as is with no warranty however it has been completely rebuilt

Shipping of the car is the responsibility of the buyer
More pictures are available upon request and if you have any special requests please let me know


4.1 Liter Stage II casting 25500016. One of about 50 produced by Buick Motor Sports in 1994

Buick Motor Sport billet crank
Buick Motor Sport "H" beam rods
Ross Pistons .030 over sized
Comp roller cam with custom grind from Dan Strezo DLS Engine Development
Champion GN1 aluminum heads
Morel roller lifters
Roller rockers
JW SFI flywheel
BHJ SFI balancer
Duttweiler external oil pump
Champion GN1 IAC adaptor
Champion GN1 ported aluminum OEM intake
Champion GN1 EGR block off plate
Champion aluminum valve covers
Precision 70mm doghouse plenum
Precision 70mm throttle body
The engine was built by Jay Wilker, former NASCAR engine builder for Richard Childress.

Aluminum racing radiator
Dual electric fan with thermal onoff

Big Stuff 3 tuned by Cal Hartline

Art Carr double pump in take fuel pump
WaterFuel separator with pet cock drain
Alky Control alcohol injection with 2 nozzles

ATR dual stage stainless steel headers
ATR stainless steel dual exhaust from down pipe to tailpipe (modified for El Camino)
ATR stainless steel 3" down pipe

Bigmouth cold air kit
Precision front mount inner cooler
K&N filter
Precision PT 71- GTQ turbo
Innovative Turbo waste gate
Innovative Turbo MSBC-1 electronic boost controller
Siemens 83 lbhr injectors
Custom turbo cover by DC-Tech

Century Transmission Mike Kurtz 200 4R Stage IV, capable of 1000 HP
Century Transmission 3500 stall locking convertor. Capable of manual lockup in 2nd gear
Century Transmission trans brake
B&M trans cooler with custom scoop
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Driveshaft safety loop

Grand National 8.5" rear
3.731 gear ratio. Unsure of manufacturer
Auburn Posi
Moser 31 spline Axles
LPW cover (Truss reinforcement)

Buick GN fenders grafted into El Camino fenders
Buick GN header panel, bumper and grill
Buick GN hood modified to fit El Camino fenders
License plate bucket in tailgate covered up
Roll pan with new license plate location
Paint is DuPont Chromabase and Chromaclear
Gaylord fiberglass bed lid with spoiler and 3rd brake light

All Buick GN interior except for pieces unique to the El Camino
Custom floor mats that say GRAND CAMINO with GN logo
Hood insulator that says GRAND CAMINO with GN logo

Cyberdyne instrument cluster
Electric fuel pressure mounted on "A" pillar pod
Knock gauge with audible alarm mounted on "A" pillar pod
Innovate air fuel gauge mounted on "A" pillar pod with its own wide band O2 sensor.

Metco aluminum upper and lower control arms
Variable rate springs
Airlift air bags
ATR super large rear sway bar
QA-1 12 way adjustable aluminum shocks
Pinion snubber
185lb ballast weighted with lead mounted in front of roll pan

QA-1 9010 12 way adjustable aluminum shocks
Factory sway bar is off the car but goes with the car

Master Power Brakes electric vacuum pump

FRONT Centerline Convo Pros 15X4
REAR Centerline Convo Pros 15X10
Nitto Drag Radial 2755015

The car was timed at Bradenton Speedway with the original motor (about 100 HP less than this Stage II motor) at 11.42 136 MPH. The car was never timed with the current Stage II motor. It did dyno at 493 HP to the rear wheels on a very conservative tune with only 18* of timing at WOT. The camshaft is retarded to help with spool up. This was done before the trans brake was installed. It is estimated that the current time with this motor would be anywhere from 10.20 - 10.50 and with a little more tuning, high 9's are possible. 500 HP to the rear wheels is about 600 HP at the flywheel.

Ground stretcher kit
Volt booster
Custom hood liner that match the floor mats
Custom front license plate that says GRAND CAMINO
Custom front grill emblem changing BUICK to QUICK
GNX (non functional) fender lovers
Custom switch panel in place of original ash tray

Buyer is responsible for shipping or picking up in SW Florida
Comp Cam roller lifter set
Push rod set
Roller rocker set
Extra coils
Extra GN steering wheel
Extra engine sensors
Misc. Light bezels
Extra coils
Extra gaskets
Front sway bar
Spare alternator parts
Car cover
Misc. GN books
Collection of the GS Xtra from 1998 to present


When the magazine was published in April 2006, the car had the GN production motor in it at that time. The article talks about my desire to install the Stage II motor but it wasn't done until April 2007.

Located in Cape Coral, FL

Financing, Nationwide Shipping And Warranties Available To Qualified Buyers

Stock Number: C175587L1


  • Type:Custom Classic
  • Condition:NA
  • Mileage:3000
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Engine Size:6 Cylinder
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Driveline: RWD
  • Fuel Type:Gasoline
  • VIN:1GCCW80H6ER214428



  • City:
  • State:
  • Cape Coral
  • FL
  • Zip Code:
  • Country:
  • 33990
  • NA

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