Featured Car - Chris Walker's 1987 Grand National
A true Buick fan's friend!
Chris works at a Buick dealership in Charlotte, NC as a Drivaebility Technician and tells us he's a die hard Buick fan! He drives all Buick cars, lives Buicks, eats Buicks, and just has an all around love for them. Chris has only had this car for a little over a year, but he hasn't let it sit idle in that time! He says the only race he's lost was to a friend's 5 speed from a roll ... his friend wouldn't race from a stand still! Smart choice on the part of his friend! His GN is in his shop's paint booth getting "the GNX treatment".

The car has about 70,000 miles on it and is full weight (3950 lbs with driver). He's seen dyno results that show:

333 HP @ 5800 RPM
522 FT/LBS @ 3200 RPM

Chris has driven the car to and from the track, to click off consistent 12s with street rubber and 92 octane gas. That makes this a serious street terror! He has lots of pictures and videos at: http://www.buickpower.com

Chris is alsoin the process of making his 1970 Buick Skylark into a GS455 fake. He has a motor and transmission from a 1972 Buick Electra 225 (455/400) and a Stage 1 hood.



  • Stock block bored 0.030" over
  • 206/206 Competition Cams
  • 981 lifters
  • TRW forged pistons (0.030" over)
  • Ported/polished stock heads wiht 1.77/1.60 valves
  • CAS V2 Front Mount Intercooler
  • Ported Intake
  • TA49 Turbo
  • 40# Injectors
  • 3" downpipe
  • 2.5" Stainless Steel exhaust
  • Stock appearing adjustable fuel pressure regulator
  • Walbro 307 Fuel pump
  • Volt booster

Transmission/Rear End/Suspension

  • 700R4 Transmission
  • Vigalantte converter (3000 RPM stall)
  • Stock 8.5" rear end
  • Airbags in the rear coils


  • 145 MPH speedometer
  • Twin A-pillar pod
  • Autometer 30-0-30 boost gauge
  • Knock Gauge
  • Full trunk kit
  • TurboLink scan tool for tuning


  • 12.44@111.7MPH, Full street setup (radial tires, 92 octane gas, 16-17 psi of boost)
  • 12.06@112.8MPH, Street setup with ET Drags.
Chris Walker

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