Featured Car - Curt Englehardt's 1986 Grand National

A nice '86 ... that seems to draw some unwanted attention!

Curt's pride and joy looks like it might draw some unwanted attention! Curt pleads innocent though, saying he likes to keep his GN looking mostly stock "with an edge to it". He hasn't had it to the track yet, but G-Tech shows 320 HP @ the rear wheels. Curt is working with Jack Cotton to get all the bugs and kinks worked out of his combination and then he'll take it to the track.

Curt ordered the car in late 1985 and got a lower price, since they weren't really selling very well at the time. He says "How can you NOT like a car that can blow the doors off almost every vehicle on the road (even today!) and still get 25 MPG on a road trip?!"


  • Stock long block (never taken apart)
  • Stock turbocharger with ported wastegate hole
  • Adjustable wastegate actuator
  • 40 lb Disc Injectors
  • Accufab 70mm throttle body
  • Kenne Bell Free Flow Plenum
  • Kenne Bell Vaned Intake Pipe
  • Terry Houston 3" Stainless Steel Downpipe
  • 2.5" Dual Straight Pipes
  • 100# Valve Springs
  • 3" Catalytic Converter
  • Kenne Bell Hood Mounted Fuel Pressure Gauge
  • Kenne Bell High Performance Fuel Pump (Hotwired)
  • 3.5" MAF with Translator Plus
  • Kenne Bell Hi/Lo Fan Switch
  • Kenne Bell Dual Scoop Ram Air with Intercooler Scoop
  • Water Wetter

TransmissionRear End/Suspension

  • GM Hydromatic 200 4R with a rebuild
  • New springs and shocks all the way around
  • Kenne Bell Pinion Snubber


  • American Racing Wheels
  • Firestone P245/50Z-16 Z50 Tires


  • All factory options except T-Roof or AstroRoof
  • A pillar boost gauge
  • G-Tech
  • TurboLink scan tool
  • ScanMaster
  • Stock AM/FM Cassette with EQ
  • 10" Bazooka tube and Rockford Fosgate rear speakers
  • Stock Alarm system and Bulldog remote car lock system with starter kill
Curt Englehardt

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