Here’s some belated Father’s Day awesomeness to brighten your day. One son decided to be the best kid in the world and surprise his father with a total restoration of his 1987 Buick Regal Grand National.
Real Street took care of the entire build process, and say the 1987 Grand National showed up at their doorstep days before Father’s Day, and they were able to crank the build out just in time for the surprise. The car was retired in 2001, and had sat ever since its purchase in the early 1990s, but that didn’t stop Real Street from bringing the car back to its glory days plus some.
New CP pistons, Eagle rods and Champion heads were added to the rebuilt 3.8-liter turbocharged V6, and the engine is now running E87 with 23 psi. Strapping it to the dyno reveals very good results: the 1987 Grand National is now making 573 whp and 574 wheel lb-ft of torque.
The team then provides a few first-person pulls on the street in the newly reincarnated ride, and it looks like whoever the lucky dad is had a very good Father’s Day. Check out the build process below.