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1986 LeSabre GN

1987-1989 LeSabre T-Type

Buick LeSabre T-Type Production

1987 -  4,123

1988 -  6,426

1989 -  5,389

Total  15,938

Note: Approximately 117 (or 112, count is disputed) 1986 Buick LeSabre Grand Nationals were built – arguably the rarest of modern day Buicks

 

All Years

Option code for the T-type was WE2

The only exterior T-type badges are on the B pillar, and in the LeSabre rear fender badge

The T-type package cost $1,958

The T-type was listed as a separate model, but was actually an option package for the LeSabre Coupe

Colors  - Sterling Silver Clearcoat, Artic White Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat and Ruby Red Clearcoat (early literature states Gray was available)

Center console can be frond on other Buick and GM cars

Grand Touring Suspension

2.97 Final Drive Ratio

No T-Types came with a remote trunk release

See LeSabre Options page on this website for more information

 

Production Year Differences

1987

150hp VIN 3 3.8 Buick Motor (1987 Only)

Interior came with black and grey GN style seating (only year). Black leather was available

Although the rear spoiler is shown in GM documentation, it is doubtful any 1987 cars were delivered with a rear spoiler.

Some delivered with plastic front fenders.

Three spoke leather wrapped Sport Wheel steering wheel same as other Buick T-Types, T option and Grand National

Note: There were two steering wheel centers for the leather wrapped Sport Wheel, T-Type" center on Electra and LeSabre, red “T” center on T package

The non-leather wrapped Sports Wheel had a Buick Tri-Shield center

 

1988

165hp VIN C 3800 Buick Motor – “3800” on intake manifold casting

Interior has all black seating. Black leather was available

Some delivered plastic front fenders.

Three spoke leather wrapped Sport Wheel steering wheel same 1987

 

1989

165hp 3800 VIN C Buick Motor – “3800” on motor dress up cover

Interior has all black seating. Black leather was available

No plastic fenders

Different steering wheel than previous years - full leather wrapped, Tri-Shield center

No Fisher Body emblem on door sill plates

 

Miscellaneous Facts

The H-body was available in Two-door models for Buick and Oldsmobile but not as a Pontiac

A similar T package was a available on the 4-door LeSabre.

The T-type's suspension was the most aggressive available in an H-body

The Electra T-type shared many parts with the LeSabre T-type.

The T package was available on Regal, Lesabre, Electra, Century, and Skyhawk in '87.