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Close Up Photos of the '82 GN
INSTRUMENT PANEL - The 82 GN uses a charcoal bezel instead of woodgrain. Notice that there are five pods instead of three. The upper right pod usually contains an analog clock or clock delete on standard Regals . All 82 GN's use a special plate which has the V6 logo and the words "Grand National Buick Motor Division". The lower right pod in this picture is a V6 Turbo Power gauge, since this is a Sport Coupe model. Base model GN's have a voltmeter.
REAR QUARTER PANEL - Here the shadow lettering "BUICK" can be seen in it's correct location. Also notice the silver paint sweeps over the wheel well. The distance from the wheel opening to the bottom edge of the silver is greater behind the wheel than in front. The tire is the original GOODYEAR POLYSTEEL RADIAL. The center cap has the correct chrome with black tri-shield emblem. The side molding is dealer installed.
FRONT FENDER - This is the correct GN emblem for the 215 production 1982 GN's. This is the typical location. Since many may have been applied by the dealership, location may vary, if installed at all. Also notice the lower edge of the silver paint with respect to the door. Again, the side molding is dealer installed.
LEFT REAR - This is the typical location for the rear GN emblem. Since many may have been applied by the dealership, location may vary, if installed at all.
RIGHT REAR - The "BUICK" shadow lettering is also place on the right of the decklid. This is the original placement of the decal. The decal is a lighter shade of gray than the quarter panel decals. Also the right tail light should have the "Regal" emblem as shown.
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