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The preceding is a description of the Buick V6 logo, which is also referred to as the "Turbo 6", "Power 6", "Molly V6", or the "GN Logo". It is from the 1981 Indy Pace Car press kit. While it states that the that the logo is symbolic of a turbocharger, it is important to note that it is not specific to Turbo V6's. The '81 Pace Cars and replicas, on which it appeared, were not turbocharged. The majority of the the '82 Grand Nationals were also not turbocharged, but this logo was used throughout the car. The first use of the logo that I know of was on several Buick Skyhawks fitted with Doug Roe turbocharger kits in 1978. It is a popular misconception that the logo was developed in 1984 for the first black GN. In 1986, the LeSabre GN and Century GS used a variation of this logo that was completely red. There is also this version of the logo:
This emblem was first intended to be used on the 1982 Grand National. (It was used on the 1983-'85 Regal T Type.) It was replaced on production versions by the better known one piece emblem with the logo next to the words "GRAND NATIONAL". Compare this logo to the one above, and you will notice that the arrow travels behind the six, instead of in front. Logos on the instrument panel and seats of the '82 GN also appear this way. I believe this was a mistake, since almost all other logos, before and after, have the arrow in front. The only other "behind arrow" I know of is on the wheel center caps of the 86/87 GN.
1981 Buck Regal Indy Pace Car Press Kit.
"TurboHawking" by Don Sherman, Car and Driver; February, 1978
"Turbo Skyhawk" by Peter Frey, Motor Trend; June, 1978
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