Another 1987 Buick Regal GNX heads to auction

Another 1987 Buick Regal GNX heads to auction
Another 1987 Buick Regal GNX heads to auction

The beforehand unimaginable costs for seemingly something on any variety of wheels continues to lure storage queens into the open. Here we have now one other Buick GNX headed to auction, this one Mecum’s Summer Special in Orlando from July 6-9. Buick solely made 547; it looks like half went to homeowners who by no means drove them. The final GNX auction we coated, in 2019 on Bring a Trailer, ended up grossing $200,000 for a mannequin with 8.5 miles. This instance has been pushed a lot tougher than that, reward be to fans, with 54.8 miles on the odometer. That means the unique proprietor, who stored the coupe till 2017, acquired greater than six occasions the use out of his GNX than the 2019 proprietor. Way to go.

For those that have not attended any lessons on the Buick Regal GNX, enable us to summarize the subject material. When Buick greenlit “a Grand National to end all Grand Nationals,” out got here the one-year-only 1987 GNX. A racier model again then, it partnered with ASC/McLaren to work up the wheel lip flares, fender vents, 16-by-8-inch BBS rims, extra aggressive tires, and the inside remedy. The Grand National trim used a 3.8-liter V6 making 245 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque hooked to a four-speed automated. The GNX benefited from a bigger Garrett T-3 turbocharger with a ceramic impeller, a bigger intercooler, extra aggressive gas, spark, and waste gate tables, and a twin exhaust system that boosted output to what some say is an underrated 276 hp and 360 lb-ft. 

This GNX headed to auction spices up the usual specs with the unique order paperwork, window sticker, supplier bill, ASC documentation, a GNX espresso desk ebook, and a GNX jacket. That jacket might be the denim one or the highschool varsity jacket with the material back and front and leather-based(ish) sleeves, which, sadly, did not embody Buick’s attacking eagle emblem of the time. We’d point out the black and sand grey material inside, energy driver’s seat and mirrors, and Delco Concert Sound stereo, however it’s seemingly that the long run proprietor will not spend a lot time with them. Likely fated to be a storage or present queen once more, the jet black paint, “original parts stickers still affixed on suspension,” and “original chalk markings throughout” would be the main factors of curiosity.

Mecum would not give a pre-sale estimate for this GNX, so we’ll be ready to discover out if the 2019 sale value was an anomaly — effectively, extra of an anomaly — or the brand new benchmark. Just a yr earlier than, the most costly GNX ever bought on Bring a Trailer had 28,000 miles and ended at ended at $60,000.

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