A nearly new 1987 Buick GNX will cross the block at a Barrett-Jackson auction June 19. Soon after all these many years, the turbocharged muscle automobile has just eight.seven miles on the odometer, in accordance to the auctioneer.
Brief for Grand Nationwide Experimental, the GNX was a 1-12 months-only closeout particular for the Buick Grand Nationwide, produced in partnership with McLaren Functionality Technologies/ASC (an American organization unrelated to the British automaker and race crew). The automobile heading to auction is variety 480 of 547 automobiles developed for the GNX’s sole model 12 months.
Like the normal Grand Nationwide, the GNX sported a turbocharged three.eight-liter V-six engine. In the GNX, the V-six created 276 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque, enabling for a claimed -60 mph in four.six seconds, and a twelve.seven-2nd quarter mile. That was faster than a Ferrari F40.
1987 Buick GNX (Photograph by Barrett-Jackson)
The V-six was harnessed to a four-pace automated transmission with rear-wheel drive. The Grand Nationwide and GNX had been discontinued simply because the Buick Regal on which the efficiency versions had been based mostly was scheduled to switch to a front-wheel drive platform for the 1988 model 12 months. Buick did try out efficiency versions of some of the front-wheel drive versions, but with underwhelming outcomes.
This automobile was initially offered by Ralph’s Buick in Mena, Arkansas, and was then place on show by a Texas enterprise. It was then place away in an environmentally-managed show location, in accordance to the listing, and has not been driven given that. The exact same automobile offered for $200,000 on Carry a Trailer in 2019.
Interestingly, this is not the only nearly new GNX to pop up in latest many years. An unsold GNX displaying just 202 miles was listed on Carry a Trailer final 12 months, and also appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage. In comparison, the 1st GNX offered to the public (variety 3 of 547) had ten,790 miles when it was place up for sale in 2017.