This 184-mile instance of a 1987 Buick GNX is the final of a generation of Buicks that has lengthy-because passed, and it has never ever been offered.

“The factor that tends to make it distinctive is it is a brand-new automobile,” Jay Leno says in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. “It nonetheless has the window sticker. This has sat in the window of a Buick dealership because 1987.” 

This automobile had an MSRP of just beneath $29,389 in 1987. Only 547 examples of the GNX (Grand Nationwide Experimental) had been created as a swan song for the 2nd-generation of the Grand Nationwide nameplate.

This distinct automobile belongs to Boulevard Buick of Signal Hill, California, in which it has sat on show for 32 many years. Boulevard’s Brad Willingham joins Leno to speak about the automobile and its odd, 3-decade residence at the family members dealership.

“We had been allotted a single automobile,” Willingham says. “They commenced hitting the east coast very first and…some of them went for some large income proper off the bat.” 

But Boulevard could not promote it. The dealer took out a complete-webpage include in the Los Angeles Instances soliciting bids for the GNX not a single provide came in.

“We had a man come in and provide us invoice you know, like the outdated days. And then we had an additional man come in and provide us sticker, but he did not have the credit score to purchase it. We had been so depressed at that level, I mentioned ‘we’re retaining it,'” Willingham recalls.

Willingham was inspired by his father, who passed on the possibility to set aside a single of the last examples of a Jaguar XKE the dealership acquired. Not wanting to repeat his father’s blunder, he made a decision to protect this unusual Buick. 

The GNX was a a single-12 months only model that upped the ante of the Buick Grand Nationwide. Its turbocharged three.eight-liter V-six place out 276 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque, however these numbers had been most likely understated. The automobile could run a twelve.seven-2nd quarter mile, which was more rapidly than the Ferrari F40, and attain 60 mph in four.six seconds. Buick meant it to be more rapidly than the Corvette of the time.

The automobile stays for sale regardless of renewed curiosity. Although a number of interested events have place out feelers, Willingham has not nevertheless identified a purchaser for this pristine GNX. It may possibly be a new, never ever-offered automobile, but the guarantee is no longer legitimate.

View the video to see Jay drive the automobile and tick the mileage up from 184.