The odyssey of this 202-mile Buick GNX continues in a really public method. The vehicle, which has never ever been offered, appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage in November, and now it could uncover its permanently (or at least short-term) property thanks to a listing on Carry a Trailer.
The vehicle had a sticker value of $29,389 in 1987. It was amount 308 of 547 GNXs ever developed, and it sat at Boulevard Buick of Signal Hill, California, for far more than thirty many years.
Back when it appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage, the vehicle had 184 miles on it. Now it has 202 thanks to Jay’s classic on-street jaunts in the autos he characteristics on his display.
The GNX, which stood for Grand Nationwide Experimental, was the final hurrah for the Buick Regal Grand Nationwide. Like the Grand Nationwide, it featured a turbocharged three.eight-liter V-six, but this a single was created considerably hairier with a Garrett T3 turbocharger, a more substantial intercooler, and a substantial-movement exhaust all additional by McLaren Overall performance Technologies/ASC. The GNX was mentioned to make 276 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque, but its four.six-2nd -60 mph and twelve.seven-2nd quarter-mile abilities indicate it was probably considerably far more strong.
These weren’t the only modifications. Each and every GNX also acquired black paint, basket-weave sixteen-inch black wheels with polished aluminum lips, wheel flares, a 3-piece rear spoiler, and front fender vents that extracted sizzling air from the above-tuned engine.
Boulevard Buick experimented with to promote the vehicle initially, but the dealer could not get any individual to bite on the huge markup that accompanied these autos when they hit the industry. Rather than consider sticker value, the dealer sat on the vehicle and watched it enjoy.
That seems to have paid off. The vehicle at present has a bid of $150,000 with a lot of time left in the auction, which ends on Monday. The bidding could go increased, as an eight-mile GNX offered for $200,000 on BaT final 12 months.