Want A Virtually New 1987 Buick GNX With Only 8 Miles? It’ll Cost You Over $100k

While we often come across many interesting vehicles while following certain car auctions, this ultra-low mileage limited edition Buick stands out like a shag on a rock.

The GNX (Grand National Experimental) was built for a single model year back in 1987, this one being car #480 out of 547. After being sold in Arkansas and taken to a Texas dealership to go on display, nobody drove it anymore, hence the 8.5 miles (13.7 km) on its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Not your everyday Regal

Buick built the GNX in partnership with McLaren Performance Technologies/ASC, giving the car an upgraded powertrain, suspension and instrumentation. The previously-mentioned V6 unit was mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox, while power and torque figures stood at 300 HP (304 PS) and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm).

In order to produce more power, the engine was fitted with a Garrett T3 turbocharger, a larger intercooler and a low-restriction exhaust system. On paper, this car could reportedly cover a 1/4 mile in just 12.7 seconds straight out of the factory, quicker than a Porsche 911 (930) Turbo.

This one in particular even retains its factory protective plastic coverings inside (it has a two-tone black and grey cloth interior), to go with the original window sticker, factory GNX badging, 16-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle VR50 tires and GNX-branded center caps, among others.

Right now, the car is being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, where the winning bid will be in excess of $100,000.

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  • Jay

    Just learned about this beauty on YouTube from Donut media. Awesome car, but wouldn’t pay that much for it.

  • TheHake

    I’d LOVE to have it. But certainly not for 100k!

  • robotlogic

    Not driving and hording a GNX for 32 years should be considered a Car Guy crime.


  • Bill Nguyen

    Man, what a beaut!

  • TheBelltower

    They’ll get every penny of 100k for it. It’s one of very few really good, honest cars GM made in the 80s.

  • Craig

    I would love to own a Buick GNX. I have always been a big fan. But I wouldn’t want to own that one. It’s become like a very expensive bottle of wine. You don’t drink it. You just own it or sell it.

  • FoxJ30

    if it’s been sitting in a garage for 30 years, wouldn’t the fluids have gelled or evaporated, and some of the moving metal bits seized? I would’ve thought the best option for something like this would be to take it out once a month and get the bearings moving and gaskets lubricated. Something like a 20mile cruise every month would still keep the car under 10k miles after 30 years, just leaving this in a garage (or showroom) probably means there’s a big restoration job to get it running well again. Or am I mistaken?

    • Six Thousand Times

      I agree. Ideally you’d like a car that’s been driven a little bit but frequently just to keep everything in good order.

  • Eric D

    Truly extraordinary but I can’t quite get my head around the price.

  • Alberto Barrales

    Psst…… it’s a 3.8 liter V6

  • Six_Tymes

    oh how I wish I wasn’t poor.

  • Bash

    Oh yeah, me want… but that price!!

  • aaronbbrown

    The hottest car GM produced in the 80s, I wish I had bought one, I had the money, but I was not aware of its existence at the time.

  • SteersUright

    Impressive only as a curious piece of automotive history. I can’t see how anyone with eyes find this to be a good looking car.

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