1987 Buick GNX With Just 8 Miles Sold For $200,000 – Would You Spend That Much?

Do you remember that pristine 1987 Buick GNX we showed you last week? Well, the limited-edition Buick recently sold for an extraordinary $200,000 on Bring A Trailer.

The automaker only made 547 examples of the Buick GNX during the car’s single year in production. Co-developed with McLaren Performance Technologies/ASC, the Grand National Experimental may not look all that special to the uninitiated, but it has become very desirable in recent years. The last one ever made sold for $220,000 a couple of years ago with 68 miles (109 km) on the clock.

The 1987 Buick GNX sold on BAT was number 480 and originally sold new by Ralph’s Buick in Arkansas. Shortly afterwards, the car was put on display at a Texas dealership and has never turned a wheel under its own power since. The clock stopped at just 8 miles.

As if that wasn’t enough, the GNX retains the original protective plastic over the front seats and door panels. There’s also sheets of plastic covering the black carpeting and the floor mats have been stored in the vehicle’s trunk all these years.

Powering the Buick GNX is a 3.8-liter V6 upgraded with the help of McLaren Performance Technologies/ASC. Alterations made include a new Garrett T3 turbocharger, enlarged intercooler, and a low-restriction exhaust that helps lift power to 300 hp when new. Mated to this engine is a Hydramatic 200-4R four-speed transmission with an enlarged oil cooler. The GNX could run the quarter mile in a respectable 12.7 seconds at 113.1 mph (182 km/h).

The person who handed over $200,000 for the car also received the car’s original sticker, owner’s manual, warranty booklet, and a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name.

We’re intrigued to see how high GNX prices go in the coming years.

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  • Jason Miller

    Surprised it didn’t sell for more than that.

  • kachuks

    Sexy AF.

  • TheBelltower

    Not surprising.

  • Craig

    I wonder… If Ralph’s Buick in Arkansas never sold the car – would it still have a full factory warranty?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Probably not but these were the best US muscle cars back in ’87 and you won’t find another “new” one.

  • Ronald Roman

    I hate those stupid titles…NO, I would not spend that much. Because I don’t have $200K to buy an old car. If I would have $200,000 I would buy a spanking new 2020…something with half, and spend the rest on hookers. NEXT QUESTION, PLEASE!

  • dumblikeyou2

    I just love the fact that everything you see has been frozen in time. Makes me feel like I’m 14 yrs old again looking at the protective plastic on the dash modules.

  • eb110americana

    300 HP doesn’t sound like a lot now days, but this thing was significantly quicker than the Corvette in its day. It got to 60 over a second sooner. Now there were no Z06 or ZR1 models at that time, so that would be more like the Stingray of today. But a modern Stingray goes 0-60 in about 3.7-3.8 seconds. Imagine if Buick today made a car that ran to 60 in something like 2.9 seconds. That was about how nuts it was. Maybe a bit like the Model S drag racing fanfare that took place for its first few years.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    50k max.

  • Six_Tymes

    8 miles on the odo and in this condition? worth every penny. lucky buyer

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