Last spring, one hell of a barn find surfaced on Facebook. Two 1987 Buick Grand Nationals surfaced for sale after being found in a garage. The Grand National “twins” sat there for three decades untouched.
Aside from sagging headliners, the two cars featured consecutive VINs and remained in near-showroom condition. Now, the cars have moved on to a new owner for a cool $205,000. Both cars went up for sale on eBay and sold yesterday evening. The original owners, William Avila and Shawn Matthews, brought the cars home after making a three-hour journey to see the cars in person.
Avila told The Drive that Matthews, who actually paid for the cars with a $200,000 check, is a businessman and wanted to use the money for a new venture. Avila handled the sale of the twins for Matthews, and the former owner actually made a slight profit on the sale.
The two did agree that the cars be sold as a pair and they wouldn’t be separated. The cars have been together for 30 years, and an eBay listing wouldn’t change that. Aside from the incredible story, it’s even more mesmerizing that the two cars are truly in showroom condition. Avila said the new-car smell is even present inside.