The chance to own a piece of Buick’s history will arrive at Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Scottsdale, Arizona, auction this coming January. The first 1987 Buick Grand National GNX ever sold to a private customer will cross the auction block.
VIN 001 and 002 remain with General Motors, which makes VIN 003 the first example sold via a Buick dealership. However, Buick did retain VIN 003 for some time and used the car as part of its media fleet. Numerous automobile publications received wheel time in this particular Grand National GNX with supporting photo evidence of the “003” dash tag.
After its service, Buick released the car for sale when it was sold in Michigan with 8,200 miles on the odometer. Its second owner purchased the car in 1989 and put few miles on it before parking it in 1992. The Grand National GNX sat idle for 20 years.
A full mechanical restoration brought the car back to life following its hiatus from the road and the process saw a full chassis and engine compartment freshening to make it like new. Now, it features just 10,790 miles.
Grand National values, in general, have skyrocketed in recent years. The GNX badge will certainly push this car’s value even higher.