Buick Grand National

  • 1987 Buick GNX (Photo by Barrett-Jackson)

    The short-lived muscle car that outperformed a Ferrari F40 goes on the Barrett-Jackson block with only 8.7 miles on the odometer.

  • 1986 Buick Grand National from "Fast & Furious" (Photo by Mecum)
    Deep dive: The Buick Grand Nationals from "Fast & Furious"

    Learn the mystery of the reverse-driving Buick Grand Nationals used for filming of 2009's “Fast & Furious.”

  • 1987 Buick GNX with 8 miles for sale
    1987 Buick GNX driven only 8 miles its whole life seeks new owner

    There are low mileage cars, and then there's this 1987 Buick GNX. Listed for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer, the muscle car has only gone eight miles in its 30-plus years of existence. For those who need a crash course on the GNX, it was a limited-run model built in 1987 based on the Buick...

  • 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National
    49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National for auction is a time capsule

    Barn finds are one thing, but a 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National leapfrogs that feeling of discovery and moves straight into time-capsule territory. Right now, this barely touched 1987 Buick Grand National is up for auction on eBay. According to the seller's description, the 1980s muscle car was...

  • The first publicly available Buick GNX heads to auction
    Own the first Buick GNX sold to the public

    Grand National Experimental. Those three words mean a whole lot to Buick fans. That's because they are the name applied to a car that was once a humble Regal. When it gets the black paint applied, it is transformed into a truly menacing street beast that stalked the roads of America in the late...

  • A 1986 Buick Regal Grand National - image courtesy of Ilan Rubier
    'Black Air,' the story of Buick’s Grand National and GNX

    Twenty-five years ago today, the last Buick Grand National came off a General Motors assembly line in Pontiac, Michigan. The event also marked the closing of GM’s oldest plant, and despite the fact that dozens of workers were about to lose their jobs just two weeks before Christmas, the vibe...

  • A 1986 Buick Regal Grand National - image courtesy of Ilan Rubier

    Introduced in 1982, the Buick Regal Grand National began life as a special edition honoring Buick’s back-to-back titles in NASCAR’s Grand National series. Cars built for the 1982 model year were sprayed in Charcoal Gray with unique body graphics, and the standard engine was a somewhat anemic 4.1-liter V6, rated at just 125 horsepower. No Grand Nationals were built in 1983, but in 1984 the car returned with an all-new, take-no-prisoners focus. Black was now the chosen color, and power came from a turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6, good for 200 horsepower and a seriously impressive 300...

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