Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1987 Buick Grand National

Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1987 Buick Grand National

This is the 16th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.

This is the first 1987 Buick Grand National released by Buick as  #001 and #002 were retained by General Motors. However, even this car, #003, was retained for over a year, loaned out to nearly every car magazine imaginable for intro testing and promoting. Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1987 Buick Grand National | ClassicCars.com

The car stayed in Flint and was serviced by Buick before it finally sold, to Fischer Buick in Troy, Michigan, as a “brass hat” (company official) car in 1988 with approximately 8,200 miles on its odometer.

The car was totally original, unmodified and undamaged, but it did sit idle for 20 years beginning in 1992. Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1987 Buick Grand National | ClassicCars.com

The 1987 Buick survived its long slumber quite well, but needed a complete mechanical service and very extensive cosmetic reconditioning to return it to its original 1987 press-introduction appearance. The chassis and engine compartment were returned to as-new condition while preserving the originality of this special car.

Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction is scheduled for January 13-21 at the Westworld complex.

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  • WILLIAM COOK
    March 1, 2018, 8:44 PM

    Hi my wife loved this car and owned a 1986 Grand National ,my wife passed away on 4-09-2017 on Palm Sunday and I always wanted to buy her another one before she died, so i’m looking to buy her one in rememberance of her and give to one of my grand children when they get older, her name was Barbi and I loved her so much. So if this car goes up on the auction I would love to buy it for her. thank you my name is Bill.

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