Check Out This Original Owner’s 1987 Buick Grand National

How old does a car have to be to be a barn find? There is no rule, although 30 years would be a good start. To verify.

Here we have a “barn find” of a young classic car who appreciates and now to win on eBay – but there’s a catch – it’s an auction. As a 1987 model year car, it would be one of the last Grand Nationals before the Regal line changed forever.

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The 1987 Buick Grand National – A Good Car in Bad Condition


Via: Ebay via harborlimo
Via: Ebay via harborlimo

With a clean vehicle title, but certainly not a clean body, the Grand National here is the WE2 version with the 3.8-liter turbocharged engine that produces (if it still can) 245 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque. , healthy numbers for a small coupé. He sits where he left off years ago, in a barn with dust, mold and rust, trying and mostly succeeding in making the paint look shabby.

Parts of the front bumper are missing, the rear bumper too, and in general it needs cosmetic repair and cleaning.

On the outside, the tires look healthy and inflated, while inside the vehicle everything looks in order, although it needs a damp cloth and spray to spruce it up a little.

As the ad says, “It’s been sitting for many years, and it’s time to sell. We emptied the gas, with fresh gas added to confirm the engine is still purring. As you can imagine, it will take some tuning from the seated position, but the engine sounded good. I have included a YouTube video of the car starting and running.

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Finding the Buick Grand National Barn would do a good job


Via: Ebay via harborlimo
Via: Ebay via harborlimo

With a low advertised mileage of 75,000 miles, she wasn’t so tired when she pulled over to sleep. Interestingly, eBay assures us in the information that the “vehicle has NO existing warranty”. Although we don’t think so, it’s good to see this confirmed for real.

The seller says: “This car is very collectible and very hard to find with only one owner. You will find that they are worth a lot of money when restored, these cars having a cult following only improved by the superior and rarer GNX version.

With a quick internet search bringing up a reliable price of $50,000 to $70,000 for good examples, the current $19,200 (with 21 bids) at this time makes this car look like potential, someone is very likely to return to the used market very soon.


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