The last Buick Grand National ever Made is Heading to Auction.

The last Buick Grand National ever Made is Heading to Auction.

03 January 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
1987 Buick Grand National

 

To be honest with you, the 1980s isn't considered one of the most prestigious eras for the automobile industry. At least not for the American market. Most cars coming out of American factories at this time were eater ugly, underpowered, or simply both. Of course, there are some exceptions, such as the Buick Grand National, thanks to the fast and furious franchise, which helped the Car become as iconic as it is today. 

 

A fun fact about the 1980s Buick Grand National is that it wasn't even powered by a classic American V8. What you could find under the hood was a 3.8 liter turbocharged V6 which was a pretty sophisticated engine back then. However, if you know anything about cars from the 1980s, you know that everything that wasn't powered by a V8 was pretty much a fail. Nevertheless, the Buick Grand National finally got its moment of glory in the beginning scene of the 4th movie of the fast and the furious franchise. And like many other cars that figured into the movie series, the Buick Grand National is now an icon.

 

Even if it was just a V6, the 3.8-liter turbocharged engine of the Buick Grand National was good for 245 horsepower a 330-foot-pound of torque. It was paired to a four-speed automatic transmission that sent the power to the rear wheels. I never had the chance to drive one of these cars but let me tell you, it sounds like a lot of fun.

 

The last Car

 

Of course, we are not here today to talk about the car's past, but it was necessary to explain why the Buick Grand National is such a big deal today. And now you might understand a little better why the Car we are talking about will probably sell for a lot of money. And the Car is nothing less than the last Buick Grand National built-in 1987. And this isn't the only reason this Car is worth a lot of money since it has been driven for only 33 miles. I've seen brand new cars on the dealer's lot with more mileage than that.

 

I am no expert, but I feel like this very Car could work anywhere between $150,000 and $300,000. If you look at an auction from the past 49 miles 1987, Buick Grand National sold $75,000. I know it's pretty far from $300,000, but you have to understand that the market has changed a lot in the last two years, and most used vehicles or selling for much more money than they were used. Not only that, but you have to keep in mind that we're talking about the last Buick Grand National ever made here and not just any Buick Grand National with a low mileage situation. Cove has forced us to stay home, and many people decided to start car collections because they didn't have anywhere else to spend their money. That is one reason why some used cars are sailing for sky-high prices. I am sure that there will be somebody who wants this very specific Buick Grand National and will be willing to pay lots of money to get it.

 

Anyways will have to wait a couple of weeks to know the answer because this 1987 Buick Grand National will be auctioned anywhere from January 22 to 30 at the Scottsdale auction in Arizona. It is a very desirable car, and it would make the perfect centerpieces for any American car collection.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier



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Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier