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Barn Find Buick GN's
Published 04/07/17

Two Buicks In A Barn


A two car garage in a small sleepy town in Western Oklahoma has been the home to two sub 1,000 mile 1987 Buick Grand nationals for the last thirty years.

These identical cars even have consecutive VIN numbers, exactly the same dealer options and the same dealer window stickers.

The 1987Buick Grand National had a lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option that was offered. Only 1,547 of this variant were produced. Displacement was a turbo charged intercooled V6 with 3.8 liters of displacement which was "chipped" which means the ROM chip in the computer was modified to lessen a fuel rich mixture at full throttle to make it "Lean and mean".

These engine specs allowed the Grand Nationals to push out a respectable 245 HP and 355 ft/lbs of torque and they could reach 0-60mph in less than 6 seconds and run the quarter mile at around 14 seconds at 105mph. Not bad for a 3500lb car.

Both cars as you can see were covered in dust on the outside after 30 years in storage. The owner drove one of the cars occasionally, but inside they are practically perfect apart from a few sagging headliners.

The cars were offered for sale for $200,000 at first - which really grabbed everyones attention, but we hear that someone was lucky enough to make a deal for far less than this and drive them away in their trailer the next day after payment arrangements were made.

Once they are cleaned up, detailed and a few minor issues are fixed, these beauties will hit the car show circuit together as two of best Grand Nationals in the country. And according to the owner they will never be separated.