1500-mile Buick Grand National pair need new owners (again)
These American classics are going up for sale together at Scottsdale and combined have covered just 1500 miles
Known as ‘The Twinz’, these two 1987 Buick Grand National coupes are being sold as a pair, again. Like Thomas & Friends’ (Shining Time Station) Donald and Douglas they’re inseparable, sporting sequential VINs having rolled off the production line one after another.
After leaving the factory they went to the same buyer, and rarely touched the road after that, with one recording 600 miles on the odometer and the other just 900.
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They’ve spent most of their time in a barn, not dissimilar to an engine shed, and are now going to auction with Barrett-Jackson at the Scottsdale 2019 sale without reserve next January.
Both cars are unrestored, meaning they retain their original factory 3.8-litre V6 engines, each capable of 245hp, and four-speed automatic transmissions. The specification of each car is near identical, with them being distinguishable by the fact that one has the original factory brake switch, which was mass-recalled by GM back in 1987.
The original window stickers, i.e. actual window-size stickers, are on each of the cars, and they come with factory documentation. Little used, each car has a concert sound stereo system, and combined with the black exterior and grey interior makes for an intimidating presence on the road. You can see how they were wasted by being sat in a barn. Other luxury options include power driver seats, windows and locks, G80 posi-traction rear differentials and Goodyear tires.
After years of being hidden away, this pair did appear in the May 2018 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Pictures on a page aren’t the same as miles on the road though, and we hope the next buyer of this classic pair ensures they’re enjoyed as they were designed to. The Scottsdale sale runs from January 12-20 in the WestWorld of Scottsdale event venue.
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