This legendary muscle car is a piece of American automotive history.
The upcoming Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale will present a historic opportunity to purchase a true piece of American automotive history in the last Buick Grand National to roll off the assembly line.
Not only did the all-black muscle car represent the swansong of the platform that underpinned icons like Monte Carlo, Cutlass Supreme and Regal, it was the last vehicle to leave GM’s Pontiac assembly plant. in 1987 after six decades of manufacture.
Talk to The reader, Louisiana dealership owner and owner Bob Colvin explained how then-president Roger Smith promised him the penultimate Grand National.
But when Colvin came to pick him up, the plant manager said, “I run this plant and you made the effort to be here. It will be a real celebration. ”
A GM film crew filmed the car driving down the line as plant workers and GM executives signed parts for the turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which originally produced 245 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque.
According to Autoblog, the car has since been on display at Colvin’s home and only shows 33 miles on the odometer. All autographs and even the original window sticker are included with the purchase.
The last Buick Grand National is expected to sell for around $ 500,000 at the Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2022 event in January.
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