A Grand National With Just 49 Miles is up for Auction

People might be playing a little fast and loose with the term “barn find” these days, but every once in a while a car comes along that truly merits that badge. Despite the seller’s claim, this isn’t one of them. It is, however, an amazing find. A 49-mile, never registered 1987 Buick Grand National.

It’s what happens when buyers think a car will be a collector’s piece even before they buy it. The car gets stored away for the next person. Or the one after that. This car was delivered in Colorado, directly to the first owner’s home. The seller says that the only two times the car was ever driven was from the first seller’s gate to their hangar, and then back when they sold it. The seller represents the estate of the third owner, who also did not drive the car.

The window sticker is still in the window, the plastic is still on the seat, and the seller says that despite three owners, it has never been registered for street use.

If you’re looking for an original GN, it doesn’t get much more original than this. That doesn’t mean it’s perfect, after all, it has two-years of dust on it, a missing battery, and the hood struts don’t strut anymore. Still, forty-nine original miles and kept inside since new.

It’s on eBay right now with the auction ending first thing Sunday morning. Or last thing Saturday night.

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