Two Like-New Buick Grand Nationals Are the Barn Find

most viewed right now
 124
Image(s) inside rappers that you didn't know were short
141 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 86
Image(s) inside Amber Rose can kick rocks.....She's been replaced with a more durable ..
65 comments
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 85
Well Damn Troy gives a shout out to DJ Akademiks,says Joe Budden leaching off ..
59 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 76
NBA Free Smoke 💨💨 Free Smoke 💨💨
153 comments
@sports

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

 3 weeks ago '08        #1
4349 pageviews
39 comments


ExNihilo 43 heat pts43
space
avatar space
space
$17,378 | Props total: 13389 13389
Two Like-New Buick Grand Nationals Are the Barn Find
 

 
Props to @JayR04 for bringing up GNX's/Regals in his thread:

visit this link https://boxden.com/showth .. .php?t=2471687

image

Alright, so technically these two sub-1,000 mile 1987 Buick Grand Nationals whiled away the last thirty years in an unassuming (if incredibly dusty) garage. But we think you'll agree that the discovery and rescue of these identical G-Bodies is about as classic a barn find story as they come. William Avila and his friend Shawn Mathews chased a Facebook rumor about a guy selling two time-capsule Grand Nationals all the way to a small town in western Oklahoma and ended up with both the cars and one hell of a story, as told by Avila on Facebook and spotlighted by the folks at GM EFI Magazine.

Avila writes that as a G-Body enthusiast, he came across a Facebook post in a random group about a guy looking to sell two dealer-mileage Grand Nationals for $200,000. That sounds absurd at first, especially to most outside the hardcore GN fan community, but Avila figured it would be worth the trip just to see if these cars were legit and roped his buddy Mathews into taking the three-and-a-half hour drive. When they arrived, the seller took them to an old house and popped open the garage to reveal the "twins," as Avila lovingly refers to them.

And it's not just because they're identical cars with identical options and near-identical mileage—these two sport consecutive VIN numbers, and the window stickers from the same dealer prove they've been together since they left the factory. They were both covered in dust on the outside, and while the owner drove one occasionally, the other was sealed shut and still retained that new car smell when he cracked open the door. Apart from sagging headliners in both and a suspicious stain on one of the back seats, they're practically perfect.

Mathews was the one with the cash on hand, though his offer didn't reach the seller's $200K asking price and the two friends went home without the cars—surely a crushing feeling. Then Mathews pulled his offer, deciding he might want to put his cash into what would have been one hell of a Mustang, and the whole deal appeared destined to fall apart. Avila writes about his fear that the cars would be split up, the historical relationship and significance ruined.

Thankfully, Mathews changed his mind and made a deal with the seller, and he and Avila went to pick up the twins last Friday. After a tense-sounding standoff with the emotional seller over the order of the transaction and a few hours at the bank, the cars were loaded up and driven away to the safety of Mathews' shop.

Once the few minor issues are fixed and everything is refreshed, these beauties will hit the car show circuit together as two of best Grand Nationals in the country. And according to Avila, they'll never be separated.
visit this link http://www.thedrive.com/n .. ds-of-the-year

image

image

image

image

image

image
Marceline! and 62 others gave props
 

39 comments for "Two Like-New Buick Grand Nationals Are the Barn Find"

 3 weeks ago '13        #2
Marceline! 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$5,960 | Props total: 2323 2323
Reminds me of that IROC a couple months ago found in the back of an abandoned trailer, had like 3 miles on it
jsilerio and 23 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #3
JayR04 110 heat pts110
space
avatar space
space
$9,972 | Props total: 3403 3403
One of my dream cars.
ExNihilo and 12 others gave props
 
TniaS slapped this ish
 
 3 weeks ago '16        #4
Chevygang 6 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$530 | Props total: 3353 3353
Wow who tf leaves two brand new cars in a barn untouched for 30 years lol. Those dudes will make that 200k back easy in car show money though.
ExNihilo and 11 others gave props
 
Stables08 slapped this ish
 
 3 weeks ago '08        #5
ExNihilo 43 heat pts43 OP
space
avatar space
space
$17,378 | Props total: 13389 13389
 Chevygang said:
Wow who tf leaves two brand new cars in a barn untouched for 30 years lol. Those dudes will make that 200k back easy in car show money though.
Dude probably has so much money and so many rides he forgot about em. Buyin 2 of the exact same car is some baller sh!t to begin with
Flex Luger and 33 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '10        #6
Flex Luger 233 heat pts233
space
avatar space
space
$10,940 | Props total: 25706 25706
Thread got me emotional b
DonLimpio and 7 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #7
Grisly 28 heat pts28
space
avatar space
space
$6,544 | Props total: 578 578
damn thats some crazy sh*t

shows u just how much some people value money and how little others value that sh*t that they can just have 200k sittin in their garage
VanCity22 and 6 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '16        #8
DonLimpio 6 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$1,198 | Props total: 3328 3328
New car smell
Morris Bestnut and 9 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #9
bigdog232 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$3,912 | Props total: 310 310
there's a story here somewhere
Morris Bestnut and 9 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '14        #10
NellyTheGreat 43 heat pts43
space
avatar space
space
$1,851 | Props total: 185 185
Im glad he didn't split up the twins
deezydee2323 and 2 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #11
DJ Maximum|M 42 heat pts42
space
avatar space
space
$41,951 | Props total: 6283 6283
Probably was hiding it from creditors or stolen

Back then it was easy to get a car then just move they cant trace a car only thing they do is tell the police info. Its probably on a index card in storage somewhere at a police station
SlimmChuck and 27 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '05        #12
240sx 
space
avatar space
space
$3,923 | Props total: 882 882
What's this guy thinking ...car cover those bi*ches .
YOURKINGB4EVER and 2 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #13
BigJay.inc 19 heat pts19
space
avatar space
space
$4,985 | Props total: 5855 5855
Damn... I was just talking about Grand Nationals with my wife. I was saying the first kit car I would buy after a huge lump of money would be a GN. I love these cars
Aztlan and 2 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '14        #14
Gotti Pippen 12 heat pts12
space
avatar space
space
$2,021 | Props total: 11398 11398
sticker still in the window
jrb313 and 6 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '16        #15
Itsjustmefools 1 heat pts
space
space
space
$706 | Props total: 531 531
 ExNihilo said:
Dude probably has so much money and so many rides he forgot about em. Buyin 2 of the exact same car is some baller sh!t to begin with
Can you fu*king read? He said he always drove of them occasionally but let the other sit.
ExNihilo and 3 others slapped this ish
 
 3 weeks ago '16        #16
Itsjustmefools 1 heat pts
space
space
space
$706 | Props total: 531 531
 DJ Maximum said:
Probably was hiding it from creditors or stolen

Back then it was easy to get a car then just move they cant trace a car only thing they do is tell the police info. Its probably on a index card in storage somewhere at a police station
Read above dumbass
zachjm13757 and 1 others slapped this ish
 
 3 weeks ago '06        #17
Reflexx 52 heat pts52
space
avatar space
space
$6,316 | Props total: 4598 4598
This is how i feel about 300ZX Twin Turbo.. neeeed
Aztlan and 2 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #18
shadychef04 120 heat pts120
space
avatar space
space
$4,480 | Props total: 1282 1282
kept in a barn, covered in dust and a "suspicious stain on the back seat"

klm1015 and 9 others gave props
 
 3 weeks ago '04        #19
Da_realness 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$693 | Props total: 906 906
I know 2 people with mint condition ones. Hell of a beauty
 3 weeks ago '13        #20
kingrayden 
space
space
space
$96 | Props total: 111 111
Wait 1987?. Are they grand nationals or GNX's?? Big difference
Aztlan gave props
 
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 34
Tree stump on Mars?
33 comments
20 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 31
Image(s) inside The only IG chick I cant stop "Following" - Bria Myles
88 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 29
Video inside DMX Needs Saving -- This Video Says It All
195 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 27
Apr 25 - Woman killed by ‘drunk’-driving cop was designated driver
45 comments
18 hours ago
@news
most viewed right now
 21
Video inside 2 Thots...1 Dad...3 Kids
76 comments
18 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 20
Image(s) inside Apr 24 - Transcript Of Donald Trump's Uninteligible Associated Press I..
60 comments
1 day ago
@news
most viewed right now
 20
I really miss my n!gggaaaa
70 comments
20 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 20
Image(s) inside Apr 24 - Trump Refuses To Fire Sean "Struggle" Spicer Because "He Gets..
31 comments
2 days ago
@news
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy