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    Thread: TCL FOTD: 1987 Buick Regal GNX ... 487 Miles ...

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      02-24-2012 10:16 AM #1
      So, I found this the other day at a dealer a couple mins from my place.

      http://www.mgmsl.com/mcontent/listin...3-bcdc71147472

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Goldman Motor Sales
      WE HAVE JUST ADDED TO OUR EXTENSIVE EXOTIC CAR INVENTORY A BEAUTIFUL 1987 BUICK GNX IN BLACK WITH GREY CLOTH INTERIOR #119 OF 547 EVER PRODUCED WITH ONLY 487 MILES!!! THIS VERY COLLECTIBLE GNX IS COMPLETELY DOCUMENTED WITH: ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER, COFFEE TABLE BOOK, GNX JACKET, OWNERS MANUALS, COPY OF ORIGINAL MSO AND THE EXTRA KEYS. BUY THE BEST FROM THE BEST!!!

















      $99,900 ... LOL


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      02-24-2012 10:20 AM #2
      100K, yeah effin' right.

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      Yeehaw, look at that sucker. Very clean.
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      02-24-2012 10:21 AM #4
      That GNX looks amazing!!! but that price is crazy
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      I love these cars. At our company's anniversary I got to sit in car #000, which had 908 miles, pretty wild. The owner worked for McLaren while they were building these and #000 was the last pre-production model on the line, right before #001.






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      02-24-2012 10:39 AM #6
      I love these things ... I know the price is slightly outrageous, but who the hell had this socked up for
      the last 25 years? 487 Miles on a 1987 is just unreal. Plus, the damn thing LOOKS like it just
      rolled off the assembly line. Ug, soooooo awesome.

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      02-24-2012 10:43 AM #7
      Looks so good! NOW LET'S ADD A DEALER STICKER!!


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      02-24-2012 10:45 AM #8
      at that price, they must be looking to restock on the tony montana-like piles of crack they're already smoking.
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      02-24-2012 10:47 AM #9
      That thing has been on sale for YEARS at that price. If this is the first time you've seen it, wecome to the internet.
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      02-24-2012 10:50 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GruuvenNorth View Post
      That thing has been on sale for YEARS at that price. If this is the first time you've seen it, wecome to the internet.
      Yup. Price is crazy but it's still one of my favorite cars of all time. Another 10 years though and that car will be a steal at $100k.
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      02-24-2012 10:52 AM #11
      This isn't just a GN. It's a GNX. With 487 miles.

      Considering that, IMHO, the price isn't too far off. And if I had the money, I'd buy it, and be proud. However, I can see that I might be the only one here, lol.
      I'm just your local purveyor of Miata and Nissan Z-car fanboyism.

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      02-24-2012 11:00 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by zeewhiz View Post
      This isn't just a GN. It's a GNX. With 487 miles.

      Considering that, IMHO, the price isn't too far off. And if I had the money, I'd buy it, and be proud. However, I can see that I might be the only one here, lol.
      Same here. This is just one of those unicorn cars ... the one's you hear about, but few will ever have the chance to drive. Similar to the Hemi Cuda, this car just embodies sheer bliss in styling, performance, and just, simply, reputation. If I had $100k, I'd have this car, simply put.

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      02-24-2012 11:04 AM #13
      Buy car today

      Store safely

      wait 10 years

      call Barret Jackson



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      02-24-2012 11:08 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by GruuvenNorth View Post
      Buy car today

      Store safely

      wait 10 years

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      Truth. My dad had a GN with 7k miles on it and sold it a few years ago for 37k. It still had the plastic on the back seats.

      Wish he still had it.
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      02-24-2012 11:08 AM #15
      I don't understand the reasoning that went through people's heads to buy these and never drive them.
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      02-24-2012 11:25 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      I don't understand the reasoning that went through people's heads to buy these and never drive them.
      I don't really understand that either. I could imagine owning one and only driving it a couple thousand miles a year because it's a collector vehicle and I wouldn't want to expose risk to it for any longer than I could, but man, less than 500 miles over 25 years ... This car needs to be owned by someone that would love her.

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      02-24-2012 11:34 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      I don't understand the reasoning that went through people's heads to buy these and never drive them.

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      02-24-2012 11:38 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Gran Turismo View Post
      I can think of much better things to invest in other than cars that could very well be a bust in appreciating, that very few will be willing to buy, be essentially undriveable without ruining the value, and need thousands of dollars to bring it up to driveable condition if you do want to drive it.
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      02-24-2012 11:39 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Gran Turismo View Post
      See, that would make sense, except the car was originally $30,000 in 1987 and over 25 years, appreciated to an asking price of $100k ... so, a 4.9% annualized return rate over 25 years. Whereas most portfolios, with a modest investment range, should be able to do better than that and be 7-8% over that same time period.

      But, hey, what do I know, I'll never have a chance to own one of these ...

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      02-24-2012 11:49 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      I don't understand the reasoning that went through people's heads to buy these and never drive them.
      It was the very last of the rear drive family vehicles from GM. Many enthusiasts knew it, and held on to them... without driving them.

      This is what they went to...


      Even more rare than the Grand National or GNX were the Regal T-Type Turbo Limiteds. There were less than 200 of them and had the full velour interior and 6 person seating with the entire drivetrain and suspension from the GN.

      This is one of them...



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      And... I'm addicted to turbos.

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    21. 02-24-2012 12:18 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DISI 2.3T View Post
      Looks so good! NOW LET'S ADD A DEALER STICKER!!

      THIS.

      If I owned it I'd want to drive it. But then if I drove it, it would lose a part of what makes it unique. Meh, I'm just going to leave this thread and go to lunch.

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      02-24-2012 01:34 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      Same here. This is just one of those unicorn cars ... the one's you hear about, but few will ever have the chance to drive. Similar to the Hemi Cuda, this car just embodies sheer bliss in styling, performance, and just, simply, reputation. If I had $100k, I'd have this car, simply put.
      reason #1 my dad should have never sold his cuda... or his fastback mustang... or half the cars he had prior to getting married....
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    23. 02-24-2012 01:43 PM #23
      When I was at Barrett-Jackson 2 years ago one went for $86,000 and it had 4,000 miles on it.

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      02-24-2012 02:19 PM #24
      I love how even on such a pristine example they find it necessary to slap their hokey dealer decal on the rear

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      02-24-2012 02:26 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by R3Drew View Post
      I love how even on such a pristine example they find it necessary to slap their hokey dealer decal on the rear
      I agree. There's f-in' plastic not only on the carpet but over the door jamb, yet they slap a dealer sticker on the trunk lid.
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      This car has been on eBay plenty of times, it floats around every once in a while.

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      02-24-2012 04:00 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by alpha_omega View Post
      reason #1 my dad should have never sold his cuda... or his fastback mustang... or half the cars he had prior to getting married....
      Bull shiat ... your dad never had a Hemi Cuda ...

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      02-24-2012 04:40 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      See, that would make sense, except the car was originally $30,000 in 1987 and over 25 years, appreciated to an asking price of $100k ... so, a 4.9% annualized return rate over 25 years. Whereas most portfolios, with a modest investment range, should be able to do better than that and be 7-8% over that same time period.

      But, hey, what do I know, I'll never have a chance to own one of these ...
      I think you would have to do it for more reasons than just making money because with most investments you don't have to figure out where to store them or pay for insurance for 25 years.

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