Regular Car Reviews Explains Why Buick Grand National is an American Legend
It's been said a bajillion times by now. If you're reading an article about the Buick Grand National, you likely already know that it was one of the greatest and most under-appreciated sleepers ever. Until it wasn't. These days, in the automotive enthusiast and blogger world, it's reached drool-worthy legend status. And because it's what the cool kids would call a "basic" ride at first glance, Regular Car Reviews took its turn talking up one of the bright spots from the '80s. As explained in this 16-minute video, the Grand National and GNX boils down to being a trim level of the second-generation Buick Regal. So how did it become a vehicle that is selling for more than $160,000 at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction (aside from the fact that only 547 GNXs were made)? Well, it wasn't only the turbo V6 that was producing Ferrari-beating, sub-5.0 0-60 times. That actually could also be found in another trim called the T-Type. But the T-Type didn't have that menacing dementor-like appeal. The Grand Nationals specific all-black color scheme did. PHOTOS: The 1987 Buick Regal GNX Was a Pleasant '80s American Shocker
RCR also goes through the trend of people faking Grand Nationals in his typical snarky tone and gives you a checklist on how to spot the clones. One easy way? Look at the codes. "WE2" needs to be there. That's its official ID.
As the appreciation for the Grand National has continued to grow, there's been even more interest, because General Motors recently stirred the pot by renewing its trademarks for the marque. Everybody thinks GM is going to muck it up, but we'll see. The current turbo Regal Turbo AWD is a fun, underrated car.
One small personal problem with this video: his unnecessary shot at Black Air. That's a great documentary that's technically not even about the car.
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