About the Buick GNX Parts and Accessories
In the Turbo Buick world, the GNX is considered the "Holy Grail" among collectors. Initially, GM and ASC McLaren planned to build 500 GNXs. As it turned out, a total of 547 were actually built. Interesting enough, through some mistake, the last one built - GNX #547 - was inadvertently sold by a GM dealership in western, Pennsylvania. As of this writing, it is still privately owned. However, GM still retains GNX #001 in their private collection.
The GNX featured several unique upgrades over the standard Grand National. Besides featuring almost every conceivable available option from GM, the car was fitted with a unique rear end suspension, a special valve body in the transmission, and unique fender louvers. They have special black 16" x 8" wheels with a different offset for the fronts and rears and are similar looking to the early 1990's model Trans Am rims. The center cap on the TA wheel is the same except for the special GNX decal. GNXs also had a full analog instrumentation dash cluster using existing Stewart Warner gauges (except for the international symbol found on some of the gauges.) It had its own unique emblems and a special numbered dash plaque. Each original buyer was required to send away to receive a beautiful 64-page limited edition "GNX BUICK" bound book with their personal car number on the inside first page and a unique Molly Designs black GNX jacket.
The cars that became GNXs were pulled at random off the Regal assembly line and do not have a special VIN number.
The GNX was built as a crowning touch for what was an end of an era for Buick, as the rear-wheel drive platform came to an end. Basically, Buick wanted to end it with a bang. The GNX received many great magazine reviews, ensuring its collectibility. It was a successful move for GM, and the GNX is truly "Bad to the Bone."
1987 - 547 GNXs
For more detailed information and photos, check out our popular 400-page book, "Kirban's Guide to 1986 and 1987 Buick Turbo Regals," Part #6757.
So, if you are lucking enough to have a GNX in your garage, browse our large selection of parts to help make it something special.