Turns out I own a 87 GNX too…or at least major parts of, I should say. I bought a pristine 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser station wagon through an internet auction last summer and found the car had only 35,000 original miles, was in near show room condition, and had 1 massive race car hiding under the most perfect 1980 sleeper wagon you can imagine.
As it turned out, the Olds had sat in a barn for over a decade after the owner died, but he was a professional racing mechanic who’d dropped in a bored out Olds 403 big block that’s putting out around 450 H.P. Zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds and a shade over 13 sec. in the quarter mile! Married up to this beast of an engine are the transmission, drive train, posi-traction rear end and racing suspension, all out of a, you guessed it…n 87 Buick GNX…It is a one-of-a-kind massive sleeper ( think National Lampoon Vacation ) and it’s Emerald Green w/ the vinyl wood panelling, so I had to get a vanity plate " 80 WOODY" to go cruising Calli this summer in.