Famous Quotations & Owners

Famous GNX Quotations

“Pull out the stops, ignore the rules, and do the GNX right.  If anybody gives you any crap about the rules, have them come see me.”
Thomas W. Weber, VP and General Manager, ASC Aeromotive Systems (1986)

Barrett-Jackson proclaims GNX Registry Certification “very important.
Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, talks about the GNX Registry while waving Registry documentation during the auction of GNX 216 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (January 19, 2012)

"Bob, that's probably the most collectible of late 1980's U.S. production cars, and it's about time one of them finally achieved true collector status.  That one just did!"
Mike Joy, Speed Channel at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (January 18, 2009 GNX sale at $101,480.00)

"Yes, sir!"
Bob Varsha, in response to Mike

“Nailing the throttle ... was a combination of being shot out of a cannon and getting launched off an aircraft carrier.  I have never in my life seen a car that could accelerate so quickly.  It was just unbelievable.”
Paul Zazarine (2000: American Muscle Car TV Show)

“[Most intriguing was] the ease with which the GNX will run those 0-60 mph times.  The supercars of 15-20 years ago used 7 normally aspirated liters, or more, to do what the Buick does with 3.8, a turbo, and an intercooler.”
John Lamm, Road & Track Editor-at-Large (June 1987)

“More than a straight-line rocket sled, the GNX is a suspension tuned to hug the corners like a Grand Prix car.”
Paul Garson, Car Craft (September 1987: The Ultimate American Muscle Machine)

“For you who remember the spine-snapping GTO's, Road Runners, 4-4-2's and Shelbys of 20 years ago and think they'll never be equalled in this era of desmogged wimpmobiles, they have.  And passed.  By the Buick GNX.”
“And they came up with a 300 hp stroker that looks like Darth Vader's Staff Car.  One that, unlike the GTO's and Road Runners, doesn't pitch and yaw when you ask for a smoking burnout.  It goes straight.  And goes.  And goes.”
Scott Heimer, Philadelphia Daily News Auto Editor (1987: Ride On!)

“In a world of sleek shapes and refined manners, the GNX is an ax-wielding barbarian laying waste to everything in its path.”
“Rockets to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.”
Darth Vader, your car is ready.
Tony Assenza, Car and Driver (May 1987: Buick GNX)

“Buick gets in one final shot to make certain the car goes down in history as the last of the red-hot musclecars.”
Hot Rod (April 1987: GNX The Final Option)


Selected Famous GNX Owners (most are in the Registry)

  • Stacey Augmon (Sports Basketball)
  • Nicola Bulgari (Luxury Goods)
  • Ben Crenshaw (Sports Golf)
  • Reggie Jackson (Sports Baseball)
  • Bruce Lietzke (Sports Golf)
  • Richard Marriott (Business Hotels)
  • Tom Monaghan (Business Dining)
  • Burt Reynolds (Entertainment)
  • Don Schumacher (Auto racing)
  • Charles Schwab (Business Investments)
  • Charlie Sheen (Entertainment)
  • Sylvester Stallone (Entertainment)

"When these things were brand new, Sylvester Stallone called me up to buy three of them.  He was in his banker's office and he wanted to buy three.  And I told him that the dealers have to sell them, and if he found a dealer who'd sell to him, then that's fine.  And the dealers were putting $10,000 to $15,000 on top of the sticker."
 
Martyn Schorr, LeMay Museum Curator, quoted by The New York Times (April 11, 2007)