Buick Grand National Neglected For 34 Years Returns To Its Former Glory

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This is an astonishing transformation.

These days, Buick is a rather boring car company. Not even its greatest fans can deny that the brand's glory days are behind it. Sure, there have been some exciting concepts, but nothing is ever likely to come of these wild ideas. Buick is only interested in everyday consumer cars like the Enclave, but one car that will always be a special part of the automaker's history is the Grand National. There are many cases all over the internet where we have seen Grand Nationals discovered with low miles, but none are as close to being unused as this one.

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Fortunately, the owner, Eddie, who bought the car, entrusted Ammo Detailers with restoring the car to its former glory. If you've ever watched any of this company's videos before, you'll know that these guys don't rush over anything. After all, detailing is in the details.

With just 56 miles on the clock though, the team at Ammo didn't have too much work to do to correct the light swirling on the paint. However, there was a lot of dust and a number of dead bugs and spider webs that had crept into the car. Nevertheless, detailing is an intensive process, no matter how light the job may appear, and Ammo cleaned out every last nook and cranny before polishing the paint and protecting it. There was one challenge though, where the previous owner's dog had scratched the door.

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Ammo/YouTube
Ammo/YouTube

So how did the car survive for over three decades without being driven at all? According to Eddie, the previous owner and her husband bought the car new, drove it home, parked it in their barn, and simply never looked at it again. The former owner's husband passed away some time back, and plans to bring the car back to life simply never materialized. Despite such neglect, the car seemed to be completely unmolested, bar one original tire that had gone flat. Makes you wonder: will cars produced today still look just as good 30 years from now if stored in a barn for all that time?

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