The Grand Nationwide was featured within the opening scene of the fourth “Quick” film, merely titled “Quick and Livid.” That scene concerned a gasoline-tanker heist and a variety of high-speed driving in reverse by Diesel’s Dominic Toretto.
Whereas the opposite surviving “Quick and Livid” Buick Grand Nationwide was personalized particularly for these reverse-driving photographs by having its engine moved to the trunk, the 1987 mannequin heading for public sale is nearer to inventory. It did get some modifications for film responsibility, nonetheless, together with a roll cage with a faux passenger seat designed in order that Michelle Rodriguez might stand on the floorboard and crawl out the window for one shot.
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The automotive was additionally outfitted with a pulley system so it might pop a wheelie for an additional shot, based on the itemizing. It additionally has a gasoline cell, lowered suspension, non-stock wheels, and a big dent in a single rear quarter panel.
Each automotive used within the film was an genuine Grand Nationwide, based on “Quick and Livid” technical advisor Craig Lieberman. One automotive bought a V-8 swap, however this one retains its inventory 3.8-liter turbocharged V-6, which made 245 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque in 1987, the Grand Nationwide’s final mannequin 12 months. A limited-edition GNX mannequin bumped output to 276 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque as a sendoff.
This “Quick and Livid” automotive will not be the one Grand Nationwide crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale. The public sale will even characteristic the final Grand Nationwide ever constructed, which has simply 33 miles on the odometer. Will originality and historical past or a Hollywood connection generate the next promoting worth? Keep tuned.