Blink 182 drummer’s exclusive Buick GNX gift – Classics

Blink 182 drummer’s exclusive Buick GNX gift – Classics

A drummer with a tattoo of Closing 182, Travis Barkeris an undisputed lover of American cars of the 80s. We know this thanks to his Instagram profile, where he has posted a series of photos that make him win one Buick GNX del 1987, the latest series from Grand National, part of the second generation of the ‘Regal’ family. The car is a classic: thanks to its black color and unmistakable and striking style, it is also recognized as a car Darth Vader. They produced only 547 of them.

Barker received it as a gift from his current girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian. That is, the sister of the most famous Kim and the other main character of the very successful TV show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’. The gift was obviously loved, as the drummer wrote this caption, read by 6.1 million followers: “When the girl of your dreams gives you the car of your dreams“.

The Buick Grand National is currently enjoying a surge in popularity as more low-mileage models appear on the used car market. One of the most expensive GNX models sold at auction last June for a good price $275,000which means that as a gift it is not a cheap one.

With modifications by McLaren Performance Technologies and Linamar Corporation’s American Specialty Cars (ASC), the GNX has an output of 276 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 488 Nm of torque available at 3,000 rpm. Legend has it that the figures were deliberately reduced and that the correct ones were 300bhp and 569Nm of torque. The changes made included a special Garrett AiResearch T-3 turbocharger, a more efficient and larger cooler thanks to the “Cermatel (ceramic-aluminum) coated” pipe that connects to the engine. When designing one certainly cannot fail to notice how the car shows Americanism from all angles. In short, the perfect car for a Rock musician like Barker.

FP | Samuele Prosino