Details about this Model:
Car Name: Centennial 2003 BUICK GNX
GMP Part Number: 8103
Vehicle Color: chrome black
Interior Color: black/gray
Production Run: 2003
Release Date: July 2003
Window Sticker Included: no
Envelope For Window Sticker: no
Lithograph Made: yes
Lithograph Production Quantity: 547
Litho Autographed by: Tim Frederick
COA Included: yes
Outer Box: no
Part of a Set/Group: no
THIS is the 12th car in the series.
This car is technically out of order (number wise) due to the production release dates (& that’s the way we are running these on this website).
This issue was created for Buick’s Centennial Celebration, held in Flint, Michigan, July 23 – 27, 2003.
The old script style Buick logo is ghost printed in the background of the COA.
A letter from EE was included in the box (about the lithograph label placement), so the labels were left off the tubes that contained the lithos.
EE did place numbered stickers on the endcaps however.
The Tim Frederick created & autographed lithograph measured 16″ x 20″ which was larger than every other lithograph from the entire series (11″ x 14″).
It also was more like a poster, as the finish on it was glossy, instead of the usual semi-matte type finish found on previous versions.
The car is basically a copy of GMP’s earlier version (#8003), aside from it being black chrome plated, and an added graphic on the rear quarter panels that had the Buick script logo with the words “Centennial 2003” inside it.
The car is wrapped inside the box using a 1-piece sytrofoam tissue (found only on 2 other cars: #8001b & #8009), and then surrounded by a GMP logo’d piece of wrap.
The box has a lot of pictures of various Buick vehicles from its history printed on it, along with an array of Buick logos & emblems used in the past.
This would be the very first inner box, that on the bottom side, would have Epitome Exclusives name & logo listed on it right alongside GMP’s.
This commemorative issue Buick GNX is very shiny because of the chrome paint, so it’s hard to take pics of it!
(but to try to let you see how it looks, some pics show the car using a camera flash, then not, for comparisons sake)