Thursday, October 13, 2016

Seller Submission: 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The classic SJ generation Jeep Wagoneer was produced from 1962 through 1991 by and holds the unique title of being the world's first luxury 4X4 sport utility vehicle.  The Grand prefix didn't appear until 1984, but the last vehicles to come from the Toledo assembly plant are arguably the best.  Find this 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer here on eBay bidding for $6,700 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in San Marcos, CA. Seller submission from Chris E.

The SJ Grand Wagoneer was the car to drive to the country club back in the day and you'll still see a surprising number used as vacation cars in the Hamptons.  They offer almost as much prestige as a vintage Mercedes G-Class wagon, but with wood sides -- victory goes to the Wagoneer.

The seller has recently done some work on this beauty: 

Here is a little history on the truck, motor was replaced 10,000 ago, transmission was just replaced last year with a transferable warranty. I have a three ring binder with all of the receipts the previous buyer had in addition to a few of the receipts from the owner prior to him. Since I have owned it I have replaced or fixed the following:
Completely serviced the entire truck (fluids filters etc.)
Rebuilt transmission
New front and rear main seals and oil pan gasket.
New Starter
Rebuilt the carburetor
New pinion on the rear axel
Replaced the tailgate switch for the rear glass (now you can raise and lower the glass at the tailgate)
New Interstate battery
New switch on the driver’s seat (controls the seat position)

 It looks great on the inside and out in the pictures and the seller states that it is completely stock with an original color repaint that looks amazing.  ...The wood paneling is perfect.  Even the headliner is great. There is no RUST, the truck has spent its life in Oregon, Nevada and now Southern California. IF you are looking for a Wagoneer that is all sorted and ready to go this is it. Currently titled and smoged in California.

See a nicer way to start your wood sided car collection?


  1. While the later vehicles are nicer in terms of appearance and function, in my opinion, they are the least reliable and the most poorly assembled.

    AMC used the same stamping dyes for the entire run of the Grand Wagoneer and over the years the body panels started to fit together worse and worse and things began to not line up properly.
    That and using a carb through '91 was a poor idea. The amount of vacuum hoses on these thing will boggle your mind.

    It's a shame, really.

  2. I have seen this vehicle in person at various weekend car gatherings and I suspect the owner is in deep with some VERY heavy hitters in the local car collector circles. (That license plate: SCCRSF? Sports Car Club of Rancho Sante Fe????) This is the nicest Wagoneer I have seen in 20+ years. First time I saw it it was parked near a 70's Porsche 911 RSR and I was actually more amazed by this Wagoneer then the $900k Porsche. You just do not see Wagoneers in this condition. The "wood" paneling is perfect. So much so that I took detailed pictures of it on my phone. I am sure the owners ask for the vehicle is something silly especially for what is in my opinion one of the worst driving vehicles ever with a vastly underpowered engine and fuel economy that makes Polar Bears cry. But no denying this thing is in remarkable condition. Best of luck to seller... it's a beauty.

  3. Great looking wagon!


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