1981 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Status Sold
Year 1981
Make Jeep
Model Grand Wagoneer
Mileage 52,200
Exterior Color Deep Maroon Metallic
Interior Color Beige Leather
Body SUV
Fuel type Gasoline
Engine 8 Cylinder
Transmission Automatic
Drive 4WD

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Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Wagoneers, presents this vintage 1981 Jeep Wagoneer Limited.

She was a one owner Wagoneer for just under 35 years and has traveled just 52,200 miles in that time. (That is an incredible, under 1,500 miles per year). We have an Actual Mile Pennsylvania Title along with both Carfax & Autocheck confirming the recorded miles and no accidents ever reported. This 1981 Wagoneer Limited owes her low miles and brilliant condition down to the fact that she was a summer only cottage SUV for the original owners, never taken out in the winter and stored indoors when not used. This one is for all you Wagoneer traditionalist who are looking for the original styling form of the Wagoneer with the simple grill, round gauges and wrap around taillights along with low miles and in beautiful condition. Keep in mind the model name “Grand Wagoneer” wasn’t used by Jeep until 1984, before that year, if you wanted the ultra plush Wagoneer you had to order the “Wagoneer Limited”.

The Deep Maroon Metallic Exterior paint was just applied in the last 2,000 miles and is as handsome in person as the images project. The wood siding and trim were replaced and new white wall tires mounted at the same time as the painting. We also fitted a new front grill to really make our lady pop. The balance of the exterior chrome and aluminum bits are original and while not in brand new condition, exhibit just normal wear and aging reflecting the overall low actual miles.

The Grand’s cabin is as sharp as the outside wrapper. The light beige leather seats are in very good condition along with the dash, headliner and on and on. The oh so nice original brown shag carpeting still presents in very good form with only light wear evident. More proof that this vintage sled has averaged less than 1,500 miles per year. (The exceptions are carpet wear of just a few inches in the rear corners of the cargo area and a small amount of wear near the gas pedal). The rear cargo mat covers the two small corners with wear and of course floor mats cover near the gas pedal. It is inexpensive to replace all the carpeting with new but you can’t find shag carpet anywhere, anymore and as such, new carpeting would lose that uber cool 1981 “Rock & Roll” feel. Same goes for the original AM/FM/Cassette radio…It plays like one with 35 years worth of static but it is so rare to have an in-dash original equipment radio in a 1981, a purist would want to leave it just like it is. The air conditioning, heat and all power windows (rear window operates via dash switch only) and the power seats, are all functioning properly. The cruise control is not operating but even when new, that option was rubbish anyway.

The V8 360ci engine, transmission and the 4 wheel High and Low settings have all been serviced and are performing just as they should. That beautiful engine bay is a testament to not only the low miles driven over the years but the great care this Grand has always enjoyed. Our completed mechanical & electrical service invoices are available to interested parties, upon request. We don’t spend monies on the appearances of undercarriages as most all of our buyers are planning on driving and enjoying these Grands regularly. Normal wear, aging and surface rust will be present but of course new floor pans are installed, if needed, and all classics will pass stringent New York State inspection guidelines.

Why buy from a Grand Wagoneer specialist? For us the answer is simple- our entire focus is on Grand Wagoneers and we know these unique vehicles inside and out. When you purchase a Classic Gentleman Wagoneer it has been thoroughly inspected, serviced from head to tail and all necessary work completed by professional mechanics, some with over forty years of Wagaoneer experience. We purchase fine example Jeeps from a variety of sources including other dealers and private parties. We are often told by the seller, “My Jeep is excellent and needs nothing” however, being in this profession, we know to expect and plan for a great deal of sorting. Our average service bills per unit range from $4000 to $9000 and these costs do not include cosmetic restoration to the exterior/interior. A far reach from needing nothing. Remember the average age of these vehicles is thirty years more or less, and even with loving care many mechanical parts have aged and worn accordingly. Purchase a Wagoneer from a source other than a specialist and odds are that you may experience servicing and repair costs that may dampen your joy and enthusiasm for that Wagoneer that you always wanted. You may only own one of these in your lifetime, while we buy, fully sort and sell dozens and dozens per year. That is a lot of practice and when a Classic Gentleman Grand Wagoneer arrives at your home, it is a special occasion. It will be in beautiful condition and ready to drive and enjoy. Yes, our sales are as-is, but as you will see from our detailed service invoices, she has been looked after from nose to tail. Our goal is to see that the joy and enthusiasm of Grand Wagoneer ownership begins immediately with your purchase and that it will be there for years to come.

Be sure to have a look at our website’s recommendation page where you can see first hand the positive experiences of a worldwide assortment of named buyers. We deal honestly and work hard to insure a happy buyer. You will never be pressured or chased for a sale but given all the time needed to insure if a purchase is right for you. Guided by these principals, our modestly sized niche dealership has built a loyal and devoted customer base spanning 5 continents.

If you wish to organize an inspection before purchase of this remarkable opportunity, please do so before placing an offer. This Grand will enthusiastically be made available. You are welcome to ring 724-996-1288 for a cordial discussion regarding this example or any other in our current or soon to be on offer extensive inventory.