Frame off restoration undergoing mechanical and cosmetic works with estimated completion date of second quarter 2023… Reserve Now as our available and in production restoration pieces continue to be complete sellouts year in and year out…
Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this low 81,400 original mile 1985 Colorado Red Grand Wagoneer. (And there is still time for the buyer to select the exterior color of their choice)
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This 1985 Colorado Red has an accident free Carfax that confirms the low 81,400 miles as original, clicking up nice and slow over the years, with all but the last 900 of those miles from the deep south state of Texas. Think of those low miles in this way, they represent an incredible under 3,000 miles per year driven. You couldn’t ask for a stronger frame and undercarriage as she has been kept far away from road salt. Her condition before our restoration began was a testament to a very easy and protected life that she had enjoyed. We also have page after page full of hand written maintenance and service notes from a very careful former owner. The perfect candidate for a Classic Gentleman restoration.
For the most retro-classic Grand Wagoneer enthusiast, the 1985 model year was the final year to offer the lower profile front grille and feature the much loved traditional dashboard layout with the round gauges and toggle switches. The Honey color interior is likewise heavily sought-after by buyers in the upper reaches of the Wagoneer restoration market.
The frame off restoration is extensive, from a newly remanufactured original spec 360ci V8 engine to a whole host of other cosmetic and mechanical/electrical works with the highlights detailed below:
Why buy from a Grand Wagoneer specialist?
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 and works 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. Remember the average age of these vehicles is over thirty years old and even with loving care many the cosmetics and mechanical parts have aged and worn accordingly. When a Classic Gentleman Grand Wagoneer arrives at your home, it is a special occasion and the Grand will be in beautiful condition. Yes, our sales are as-is, but as you will see from our detailed document files that your Grand has been looked after carefully. 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.
Still, and here is the most honest paragraph you have perhaps ever seen from a restoration house/dealer, in some ways these Jeeps were terrible even when they were new. Sometimes we wonder if automotive engineering was more of a hobby with Jeep executives. For example, a Grand Wagoneer was the very last vehicle produced in America still fitted with a carburetor. The factory installing an ancient artifact like a carburetor to these Grands is a perfect example of Wagoneers being more primitive than other vehicles of the same model years. Now we automatically upgrade and modernize each of our Grands with MODERN FUEL INJECTION, eliminating the troublesome carburetor and therefore also eliminating the next owner having to constantly hector his local Jeep service advisor to adjust the carburetor. But, in most every other way, we can’t change the method these were built by the factory. In many respects the manufacturer used outdated technology and manufacturing methods and as a restorer, we will always be compromised by that circumstance. Did you know you can remove the front grill from a final year 1991 Grand Wagoneer and behind it still see the round cut out holes for the 1963 Jeep Wagoneer headlights? Those are just two examples above to illuminate the discussion. Therefore, please understand you will do more maintenance and servicing of a vintage Grand Wagoneer than a modern piece, even one we have restored. That is just a truth, fellow enthusiast. If you don’t have the un-excitability and tolerance for that, then let us say to you candidly, don’t buy one. But let us also remind you that it is indeed that old school style and looks of a Grand Wagoneer that have made them so ever popular today.
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 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.
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.