1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Status For Sale, Sale Pending
Year 1985
Make Jeep
Model Grand Wagoneer
Mileage 27,150
Exterior Color Colorado Red
Interior Color Honey
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, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this 27,150 low mile showpiece.

She is unique amongst the long line of Grand Wagoneers that have passed through our doors as she is the lowest mile Grand, we have ever, ever sold. We sold her for the first time back in 2015 wearing just 24,086 original miles, In the last 9 years she has carefully covered 3,000 additional miles. Low mile 40-year-old convertibles are everywhere because many were just used on sunny summer weekends. Low mile 40-year-old 4-wheel drive SUVs are a completely different and unique animal.

Carfax confirms the super low 27,150 miles are true, clicking up nice and slow over the decades with no accidents reported against her.

Because of her extreme low miles, including being well looked after by another Grand Wagoneer restoration specialist before she came to us, she was not in need of our full frame off restoration treatment so that was not performed on this stunning 1985.  Still, rest assured, there was a great deal of cosmetic and mechanical/electrical sorting we have done as we look after this very special ultimate low mile example. At the same time, we have preserved much of her factory original low mile qualities.

She has just finished undergoing a full color conversion into the almost never seen and stunning Colorado Red.  That of course included not just the exterior painted surfaces but likewise the door jams, engine bay and all the exposed interior cabin metal pieces that are meant to be the same color as the exterior.

New exterior vinyl wood trim was just installed along with new vinyl wood siding fitted inside the trim. The whitewall tires were installed here, having only road-testing miles on them. The undercarriage photos also display a new spare tire. The front grille, wheels, bumpers, and balance of the exterior brightwork presents in extremely strong condition with just slight usage and wear evident, reflective of her super low miles travelled.

The honey interior cabin is a masterpiece and is in excellent condition with again, only the slightest usage and ageing present. The leather seats, carpeting, even the floor mats, are factory original. – A word about the carpeting- Although you can come close to the original color with new carpeting, the original type of deep pile shag carpeting is no longer produced. That is why we have even kept the original carpet. The carpet remains in excellent shape and is not replaceable in the shag configuration. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer original interior in a vintage Grand Wagoneer anywhere. The operating luxurious features by 1985 standards include the power windows, seats, mirrors, the original factory AM/FM stereo, cruise control and the all-important air conditioning.

Remember also, for the most retro-classic Grand Wagoneer enthusiast, the 1985 model year was the final year to offer the much-loved traditional dashboard layout with the round gauges and toggle switches.

The original 360ci V8 motor is running strong and smooth. We have installed the most important upgrade for any vintage Grand Wagoneer- Fuel injection. The old carburetor is gone. That upgrade alone adds a throttle body, electric fuel pump, new engine harness, electronic ignition module oxygen sensor, electronic speed sensor, ignition wire set, distributer cap and rotor, spark plugs and chrome ignition coil. The original transmission and 4-wheel drive (both High & Low) systems have been serviced along with the electricals, air conditioning and mechanical components.

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 Wagoneer 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 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. 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? That is just one example. Therefore, please understand you will do more maintenance and servicing of a vintage Grand Wagoneer than a modern piece, even one we have looked after. 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.