Just a lucky few owners have cared for this charming “Town & Country” styled Grand Wagoneer since new and they have cherished her wonderfully. Most of those years were in the gentle Chesapeake Bay region. Part of those years, she was cared for as part of a multiple piece private collection and while preserved, not exercised. All and all, she has traveled only 65,078 miles total, a little over 2,000 miles per year. Those low actual miles are confirmed by both Carfax & Autocheck with no accidents ever being reported.
The handsome vintage Dark Brown Metallic paint was just refinished with only test miles being driven since application. This ’85 is our very first Grand in this dark flavor and it looks as elegant as any I have seen. A perfect shade against the wood siding. That wood, still wearing the selling AMC/Jeep dealers badge, is still in very good condition with just some light marks evident. The wheels show normal wear consistent with age/miles but the exterior bright work (grill/bumpers/trim) are in very good to excellent shape.
The honey interior mixes perfectly set against the exterior Dark Brown Metallic and wood siding. The leather upholstery has just been resurfaced and is in as excellent condition as the images portray. From the original fitted carpeting that is still in very good condition to the recently replaced headliner, and all in between, a beautiful interior. These early year Grand’s (’84 and ’85 only) feature the classic round dash dials and dashboard set up that many vintage collectors favor. The look is much closer to the 60’s & 70’s than even 1985 when this one was produced. Inside you will find all the luxuries including power brakes, power steering, dual power seats, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning and even the original AM/FM/Cassette stereo. Full disclosure, the side mirrors need to be adjusted manually as we are having difficulty sourcing the replacement power switch for the mirrors.
Now all this vintage beauty amounts to naught if you can’t enjoy the classic Grand out on the road. To that end, as we always do, she has been carefully prepared for the next owner. The 360 ci V8 engine, automatic transmission and electricals have all been inspected and works carried out, where necessary. Yes, our sales are all as is but there are nearly $10,000 (TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS) in recent, detailed service invoices for this ’85. (Those receipts are not even counting the full repaint). Keep in mind of course these are 30 +/- year old machines with technology that even back when they were made was considered somewhat dated. If you end up owning one of these, expect to possibly have a fluid drip here or there and a higher level of maintenance or, as I like to refer to it, “romancing” than your modern car. That is just a truth, fellow enthusiast. Still, after our careful sorting, turning a wrench on one of these normally runs a lot less, price wise, than many contemporary automobiles on the road today. On the plus side while that modern car of yours is depreciating everyday, these Grand have been going very strongly, in the appreciating direction.
The 4 wheel Hi & Low settings are likewise both performing well. If you choose to take her out on a snowy night, this one will handle the conditions easily. We do not spend monies detailing the engine bay or undercarriages as our buyers, in general, plan on driving and enjoying these Grands regularly. All of our inventory’s frames/undercarriages will exhibit normal and to be expected surface rust/scaling but will pass stringent New York State safety inspection guidelines.
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 are fortunate enough to be in the enviable position of selling all of our Grand inventory without too much difficulty. Some pieces might take a little longer to sell than others but in the end, they all go. To that end, 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.