Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer, seller & restorer of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this ONE OWNER TILL 2016 family heirloom.
Over the past year we have seen dozens and dozens of Grand Wagoneers pass in and out of our facilities to become Classic Gentleman quality offerings . All have been unique with many having “ stories” that reflect an attachment from an original owner or family that lovingly “cared for” their prized Jeep. This ’87 fits into our extended family comfortably. She was purchased new back in April of 1987 by her 29 year long term owner… a good doctor who practiced medicine for his living… but lived the classic car hobby by assembling a very impressive collection over his lifetime. His Grand Wagoneer was one of only a few pieces that he bought brand new and held onto for next to forever.
As most of our enthusiasts know, longtime original ownership pieces are heavily sought after as they most probably enjoyed special care. Add to that only 56,499 original miles (less than 2000 miles per year traveled) and you can see why we are so excited about this offering.
Needless to say, she is in beautiful shape. The Grenadine Metallic paint was applied just a few hundred miles ago and is as deep and rich as the images portray. The wood siding was replaced then also, sourced from Team Grand Wagoneer, and is bordered with the original excellent factory wood trim. The exterior chrome and aluminum pieces, including the grill, bumpers and wheels, while not new still present in very good condition with only light wear and aging present, further echoing the low miles driven The whitewall tires likewise just have a few hundred miles on them.
If you like the exterior, than the Tan interior will really excite you. The cabin remains in overall very good to excellent overall condition. The leather seating has been freshened, a new headliner fitted, and the door panels, dash and even the original factory carpeting still presenting beautifully. It’s all testament to the low and careful usage over the past 30 years. Understanding these were priced, when new, in the Cadillac/Lincoln range, there are plenty of luxury comforts inside. Those appointments are all in working order and include: Power steering, power brakes, all power windows including tailgate window (Via dash switch only), power door locks, power mirrors, power seats, air conditioning, all the way down to the factory original AM/FM/Cassette player. Only the factory cruise control, (which was rubbish when new anyway) isn’t functioning.
The 360ci V8 engine, transmission and 4 wheel high (for highway use) setting are all performing as they should. We have not serviced the 4 wheel low as that feature tends to freeze up over time, due to non use, and most of our customers would never use the trail/ mud bogging setting. The engine bay in this Grand Wagoneer is almost as glowing as the exterior. It is more proof of the extreme low miles traveled and the care afforded to this 30 year old classic. We have multiple and highly detailed pages of all the mechanical and electrical service organized here and are happy to email scan copies to requesting parties. Yes, our sales are all as is but we are highly skilled specialists in the Grand Wagoneer field and our expertise shows in pieces like this one. We do not spend monies detailing undercarriages as our buyers tend to drive and enjoy our pieces. This undercarriage was rustproofed since new and the rustproofing was regularly reapplied over the years. New floor pans have also been installed so she is more than ready for her next several decades
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 and all necessary work 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. Our average service bills per unit range from $5000 to $12000 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 every 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. 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. Still, not everyone is a good candidate for the “classic Grand experience”. If we don’t think you will be delighted with one of our classic Wagoneers, we will tell you. Guided by these principals, our modestly sized niche dealership has built a loyal and devoted customer base spanning 5 continents. Ring 724-996-1288 to discuss this piece or any others in our extensive current and incoming Grand Wagoneer inventory.