Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this very special 1988 Spinnaker Blue Metallic collector’s piece. She is in our “Top Twenty” lowest original mile Grand Wagoneers with just 44,100 miles being accumulated. (Remarkably, that is under 1,500 miles per year, on average).
The Carfax confirms the super low miles clicking up nice and slow over the decades with no accidents ever reported. This Grand of course has a great undercarriage and frame, down to the fact that until our purchase, she was always registered in the deep bit of southern California… Never seen a piece of corrosive road salt or even snow, for that matter.
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The exterior has been professionally color converted into Spinnaker Blue Metallic. Additionally, new exterior wood trim will be fitted along with replacing the original wood sticker. The front grill frame is original, along with the bumpers and other exterior chrome pieces. These items are no longer being manufactured and available new, but they only exhibit low southern California usage and as such, still present nicely. The wheels are professionally redone and wrapped with new whitewall tires.
The Tan colored interior is the perfect match against the Spinnaker Blue outside wrapper. New carpeting has been installed across the floors in both the cabin and cargo areas along with the sides of the cargo compartment and inner tailgate. Just the carpeting on the back of the seats and attached to the lower door panes, where wear doesn’t occur, are original. New custom floor mats are included to protect the fresh carpet. The seats have had new fabric inserts installed and the leather portion of the seats have been recoated, along with the dashboard and steering wheel. Above it all, a new headliner is installed. The interior appointments include power seats, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors and a Bluetooth capable stereo. The heat and air conditioning of course is fully serviced with the a/c updated to R134.
At Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, we often spend more time and monies looking after the mechanical and electrical needs of these Grands than all the cosmetic stuff you see on the outside wrapper. This special Grand is likewise in that category. This carriage has also been upgraded from the always in need of romancing carburetor with a modern fuel injection set up. The 4 wheel drive (both high and low) is ready for anything the beach or the mountains will put in front of her.
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 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.