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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 low mile vintage 1989 Grand being refinished in the rarely seen color- COLORADO RED.
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This fine example traveled a modest 80,483 miles in her 33 year lifetime. That translates into just 2500 miles driven per year on average and as Wagoneer enthusiasts know, low mile examples are becoming more and more difficult to locate as each year passes by. A most critical question for any potential Wagoneer buyer is where did it spend its life time. Carfax confirms this fine example spent the beginning of her life in the south and then in Colorado as a “resort driver. Our search for any possible restoration candidates always begins with a close inspection of the undercarriage. Given where all her miles have accumulated and the fact she was rust proofed when new, this Wagoneer presents a solid foundation for our restoration works.
There was also a very limited amount of owners that enjoyed this Grand over the years. Each of them took the time and effort to save much of her original factory paraphernalia including the window sticker, the dealers addendum window sticker, owners manual and warranty information. Doesn’t add a dollar to her restoration value but still, good to know her past owners valued her history.
We are color converting this fine example into that highly sought after color- Colorado Red. A perfect choice for a Grand Wagoneer from beautiful Colorado. The story of the red finish on the Grand Wagoneer is unique and here are the two reasons that red is not as prolific as the other colors that you generally see on the Grand Wagoneer. The actual “GRAND” nameplate began in 1984 and ended in 1991. During that eight year span , according to our Jeep paint color chart , Colorado Red was never offered to Jeep dealers. That’s right- ZERO stock Wagoneers in Colorado Red were ever shipped from the factory. What about the red ones that come up for sale? The answer is simple- they were special ordered. You are probable aware that car salesmen are usually paid once a vehicle is delivered. As you might expect the majority of Wagoneer salesmen were not eager to pull out the special order color chart and having to wait weeks or months to collect a commission check. Not a stocking color and few special orders made Colorado Red quite scarce in the Wagoneer saga. The years before the Grand Wagoneer nameplate (1963-1983) featured some red finishes with names like Sebring Red, Trans Am Red and Firecracker Red to name a few ,but once again no Colorado reds of any model were produced. Red ones never stay in our inventory for very long as you might imagine.
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.