Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers presents this handsome 1985 long time owned Hunter Green chariot with just 65,100 Actual Miles.
We often discover that many of our Wagoneer purchases have interesting histories and this low-mile, 33 year long two owner gem has a story of faithful ownership. The original owner purchased the Jeep in North Carolina and it spent its entire life in that southern mild winter state. From day one the Wagoneer was his pride and joy. We have his original notebook that shows every time he purchased gas, the number of gallons, and the mileage reading on that day. The Jeep was always garage kept and serviced and looked after with meticulous care until he passed away in 2004- the odometer showing just 54,xxx miles. The second owner was an employee who had admired the Wagoneer over many years and was able to acquire it upon the owner’s passing. He cared for the Grand in the same diligent manner and we have receipt after receipt from his fifteen years of ownership. Over those fifteen years only 10,000 miles were added. With his passing his daughter inherited the Jeep and she contacted us with the desire to have us purchase the Wagoneer and restore the ’85 to her “former glory” ….in his memory. We took her up on the kind offer and look forward to the next owner who will cherish the ’85 for their life time as well.
The Carfax confirms just 2 North Carolina owners over her first 33 years. Likewise the low 65,100 original miles are displayed clicking up slowly. (That is under 2,000 miles per year…remarkable). Lastly, no accidents ever reported against this Grand. That all equals a strong and sturdy frame and undercarriage.
The Hunter Green professional color conversion has just completed and is lovely. Whilst Hunter Green is highly favored and most fashionable color for a Wagoneer today, it was not so much when these where first produced back in the 80’s. In fact, just a handful of Grands were ever factory produced in Hunter Green and as such, chances are you will never see one in person. Have a look at our website’s Restoration Page for details on how thorough our professional color conversion is. (Here is just 1 example, we even paint the metal floor underneath the new carpeting in Hunter Green). Along with the new paint, we have fitted new wood trim and wood siding on the exterior. Hunter Green works so well, playing off against the wood, no wonder it is such a hot color for us today. The front grill is also brand new and since nobody is presently making front grills for these, at least at the moment, a valuable option. The wheels have also been professionally refinished, and are wrapped with newly installed whitewall tires. The remaining exterior bits, including the bumpers, center wheel caps, and exterior chrome and aluminum trim pieces, whilst not new, remain in very good condition thanks to the low miles and southern ownership.
The honey leather interior that Grand Wagoneer fitted in the 1985 Grands is another reason why Hunter Green looks so lovely on the Grands. You have to go into the mid 80’s to get these rich looking honey interiors and this was also the last year for the traditional round Jeep dash gauges that traditionalists value. All of our Grands receive a freshening of the seats and new carpeting on the floors and cargo area sides and inner tailgate. Just the original factory carpet on the side door panels and on the back of the seating is left as those areas of course never receive any wear. New custom Grand Wagoneer floor mats are also provided to protect the new carpeting. Above the entire cabin we have fitted a new headliner. The working interior appointments include, power mirrors, power seats, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control and a newly installed AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth connectivity.
We spend just at much time and treasure on the mechanical and electrical bits as the cosmetics that you see. The engine, transmission, suspension, 4 wheel drive system, brakes and on and on are are all serviced where needed and in a great cloud of “good riddance” we tossed the original carburetor and have fitted modern fuel injection.
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 and all necessary work 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 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 per 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. Yes, our sales are as-is, but as you will see from our detailed document files, she has been looked after closely. 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. 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.
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