Starting with the brand new purchase from the dealership showroom way back in 1986 and culminating with our purchase in 2016, this 76,725 Original Mile Grand was owned by just 1 family, passing from Grandfather to Grandmother and then Grandson. For all those 30 years, starting as Grandpa’s “grandiloquence” and following his passing, Grandma and Grandson then kept it as a family heirloom in remembrance of him. This Wagoneer never left Washington State until shipment to our dealership and as such, she has never seen a lick of winter road salt.
We have never had a Dark Honey Metallic before as few in that flavor were produced but , as you can see, she is striking. That paint was recently refinished ahead of our purchase and remains in very good condition indeed. Same goes for the wood siding that was affixed at the time of repainting. The bordering thin wood trim is original and still looks great with just a couple small wavy spots on the lower passenger door trim. It’s too minor to show up in the images and most would look right past it but we aim to be conservative in our written descriptions. The original wheels and bumpers likewise, while not new, reflect the low (2,500 miles per year on average) salt free road usage with just normal ageing.
The honey leather interior is, needless to say, a perfect marriage for the Dark Honey Metallic exterior. The cabin is in overall very good to excellent condition with just slightest wear and aging evident. Even that original brown vintage shag carpet looks amazing and it’s hard to believe but she still has the original floor mats. The comfort options are many by the standard of the ’80s and you will find all these in working order…Power seats, 5 power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, air conditioning and a newly fitted AM/FM/CD player. Just the cruise control (which was rubbish when new anyway) is not operating.
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. We also don’t spend monies on the appearance of engine bays and undercarriages as most of our buyers plan on driving and enjoying these grands regularly. Normal wear, aging and surface rust will be present there but all will pass stringent New York State inspection guidelines. We have 5 pages of heavily detailed mechanical and electrical service invoices for works we had sorted here, totaling approximately. $5,000.00. Happy to email scan to interested parties these work invoices, along with the current Carfax and Autocheck. Carfax confirms the miles are actual with no accidents but Autocheck does show an incident from 25 years ago. Grandpa, backing out of a parking spot, caught the opening door of the car beside him, with his bumper. No damage to the Grand, according to the Grandson and didn’t even make it on the Carfax report.
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 from head to tail 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. Our average service bills per unit range from $4000 to $9000 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 nearly 60 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 service invoices, she has been looked after from nose to tail. 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.
If you wish to organize an inspection before purchase of this remarkable opportunity, please do so before placing an offer. This Grand will enthusiastically be made available. 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.