Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this California Deep Night Blue charmer that has just upgraded with modern fuel injection.
This 1987 Grand came straight to us from the sunny state of California, where she has spent the last 15 years. Before that, this ’87 was registered in the road salt free states of Colorado & Oregon. Down to that happy circumstance, she wears a solid frame and undercarriage. Carfax confirms the states of registry, show the miles ticking up nice and slow over her 34 years, averaging just 3,300 miles per year. Also, no accidents have ever been reported against this woody.
We carried out a full exterior repaint in the original Deep Night Blue Metallic, one of our buyers favorite finishes. A lovely color against the wood siding. That wood siding along with the wood trim are also new, sourced from Team Grand Wagoneer. The white wall tires have just test miles on them and they are wrapping around freshly refinished wheels. A new windshield has likewise just been installed. The center wheel caps, bumpers, grill and balance of the exterior chrome and trim, whilst not new, present in very good condition. Doubtless a result of the lower miles and the California climate.
The tan interior is excellent, as you can see. All new floor carpeting has just been installed, including the cabin floor space and the cargo area. Custom Grand Wagoneer floor mats are included to protect your new carpeting. The leather portion of the seats have been freshly re-coated and all the fabric inserts in the seats are new material. The dashboard has likewise been re-coated. A new headliner has also just been fitted. The cabin is loaded with options and they include, power seats, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, along with the all important air conditioning, right down to the modern AM/FM/CD stereo.
Our mechanical & electrical sorting is likewise as comprehensive as our cosmetic works and she is ready to go to her next home.
The new fuel injection system that was installed alone, replacing the old carburetor, adds the following:
- Throttle body with mounting plate
- Electric fuel pump
- Inline fuel filter with hoses
- Inline fuel pump
- New engine harness with OBDII date connector
- New oxygen sensor
- Electronic ignition module
- Electronic speed sensor to replace speedo cable
- High performance ignition wire set
- Premium distributor cap & rotor
- New spark plugs
- Chrome ignition coil
Fuel injection is easily the #1 reliability improvement that we add to all of our pieces at Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman and with a newly re-manufactured engine also installed, this one is as ready as one can be.
- A new air conditioning compressor and hoses with updated R-134
- New starter & alternator
- New fuel pump installed
- New steering shock
- 4 New shocks
- Brakes serviced
- Valve cover gaskets
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 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.
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.