1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

$99,900
Status For Sale
Year 1988
Make Jeep
Model Grand Wagoneer
Mileage 106,625
Exterior Color Spinnaker Blue Metallic
Interior Color Tan
Body SUV
Fuel type Gasoline
Engine 8 Cylinder
Transmission Automatic
Drive 4WD

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Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers , presents this beautifully restored original factory color Spinnaker Blue. This special Grand has been updated with a newly done, commercially re-manufactured original spec 360ci engine, updated with modern fuel injection and a host of Classic Gentleman restoration attention.

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This ’88 Grand was born from the factory as an original Spinnaker Blue Metallic Wagoneer….Special ordered that way by her first owners who knew a timeless color when they saw one. This is one of only a few original factory Spinnaker Grands made and for us, one of just a couple original Spinnakers we have ever had. The tan interior mixes well with the Spinnaker wrapper, that, along with the exterior wood treatment, tie it all together in timeless fashion.

Carfax confirms both the low 106,625 miles ticking up slowly over the years, (that averages just a tad over 3,000 miles per year), with the first half of her miles in sunny Florida and all the rest from Washington State. (Plus a few hundred miles in NY State)  Neither Florida or Washington State ever use road salt in the winter and down to that, a strong frame and undercarriage is the foundation of the Wagoneer. Carfax also confirms no accidents ever being reported against our ’88.

Her restoration was completed late last year and she was sold to a lovely couple in NY State who intended for the Spinnaker to go to their new Nantucket home that they are planning to build. They took delivery late in 2021 at their primary residence and did enjoy her but added less than 300 miles total. Her new owners decided that sending the Grand to Nantucket isn’t in the future and hence, she is back on offer. Given we sell out of our Spinnakers long before their restorations complete, we don’t anticipate a ready to deliver example being with us for long. The restoration works listed below were completed in late 2021 and under 300 miles ago:

OUR RESTORATION PROCESS

Exterior cosmetic restoration works:


  • Full professional repaint in factory original Spinnaker Blue Metallic
  • New Wood Trim
  • New Wood Siding
  • New Windshield
  • New rubber door seals & window wipes
  • 4 New white wall tires wrapping professionally refinished wheels
  • The remaining exterior chrome and aluminum bits, such as the front grille, bumpers, center wheel caps, door handles, luggage rack and so on, whilst not new, as they are no longer manufactured new, only exhibit low mile non road salt usage and as such, still present nicely.

Interior cosmetic restoration works:


  • Leather portion of seats recoated
  • New carpeting on the floors, inner tailgate, cargo sides with new cargo boards along with custom matched floor mats
  • New Headliner
  • Dashboard & steering wheel recoated

Electrical/mechanical works:


Engine:

  • Professionally re-manufactured original factory spec correct 360ci V8 motor installed, including:
    • Installed precision milled cylinder heads
    • Installed Valve train: new valves (stainless exhaust & plated intake valves), new valve seals, new valve seating
    • Leak tested Heads & Block
    • New Main Bearings
    • New Oil Pump
    • New Pistons
    • New Rod Bearings
    • New Seals & Gaskets
    • New Timing Chain
    • Break-In Oil Included
    • New Hydraulic Flat Tappet Lifters
    • New motor mounts
    • Front & rear main seals replaced

Modern fuel injection includes:

  • 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
  • 8MM high performance ignition wire set
  • Premium distributor cap & rotor
  • New spark plugs
  • Accel chrome ignition coil
  • New vacuum hoses

Transmission & 4 wheel drive systems

  • Serviced with new fluids filters & seals.

Air conditioning & coolant systems

  • Air conditioning system pressurized & Freon recharged
  • Updated to R134
  • Coolant system service includes an new radiator, new water pump, thermostat, heater hoses, upper & lower radiator hoses & bypass hose, fresh antifreeze.

Braking, wheel components & undercarriage

  • Front brake service – New rotors, pads, rubber hoses.
    Rear brake service- New brake shoes, drums
  • 4 New shocks fitted
  • 4 New whitewall tires
  • New muffler and tailpipe

Key electrical components & parts replaced

  • New AM/FM stereo and speakers with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Battery w/ new cables
  • Starter
  • Alternator
  • Fuel sending unit
  • Oil pressure switch
  • Ignition switch
  • Neutral safety switch
  • Power steering gear box
  • Voltmeter
  • Ammeter
  • Hydromat
  • Catalytic converter
  • Gas tank sending unit
  • Air pump belt, serpentine belt, power steering belt, alternator belt
  • New halogen headlamps

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.

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