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:
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.