Sale Pending – Thank You!
Under Restoration- Estimated Completion Date Late January.
Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading buyer, restorer and seller of low mile excellent condition Grand Wagoneers presents this lovely 1989 Dover Gray Metallic Grand Wagoneer.
Honestly, Dover Gray looks much better in person than the name sounds. We don’t get too many gray Grands around here, as the popular prejudice in the specialist restored Grand Wagoneer market runs more in favor of Hunter Greens, Spinnaker Blues or Dark Blues. Still, it is nice to have some variety and there is no argument that this color is very handsome on a Grand Wagoneer. The Sand color interior is also a winner. Truth is, if it was the cordovan (think burgundy) shade interior that most of these gray Grands were originally produced with, it would enjoy a much smaller audience glance. Buyers in 2021 prefer the Sand/Tan color interiors over the cordovan by a wide margin.
Her current Carfax confirms the low 98,400 miles as actual, with no accidents reported against her. And whilst she has had a good number of past owners, 7 actually, they were all in the southwestern US, far from any road salt usage.
Some highlights of our restoration works include:
- Full repaint in original Dover Gray Metallic
- New Wood Trim
- New Wood Siding
- New Windshield
- New window wipes & replacement of exterior chrome flexible pieces
- New white wall tires wrapping professionally refinished wheels
- New floor carpeting, along with cargo area sides and inner tailgate & custom Grand Wagoneer floor mats
- Leather portion of seats re-coated along with the dashboard, steering wheel and other interior components
- New headliner
Mechanical & Electrical
Our mechanical & electrical sorting is as comprehensive as our cosmetic works. Indeed, we spend as much time and efforts on the engine, transmission and electrical components of our Wagoneers as we do all the exterior/interior cosmetic components. This Final Edition is also equipped with MODERN FUEL INJECTION, eliminating the troublesome carburetor. This is an expensive and multiple parts upgrade that will increase your Grand’s reliability greatly.
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.
Please ring us directly @ 724-996-1288 if one of our pieces enjoys your interest.