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1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer


The Jeep Grand Wagoneer looks all ready for a vacation trip

This 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is truly grand. The 25-year-old example of the first full-size American luxury SUV is said to be a rare rust-free survivor that benefitted from an easy life in a dry climate, and driven only 66,545 miles.

The Pick of the Day four-wheel-drive Wagoneer is all factory original, from its apparently spotless leather-trimmed interior to its signature faux-wood side panels, says the Hailey, Idaho, dealer in the listing on ClassicCars.com. The extensive chrome details in the grille, wheels and window frames also gleam in the photos.

The Jeep’s interior looks clean and original

“This classic 4×4 has the factory paint with no rust because it has lived in two excellent climates and has been garage kept,” the seller says in the listing. “It lived in Reno, Nevada, up until 2014 when it was brought up to Idaho.”

These big family wagons have become classics in their own right among collectors as gentrified country-club cruisers, and are often the subjects of extensive restorations. So the sparkling originality of this Wagoneer makes it special indeed.

“The best part of never being painted is the fact that the exterior paneling has never been off,” the seller notes. “The trim and vinyl are tight as only the factory can get them.”

The big rig is powered by AMC’s 3.9-liter V8 and, according to the seller, everything on this Jeep is operational, including all lights, gauges, power windows – including the one in the rear gate – and air conditioning.

The Grand Wagoneer is priced at a premium $28,995, but well worth it if it’s everything it’s said to be. Excellent originality and low mileage go a long way for this desirable four-wheel-drive wagon.

Or as the seller says, “If you are looking for ultra-nice ’90 4×4 Jeep Wagoneer, congratulations!”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. The original AMC engine was a 360 cu not 3.9 and as a 90 it would most likely have a Chrysler 360 engine as Chrysler did not continue using AMC engines after they bought AMC in 87 only a few carryovers into 88

  2. No sir, it’s a 360 AMC V-8 from the time Chrysler made the purchase all the way until the last one was made in 1991. The reasoning (and rightly so) was “Why mess with anything if we’re making pure profit off of them?”, plus they knew they would be discontinuing the GW soon anyway, so other than a couple of bushing tweaks and the addition of a rear wiper, it was still the same ole Grand Wagoneer til the end. The issue here was a mere typo that should’ve been 5.9.

  3. I have an 89 thats a twin to this one. The air conditioning has been converted. Since this is already done, would it hurt the value to switch over to a modern distributor and spark system. I plan to resell it in the near future and don,t want to hurt the value

    • No sir, I would not view that as harming the value. AMC’s benefit greatly from these modest upgrades. I’m curious what you are going to ask for your ’89? I’m not a well healed buyer, but I love and appreciate the full sized Jeeps and would love to own a nice example. Give me a holler at [email protected]

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