The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of those classic cars that went from being corny to cool seemingly overnight. Despite its rugged 4X4 underpinnings and off-road creds, the wagon with its faux-wood siding was once cast as a domestic truckster, the kind of craft that the Griswolds might drive on their next Family Vacation.
But the Jeep’s underlying desirability shone through at last, and they are regularly restored and enjoyed as pieces of retro charm, albeit with loads of power and trail-ready performance. The mom or dad who drives the kids to school in one of these today is undeniably cool.
The Pick of the Day is a 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer advertised on ClassicCars.com by a Kerrville, Texas, business that specializes in restoring these wagons, with some modern technology added to make them more reliable and drivable.
In the ad, the dealer goes into detail about the work that went into the restoration, including a new Howell fuel-injection system feeding the 5.9-liter V8, which has been “completely dismantled, evaluated/compression tested, crankshaft inspected, main bearings replaced, front and rear main seals replaced, new seals throughout, new timing chain, cover, oil pump, oil pan seal, motor mounts.”
Restoration work on each system and component in the Jeep is described in the ad, with refurbishing completed on the automatic transmission, cooling system, air-conditioning, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical, audio, body and trim, etc. In other words, everything on this Wagoneer has been gone through and made like new, or better, according to the ad.
“We have replaced or renewed all major systems and their components,” the dealer says.
While the mileage on this Jeep shows at 98,000 miles, that is pretty much irrelevant since it has been entirely brought back to new condition.
The asking price might seem a mite steep at $64,000, but consider that you would be getting an essentially brand-new Grand Wagoneer with desirable upgrades. And if this one is somehow not to your liking, the company currently has a number of other similarly restored Wagoneers listed on ClassicCars.com.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.