For $ 15,500, is this 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer a bargain? ‘

Nice Price or No Dice 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

One side of today Good price or no dice The Grand Wagoneer looks pretty decent, while the other side has one age patina that masks a couple of decent sized dents. Let’s see if it overall it’s worth putting a dent in your wallet.

To see the Buick 231 sitting under the hood on yesterday’s 1976 Triumph TR7 was like having a trusted friend show up to help you move a couch down two stairs – you just know it’s gonna be okay. For only $ 2,750, Triumph’s price tag was seen as okay as well, giving the brave Briton a respectable 80 percent Nice Dice win.

The United States holds about 8 percent of the world’s forestsland, an area of ​​approximately 304 million hectares. Aboout half of that area is in private hands, while the rest is under the auspices of tribal, state, or federal management. Remarkably, not a single one of the millions and millions of trees within our nation’s borders has anything to do with the wood grain cladding of today. 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Not even a splinter!

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Like almost any “Woody” from the 1960s onwards, the panel on this Jeep is petrochemical based and photo structured. This is good because no one likes termites in their wood.

According to the ad, this Grand Wagoneer is 100 percent stock and has a stainless steel body and chassis. The seller claims to have bought the large 4X4 from an older one couples who had used it mainly as a campsite, towed behind their motorhome. The ad notes that the towbar and bumper mounts are included in the sale in case it is also the desire of the new owner.

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The truck’s sand-colored paint is accentuated by copious amounts of chrome moldings all around and by the wood fiber panels on the sides and the fold-down tailgate. The fake wood looks pretty good on the passenger side but is worn significantly along the driver’s side, with only the lower half still shows some grain. There are a couple of great ones dents in the driver’s door as well, giving it a crunchy fit from the pull manage down to the rocker. AAll problems appear to be purely aesthetic and should not prevent the truck from being used. The seller calls it a “nice patina” which is kind of like saying to have a second head is really one Added possibility of accessories.

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When moving inside, the cabin appears to be in a very fine condition with no wear or significant wear on any of the seating surfaces or any of the tactile elements. The beige color scale is one of the most desirable in these and you get even more faux wood here on the dashboard and door cards. The overcrowded front seats seem to offer all the support from a half-full one inflatable mattress but there is at least a real armrest in the middle to lean against.

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The power comes from an AMC 360 CID V8 which the ad claims works great. It has received an adjustment and fluid change and someone even wrote the date on the new fuel filter when they changed it, which is a helpful touch. When new, this engine produced 140 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It becomes mated to a 727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic and Selec-Trac four-wheel drive from Chrysler. The Dana 44 axes do the final work at both ends.

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On the downside, there is a crack in the windshield that will probably need to be fixed sometime. There is also that “patina” if you are serious about keeping the jeep for as long as possible. It does not seem to be a problem for the current owner who claims to move and therefore has to move the jeep to a new owner. The ad even shows the truck on top of a trailer, probably from when the current owner took possession. We are not allowed to see the license plates, so it is impossible to say if it bears current labels. However, the ad claims that the title is clear and lists a odometer at 999999. This can either indicate a broken meter or the seller’s inability to recognize that he cannot read a odometer.

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With a starting price of $ 15,500, this Grand Wagoneer is far below what you would expect these desirable beasts to go for these days. It may raise some red flags for you – like the pictures of the truck on a trailer, never a good sign – but that’s what we need to work on. With that in mind, you all need to start working now.

What do you think of this Grand Wagoneer and the price of $ 15,500? Does it seem like a reasonable deal to get into a classic Jeep? Or is the patina too daunting for the big price tag?

You decide!

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