The color combination of metallic green color and warm wood fiber panels are just the beginning of today’s attractions Good price or no dice Jeep. Let’s see if the list of pluses also includes its price tag.
While it can sometimes be true that “too much is never enough”, more often than not enough is actually … well, not enough. That was really the case with yesterday’s Urba Sport Trimuter 1982 because it only had three wheels and could only get hissing 18 horsepower out of its lawn tractor engine. All of this “not enough” turned out to be too much for its $ 6,500 asking price to bear, and it fell by 78 percent No Dice loss.
The wooden wagon may not be a type of car that is exclusive to America, but it is safe to say that the United States does them best. Jeep, on the other hand, is unequivocally a proven American icon. Assemble the two flag bearers and suddenly you ride a bald eagle to a Lee Greenwood concert while holding a slice of apple pie ala-mode while hitting the game-winning homerun.
Ok, that may be a bit much, but you still have to admit that today 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer looks pretty cute.
American Motors debuted the Grand Wagoneer nameplate on the SJ platform in 1984. It was part of a mix of model names that the company implemented as part of the introduction of the ZJ series. As the name suggests, the close-fitting and leather-wrapped Grand Wagoneer was intended to be the platform’s ultimate expression.
When Jeep shut down the SJ line in 1991, the Grand Wagoneers nameplate took a short vacation. It reappeared for the 1993 model on the smaller ZJ platform and brought with it the wood fiber application and leather upholstery it was known for. The ZJ Grand Wagoneer model would last under that short model year, with just under 6,400 produced in total.
This one has a lovely Hunter Green color that is matched to lovely and unbleached vinyl wood moldings. The ad describes the jeep as a car with two owners that was originally sold to a doctor and his wife, and which was kept in a garage for most of its existence. According to that ad, the wife of the current owner thinks that since he is 80 years old, he should buy a newer car. I’m not sure about the logic there, but I do not even quarrel with my own wife so we leave it at that.
The Grand Wagoneer was equipped from the factory with virtually every watch and whistle that Jeep could pound on. Power for all that luxury and convenience comes from a 5.2 liter Magnum V8. It has 225 horsepower on offer and 300 lb-ft of torque on regular gas. The engine is connected to a four-speed automatic transmission and legendary Quadra-Trac four-wheel drive.
The ad notes that a lot of maintenance has recently been completed, including “all new gaskets” and a “bar”. Recently, the Jeep got some new brake lines and new shock absorbers all around.
Only 112,000 miles point to the odometer and the interior does not look like it has even done so. The cushioned soft seats have undamaged leather upholstery at the front and rear, with even more dead cows appearing on the steering wheel. The back bench looks so clean that it may never have even hit a butt. There are some signs of use in the door, and the spare part is muddy at the bottom, which indicates that it has been used at least once. The road wheels are factory alloys and show some wear.
Jeep recently reintroduced the Grand Wagoneer nameplate on its impressive large Wagoneer platform. The new halo model gives you back anything from $ 88,000 to almost $ 110,000 all-in. It’s a lot of money and you have to weigh the news of that Grand Wagoneer against the asking price of $ 9,900 on this almost 30 year old and much smaller edition.
What do you think of this rare ZJ model and that $ 9,900? Does it seem like a deal to take a lap of old-fashioned off-road luxury? Or is it too much for a Jeep that is also too good-looking?
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