1989 Jeep Grand Wagoner - No Rust! FUEL INJECTION CONVERSION! Runs/drives great!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jeep
- Model: Wagoneer
- Type: SUV
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 170,150
- VIN: 1J4GS5879KP106569
- Color: White
- Engine size: 360 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Burgundy
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Jeep Wagoneer
Beautiful 1989 full sized Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4x4 SUV with NO RESERVE! Fresh from the west coast and rust free, this Jeep has been upgraded with modern mechanicals - classic weak spots including ancient ignition design and trouble-prone carburetor upgraded and replaced with a GM-based AFI fuel injection system.This Jeep starts quicker and runs more evenly than it did as a new vehicle - no more pumping the gas pedal trying to coax the big beast into turning over. The original 360 ci AMC V8 has 170,000 miles on it but still runs quite well. The 3-speed 727 transmission shifts smoothly and has no slippage or hard shift points. Kick down rod has been upgraded with a Lokar custom cable to ensure smooth shifts. Plugs, fluids, wires, sensors, injectors, ignition module, distributor, cap, rotor, and many, many other items have approximately 1,000 miles on them. Tires in excellent shape with lots of tread left. Exhaust is solid and quiet.
The fuel injection conversion was done professionally using a kit from AFI, which is based on commonly available GM throttle body injection parts. Tech support on every installation is included by AFI, and parts (should they ever be needed) are available at any local parts store, so service is a breeze! Unlike the nasty stock carburetor, this system is self-tuning so changes in altitude, temperature and fuel will not throw it for a loop. The ignition system was converted over to modern electronic timing using an AFI ignition module and a modern Ford distributor, which is a huge step up from the old AMC design. The powerful 360 cubic inch AMC v8 starts and idles better than it did from the factory!
The body of this full sized Jeep is in very nice shape with no rust issues, dents, or paint fade. The "wood" trim is in nice shape, with only minor fading here and there. The factory roof rack looks great and adds functionality. Check out the underbody photos included to see how clean the floors and frame rails are on this Jeep - the vast majority of these vehicles have serious rust issues lurking underneath, but not this one!
The interior of this Wagoneer is also in very decent condition. The thick factory carpet is still in place and looks great, though it is worn in spots in the trunk. The burgundy seats are cushy and comfortable with no noticeable rips or tears, though the leather does show some wear lines. The power windows work, including the rear hatch, though it needs some "help" to get fully up now and then. The power locks are sticky, but do attempt to go up and down. Speedometer and gauges work well. Driver and passenger power seats both work as they should. Original AMC/Jeep stereo works as well.
This big Jeep drives smoothly and quietly down the road, with a cushy ride for a truck. Wind noise isn't excessive even at highway speeds. Steering and suspension are functional, but not up to modern vehicle standards - it handles like an older truck. No odd noises or vibrations are present. Brakes stop straight and true - the master cylinder appears to be new. For some reason, the brake light is illuminated on the dash, though everything seems to be in working order with no leaks detected and no noticeable pull when braking.
Like any older vehicle, this one has it's quirks. The aforementioned brake light and sticky power locks being among them. While we have done our best to shore up the mechanical weak points on this truck, please understand that it is an almost 30 year old AMC, so it will have its quirks and issues down the road. However, with a body, underbody, and interior this nice, this Grand Wagoneer should be a great weekend toy and conversation piece for the right owner for many years to come!
We encourage any prospective bidder to call or email with any questions or to arrange for a pre-purchase drive or inspection. We do have additional body, interior, and underbody pictures on our website. We have shipped vehicles all across the US and are more than happy to arrange discounted shipping to anywhere in the USA. We're also happy to meet any buyer at the Airport if they wish to fly in and drive home.