1988 Jeep Cherokee, Amazing survivor, 36K actual miles, excellent condition

Price: - Item location: Milford, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Cherokee
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Laredo
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 36,247
  • VIN: 1JCMT7843JT178542
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 4.0 V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1988 Jeep Cherokee


Cincy Classic Cars is very proud to offer this amazingly original survivor Jeep Cherokee Laredo with exceptionally low “actual” miles of 36,247. This Cherokee features original paint with absolutely no rust, an original Laredo grey interior which is in near perfect condition, and the original drive line which has never been removed from the Jeep. This Jeep is extremely solid and very strait with great lines and gaps with no signs of visible rust or rust repair anywhere on the body or frame. This Jeep is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Red exterior over Grey Laredo interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified in the photos below.


The Red exterior is in terrific original condition. This Jeep features original paint and pin stripes which are in great condition, and this Jeep looks awesome for being a survivor. Both bumpers are in great shape and the chrome has a nice shine. The body and frame are both very solid with no evidence of rust anywhere, or any signs of previous damage. There may be some minor imperfections that are not noticeable in the photos, but noting was intentionally excluded from the photos. The tires have excellent tread left and were recently replaced and sized 235/75R15 and the OEM original rims are in excellent shape. The spare tire and rack are in great shape and work as it should and allows for more storage room inside Jeep. All glass is original and in excellent shape, the side windows are tinted.


The Laredo grey interior of this Cherokee is in amazing original condition, for being original I would rate it mint. The original seat covers are in fantastic condition with no noticeable wear or stains. The carpet is in near perfect condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. The original dash is in excellent condition with no cracks or fading and the dash bezel is in excellent condition as well. The stereo is original and works great. The original door panels are in amazing condition and all door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner is in perfect shape and not sagging at all. All interior and exterior lights and gauges work as they should including the cigarette lighter, which is very rare for a 1988. The horn, stereo, wipers, gauges, cigarette lighter, and the fan blower on all speeds all work properly. The AC system has been converted to R134 and works properly. This Jeep has never been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever.


This Cherokee is in excellent mechanical condition with only 36,247 “Actual” miles on the Jeep, per Ohio title, clean car fax, and Odometer pictured below. We drove this truck 120 miles home to our shop in Cincinnati and it performed incredibly well, did not run hot, rode tight, had plenty of power, and was a true joy to drive. This Jeep is from Montana and was owned by only one person from 1988(NEW) until 2015 when the parents who owned the Jeep drove it from Montana to Kentucky to give it to their daughter. See car fax below. The previous owner of this Cherokee kept meticulous care of the Jeep and regular maintenance was performed and the Jeep was loved and well cared for. See photos of repairs done is the notebook he kept and receipts. This Jeep is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the Jeep. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The brakes do not pull and stop as they should. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. This Jeep truly needs nothing and drives and runs like its brand new, a true survivor time capsule.


Terms & Conditions

ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE/IS, AS/IS. ! TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order, cashiers check or wire transfer. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Sorry, NO bid retractions allowed, ask questions BEFORE you bid. Your bid is a binding contract. EBay is an advertising tool and many of our vehicles sell before the auction ends. We reserve the right to cancel the auction early as the car is also for sale locally. Call us today at 513-256-5543 to make this vehicle yours! We require a reasonable $950.00 deposit.

The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Ohio Dealer (Cincy Classic Cars, LLC). You will need to check with your local government for any special rules regarding these older vehicles passing any inspections. We will not be held liable for any vehicle not passing inspection.The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you are the buyer and unable to inspect said vehicle immediately, you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We welcome a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in Cincinnati/Milford, Ohio in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Ohio law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Ohio to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales, whether through EBay or otherwise.

Payment Terms:

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check, Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A deposit in the amount of $950.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auction close typically by PayPal ( PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within seven (7) days of the auctions close. Documentation Fee: There will be a $150.00 domestic and $250.00 international fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer, inventory tax, holding costs, vehicle preparation, storage and priority documentation delivery.

We will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect, new car. Once full payment has been received, Seller will mail a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, Buyers Guide and additional BMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via mail. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle.


For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world, please feel free to email us at dan@cincyclassiccars.com. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.


ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS, AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths, styles, tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicles mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold WHERE/IS, AS/IS . We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all classic vehicles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.