1974 Jeep Wagoneer Custom, 401, Original Paint, Solid Body
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jeep
- Model: Wagoneer
- Type: Wagon
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 146,000
- VIN: J4A154CZ42211
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Jeep Wagoneer
I have a 1974 jeep Wagoneer Custom that I purchased with intentions on restoring and now wish to sell. Absolutely a great find for anytrue Jeep guy that doesn't want to deal with rust repairs...
This is certainly one of the most solid Wagoneers on the East Coast. It still has the original paint and the body is super solid with virtually no rust.In fact, the floor pans still have the original colored body paint on them.This was originally aNevada Jeep that was shippedto the east coast.
It is a Quadratrac with the 401 engine and an automatic transmission. Since it was a western Jeep, it has factory AC. You can easily decode the VIN to know that it was a Wagon Custom with the 401 Option. Yes, it still has the 401 engine in it!
This is an excellent starting point for somebody to make a show Wagoneer, or keep it as is and use itfor a cool driver both on and off the road.
There is now 146k and the401engine has been rebuilt before I got it at 121k; it is a stock rebuild according to invoice. It starts and runs very nice. Beyond that, I had some of the mechanicals refreshed on it to make it more reliable. Of course, I have replaced the normal items, such as starter, alternator, voltage regulator, ignition switch, tires, brakes, battery and vacuum lines. I've also replaced the windshield and some interior components such as carpet and headliner.
Anyway, with the purchase price, shipping, and work done I have over $15,000 in it. I am asking $8950 for it but am open to REASONABLE offers. The reserve price is less than 1/2 of the money I have invested into it. I know that this is a rare findwith original paint, a solid body, the 401 engine and the AC option - especially on the east coast.
Please understand that I am not trying to represent this as a show vehicle. It is simply a very solid survivor from 1974. There is some interior wear, some touch-up spots, some paint fade and dings here and there. But it remains an extremely solid survivor from 1974. I'm sure there are very, very few left in this original condition. Still, it isnot perfect and could use some details, such as a dash pad. Please contact me with any specific questions regarding condition.
This is a 43 year old vehicle that is mostly in original condition, so it is obviously being sold as-is, without any warranty.On Sep-10-17 at 19:21:41 PDT, seller added the following information:
Please understand that I am saying that the body is "virtually" rust free, but I would consider it "rust-free." This body is SUPER SOLID and does NOT need rust repairs. I didn't want to list it as "rust-free" as someone could find some surface rust on the exhaust or a bolt head somewhere and say "rust-free" was misleading.On Sep-13-17 at 12:37:45 PDT, seller added the following information:
In response to a question about the AC: I tried the AC today and it does not function properly. It seems that all of the components are there, and it looks like a newer compressor, but it will need to be serviced if you wish to have it functional. Beyond that, I've added a pic of the cargo area at someone's request. It is clean and the window functions. I had someone look at this prior to bidding, and it seemed they were expecting a $40k restoration vehicle. Please keep in mind that I am not advertising this as showroom ready. Remember that it was someone's daily driver for the last 30 or 40 years. It is, however, a good solid survivor and a great find for a true Jeep guy... And, to the question about the engine: Yes, it remains a 401 engine that was rebuilt about 25k miles ago. It is easy to verify as it has "401" embossed on the block near the mount. Regarding whether you could pick this up and make a 600 mile trip home: I've put a total of about 10 miles on this during my ownership. I've never registered or insured it as I my vehicle needs changed. I certainly do not know of any mechanical problems, and have had a professional shop service this and prepare for state inspection. But, I've never driven it at 65mph for 10 hours straight. So, my recommendation is to ship it or trailer it home... Also, I forgot to mention that I had 4 new mastercraft tires mounted while it was in the shop.