1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, For Restoration NO RESERVE 119,753 Miles, from Texas

Price: - Item location: Augusta, Maine, United States
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Wagoneer
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 119,753
  • VIN: 1JCNJ15U3JT096466
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: 360
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Jeep Wagoneer

I once owned a 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer I bought new. I've always kicked myself for selling it. Recently, I found this car for sale and purchased it. it needs restoration, but not really a big job and for you Jeep Grand Wagoneer owners and fans, you know how easy it is to get the right parts......but that all being said, this is a 1988 and I really had my heart set on a final series, 89 thru 91 in the color of white and with a sand interior. So I'm going to let this one go. Even though I love it. I want to find the right vehicle to match what I originally had.
The good, the story is that this is from Texas, I believe this is true but actually have no proof. I do have a title issued in 1999 when the vehicle had 109 thousand miles. it's only gone 10 thousand miles since then. it's all original and starts up, the tires were purchased in the last 10 years, probably around 2013 for it's last inspection. Most things work on this, the rear window goes up and down like it's suppose to do, all but one power window in the doors work. Power Seats work, the interior is in very nice condition. I added the rear seat which was missing when I purchased the car. The original carpets are in the car and even the AMC Jeep floor mats are original. I don't see any major issues with rust in the underside of the vehicle, no rust thru in the floors which is common. (see photos)
Now what's wrong with the car. The engine fires right up every time, but has had a back yard mechanic working on it before. so some vacuum hoses aren't connected and I also hear a tiny rap when the engine is running so I can't tell if there's a problem or if it's just typical engine rap from wear. I can drive it but the brakes are soft and I've not attempted to put it into four wheel drive. It has the head liner missing (see photo) but again, as you Jeep fan know, this is available from several vendors. The vehicle had some work to the front left fender and the paint job isn't or wasn't good so it's not matching and the roof and hood also have clear coat pealing. Again, the previous owner tried to do some sort of repair to the rear door power window and simply didn't finish what he was doing, so the window isn't staying up on it's own, and the door panel is removed and I can see the motor isn't connected properly but it does actually work, the switch and motor function. The original radio is gone and replaced with an aftermarket that functions. The dash board pad has no cracks but is slightly curling up from heat damage over the years. the left rear door panel is in great shape, but is missing it's arm rest.
The outside simply is 30 years old and should be restored with a paint job and new wood, it's totally presentable and could be driven as it looks but, for a complete restoration, it should be repainted, and have new wood trim (again which is available from vendors). The rocker panels both have rust, the right has a whole, I've hosed it out to remove dirt and crap, and the left side is starting to rust, again, you can see from the photos. The right side quarter panel is bubbling up but is not rusted thru...again, see the photos. The rocker panels and quarter panel are again available from Jeep Wagoneer Vendors and isn't very expensive to replace.
I wouldn't drive this across the USA. I'd trailer it, I wouldn't consider it drivable, but at the same time, I've driven it on the road around town for short trips....so my recommendation is trailer it, but you can drive it up onto a trailer or truck, this really should be gone thru and tested for reliability.
The air conditioning unit was removed, but it comes with the vehicle. Additionally, some electrical work was done to the heater fan and it's not of stellar quality, (household electrical wiring rather than automotive grade). The air cleaner isn't on the engine in the photo but is with the vehicle
If you purchase the vehicle, you get one month free storage, then 100 dollars a month.