1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara 4.2L Automatic - FULLY RESTORED

Price: - Item location: Greenville, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Wrangler
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Sahara Sport Utility 2-Door
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 172,000
  • VIN: 2BCCZ8120JB545439
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 4.2L 258Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Sport Utility 2-Door

You are looking at a fully restored 1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara edition with automatic transmission. I bought this six years ago and used it as a daily driver for about three years. I have replaced almost every piece of this jeep over the years. Mostly because I like working on things. This jeep was a garage queen. It never saw mud, and I never really drove it in the rain either. It has always been very very well taken care of. All of the parts were bought brand-new and not salvage from another vehicle. No junkyard parts. No Jerry rigging. Please read the very long description below.
The motor was built by Titan Engines out of Ocalla Florida. It has about 15,000 miles on it. It is a 6 cylinder engine (258). It also has an upgraded camshaft for more horsepower.
The transmission was replaced in January 2016. It is a factory automatic with no overdrive. It was purchased through Jasper so it does have a warranty still left on it. This cost me almost $3000 alone because the automatic transmissions are very hard to fine.
I have added a Howell Fuel Injection System which is a throttle body fuel injection similar to a Chevy truck. I also installed a new computer at the same time.
The ignition system is a Chevy HEI that puts out 50,000 V rather than the factory 15,000. I have completely removed the factory ignition and coil system.
The entire jeep was painted two years ago. The color is hugger orange from a 69 Camaro. It is a decent two stage paint job.
More new under the hood parts that have been replaced are a high output alternator, power steering pump, power steering gearbox, transmission cooler, hoses, brake booster, brake reservoir, front calipers, thermostat housing, exhaust manifold. All of these parts were brand-new and not salvage from any other vehicle.
Air conditioning was added two years ago from Jeep Air. This is an aftermarket system that is a direct bolt on to the motor, and includes a self-contained unit that goes under the dash. It blows very cold even on the hottest of days.
For heat displacement, I have upgraded to an aluminum radiator, and a very nice electric fan from Summit racing. I have also replaced the entire heater core and heater core box on the inside of the jeep. I also upgraded the blower motor to a high output from a Chevy suburban. This thing will cook eggs. I did add a bypass on the heater core so you can turn it off during the summertime.
This year I replaced the brake booster with an upgraded dual diaphragm unit. This allows the jeep to stop Way faster than factory, even with the larger tires and pulling a trailer. The factory brake booster was only a single diaphragm. This was an aftermarket OEM part, it was not salvage from another vehicle.
In July 2016, I put a new set of tires on. These are the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZP3. I replaced all four tires and a matching spare. These tires have about 1000 miles on them. I did lots of research and these are probably the best in any to rain you can throw at them. They have never seen mud and are not stained.
The top and top frame was replaced in 2015. It is not bleached by the sun because this jeep stays in a garage.
I removed the factory vacuum powered front differential lock and replaced with a manual locking button that you operate from your driver seat. The four-wheel-drive works perfectly and engages every time. It does have high and low for a drive. Since this is an automatic, you can place this in four-wheel-drive low and literally crawl up a hill without any input from the gas.
Here are more new parts that I have added within the last two years:
mirrors, front windshield hinges, front windshield rubber gasket, Grant mahogany steering wheel, center consul, new carpet, new for panel gauges, Front differential lock, Smitty Bilt Front and rear bumpers and tire carrier, Smitty Bilt Tow Bar for pulling Jeep behind truck or camper, Alpine CD player, Polk audio speakers, Hood latches, thermostat and full system flush.
The person who will buy this is someone who is looking for a very nice restored jeep. I am not looking for someone who will ask me to trade your old muddy four wheeler or side-by-side.
I will help arrange for transportation if necessary, but you will pay for the full amount of shipping. Having this shipped will be around $800-$1500 from what I have dealt with in the past. Also, there will be NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS. What you see here is what you get. I am up front and honest and everything I know about this Jeep is in the description.