1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Classic Car Overview
Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman, internationally recognized as a leading restorer and seller of low mile, excellent condition Grand Wagoneers, presents this always classic looking white 1987 Grand.
Carfax confirms no accidents reported against our '87, the low 116,250 miles are original (just 3,000 miles per year average use) and that until our purchase, our classic white has always been registered in the state of Arizona. She has never seen a spec of road salt. Down to that fact, the undercarriage and frame are sturdy and strong. There is nothing more important for a vintage Grand Wagoneer than it comes from the right areas of the country that have kept their frames and undercarriages out of the winter road salt. Frankly for us, it is the difference between a restoration candidate or a parts car. Take a long and close look at all of the undercarriage images posted. They serve as a testament to the extensive restoration works organized and sorted here, in places where most buyers don't even look but take for granted.
OUR RESTORATION PROCESS
Exterior cosmetic restoration works:
Full professional repaint in the original white finish
New Wood Trim
New Wood Siding
New rubber door seals & window wipes
New white wall tires wrapping professionally refinished wheels
The remaining exterior chrome and aluminum bits, such as the front grill frame, bumpers, center wheel caps, door handles, luggage rack and so on, whilst not new, as they are no longer manufactured new, only exhibit low mile Arizona usage and as such, still present nicely.
Interior cosmetic restoration works:
Seats reupholstered by our Amish craftsmen with all new leather & new fabric inserts (Factory original ultra cool vintage shag carpeting is preserved on the seat backs)
New carpeting on the floors, inner tailgate, cargo sides with new cargo boards & custom matched floor mats
Dashboard & steering wheel recoated
Professionally re-manufactured original factory spec correct 360ci V8 motor installed, including:
Installed precision milled cylinder heads
Installed Valve train: new valves (stainless exhaust & plated intake valves), new valve seals, new valve seating
Leak tested Heads & Block
New Main Bearings
New Oil Pump
New Rod Bearings
New Seals & Gaskets
New Timing Chain
Break-In Oil Included
New Hydraulic Flat Tappet Lifters
New motor mounts
Front & rear main seals replaced
Modern fuel injection includes:
Throttle body with mounting plate
Electric fuel pump
Inline fuel filter with hoses
Inline fuel pump
New engine harness with OBDII date connector
New oxygen sensor
Electronic ignition module
Electronic speed sensor to replace speedo cable
8MM high performance ignition wire set
Premium distributor cap & rotor
New spark plugs
Accel chrome ignition coil
New vacuum hoses
Transmission & 4 wheel drive systems
Valve body from automatic transmission removed, resealed shifter shafts & installed new filter & fluid
Replaced gear lube of front & rear differentials for 4 wheel drive High & Low
New transmission mounts
Air conditioning & coolant systems
New A/C compressor
New A/C condenser
Updated to R134
Coolant system service includes new water pump, thermostat, heater hoses, upper & lower radiator hoses & bypass hose, fresh antifreeze.
Braking, wheel components & undercarriage
Front brake service – New rotors, pads, rubber hoses, rebuilt brake calipers, wheel bearings cleaned, inspected & repacked with fresh grease & inner hub seal replaced
Rear brake service- New brake shoes, drums, wheel cylinders, brake hardware (anchor pins & springs) adjusters cleaned & lubed. New rubber hoses from frame to rear differential. Master cylinder flushed out & new brake fluid installed.
4 New shocks fitted
4 New whitewall tires
New muffler and tailpipe
Undercarriage detailed and protected with Rust-Oleum painted black frames and grey floors.
Key electrical components & parts replaced
New AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth connectivity
Battery w/ new cables
Fuel sending unit
Oil pressure switch
Inner fender ignition module
Neutral safety switch
Headlamps upgraded to Hella 9003 halogen bulbs
Why buy from a Grand Wagoneer specialist?
Our entire focus is on Grand Wagoneers and we know these unique vehicles inside and out. When you purchase a Classic Gentleman Wagoneer it has been thoroughly inspected and works completed by professional mechanics, some with over forty years of Wagaoneer experience. We purchase fine example Jeeps from a variety of sources including other dealers and private parties. We are often told by the seller, “My Jeep is excellent and needs nothing” however, being in this profession, we know to expect and plan for a great deal of sorting. Remember the average age of these vehicles is over thirty years old and even with loving care many the cosmetics and mechanical parts have aged and worn accordingly. When a Classic Gentleman Grand Wagoneer arrives at your home, it is a special occasion and the Grand will be in beautiful condition. Yes, our sales are as-is, but as you will see from our detailed document files that your Grand has been looked after carefully. Our goal is to see that the joy and enthusiasm of Grand Wagoneer ownership begins immediately with your purchase and that it will be there for years to come.
Still, and here is the most honest paragraph you have perhaps ever seen from a restoration house/dealer, in some ways these Jeeps were terrible even when they were new. Sometimes we wonder if automotive engineering was more of a hobby with Jeep executives. For example, a Grand Wagoneer was the very last vehicle produced in America still fitted with a carburetor. The factory installing an ancient artifact like a carburetor to these Grands is a perfect example of Wagoneers being more primitive than other vehicles of the same model years. Now we automatically upgrade and modernize each of our Grands with MODERN FUEL INJECTION, eliminating the troublesome carburetor and therefore also eliminating the next owner having to constantly hector his local Jeep service advisor to adjust the carburetor. But, in most every other way, we can’t change the method these were built by the factory. In many respects the manufacturer used outdated technology and manufacturing methods and as a restorer, we will always be compromised by that circumstance. Did you know you can remove the front grill from a final year 1991 Grand Wagoneer and behind it still see the round cut out holes for the 1963 Jeep Wagoneer headlights? Those are just two examples above to illuminate the discussion. Therefore, please understand you will do more maintenance and servicing of a vintage Grand Wagoneer than a modern piece, even one we have restored. That is just a truth, fellow enthusiast. If you don’t have the un-excitability and tolerance for that, then let us say to you candidly, don’t buy one. But let us also remind you that it is indeed that old school style and looks of a Grand Wagoneer that have made them so ever popular today.
Be sure to have a look at our website’s recommendation page where you can see first hand the positive experiences of a worldwide assortment of named buyers. We deal honestly and work hard to insure a happy buyer. You will never be chased for a sale but given all the time needed to insure if a purchase is right for you. Guided by these principals, our modestly sized niche dealership has built a loyal and devoted customer base spanning 5 continents.
You are welcome to ring 724-996-1288 for a cordial discussion regarding this example or any other in our current or soon to be on offer extensive inventory.
- Classic Car ID101784847
- Stock NumberGrand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman
- CategoryAmerican Classics
- Body StyleSUV
- Mileage116,250 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- DoorsFive Door
- DrivetrainAll wheel drive
- Transmission3 Speed Automatic
- Exterior ColorWhite
- Interior ColorTan
- Seat ColorTan
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