1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Classic Car Overview
Grand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman Frame Off Restoration- 1987 Spinnaker Blue undergoing mechanical and cosmetic works with estimated completion date third quarter 2024 - And there is still time to select your choice of exterior colors.(Hunter Green, Spinnaker Blue, Sebring Red, White, Grey, Baltic Blue and more)
Our 108,xxx original mile example has, until our purchase, always been registered deep in the state of Texas She has never seen any winter road salt ever, not even any snow ever, (But snow doesn't hurt a Grand anyway. it is the corrosive road salt). Since she hasn't been exposed to road salt, her frame and undercarriage are solid and making her worthy of the investment required in a Classic Gentleman restoration. There is nothing more important for a 35 year old 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.
She will be fitted with a newly re-manufactured original stock spec V8 engine, upgraded with modern fuel injection, along with the regular host of Classic Gentleman upgrades.
Carfax confirms the lifetime Texas registration, no accidents reported and the low 108,xxx miles as original and true. (That works out to just a little more than 3,000 miles per year.).
We have scheduled this 87 to be finished in the popular and seen next to never gorgeous Spinnaker Blue Metallic paint finish but there is still time for the next owner to pick whatever color they would like. Have a look at the restoration page on our website to see how considerable our full color conversion process is. Here is just one specific, we even paint the metal floors under the new floor carpeting the new color.
The frame off restoration is extensive, from a newly remanufactured original spec 360ci V8 engine, rebuilt transmission and updating to modern fuel injection to a whole host of other cosmetic and mechanical/electrical works with the highlights detailed below:
OUR FRAME OFF RESTORATION PROCESS
Exterior cosmetic restoration works:
Full professional color conversion repaint in Spinnaker Blue Metallic
New Wood Trim
New Wood Siding
New rubber door seals & window wipes
5 New white wall tires wrapping professionally refinished wheels
The remaining exterior chrome and aluminum bits, such as the front grille, 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 desert usage and as such, still present nicely.
Interior cosmetic restoration works:
Seats reupholstered by our Amish craftsmen with all new leather & new fabric inserts and new carpeting on the back of the seats
New carpeting on the floors, inner tailgate, cargo sides with new cargo boards, lower door panels & custom matched floor mats
Dashboard & steering wheel recoate
Professionally re-manufactured 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
Transmission rebuilt with new torque converter, all interior and exterior seals replaced, replace clutch plates, frictions and bands, new fluid, filters, gaskets and transmission mounts
Replaced gear lube of front & rear differentials for 4 wheel drive High & Low
Air conditioning & coolant systems
Air conditioning system pressurized & Freon recharged
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
5 New whitewall tires
New muffler and tailpipe
Frame completely removed from chassis
Undercarriage primer sealed to protect against future rust with Rust-Oleum painted black frames and grey floors.
New front leaf springs
New rear leaf springs
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
Upgraded headlamps 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 cant 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 dont have the un-excitability and tolerance for that, then let us say to you candidly, dont 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 websites 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 ID101784859
- Stock NumberGrand Wagoneer by Classic Gentleman
- Body StyleSuv
- Mileage108,900 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- DoorsFive Door
- Drivetrain4 wheel drive
- Transmission3 Speed Automatic
- Exterior ColorBlue
- Custom ColorSPINNAKER BLUE METALLIC
- Interior ColorTan
- Seat ColorTan
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