1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
SUV Car for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Las Vegas, NV 89129
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Featuring a REBUILT ENGINE/TRANSMISSION, and new paint, this a true piece of Americana! This Grand Wagoneer is an absolute experience to drive, it is impossible to have a bad day behind the wheel of it! In the 3.5 years I have owned it I have put about 5,000 miles on it, most of which were in the last year and a half. It is mechanically sound and daily derivable.
I know as a perspective buyer you're here for details so I will give them to you. I can provide a full list of all of the $11,000+ worth of parts I have put into this thing available upon request, but here's an overview...
Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain: The original AMC 360ci V8 and Torqueflite 727 transmission in this Wagoneer have been rebuilt by the previous owner. Everything runs and operates at 100% and it is believed that the engine/transmission have less than 10,000 miles on them since the rebuild. I personally have changed/upgraded a lot of parts on the outside of the engine such as a new alternator, starter, ignition coil, battery, rebuilt carburetor, K&N filter, restored vacuum system, and a full exhaust system upgrade. The exhaust features Doug Thorley ceramic coated headers, Doug Thorley Y-Pipe, and BJ's Off-Road 3" exhaust with Magnaflow high flow catalytic converter and muffler. The sound is crisp, strong, and not too loud. It's really perfect in my opinion. Much of the cooling system was also replaced including a new radiator, hoses, thermostat, and thermostat housing. The transfer case is the only mechanical area which doesn't work 100% and is to me the biggest "problem" with the car. It does leak so it could definitely use new seals and although it does go into 4WD, I cannot get it to go into 4LOW. I am not sure the issue and I had planned to rebuild it but never got to it. Whatever the issue, it has zero effect on normal driving in 2WD. It just makes it hard to climb big rocks.
Axles/Brakes: The factory Dana 44 axles are still in tact and operating flawlessly. No leaks and the rear axle shafts have been replaced with stronger aftermarket ones from Dorman. All new wheel bearings on all four corners, new ball joints up front, new axle seals, new front axle u-joints, etc. The brake system has been completely replaced with new components. I mean everything; booster, master cylinder, hard lines, proportioning valve, steel braided soft lines, calipers, drums, pads, and fluid.
Suspension/Wheels/Tires: The suspension is also totally new with less than 1000 miles on it. It has a Skyjacker 4" Soft Ride lift kit with all of the accompanying supporting mods to make it drive nicely like a drop pitman arm, new track bar bushings, track bar relocation brackets, etc. The shocks are Rancho RS9000XLs which have adjustable stiffness settings so you can soften or stiffen the ride with the turn of a knob. All associated suspension bushings, new shackles, etc. were also installed and front sway bar disconnects are included in the sale but not installed yet. The wheels are 16x8' VTX Rogue with 33" Milestar Patagonia tires. There is no rubbing under normal street driving but I haven't been off-road yet. They shouldn't rub though according to the internet. The stock wheels with new stock sized tires are also included with the sale along with the original full-sized spare.
Steering: The steering system has also been completely replaced. An upgraded "Red Head" performance power steering gear box has been installed and paired with a PSC Power Steering pump, new lines, new fluid, a new drag link, and a new tie rod. New ball joints were also installed.
Interior: The interior is worn but not horrible. There are cracks and tears in the leather as you can see in photos and some sagging in the headliner but everything has held it's color very well and is still plenty functional. Most everything on the interior works including the power seats/windows/door locks, dome light, etc. This Wagoneer is also equipped with a rare factory optioned sunroof from ASC. These were notoriously installed by ASC dealers once they left the assembly line with varying levels of quality. Rest assured this particular one was done very nicely, doesn't leak, no rust around the edges, and works great. The install looks very factory.
Exterior: The exterior was re-painted in the original Dover Gray by a previous owner although there are some flaws in the paint if you're looking for them. The wood grain is believed to be original but shows no fading. The molding around the wood grain is warping in spots but is all still there.The highly sought after and super expensive hood emblem is in-tact and in great shape. I think hood emblems need to make a comeback as it is so awesome to look out at when cruising.
Okay, now onto the "bad." Thankfully the list of things that don't work on this Wagoneer is much shorter than the list of things that do so it's easier just to tell you what doesn't work. Here goes....
Power Mirrors - The mirrors themselves have been tested and verified to work. The problem is likely in the switch. I am the only one who drove this thing so I set the mirrors where I needed them by hand and never re-visited the issue.
Fuel Gauge - Technically this does work but below 1/2 a tank the needle moves up and down with the fuel as it sloshes. Annoying but that's about it. It doesn't get great gas mileage so I just filled it up whenever I knew I would be driving far. I did replace the sending unit but that didn't fix it. In other fuel news you'll be happy to know that the fill/vent lines are new as well as the filter, and heavy-duty aftermarket fuel tank skid-plate.
Fog Lights - These have been broken since I bough it. Both are basically just shells of what used to be lights. The lenses are gone and they aren't plugged in. I just kept the covers on and they're kind of out-of-sight out-of-mind. Replacements can be found online for about $350 that are close to the originals in look and size.
Rust - Although I give this Wagoneer a 9/10 when it comes to rust it isn't a 10/10, there is some. Thankfully the rust that is there is small areas, all cosmetic, and much of it on individual parts like the heater fan housing which can be replaced. There is evidence of rust repair on the rear most part of the frame as well as one spot by the fuel tank but the majority of the frame looks fantastic and there's no current rot. There is also evidence of repair on the floor pans and one small area under the rear passenger floor that could use a patch job. There are also minor small spots around the car, but nothing that needs immediate attention. You can see in the pictures, evidence of rust is hard to find but I would be lying if I said it was 100% rust-free.
I am a very honest seller and have all the time in the world to sell this thing so I definitely don't mind answering any additional questions anyone has. I am not big on negotiating so the price is firm and in my opinion very fair for both parties. This Wagoneer is located in Las Vegas and buyer is responsible for transportation out of state. I will not deduct the cost of shipping out of the price.
Classic Car ID101321258
ConditionMechanically sound and 80% completely rebuild. Excellent driver condition.
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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