Minty Survivor: 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer – SOLD!

by | Jul 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

The Craigslist ad used for this post expired, so with no replacement found, we’re calling this one “Sold!”

Sometimes, you don’t need to say much to say a lot. In the case of this 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer listed on Craigslist in Warrensburg, New York, all the right boxes are seemingly checked with regards to maintenance of both the cosmetic and mechanical sorts completed. It’s listed with an asking price of $35,000 and just 79,000 miles on the clock, along with the preferred 360 V8, fresh paint, new wood paneling, and functioning A/C converted to R134A. It’s also a one-owner example, which is near impossible to find these days, along with those killer OEM Marchal driving lamps. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has this Grand Wagoneer priced fairly, as the guide recommends a price of $37,300 for one in “Excellent” condition. 

Grand Wagoneers have been on an upward trajectory for some time, loved by both Jeep fanatics and aristocrats who still associate a wood-paneled SUV with good tastes. The Grand Wagoneer is so embedded in our culture that it’s hard to say whether it was ever forgotten, and today it is firmly in the thick of the Radwood movement that celebrates vehicles from the 1980s that enthusiasts pine to put into their garage. The drivetrains on these trucks are extremely robust, but rust can still be formidable opponent if left unchecked. Interiors were lavish, with leather and power features, both of which can begin to deteriorate over time. Fortunately, there are entire businesses devoted to parting these trucks out and keeping good spares in stock, and basic tune-up parts are likely still available at your local NAPA dealer.

While the listing isn’t super detailed, it’s clear this truck has been loved. Pictures show the Garnet Metallic paintjob to be in excellent order, and it’s rare to see an owner go so far as to re-do the often perished wood paneling on the sides. The fact that it’s been with the original owner since new and that they’ve made these investments would seem to suggest they were in it for the long-haul, perhaps until realizing good Grand Wagoneers don’t exactly linger once put up for sale and usually get their asking price when in condition like this one. The seller mentions that every service record since new will be passed onto the next owner, which is a huge selling point for anyone thinking that it’s not worth shipping from upstate New York. Good luck putting this vintage SUV in your garage if you’ve been on the hunt for a solid Grand Wagoneer.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Rare one owner, garage kept and pampered, 79,000 original miles, 360 V8, 4WD, Auto. Fresh Garnet Metallic paint and new woodgrain are absolutely beautiful. Pristine condition in & out. Comes with high quality custom fit car cover. Ready for cruise in night. Every service record since new will be passed on to the new owner. A/C has been converted to R134 and has a fresh charge. Clean title.

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