Speedy SUV: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited

November 9, 2022 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Rides Still Available Page.”  Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.

Guys With Rides is excited to offer Lot 158, a rare 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, in an online, reserve-style auction format on behalf of the estate of the third owner.

Bidding opens Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

This rare one-year-only Grand Cherokee currently resides in Chaska, Minnesota, a short drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

This rare 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited is the latest addition to our Reasonable Rides Collection of auction cars with reserve prices well under $10,000!

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The Deets

Year: 1998
Make: Jeep
Model: Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
Location: Chaska, MN
Mileage: 184,861
VIN: 1J4GZ88Z9WC319808
Exterior Color: Deep Slate Pearl
Interior Color: Agate Leather
Engine: 5.9L OHV V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain: QuadraTech Four-Wheel-Drive
Fuel: Gas

Buy Now For $6,900 or Make an Offer

Jeep produced its highly successful “ZJ” Grand Cherokee from 1993 through 1998. For the final model year, Jeep offered the high-performance 5.9L Limited to keep sales strong before its replacement entered production.  Having more luxury and performance than regular Limited, nearly fifteen thousand of the approximately one-quarter million Grand Cherokees produced that year ended up being 5.9 Limited models.  In addition to the luxury features, Jeep stuffed Chrysler’s 245 horsepower 5.9 Liter Magnum V8 of the time under the hood.  With 345 pound-feet of torque on hand,  Grand Cherokee 5.9’s were capable of 0-60 mile per hour times of about seven seconds, putting it on par with some sports cars of the day.  Credited as the first high-performance SUV ever offered, Chrysler advertised the model as “The Fastest SUV In The World,” It was named the 1998 four-wheel drive vehicle of the year by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.

Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limiteds typically came from the factory loaded with options, and the example featured here is no exception.  Options include Quadratrac all-wheel drive, power windows, power door locks, dual power front seats, an overhead console, keyless entry, moon roof, roof rack, cruise control, deluxe leather interior, and Infinity sound system.

The 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited featured here is currently being offered by the estate of the deceased third owner. The seller reports the Jeep’s body is in average condition with some spot touch-up repairs and visible scratches. The paint on the car is finished in Deep Slate Pearl Coat. This truck should be considered a respectable driver-quality finish. The seller notes their ZJ has the typical rust found on the lower edge of the liftgate and the undercarriage. None of the rust affects the structure.

The seller reports their Grand Cherokee’s Agate leather interior is in good usable condition. The dashboard is in excellent shape with no cracks. All door panels and wood grain are excellent. Leather seats are all in very good shape for their age, with no rips. They also report the interior mechanics can be a bit fussy. For example, the door locks work some days but can be manually locked. The front power passenger window also tends to work intermittently.

Mechanically, this ZJ features its original 5.9L V8 with 184,861 well-maintained miles that starts right up. Recent repairs include a new transmission, a new radiator, a fresh tuneup, and an oil change.  The seller states their Grand Cherokee also features a new windshield, Jeep fog lamps, and an aftermarket three-inch lift kit.

Here is a complimentary CarFax® for this 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited confirming the ownership history, mileage, and the fact that this ZJ has never been in an accident. To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return to this listing:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales year-to-date. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

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