At $13,750, Is This 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer a Bargain?
Today’s Seller Good price or no dice Grand Wagoneer calls it “smooth” in the ad, and it is. seem be all original, up to factory paint. Let’s see if its price is just as original or if it feels old hat.
The first recording of the song time is on my side was not, as many might think, the 1964 edition of The Rolling Stones. In fact, a year earlier, the song had been recorded by jazz trombonist Kai Winding and his orchestra. This edition featured spare and smoky vocals by the Gospelaires, the trio of Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick and Cissy Houston. As such, thisits my favorite version of the classic slow rocker.
It’s safe to say the weather wasn’t on the side of last Friday 1973 Datsun 240Z project car. The two-seater sports car was claimed to be a racer, but its hearty rust and ever-increasing impound fees for its storage conspired to make his current situation untenable. This led to the seller asking $1,750 for the car, with the fair warning that the new owner would also have to pay a $510 storage fee to retrieve the car from the lot. Was it a good deal? Well, for 54% of you, it wasn’t. This is the result of the vote, which tricked the car, and the price, at a No Dice loss.
There seems to be more time to take today 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoner and ponder while these big, inefficient SUVs have earned such a cult following. Now it should be noted that such a reverence status is not limited to bjeeps. YesYou see the same strange fervor directed towards VW Bus and Ed Sheeran. Yet the Grand Wagoneer seems to have a strange a solid fanbase, and that drove the prices of mint editions up the five-figure scale.
This one isn’t in great condition, and although it’s described as “unworried” in the ad, there are a few caveats to keep in mind when reviewing its valuation and condition. opportunity. We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, let’s get this whole big wagon. After all, there is a lot to see.
American Motors introduced the Grand Wagoneer nameplate on the SJ platform in 1984. This was part of a revamp of model names the company undertook as part of the introduction of the ZJ line. As the name suggests, the faux wood and leather upholstery Grand Wagoneer was designed as the ultimate expression of the platform. Part of this expression was that magnificent woodwork on the sides and the tailgate. Like nearly all 1960s “Woodys,” the Jeep’s panels are petrochemical-based and light-textured. It’s good because nobody likes shivering termites their woods.
There is some obvious wear on the wood of this one, but it’s not too serious and is surpassed by the wear on the clear coat atop the Midnight Blue Metallic base. It’s pretty bad on all horizontal surfaces of the wagon. On the plus side, all of the chrome looks straight and shiny, and the factory alloy wheels appear to be totally up to the task.
The interior is clad in Dark Sand upholstery and, showing its age, has an air conditioning system that blasts passengers’ shins and looks totally revamped. With one notable exception (which we’ll get to in a minute), everything in the cabin feels functional and complete.
The Wagoneer is powered by an AMC 360 CID V8. When new, this engine developed only 140 horsepower. More specifically, however, it offered 280 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a Chrysler 727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac all-wheel drive. Dana 44 axles do the finishing work at both ends.
According to the announcement, the wagon comes with almost all consumables replaced. It also comes with 100,500 miles on its odometer and clean title.
Okay, now to those two questions. The first is the headliner, which the ad notes and images reinforce, is not there. This will need to be replaced if a new owner doesn’t want to feel like driving in a slum mobile home. The other issue is primarily for people in California or one of the other states that go through its emissions testing process. According to a throwaway line in the ad, the Jeep needs a smog test. It may not seem like a big deal, but if he doesn’t pass the test, the title can’t be transferred. Again, this is only an issue in an area that requires such testing. It’s a gamble if so.
To take this bet, someone would have to present $13,750 for the honor, as that is the asking price. What do you say, is this a good deal for the wagon as it stands? Or, is that price a bit too high for this Grand Wagoneer?
Los Angeles, California, craigslistwhere to go here if the ad disappears.
H/T to Peter Ruth for the hookup!
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