West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this rare (single owner since new with all service records) and very desirable original southern California owner American Motors 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4WD 5.9L V8 Full Size SUV model with only 42K original miles and loaded with factory options including; Selec Trac Full/Part Time 4WD System, Shift-On-The-Fly 2WD-4WD capability, air conditioning, rear window defroster, power door locks and windows, power steering, power front disc brakes, electric mirrors, power 6-way driver & passenger seats, tilt wheel, automatic transmission, Luxury 'Tan' Cumberland leather/corduroy cloth bucket seats, front gas filled shocks, heavy duty cooling system, tinted glass, power tailgate window, full tinted glass, Halogen Fog Lamps and with added factory options of: HD Shocks; Rear Trac Lock Differential (Cost $269); Trailer Package with equalizing hitch receipt, DH wiring harness with relays (Cost $217); Auxilary Auto Trans Oil Cooler (Cost $67); Conventional Spare Tire (Cost $93) & California Emissions Control (Cost $266)!
The Jeep Wagoneer was the first luxury 4X4 SUV, compared to its contemporaries such as the basic and utilitarian Land Rover and it only saw very minor mechanical changes throughout its 28 years plus production run, which was the longest production run in US automotive history and which was produced through several different name changes from 1963-1991. The Wagoneer was to replace the original 'Willys Jeep Station Wagon' which had been produced since 1946 and remained in production into 1965. For 1982, new luxury editions named Custom Wagoneer and Wagoneer Brougham were added, and the Wagoneer Limited was substantially upgraded with luxury equipment. Limited buyers got bucket seats with leather trim, a center armrest, and unique door panels; leather-wrapped steering wheel; extra thick carpeting; woodgrain overlay on the lower dash; wide woodgrain side and rear; roofrack; bright drip rail overlay; aluminum wheels (still 15 x 7); a tire upgrade; various moldings; standard air conditioning; power windows and locks; cruise; tilt wheel; FM stereo; the visibility group; electric remote control mirrors; bumper guards; six-way power front seats; and a rear window defogger. In 1984, the full-size Wagoneer line was consolidated into one offering and in 1987 Chrysler bought out American Motors and continued to build the Grand Wagoneer until 1991. These 1987-91 model years are considered the best of the breed due to a number of upgrades including upgraded wood sidings and modern aluminum wheels in 'Gunmetal Grey Metallic' and with two-stage base/clearcoat paint. The 1989-91 years also boasted a number of further improvements including a quality replacement for the air conditioning system, which was prone to leaks in the earlier models, an interior overhead console and compass and other welcome and general improvements in fit and finish.
The end of the line came in 1991, after enjoying one of the longest production runs for any vehicle, with the powerful V8 engine and high towing capacity having proved the Grand Wagoneer to be the vehicle of choice for numerous repeat buyers. The late model Grand Wagoneers have become a highly prized and coveted vehicle which routinely sell for more than their original sticker prices (see the renown Wagonmaster and other related cult sites for comparison pricing) more than two decades after rolling off the assembly line and in 1991 a total of only 1,560 SJ Grand Wagoneers were produced with an optional 'Final Edition Jeep Grand Wagoneer' badge on the dashboard!
This is a genuine original one southern California owner vehicle since new, purchased new on 1/18/1990 at 'Buerge Motor Company Jeep Eagle' of West Los Angeles, California with all original owners handbooks and manuals and dealer maintained service records from new! This is an absolutely pristine example of this fully loaded and legendary 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with only 42K original miles! As previously stated these models have become highly sought after and collectible vehicles with enthusiasts around the world especially seeking out well maintained and original southern California owner examples like this one!
As for the best way to describe the Grand Wagoneer ... large print ads in 1984 declared, Jeep Grand Wagoneer has no rival... why do you suppose its the solitary entry in the full-size, 4-wheel drive luxury wagon class?"
The vehicle was always garage kept in the original and only owners Beverly Hills, southern California home since new until we recently acquired it and it is still as new. The vehicle was always primarily dealer serviced at 'Buerge Chrysler Jeep' and boasts all its service records since 1989 until present day and from looking at these extensive service records one will note that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles preventive and scheduled maintenance - its new owner can be sure to enjoy many miles of trouble free motoring!
The original and quite stunning 'White' color paint with wood sidings is in very pristine condition and the luxurious Burgundy color Leather/Corduroy cloth interior is also quite stunning and as new with beautiful original leather front and rear seats with virtually no signs of any wear and all the power options and gauges are working as they should including the ice-cold A/C.
This well maintained and extraordinarily low original 42K miles highly desirable 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4WD 5.9L V8 SUV runs as if still brand new, the transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, there are no oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool - drives exactly like such a well kept and maintained vehicle with such low miles should! You will surely look long and hard to find a finer or nicer driving and looking example of this legendary full size Jeep Grand Wagoneer, owned by only one very careful and mature non-smoking California owner since new!