If you drive your car on the beach, you expect some rust. When you leave it in the garage on the beach for 40 years, well, you better just expect it to have more than a few issues. When this Jeep had “fuel line problems” the owner simply quit driving it and parked it in this garage. And there it stayed until just recently. A sand dune had overtaken the garage, trapping the Jeep and creating an environmental concern. So with the help of the town, the owner’s family finally got the Wagoneer out of the garage. Special thanks to George A for sharing this interesting story with us from the Cape Cod Times.
If this were a Porsche 356, they would probably be trying to sell it for $30,000. And the ad would probably include something like, “The engine was there when I parked it!”
Look, they found the carburetor! Something must have rusted away, like the intake manifold perhaps? They weren’t particularly gentle pulling this Jeep out, but there wasn’t much left here anyways. The owner passed away a few years back, but their family was able to get a pieces out of it to remember them by.
Look, a good hubcap! So, do you think it’s just surface rust? You’d think they would at least clean the windows! That door gap looks suspect to me! I’m thinking for once no one will suggest installing an LS3. So, what year do you think it, uh, was?