BF Auction: 1977 Jeep Wagoneer

Sold for $13,100View Result

  • Seller: Luther P owell
  • Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Mileage: 43,960 Shown
  • Chassis #: J7A15MP064472
  • Title Status: Clean

UPDATE – The seller has added a video taking a closer look at this Jeep!

In the 1960s, there weren’t a lot of options for family-friendly SUVs, and there certainly weren’t any luxury 4x4s. The Jeep Wagoneer debuted in 1962 and pioneered a now popular market segment of family haulers. Given their versatility, many of these early SUVs were driven to death or rusted away. This 1977 example spent much of its life in the original owner’s garage in Washington State. It’s now in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and is ready for its next owner to enjoy. You can bid on this survivor here on Barn Finds!

The original owner purchased this Wagoneer for quick trips around town and occasional drives out to the ranch. During their ownership, it managed to accumulate just 46k miles. While not the lowest mileage we’ve ever seen, it’s quite low for a Wagoneer and would seem to back up the claim of originality. While these were known to be durable, rust is a common issue, and interiors don’t always hold up well.

Under the hood is the 360 cui V8, which was pulled from the AMC parts bin. With 195 horsepower on tap, the Wagoneer was just as comfortable on the highway as it was off-road. During AMC’s ownership, the Wagoneer also gained the Quadra-Trac 4×4 system, which increased driver convenience and comfort, while still being very capable. Getting this one back on the road didn’t take much work. It was treated to a full tune-up, and a new radiator was installed. The seller had a custom exhaust system built to replace the old system and give the truck a nice rumble. They also had the brakes rebuilt and a set of winter tires installed (a set of Toyo All-Season tires are also included). And a new windshield was just recently installed.

The seller believes the original seat upholstery, gauges, clock, and dashboard pad. They certainly look like they could be the parts this truck left the factory with. The seller notes that the fuel gauge isn’t working, but everything else functions as it should. The front rubber floor covering was cracked, so it was removed and replaced with a new one. While they had it out, they took photos of the floors to show how solid they are (pictured in the gallery below). The rear floor cover was in decent shape, so they left it alone. The headliner was starting to show its age, so they removed it and sprayed the roof with sealant. That way, the next owner would have the option to either leave it as is or install a new headliner.

By modern standards, this Jeep might not seem all that luxurious, but having features like cruise control, rear window defrost, and a radio in a vehicle that could go just about anywhere was unheard of when the Wagoneer debuted. Its closest competitor was Land Rover’s Range Rover line, which didn’t officially enter the US market until 1987. These rigs are comfortable to drive and ride in. The seller states that this one goes down the road nicely, with steering that the seller states is centered and the suspension eating up bumps as it should.

Whether the mileage is accurate or not, this is a very impressive find. This one is still wearing its original Firecracker red paint with wood grain applique, which is a desirable combination. It’s well-optioned, with just about every feature you could get on the Wagoneer. Today, there’s a dedicated following for these, and low-mileage examples like this are highly sought after. Between its mileage, originality, options, and solid condition, this Jeep has a lot going for it. Don’t miss out on the chance to be its next owner, so be sure to cast your high bid below!

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Sold for: $13,100
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Ended: Mar 5, 2024 11:02am MDT
Winner: bigkev77
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    bigkev77 bid $13,100.00  2024-03-05 10:59:34
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    Beth bid $11,000.00  2024-03-04 16:39:09
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Comments

  1. Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

    Lovely looking Jeep. I’ve always been old-school when it comes to SUVs. I’d buy a 1970s Jeep or other SUV of the same generation had I not already had another more modern (gag) 2017 SUV.

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  2. Avatar photo Phil G

    We had one, same year also had the 360 4bbl, though not nearly as nice as this one. Living in New England, the rust finally got to it, but it was a tank.
    Mechanically I don’t remember any particular problems during the 5 yrs or so we had it- rusty brake lines and such. Just the unique shaking problem of ‘slip stick’ in the drive line. Solved with topping up the special quadratrac fluid, which seemed at the time exhorbitantly expensive at $14.95 a quart. Luckily didn’t take much!

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  3. Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

    They may not get the best fuel economy, but what do you expect? You want 20mpgs or better, buy an AMC Hornet or a Concord.

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  4. Avatar photo Daniel

    I had a ’77 Wagoneer a few years ago in this color. After a while I discovered it was a Wagoneer body placed on an 80s Chevy truck frame, engine, transmission. As I went to sell it, the transmission went all grumpy on a test drive. Found a local guy who rebuilds the old TH400 Chevy transmissions for a mere $500, my mechanic put it in for $500 and it was back to normal. Made a solid $300 profit!

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    • Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

      I don’t get how that happens.

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  5. Avatar photo Vanni M.

    Pretty clean classic waggy. whats the thoughts on the reserve here? hagerty says $20k market sales research for a good one, not even in excellent shape, but good. im considering exporting it to spain wondering what the community thinks for obtaining parts for these if i choose to bid. thanks

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  6. Avatar photo Vanni M.

    hello, watched a few of these in this type of condition going for $15 and way higher, hagerty says $20k for good condition. anyone have thoughts about a reserve here? thinking of exporting to spain to my ranch there, this one looks really original and straight. i like this color. thanks in advance for your thoughts

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  7. Avatar photo Harry

    Is there a minimum Reserve bid

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    • Avatar photo Joshua Mortensen Staff

      The reserve has been met, so this one is going to sell!

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      • Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

        I hope whoever buys it enjoys it.

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  8. Avatar photo Nelson C

    I like the Wagoneer for being the lead in SUV come luxury wagon segment. By the late 70s the styling though traditional was getting long in the tooth and handling never caught up either. At this time GM had shown everyone that they really built the luxury all purpose vehicle. Jeep knew what it created but didn’t really run with it. Over the past few decadesthey’ve proven to have found and lead the way again.

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  9. Avatar photo Dan

    Quite a find…the only Wagoneers I’ve seen lately are the Grand Wagoneers from the 80s. Although that partial woodgrain on the sides are supposed to be original, it still looks somewhat weird, but I’m not gonna change that. Looks like a turnkey car that only needs an interior restoration. If this were a Suburban, the bids would already exceed $15K.

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    • Avatar photo JustPassinThru

      That was how Jeep, under AMC, first went with the then-popular fake-wood trim.

      About 1975 they went with wider swath of Di-Noc, with borders of a lighter color, to appear to have Country-Squire-style borders.

      With the Grand Wagoneer, they finally did an actual copy of Ford’s Squire trim, complete with raised borders.

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      • Avatar photo JustPassinThru

        I see a contradiction in dates.

        I thought the full-lower-body Di-Noc treatment happened in 1975; but this is a 1977. Maybe both were on the option – I am sure of the full-side-woodprint, because a neighbor of ours owned several new dealerships. He’d just bought the AMC dealer, and was driving a new Wagoneer.

        But AMC and especially Jeep, was pretty chaotic in those days. The full-side treatment could have been a one-year option, or a trim indication, or they might have reversed it in the later 1970s model years.

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  10. Avatar photo BA

    I like the made in Toledo Ohio data plate ! No foreign parts or assembly was used back then if it said made in the USA that’s the way it was! My Dad would say need a job? Need money to eat ? Eat your import! Times change.

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  11. Avatar photo Rex Kahrs Member

    Designed by Brooks Stevens years earlier. Look him up.

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  12. Avatar photo CW

    I am just wondering how you put this jeep into 4 wheel drive? Do you have to lock in the hubs?

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  13. Avatar photo jledonne8n8f

    The narrow upper bodyside woodgrain started in 1969 on the Custom V8 model. AMC continued that until 1975 when they went to a full side decal with contrasting boarders as you mentioned. Apparently, it wasn’t well received because 1976 reverted to the narrow design. That remained on the option list for one model or another through 1983. The Limited and later Grand got the full width treatment with vinyl surround moldings.

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  14. Avatar photo Joe Thomas

    Quadra-Trac is a full-time system so no hubs to lock/unlock. The center diff can be locked with a knob in the glove box and if it’s equipped with low range, it engages with a lever on the driver’s side next to the transmission tunnel.

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  15. Avatar photo MikeinAppalachia

    Does the back seat fold forward or is it easily removable?

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    • Avatar photo Luther P.

      Yes to both!

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  16. Avatar photo Joshua Mortensen Staff

    The reserve is off!

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  17. Avatar photo Marley

    Please answer my question. Does it have A/C. Yes or No

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  18. Avatar photo Marley

    I’ve asked about A/c three times , it’s only been posted once , but still No response. It’s a simple yes or No.

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    • Avatar photo Nelson C

      Peering under the hood and at the dash doesn’t provide any evidence of air conditioning.

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  19. Avatar photo Phil G

    No, I don’t see a compressor or the hoses under there.

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    • Avatar photo Car Nut Tacoma

      I agree. While having an AC unit would be nice during the hot Summer months, the rest of the year, not required.

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