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Original Family Owned: 1984 Jeep Wagoneer

Unfortunately, the passage of time can mean that a long-time family vehicle ends up being sold, and that’s the case with this 1984 Jeep Wagoneer, complete with the iconic wood-grain paneling and a body shell that hadn’t changed much from its introduction as a 1963 model. This particular vehicle is listed for auction here on eBay, where bidding is over $10,000 already. You can drive it home from Waddell, Arizona if you’re the highest bidder!

Practical but anything but economical, by the time this Wagoneer Limited was produced it was viewed as sort of an Americanized Range Rover; a luxury SUV (some would argue the first luxury SUV) that could go anywhere while still remaining comfortable for its occupants.

The seller notes that the Jeep was purchased new by their grandparents and refurbished recently. The only major visible body damage is a poorly repaired dent in the driver’s side rear door. The seller has included this closeup photo so you can evaluate the damage yourself.

The rust is confined to this area at the bottom of the rear quarter panel window. We’re told that the power rear window even operates properly! I’ll bet there aren’t many of the 20,019 Grand Wagoneers built-in 1984 that you can still say that about!

While the original seats show some wear, that should be expected after over 195,000 miles. Apparently, the dash cover was purchased when the vehicle was new as a nod to the baking Arizona sun and it conceals a crack-free dash underneath — that was a surprise!

Over $6,000 was spent on refurbishing the engine, suspension, brakes, and air conditioning as well as many other items less than 10 months ago. The seller includes some of the items replaced and it seems as if they were planning on keeping the vehicle around for a long time. Perhaps the new owner will feel the same? How about you?

Comments

  1. Matt Boyd

    My friends have one that is restored. They live in Connecticut and it is just a great car/truck. I drive it when I visit. I live in SOCA and they are so rare anymore.

    Like 1
  2. Ward William

    David Tracy from Jalopnik must be salivating at this very moment.

    Like 2
    • Stang1968

      Perhaps, but as the new owner will not need a tetanus shot, David would surely pass.

  3. IkeyHeyman

    I thought that the bubble for these would have burst by now, but they’re still going strong, it appears. I never owned one but dated a woman who did and it was in the shop an awful lot. I had a 4Runner of the same vintage at that time and I couldn’t kill the damn thing.

    Like 1
  4. angryjonny

    God, why did I EVER sell my Wagoneer?!?!?!

    Like 6
  5. Oregon feller

    I had a 74 Cherokee Chief of this species with the 360ci mill.. super capable comfortable and sturdy…..it yeilded 9 MPG with a solo driver or 5 people and all the gear….I think it even got that same MPG sitting in my driveway at night…I miss it every day!

    Like 10
  6. Bob C.

    It is a shame these are thirsty, no matter what engine it has. All the side windows are flat tempered glass, dating back to 1963. The rear quarter windows are a rubber gasket set that you rope in from the outside.

    Like 1
  7. Claudio

    Wow , looking at the interior gives me a flashback to my station wagon eagle and it had the same steering, dash, seats, same color , same thing , i never knew that they shared so much
    I dont miss it and i would never spend good hard earned money on a truck like this one …

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