Quadra-Trac Survivor: 1973 Jeep Wagoneer

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I’ve spent some time getting up close and personal with the pre-Grand Wagoneer over the last few days, as the large Georgia collection we’ve presented here as a Barn Finds Exclusive has several Wagoneers for sale. This example is a four-door model that looks like an honest-to-goodness survivor with all the hallmarks of a life well-lived going on roadtrips and helping out on the farm. Find it here on eBay with bidding over $7K and no reserve listed. 

The seller does an awesome job of providing details around this Jeep’s history, noting how it has lead a life of non-daily use, from being purchased as a Sunday driver to eventually being parked in a shed for absentee ranchers to use when visiting their expansive property. The Wagoneer was a top-of-the-line model when new, and this example is well-optioned with features including Quadra-Trac, power steering and brakes, and factory air conditioning.

After inspecting the Wagoneer Limited we have for sale as a Barn Finds Exclusive, I am impressed by how well these interiors hold up. Even after years of sitting outside, unprotected, the bucket seats feel as soft and supportive as ever, and even this example shows only mild fabric separation on the front seats. The green dash and door panels is typical of the era, and not my first choice for an interior color, but there’s really nothing to fault here for a truck that was used. The mileage is just under 100K and the seller notes it’s nice enough “…that even the wife won’t mind driving it.”

I love the old-school bumper sticker, even if it’s a reproduction. The Jeep Wagoneer seems like a perfect rig for Big Sky country, but it’d look equally at home in a beach community on the coast. The seller says 4WD still hooks up as intended and that the matching 360 four-barrel and Turbo 400 transmission are still running well with no smoking noted. Pricing has gotten fairly ambitious for these rigs, and it will be interesting to see where this survivor-grade example ends up.

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  1. Todd Zuercher

    This seller finds some neat rigs and does a good job presenting them.

    Like 4
  2. local_sheriff

    What an absolutely amazing interior color!This or the ‘camel diarrhea tan’ typical of the era would be my choice if I bought a Grand Wagoneer new back then. I’m sure most folks would disagree, but c’mon guys – this green definately beats the ‘dunno greyish black’ interior combo each and every car comes with nowadays…?

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  3. Gay Car Nut

    That’s my idea of what the ultimate SUV would be. I particularly like original survivors like this. The only upgrade I’d give it is either an old-school Cummins 5.9 litre turbo diesel engine.

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  4. Comet

    Nice find, but the next owner should be a petroleum company executive. Had one, 9-10 MPG.

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  5. Kenneth Carney

    Very nice! Wouldn’t kick it out of my carport! Yeah, the poor gas mileage
    is a drawback, but can be corrected
    with a modern EFI unit in place of the
    standard carb and intake manifold.
    Just what I’d need to haul Mom’s
    scooter when we go shopping or to
    church. Drive it through the workweek,
    and show it or cruise it on weekends.
    Lots of room for the family too! Winner,
    winner, chicken dinner!

    Like 1
  6. Bradley HoweMember

    My last 83 grand wagoneer with the 360 was more like 6 to 7 mpg. 10… ha! Great rigs though.

    Like 1

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