1989 JEEP Grand Wagoneer 4WD


GALLERY PHOTO 2012 Central Illinois
Pictures on this website were taken over a period of time
& may not exactly portray the car at this time.
See NOTES for detailed TLC issues.

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It seems I've wanted a Grand Wagoneer (the original) since they were first introduced.

I was lucky enough to buy one in 2008. I haven't put a lot of miles on it but have enjoyed owning in many ways.

Now, unfortunately, I am forced to sell the car due to vision impairment issues. For this same reason I have chosen not to repair the small number of issues that a new owner may choose to address. (See these Notes)

I am the second private owner of this vehicle. It has been and remains a solid, dependable and fun vehicle to drive anywhere, any time.

It often prompts strangers to remark about its pristine condition, good looks and how they hope to own an original Jeep Grand Wagoneer someday.

It has been garaged most of its thirty-three years. When not garaged, it was covered with a high quality Cover King cover.

The car has no significant leaks, starts easily and heats up quickly in the winter. It drives smoothly in a stable manner with good acceleration and braking capabilities.
The windshield glass is clear with no scratches, cracks or puck marks.
Side glass has been professionally tinted.
Interior upholstery, carpet and door panels are near perfect. No stains, no fading, no dirt.

This is your chance to buy an example of this unique marque at a reasonable price. It's also an opportunity to buy a classic that is likely to appreciate in value over the next few years. (See the Bloomberg Money article on this subject.)

You can choose to use it a daily driver as-is, or restore to absolutely
pristine condition with a minimum amount of work and money.

There are a few issues that may require attention by a new owner. See NOTES

The price for this vehicle is $24,900 or best acceptable offer.

The owner will work with an out-of-state buyer to deliver the car in an economical and safe manner.
Payment must be made by bank wire transfer.

This 1989 Grand Wagoneer is located in a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago.

Please contact me by email using this address if you are serious about purchasing the car. (Click the words," contact me."

















1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4WD
VIN: xxxxxxxxxxx
Mileage: 144,500 (11/2023)






1989 JEEP Grand Wagoneer- 2 WD/ 4WD
3 speed automatic with High and Low Range control, 360 CU V8 with 4 barrel carburetor.
This Jeep Grand Wagoneer has a ride quality that is more comfortable than many modern SUV's.
It's is a fun & unique vehicle to own and drive.

The ride is quiet and smooth on the firm side. The vehicle does not sway or roll keeping
the driver always in control. (It is equipped with an aftermarket anti-roll bar.) This Grand Wagoneer like most Jeeps  has great traction in the rain and snow especially with 4WD high or low engaged. Four wheel drive (high and low) is activated with switches on the dashboard, not at the wheel hub level.

Generous premium sound-proofing material installed on the bottom side of hood.

Only 10,159 were produced.
The woody styling of this vehicle with plenty of chrome is very nostalgic and the wide expanse of glass
with thin pillars gives excellent visibility.
Cargo room is quite generous and the interior is durable, luxurious & comfortable.

This vehicle is in good to very good condition inside and out (see notes).
There is little to no rust in the body panels or undercarriage.
The current owner has kept it garaged or covered for most of its life.

The undercarriage was professionally undercoated by Z Tech Naperville.
The windows were also tinted by this company.

The car is located time in a suburb near Chicago.

If you want more information and are serious about purchasing this vehicle
you can contact the owner at
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Purchase of this vehicle will include copies of:
1990 Jeep Chrysler Service Manual; Engine Chassis Body
1990 Jeep Chrysler Service Manual; Electrical
Haynes Jeep Wagoneer & Pickup Automotive Repair Manual 1972 thru 1991

Extra cargo cover
Extra Grand Wagoneer Wheel


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Many Grand Wagoneer enthusiasts make extra money by renting their vehicle for day trips
with the Hagerty Insurance sponsored program called Drive Share.

Others register their cars with companies that provide vehicles for
movie and TV ad production.

The Grand Wagoneer marque says
"American, stable, solid, secure" which is why so many advertisers
want the car in their commercials.
As of September, 2020, in the greater Chicago market,
both "Botox" and "Swizzlers" feature the GW in their ads.
Here's a list of movies in which the GW appears.

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  This is a note that came with the car from the original owner of the vehicle:

This Jeep is simply the finest vehicle I've ever owned. Its' got ample power, plush comfort, unmistakable styling, and is extremely accessible to work on.

I have found nothing that handles better in snow, and the 360 makes high driving fun.

Quite the cult following for these truck, with a camaraderie among enthusiasts.

It can hold it own against any other of the more modern vehicles in its class (that have the advantage of 30 years of technology) that are currently rolling off the line.

Its styling is nostalgic, complete with vinyl wood grain rim and plenty of chrome. Finding it in parking areas is never much of a challenge. Also, the wide expanse of glass and slim pillars make for unrivaled visibility. Cargo room is exceptional and the seats are quite comfortable even on the longest trips.

The Grand Wagoneer is affordable, attractive, capable, comfortable, reliable, and an all around blast to drive. Nothing currently out on the market can compare.

360 V* still holds 40 pounds of oil pressure, hot, the bullet proof Chrysler 727 tranny shifts like a charm, and the NP229 transfer case works flawlessly.





Side view mirrors, steering, windows, driver/ passenger seats (6 way),
door locks, cargo window, brakes


Rear window defroster, washer & wiper,
Dash mounted cargo window control, retractable cargo cover,
Seat belts & Shoulder harness front & back
4 way flashers
Cruise Control
Left & Right Fresh Air floor panel vents
Wing type locking vent windows
Dual sun visors with illuminated mirrors

 Fog Lamps
OEM Front Air Dam
OEM Front and Rear Mud-flaps
Roof Rack

Spare original aluminum wheel ($300 value)
Cargo cover (second matching cover included $345 value)
Air conditioning
Rear Seat Fold Forward Lock Strap
OEM Interior matching dashboard sun block cover
Original Dealership Plastic Logo on Cargo Door
Original Jack and Lug Nut Wrench
Operator's Manual with original dealer jacket
Maintenance Receipts


Exterior Temperature & Compass Readout
Custom Volume & Bass Control
Garage door opener compartment
Sunglass/ Pen/ Credit Card compartment
Cabin Lights and Lighting Controls

Hidden ignition kill switch
Alarm system
12 speaker Blaupunkt Stereo with wireless remote fob
Blaupunkt Carbon Fiber Flex Radio Antenna
Two tube-style Bazooka sub-woofers
Overhead volume & EQ controls
Stem-mount full access EQ and mix controller
All side windows high quality after-market tinted

Cover King custom fit outdoor cover
Custom Wheelskins Steering Wheel Wrap (not installed)
Stainless Steel Window Rain Deflectors (not installed)

Edelrock Chrome Valve Covers (not installed)
Two key fobs to lock/unlock doors (plus two additional keysets
(One key starts car/ the other for locking)
Stereo Remote



360 CI V8
Edelbrock Manifold with 4 barrel carburetor
Magnecor KV85 Competition Ignition cables
Jacobs Electronic Computer Electronic Ignition
Front & Rear Billstein Shocks
Borla high performance exhaust with Chrome Extension

Front 6-way power bucket seats with headrest and center armrest
(leather with Cumberland Cord fabric seat/lean-back inserts)
Rear bench: folds up, locks and is removable.

Special Optima Yellow Top Battery with top & side mount connectors
Schneider Battery Tender hard-wired behind grill
Chrysler 727 transmission
NP229 transfer case (2WD, 4WD Hi, 4WD Lo)




Blaupunkt Monterey Stereo includes:
CD / AM FM/ Aux
Wireless remote
Detachable face plate with case
Blaupunkt High Gain Antenna
Aux input for music players (wired)
4 high frequency tweeters

Blaupunkt Velocity V7000 4 x 4 + 2 x 80 = 1 20 Watt Amplifier
With BEQ 65 In-car EQ controller
Dual Bazooka Series 2 Bass Tubes by SAS


High/ Low Control Shift Control on Dash
Stereo control Stem



All maintenance records (three owners)
Original Operator's Manual and leatherette dealer case (Briggs Jeep - Eagle Manhattan KS)
2 door lock remote fobs fobs (security door lock/ alarm/ courtesy lamps)
3 key sets
Class I & II Towing Package "A." Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight: 3,500 lbs. Tongue Load Limit: 350 lbs.
Factory installed heavy duty wiring harness & frame-mounted hitch
Edelbrock Chrome Valve Covers (not installed)
Stainless steel window shades (not installed)
Stainless steel radiator overflow & window washer fluid tanks
Under-hood mounted fire extinguisher
Extensive Dyna-Mat under-hood insulation
Behind grill mounted Schneider trickle charger
Ceramic Headers
Tinted side windows
Security system with hidden lock-out switch and fob trigger
Hella high output headlight lamps
Original Fog lights
Leather steering wheel wrap (not installed)

Other included parts:
Right rear power door lock piston
Steering/ ignition/ Park interlock connector/ switch
Door panel clamps
Spare tire & wheel Included (non-Grand Wagoneer)
Two  cargo covers

JEEP Repair Reference Manuals:
1990 Jeep Chrysler Service Manual; Engine Chassis Body
1990 Jeep Chrysler Service Manual; Electrical
Haynes Jeep Wagoneer & Pickup Automotive Repair Manual 1972 thru 1991



NOTES: 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

  • 5.9L, 4x4, automatic.
  • The chassis has 144,000 miles. The engine was rebuilt at 90,000 miles.
  • Synthetic oil is used front to rear. Use only 5 quarts with new filter. Full mark is etched on back of dipstick.
  • Jeep 5.9L, 360cid engine has had the Edelbrock torque performance package installed.
  • Edelbrock claims 60 ft-lb torque improvements.
  • The heads were pulled, camshaft, lifters, valve springs, intake manifold, spredbore 4 barrel carburetor, cam gear with chain, ceramic coated headers and Borla exhaust were installed.
  • The block passed visual and measured well with nice crosshatch in the cylinder walls.
  • German Bilstein shocks and larger front and rear anti sway bars.
  • Many items have been replaced or rebuilt. The radiator, a/c compressor, brake hoses, drum kits and cylinders, fuel level sensor, steering box, power steering pump, alternator, fan clutch, water pump and more have been replaced at various times.
  • 12 speaker Blaupunkt stereo installation
  • Electronic ignition: Jacobs Electronics Jacobs Computer Ignition w/anti theft system. Model 370X0X Energy Pak.
  • Ceramic coated headers
  • Bilstein shocks
  • Borla exhaust
  • New engine mounts at 141,919 miles in 2011
  • Average mileage 11 to 15 MPG
  • Recommended fuel 92 Octane
  • Recommended lubricants: Synthetic

1988       304 miles
1989   18,851 miles
1991   44,600 miles
1996   94,163 miles
2005  133,900 miles
2008  136,000 miles
2020  144,490 miles
2022   144,560 (Current)

The engine was rebuilt in 1995 by a professional automotive shop at 91,299 miles

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Vehicle Technical Specifications (Based on 1989 Grand Wagoneer /some variations for earlier model years)

Dimensions Exterior Size
Overall Length: 186.4 inches Overall width: 74.8 inches Wheelbase: 108.7 inches

Interior Size
Headroom (front): 37.1 inches
Headroom (rear): 36.8 inches
Legroom (front): 40.5 inches
Legroom (rear): 37.0 inches
Cargo Volume (ft.): 74.5 inches

Rear axle to ground: 7.2 inches
Min. running clearance: 10.1 inches

Gross Vehicle Weight (Max GVWR)
6200 lbs.

Factory Powertrain & Driveline Specs
5.9 litre 360 V-8
8.25:1 compression ratio
2 -barrel carburetor

Model 727, 3-speed automatic column shift

Transfer Case
Selec-Trac 2WD/4WD system, NP229 with shift-on-the-fly capability; includes low-range (2.6:1)

Power front disc and rear drum

Recirculating ball type; variable ratio power assist standard,16:1 to 13:1; turning diameter 37.7 ft.

Front: Dana model 44 full-floating solid axle. Multi-leaf special springs. Standard axle ratio 2.73:1
Rear: AMC semi-floating solid axle. Multi-leaf special springs. Standard axle ratio 2.73:1

Fuel Tank
20.3 gallon capacity with skid plate & locking cap

Battery & Alternator
12-volt Heavy-Duty

P235/75R15 with full size spare on steel wheel

OEM JEEP Grand Wagoneer original 15"x7" cast aluminum (12 spoke/6-lug)
Spare: tire and rim (Not OEM)
Extra wheel without tire included

Towing Specs
Class III Towing Package "B"
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight
: 5,000 lbs.
Tongue Load Limit:
750 lbs.
Includes: Heavy Duty wiring harness with relays, equalizing hitch receptacle & automatic transmission oil cooler.

Class I & II Towing Package "A"
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight
: 3,500 lbs.
Tongue Load Limit: 350 lbs.
Includes: Heavy Duty flasher, wiring harness & frame-mounted hitch

Interior Highlights
Door Trim Panels: Color-keyed custom vinyl w/lower nylon carpeting and upper wood grain molding
Carpet: Color-keyed 18oz. carpeting-passenger, cargo area, rear seatback and tailgate
Headliner & Sun Visors: Color-keyed fabric, with auto-illumined vanity mirrors
Instrument Cluster: Speedometer, fuel, voltmeter, oil pressure and engine temperature gauges.
Seats: Front 6-way power bucket seats with headrest and folding center armrest (leather with Cumberland Cord fabric seat/lean-back inserts).
Rear bench, folds up and is removable.

Steering Wheel:
: Color-keyed, two-spoked, leather-wrapped

Convenience Features

  • Heater/Defroster

  • Rear window defroster

  • Rear window wiper & washer

  • Cigar lighter

  • Lighted glove compartment

  • Front door storage pockets

  • Air conditioning

  • Cruise control

  • Power door locks and windows

  • Power tailgate window

  • Power side view mirrors

  • Remote door locks with auto-illumined interior and exterior courtesy lights

  • Lighted vanity mirrors

  • Key fob for door locks and alarm mode



  • Front/ rear windshield washer pump not working
  • Air conditioner blows cool air but needs recharging
  • Passenger side front door and fender vinyl & trim pieces have released (Replacement pieces are available from www.teamgrandwagoneer.com)
  • Power side-view mirror switch inoperative
  • Headliner sagging
  • Antenna needs replacing

This vehicle is sold as is with no warranty stated or implied.

There are issues that may require attention by the new owner.
See NOTES above

You can use this SUV as a daily driver, or restore it to absolutely
 pristine condition with a minimum amount of work and money.

The price for this vehicle is $24,900 or best acceptable offer.

The owner will work with an out-of-state buyer to deliver the car in an economical and safe manner.
Payment must be made by bank wire transfer.

This 1989 Grand Wagoneer is located in a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago.

Please contact me by email using this address if you are serious about purchasing the car. (Click the words," contact me." If you are seeing this ad you can be assured that the vehicle is "still available." Thanks.