Decide of the Day: 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer


When the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched, an early-production car was pushed up a flight of stairs in Detroit and thru a glass window – caught on digicam by a swarm of media. The concept was to convey the car’s ruggedness and functionality. Thirty years later, it stays a favourite.

The Decide of the Day is a low-mileage 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer listed on the market on by a vendor in Davenport, Iowa. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“Uncommon one-year choice Grand Wagoneer package deal,” the itemizing begins. “Solely 50k unique miles, auto, loaded.”

The vendor is correct: The ZJ-generation Grand Cherokee, which launched in 1993, may very well be optioned as a Grand Wagoneer for that one yr solely. It had largely the identical tools because the Grand Cherokee Restricted however added distinctive pillow-style leather-based upholstery and a woodgrain exterior. The decrease facet physique cladding misplaced its grooves, and the Grand Cherokee’s color-matched grille was changed with a chrome grille. That side provides somewhat little bit of a thriller to as we speak’s function car, for the reason that grille shouldn’t be chrome.

Again in Might, I featured an older-model (“SJ” Collection) 1987 Grand Wagoneer as my Decide of the Day. The collector market has taken automobiles like this to new heights. In truth, Hagerty even revealed a Shopping for Information for folks seeking to get into the sport.

Energy for this SUV comes from a Magnum 5.2-liter V8 mated to an computerized transmission, and this engine was rated at 220 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque from the manufacturing unit. The vendor says that the air-con compressor, tires, and shock absorbers have been changed. Additionally, the odometer reads simply 50,567 miles, so hopefully this Grand Wagoneer has a number of life left in it.

The Jeep identify is synonymous with go-anywhere functionality, and the ZJ Grand Wagoneer was on the high of its recreation when the going bought tough: It had a totally mechanical, full-time four-wheel drive system referred to as Quadra-Trac. It might robotically detect when four-wheel drive was wanted and switch energy to the entrance wheels accordingly.

Jeep has after all come out with a brand new Grand Wagoneer as of 2023. Jeep’s web site says, “The unique premium SUV returns! The all-new Grand Wagoneer by Jeep combines vanguard know-how, luxurious, consolation, and rugged functionality.” The brand new Grand Wagoneer will set you again $88,640.

The asking value for this 30-year-old model is $15,900. The vendor says, “As good of a 1993 as you will see!”

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