1979 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
88K MILES, ORIGINAL INTERIOR, NICE SURVIVOR CONDITION, 360V8, TH400, CLASSIC!
HIGHLIGHTS: Nicely preserved, largely original 1979 Wagoneer! First of America's luxury SUVs! 360 V8, brown exterior with classy brown leather interior and high-pile carpet! Power rear window, believed to be 88k actual miles and a two-owner vehicle!
BODY OVERVIEW: The body is remarkably straight, considering this Jeep has not received a restoration of any kind, and it shows that this vehicle has been cared for over the years. If you know full sized Jeeps (FSJs), then you know how prone they are to rusting. Underneath, this Wagoneer is pleasantly solid, with minimal amounts of rust showing in one or two of the common areas.
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: It's been a number of years since this Jeep received a repaint, but it still looks good. Kept aesthetically true to original form, this old Jeep is sure to bring back some memories! The paint is in good condition showing normal wear and age, as one would expect for a well-maintained but unrestored vehicle. The woodgrain vinyl decals are in surprisingly good condition, albeit some damage here and there especially on the passenger side quarter panel. The decals look to have been redone at the same time as the paint.
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Step inside this Jeep and poof--it's the early 1980s and you are doing very well for yourself. The comfortable leather buckets are in nice, original condition with normal wear. Though the late-1970s “shag” carpeting is beginning to show some age, this interior has all the earmarks of a vehicle that has been driven and maintained over the years. Plus it even has the rare factory AM/FM/CB radio still in place!
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: A well-loved occasional daily vehicle for most of its life, this Jeep runs well and handles like a Jeep should. Under the hood is an AMC 360 V8--that's right, these are different from the Chrysler 360. The 360 runs smoothly, and is plenty adequate power for comfortable motoring in this luxury behemoth. The TH400 3-speed automatic transmission makes for smooth shifting, and excellent parts availability should it be needed in the future. Power brakes, power steering, and A/C are bonus luxuries that make this Jeep all the more cushy. For a vehicle that has its roots in a utility truck, the ride in this Wagoneer is surprisingly comfortable and quiet--like any good luxury SUV should be.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The Jeep Wagoneer really set the stage for America's luxury trucks and SUVs. They got fancier and fancier every year, appealing to higher and higher end buyers. Aside from the classic luxury feel, the history alone should be enough to keep you hooked!
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: If you're looking for a top-notch show car, this isn't it. It is an old Jeep that has been looked after over the years.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? This vehicle has been with the current owner since 1992 as a secondary vehicle, and everything seems to work as expected. Cosmetically, a nice buff job and some new vinyl woodgrain could really make it stand out! Beyond that, some new seals and gaskets here and there would cure the leaks it has. The windows will likely need to be greased as they are sticky.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Whether you're looking for a fun & unique driver-quality Wagoneer to tinker with and cruise on the weekends or a solid start to a next-level restoration, this Jeep is a great candidate for whatever you have in mind!
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Radio YES (AM works intermittently)
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Tire Condition: Like new, 2019 date
Runs & Drives YES
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 360 V8
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Split Bench
- Seat Material
- Leather & Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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