Pick of the Day: 1984 Jeep Wagoneer with one-family ownership

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

The Pick of the Day is a family heirloom, a 1984 Jeep Wagoneer offered by a private seller who says his parents owned it since new and called it their “Little Jewel.”

“This vehicle was my mother’s,” the Colorado Springs, Colorado, owner says in the ClassicCars.com ad for the Jeep.  “My dad bought it for her brand new when the model came out.  She rarely drove it because she had another car as well.  (My dad used to manage a car dealership, so we had lots of vehicles.) 

“The 76,104 miles (give or take a hundred once it is sold) are original miles.  It still has her CB installed.”

The Wagoneer is a classic 4X4 version of Jeep’s pioneering luxury wagon, what today we would call an SUV, that was produced from 1962 through 1991 with various updates. 

Although built on the SJ truck chassis, Jeep marketed the Wagoneer as a station wagon for families, so it included carlike comforts and amenities such as power steering, automatic transmission and optional air-conditioning, long before other automakers produced their utility wagons as anything other than spartan work-oriented trucks.

The Jeep is entirely original, the seller notes, and in “beautiful condition.” The Wagoneer seems to be in splendid shape in the photos with the ad showing its apparently excellent body and interior.

So why sell this piece of family history? The owner explains in the ad: 

“She and my father both passed in 2016 at 90 years of age.  I was going to keep the Jeep, but I decided to sell it.  I couldn’t bring myself to drive it much because I did not want to add miles to this beautiful classic. 

“So, I thought ‘What is the point of keeping it if I’m not going to drive it?’  So now, at 71 years old, I decided to sell it.”

The seller says he wants to sell the Jeep to someone who will appreciate how special it is.

“My parents always called it their ‘Little Jewel’,” the seller notes. “I’m hoping someone else will feel the same way about it.”

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The asking price for this attractive survivor is $30,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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