Grand Wagoneer and Grand Manor? But it looks like I screwed up…see comment below.
Whether the Jeep is Grand or merely Limited, this is a grand website. A Supreme Brougham Limited Edition website!
Not to pick nits, but… That’s an 83 or earlier Wagoneer Limited.
Not such a Grand post, eh? Oh well; it is the middle of August.
I probably should have deleted that when i had a shot.. Sorry. To be fair, everyone seems to call the earlier wagons Grand Waggys anyway.
I wish the GW would have kept those tails. Much more fitting than the Cherokee’s utility lights..
The Grand Manor looks like the Motels I like visiting if I’m not camping.
I’m of mixed feelings with the tails. The original wraparounds, were the Wagoneer’s from inception. The 1966 dressing-up gave them the crude thick chrome-plated-pot-metal bezels; the original design without or with very thin chrome stripping, looked cleaner.
Cleaner yet, I thought, were the 1974 Cherokee taillights. Too bad they were on the loss-leader SJ vehicle, instead of the premium rig from the start. Must have been a tough choice for the AMC planners…put the old ones on the new badge-engineered model?…hey, at least it would have matched the retro-Waggy grille. But they wanted something fresh, yet tied into the family.
Ten years later, it was decided that the Cherokee-style lights aged better. Interestingly, the Grand Waggy did have taillights different from the Cherokee; they were flush, not flat-recessed, and had a turn-signal quadrant. But they looked the same from afar, at first glance.
A grand story, on Grand-Dad’s favorite hunting rig…
Yup. The GRAND Wagoneer used the formerly-discounted SJ Cherokee’s taillight assemblies.
Looks a bit like things aren’t going so “grand” for this guy; I can see a FSJ as a show or collector’s car but that’s a bit overloaded with patina. Looks like a hifalutin beater-mobile.
Maybe if he’d leave the Grand Marnier alone, he’d do better in business or in life…
I don’t know, I’ve owned some Waggys that were much worse for wear than that one (oddly, the interiors were always close to perfect too).
As long as the frame isn’t rotted out next to the fuel tank it’s in good shape! 😀
Needs a Grand Am.
Be nice, we are probably talking about somebody’s Grandfather.
Because you should be able to off road while keeping all the comforts of Brougham…..
AMC didn’t leave you out. There was a Wagoneer Brougham from 81 to 83.
Brings back memories of my ’90. Absolutely loved that car, er, truck, er whatever; despite the constant 12mpg. Unfortunately it had spent its entire previous life in Bangor, ME (gifted to us by my in-laws), so the rust bug got way ahead of me within two years of my ownership.
> Brings back memories of my ’90. Absolutely loved that car, er, truck, er whatever; despite the constant 12mpg.
After that admission, I hereby (unofficially, of course) ban you from trash-talking American luxo-barges ever again. 🙂
Would that be a Brougham-by-4?
Love these wood-sided FSJs; my favorite Jeep.
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