Weekly Treasure: Hellcat-Powered 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The Grand Wagoneer (simply known as Wagoneer on the time) was constructed on the identical body-on-frame structure as the unique Jeep Gladiator pickup truck and it provided a number of drivetrain choices and suspension setups. It may be had as a two- or four-door wagon, whereas the later was additionally
offered as a panel van, sans rear home windows. The primary engine provided was a 3.8-liter inline-six with 140 horsepower. It was a reasonably naked bones car on the time, however options like air con, rear seat belts, a padded dashboard, and improved braking system arrived inside simply a few mannequin years. New engines had been additionally
a part of the enhancements. Its first V8 was a 5.4-liter sourced from AMC. A extra luxurious Tremendous Wagoneer got here in 1966, including a brand new grille, push-button radio, seven-position
tilt steering wheel, energy steering and brakes, and a console-shifted computerized transmission.
When AMC purchased Kaiser in 1970, it instantly started to additional refine the Wagoneer. Points akin to noise, vibration, and a harsh trip had been addressed. However it was in 1972 when one of many greatest improvements arrived: the Quadra-Trac full-time four-wheel-drive system.