The Weird Old Rumor Behind The Jeep Grand Wagoneer's Wood Trim, Explained
In the 1940s and ‘50s, wood-adorned Fords, Chryslers, Packards and even Nashes were all the rage. But perhaps the most iconic and recognizable woodie is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which had wood on its sides until 1991. I recently heard a story from a Jeep engineer that the Grand Wagoneer’s wood may have been hiding something.
Restored 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
This 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer comes from the final year of production and has recently been restored to factory specs. Receipts are said to total around $60k and document 18 months of work including a bare-metal repaint, new interior, refurbished drivetrain, and engine and chassis detailing.
Jeep will show new Grand Wagoneer to dealers this summer
Jeep plans to show off its new Grand Wagoneer at the upcoming dealer show in Las Vegas in August, and that means the automaker probably at least has a finalized design.