For Sale: 1989 Jeep Wrangler in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1989 Jeep Wrangler

An early version initially called the "Willys Overland" morphed from military GP (general purpose) vehicle to the mass-produced CJ, short for "civilian Jeep". More than 1.5 million CJ Jeeps were built, having continued the same basic body style for 45 years since the Jeep first appeared. Widely regarded as "America's workhorse", the CJs have been described as "probably the most successful utility vehicle ever made". The word Jeep is an acronym of the letters GP.

The call of the wild, the great outdoors, into the great wide open, breathin' the fresh air, are all representative of a Jeep. For consignment, this 1989 Wrangler which was tucked away in a barn for 10 years saw the light of day 2 years ago when our consignor rescued it and performed some of the necessary repairs to get it up and running again. Some engine work and suspension work was performed but with other issues present one will have to make the decision to finish the repairs and enjoy this as a daily driver or dedicate this Wrangler as an offroad rig ready to forge new trails. You decide, the wild(sic) is your oyster.

Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.*
Exterior
We are rustling up some Wrangler in 4x4 form, now with a gray hardtop and what appears to be the factory black paint. A frontal impact at some time in the past has left the fenders not only dented but twisted upwards at their leading edges. A drilled chrome bumper on the front and a simple square tube steel bumper with tow ball replace the originals. Plastic black flares surround the front and rear wheel wells and keep the mud on just the tires. Speaking of which are 30x9.50R15LT's all around wrapping 5 spoke factory wheels. Moving down the body we note a plethora of dings, dents, surface rust, and invasive rust present. Also, down low on the tub behind the passengers front wheel we see a buckle and twist in the body which leads us to believe other issues may be present underneath. While not mounted, the spare tire and tailgate mounted holder are included with the purchase.

Interior
Gray vinyl door panels are dressed with chrome for the window cranks and door pulls. Horizontal delineation lines create nice patterns on these panels which present as worn and soiled. A hop up inside and we sit in vinyl and broadcloth high backed bucket seats which show tearing and splitting of the seams on the driver's seat. The original dash is still there and has been rewired with updated lighting. In dash central are a lineup of 5 gauges to keep track of all the essentials on your climb. Below are the climate controllers and an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player by Alpine. A rollbar is above the rear bench which sings to the tune of the front buckets in fabric and color. Carpeting has been removed and now a black texture painted floor is below with twin shifters for the transmission and 4wd capabilities growing from the hump.

Drivetrain
Under the hood is the original unrestored 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which has EFI and an Aisin-Warner 5-speed manual transmission on the back of it. The engine has had a new timing chain, new oil pump, starter, valve cover gaskets, water pump, and thermostat installed. The axles are courtesy of Dana and are filled with 4.11 ratio gears. Slight corrosion and some dulling of plastic parts is duly noted.

Undercarriage
Power disc brakes for the front, and power drums with new lines and drums for the back and leaf spring suspension all around. We note new shocks all around as well as leaf spring bushings, shackles and new front leaf springs and a 1" lift has been added. Unfortunately, with all of these recent repairs and upgrades some issues still do exist. The frame has a noticeable kink in the metal behind the driver's front suspension, there is invasive rust in the frame at various locations, more so toward the rear. There is invasive rust in the body hanger structure at various points with some sections repaired, some are not. There is also noticeable rot in the flooring. A newer stock style exhaust system has been added, however, the catalytic converter has been removed.

Drive-Ability
A quick fire up and the test track beckoned. We answered and here it performed well, no noticeable issues. All functions were working just fine but we did note that the Jeep tracks slightly sideways and a quicker measurement of the wheelbase showing over 1" difference form one side to the other as part of that issue.

A barn find Wrangler right out of 1989 and gracing our South Mallway. Lots of recent maintenance and service has been completed but with underlying frame, flooring and other structural issues most likely not ready to be your daily commuter but think of all the new trails you can blaze in the suburban wilderness with your local Jeep club.

VIN DECODE
2J4FY19E9KJ134353
2-Canada
J-Jeep
4-MPV
F-4001 Thru 5000 GVWR
Y-Wrangler
1-Base Trim
9-2 Door Open Body
E-2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder
9-Check Digit
K-1989
J-Brampton, Ontario, Canada Assy Plant
134353-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1989 Jeep Wrangler
  • Listing ID: CC-1594582
  • Price: $12,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:Wrangler
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:162357
  • Stock Number:3906
  • VIN:2J4FY19E9KJ134353

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
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