For Sale: 1988 Jeep Cherokee in Pasadena, California

Vehicle Description


This unmodified 1988  Jeep Cherokee Laredo is a classic example of rugged elegance and enduring performance for which the Jeep brand is known. This Laredo is a well-kept gray 4-door model equipped with a desirable 5-speed manual transmission and has just over 81,000 miles on the odometer. It is powered by a reliable 4.0L I6 engine and has been treated to a number of significant service and mechanical updates in recent years, including the replacement of the serpentine belt, engine and transmission mounts, oil seals, and shock absorbers.

The Laredo package includes features like gray plaid cloth seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, power front seats, air conditioning, and fog lights. This example is unmodified, however, the new white-letter BFGoodrich All Terrain TA tires against the gray backdrop are a reminder of this 4x4’s off-road capability.

The included CarFax report notes damage in 2017 prior to the current owner’s acquisition and no additional information is provided. The report begins with data in 1994 with registration in Massachusetts and then Idaho for 15+ years before moving to California. It was purchased by the current owner’s son in Los Angeles in 2019 and transferred to the current owner in December 2022.

This Cherokee is now available in California as a Premium Listing on CLASSIC.COM and is being offered by Parker Frazier.

About the model

The second generation of Jeep Cherokee was introduced for the 1984 model year. Known as the XJ, the second-generation Cherokee was a series of compact SUVs available in two or four-door variants. The XJ was offered with a range of inline-four, inline-six, and V6 engines. The Cherokee XJ has gone on to become one of the most iconic 4x4 cars. It is a highly capable on and off-road car, and features simple and timeless styling. The Cherokee XJ was used as the basis for the Jeep Comanche and was in production until 2001 in North America. Chinese versions of the XJ were built until 2014.


Features and Specs

  • VIN: WBS43AY00PFN65836
  • 81,411 miles
  • 4.0L I6 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Gray plaid cloth interior
  • Power seats
  • Fog lights

Known Modifications

  • None

Due Diligence

  • CarFax report April 2024 - view CarFax report
  • Third-party inspection April 2024 - view inspection report
  • Third-party photos taken April 2024

Ownership History

  • May 2024 - Offered for sale in Pasadena, CA
  • Dec 2022 - Purchased by the seller from his son
  • Feb 2019 - Purchased by the current owner’s son in Los Angeles
  • May 2016 - CarFax notes service records in California
  • 1996-2013 Registration in Idaho
  • Nov 1994 - CarFax indicates Massachusetts registration

Known Service History

  • Regular oil changes and tire rotation
  • 2023 - 
    • Replaced the tires with BFGoodrich All Terrain TA tires
    • Replaced the battery and alternator
    • Serviced the clutch
  • 2019 - Replaced the following items:
    • Stabilizer bar links
    • Serpentine belt
    • Engine mounts
    • Lower control arms
    • Transmission mounts
    • Front and rear shock absorbers
    • Rear crankshaft oil seal
    • Water pump
    • Oil pan gasket
    • Oil filter adapter seal

Known Issues

  • The CarFax report indicates damage reported in 2017 but no specifics are provided
  • Various scratches are noted on the exterior of the vehicle
  • A light dent on the front passenger door
  • A dent/scrape on the right fender
  • Scratches and corrosion on the rims
  • Wear to the cloth seats and light stains on the carpet
  • A small tear on the driver’s seat

Included in the Sale

  • 2 sets of keys
  • Owner’s manual
  • Spare tire cover

Vehicle Details

  • 1988 Jeep Cherokee
  • Listing ID: CC-1847418
  • Price: $18,000
  • Location:Pasadena, California
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:Cherokee
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:81411
  • Trim Level:Laredo
  • VIN:WBS43AY00PFN65836
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Part-time 4WD
Listed By:
6897 NE 4th Ave.
Miami, FL 33138

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