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Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer: Vintage boxy charm

The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer is almost here. Let's hope it keeps some of the original's cool factor.

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1963 Jeep Wagoneer
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1963 Jeep Wagoneer

The 1963 Jeep Wagoneer was considered the first luxury SUV.

1966 Jeep Wagoneer
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1966 Jeep Wagoneer

The Wagoneer was built on the SJ platform and was meant to be a fancy-pants hauler that featured passenger car comfort and styling with the added benefit of four-wheel drive.

1966 Jeep Super Wagoneer
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1966 Jeep Super Wagoneer

For 1966 Jeep introduced the Super Wagoneer which included air conditioning, power brakes and steering, an adjustable steering wheel, power tailgate, tinted windows and a pushbutton radio.

1969 Jeep Wagoneer
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1969 Jeep Wagoneer

The Wagoneer was the first four-wheel drive vehicle to be outfitted with independent front suspension and an automatic transmission. However, solid axles and a manual transmission were on the menu.

1971 Jeep Wagoneer
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1971 Jeep Wagoneer

American Motors Corporation took over the company in 1970 and kept the Wagoneer progressing through the decade.

1973 Jeep Wagoneer
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1973 Jeep Wagoneer

The Quadra-Trac four-wheel-drive system was introduced in 1973. 

1974 Jeep Wagoneer
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1974 Jeep Wagoneer

This full-time four-wheel-drive system meant drivers no longer had to get out and lock the hubs in order to power the front wheels.

1975 Jeep Wagoneer
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1975 Jeep Wagoneer

1975 marks the first time we saw that woodgrain applique that eventually became synonymous with the model.

1978 Jeep Wagoneer
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Not a lot of styling changes throughout the years here, folks.

1978 Jeep Wagoneer
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

The 1978 Wagoneer could be had with a 401 cubic inch V-8 engine. Two other engines could also be selected, an inline six cylinder engine or a smaller V8.

1978 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer Limited

The Wagoneer Limited was uber-fancy with leather upholstery, cruise control, disc brakes, as well as power seats, steering and windows.

1978 Jeep Wagoneer Limited
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer Limited

Drivers could get a 5.9-liter V8 or go big with a 6.6-liter V8 in the Limited.

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Grand Wagoneer came online in 1984. Keep scrolling for more photos.

1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept

Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

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