AMC has done it again with the Wagoneer, an early Sports Utility Vehicle, produced under varying marques from 1963 to 1991. Surprisingly, in the competitive automotive industry, it was in production for more than 28 years with only minor mechanical changes. Making it revolutionary at the time were the overhead cam engine, independent front suspension (which was later discontinued), and the supplemental features unheard of in any other 4WD vehicle on the market. The Wagoneer was the first true luxury 4×4 to be marketed; and it was welcomed alongside the models being offered from International Harvester and Land Rover – which were producing utilitarian work-oriented vehicles that were quite spartan and truck-like on the inside ‘ not exactly selling luxury!
Car Transport Cost For AMC Wagoneer
Based on the Jeep SJ platform, the Wagoneer debuted seven years (24 years in the United States) before the Land Rover Range Rover. The extremely popular Cherokee was a less luxurious version of the Wagoneer, and thus the new addition to the market allowed consumers to obtain exactly the car for their needs and desires. The original Wagoneer remained in production to the fancy of consumers until the Grand Wagoneer took its place years later. The original Wagoneer was a full-size, body-on-frame piece of artwork that shared its design standards with the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. Originally, it was available in two and four-door body styles, while the two-door model was also available as a panel truck with windowless sides behind the doors and double “barn doors” in the rear. The less popular two-door models were discontinued in 1968. When AMC purchased Kaiser-Jeep in 1970, it was decided that the Jeep lineup would be upgraded, and from 1971 on, only AMC engines would be offered in the Wagoneer. The 2-door version was remarkably reintroduced in 1974 as the best selling Cherokee. Go to our easy to use car transport cost calculator on this page and learn more about the AMC Wagoneer.<< Back to Vehicle Index