Jeep Wagoneer
classic car revivals 1986 jeep grand wagoneer

In 1984, Jeep's new owner, AMC, created a Grand Wagoneer by making the original Jeep design more car-like and adding luxury features like artificial wood trim and a new grille to the old body-on-frame platform. Despite its archaic engineering, the Grand Wagoneer found a devoted following in places like Nantucket and Harbor Springs. Chrysler took over Jeep in 1987 and kept the Grand Wagoneer going with few modifications until 1991.

Why it should be revived

With its primitive engineering, it's a luxury sport utility vehicle for people who can't afford -- or don't want to be seen in -- a Cadillac Escalade


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 13 2012 06:36 AM ET
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