The Jeep® Grand Cherokee has become the most awarded SUV nameplate over the past 28 model years. While the controversy over the name has taken over recent headlines, the American most recently launched its first three-row variant of the Grand Cherokee with its new fifth-generation (WL) series. But there is still a big following for the original Grand Cherokee (ZJ) after all of these years.
The ZJ was intended to bridge the gap between two iconic Jeep vehicles, the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer (SJ) and the Cherokee (XJ), and replace both. Instead, demand for the XJ allowed for the ZJ to come into the market as its own thing. The ZJ became famous overnight, with the famous introduction which saw then Chrysler President, Bob Lutz, drive a new 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant on Detroit’s east side to downtown Detroit’s Cobo Hall (now TCF Center), before driving it up the steps of the facility and through a plate-glass window at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show.
For the 1993 model year, the Limited trim sat at the top of the Grand Cherokee’s offerings. It came equipped with power windows and locks, power seats, and a leather interior, making it a well-mannered luxury SUV during its day. While almost 30 years have passed, it is getting harder and harder to find one that is in good, well-maintained condition. But now, one seller is offering such a vehicle on eBay!
The 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4 in this listing has only 74,866 original miles on the odometer. It features the beloved 4.0-liter inline-6-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission producing 190 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque. The 4.0-liter could propel the 3,600 lb. Grand Cherokee to a 0 to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. For the stopping power, the standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes could stop the Grand Cherokee from 60 mph in 126 feet.
The owner claims there was a recent $7,000 worth of work performed to maintain the Grand Cherokee. This included having the A/C serviced, a new headliner, a fresh set of brakes, a fresh tune-up on the 4.0-liter, a new set of Cooper Discoverer AT3 235/75R15 tires, and even a new Alpine Bluetooth head unit and 4 new Alpine speakers (the original Chrysler factory head unit is included too).
According to the owner, the vehicle has never been in an accident and still features the original Poppy Red exterior paint with gold accents from the factory. Overall, it appears to be in great condition for its overall age. The eBay! auction is open until this Saturday, March 27th, with a ‘Buy It Now’ listing of $14,500. That is about half of the starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of a new entry-level Grand Cherokee Laredo.
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