The Jeep Grand Wagoneer was a top tier luxury SUV in its heyday. The newest adaptation, however, has been seemingly missing something. “Where’s the wood paneling?” One might ask. Those questions have been answered, with the aftermarket stepping in to deliver on modernizing the vintage Wagoneer’s signature look.
Wagonmaster, a Grand Wagoneer restoration shop based out of Texas was elated to find out the Grand Wagoneer was coming back from the dead. The luxury SUV was previously discontinued in 1991. According to a recent article from The Drive, CEO Chip Miller made it a company priority to recreate that wood grain look and offer it to the newest edition.
Wagonmaster currently supplies market with a wood grain kit for the original, so it wasn’t exceptionally difficult to come up with a kit for the current version. In fact, the same woodgrain and trim components from the original were applied, and fitted to accommodate today’s Grand Wagoneer. The digitally reproduced wood grain is printed on to an automotive vinyl rather than 3M adhesive that was used from the factory originally. While the look is a reproduction of the original, Wagonmaster prides itself on being the only manufacturer to create something as identical to the original as their kit.
The well received appearance package will become available soon although no word on if it will fit the upcoming long wheel base model of the Grand Wagoneer, presumably set to show its face later this year. The wood grain package once available will run you exactly $1,750 which at first glance sounds like a lot, however if you’ve got enough cash to purchase the most expensive Jeep ever, tacking on another almost 2-grand won’t stop you from adding the heritage look to your ride. The package will consist of side and rear pieces, presumably self installed and will be available on both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.