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With its legendary 4.0L I6 motor and only 126k mi. showing on the odometer, this well-modified, adventure-ready 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ is priced to sell at $8,500. Read on to learn more about why the Jeep Wrangler YJ should be in your consideration set, and why this particular example should be in your consideration set.
About The Jeep Wrangler YJ
Following World War II, a commercial version of the Jeep that G.I.'s grew to love overseas was brought back home. These utility-first vehicles were the original SUV before the term SUV was even popularized, and they offered prowess, compact design, and simplified maintenance, perfect for work in the field, jobsite, or for unpredictable daily driving.
The CJ remained in production for over 30 years in an array of wheelbases and body styles, and went head-to-head against models like the Bronco, Land Cruiser, Scout, and Blazer, but was ultimately succeeded in the 1987 model year by the Jeep Wrangler.
The first generation of Wranglers, known as the YJ, were made for the 1987 to 1995 model years, and shared much of the design language and powertrain components as its predecessor.
Like the Jeep CJ, the Wrangler YJ made significant improvements to suspension, safety, and handling by way of wider leaf springs and a wider track. However, the biggest difference between the CJ and the early YJ was the square headlights, which bucked the trend established by the CJ of circular lamps.
The Jeep Wrangler YJ initially retained the legendary 4.2L AMC I6 motor through 1990 when it was replaced by a slightly smaller but more powerful 4.0L AMC I6, which would go on to be renowned for its epic longevity and hassle-free maintenance. The I6 engines were offered as upgrades to the standard 2.5L fuel-injected 4 cylinder engines that offered 117 hp. All three engines could be mated to either a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission with standard 4-wheel drive.
The Jeep Wrangler YJ remained in production until 1995, and after a break in the 1996 model year, was replaced by the Jeep Wrangler TJ.
Now's The Time To Buy A YJ
The 1st generation Jeep Wrangler YJ has long been in the public's eye as a collectible Jeep, but often overshadowed by the slightly more modern Wrangler TJ or more classic CJ-7. But make no mistake: the Wrangler YJ offers tremendous collectiblity, grabbing attention from a wide base of Jeep, off-road, and American classics collectors alike. In response, sales data over the past five years reflects an appreciation in moving average transaction price from approximately $12,000 in 2019 to approximately $14,600 in 2023, an appreciation of about 21%.
Additionally, the Jeep Wrangler YJ offers terrific value as a daily driver or weekend adventure rig, thanks to its stout, reliable powertrain, abundance of OEM and aftermarket parts to keep you on the road for years and miles to come. Plus, a wide selection of aftermarket equipment and upgrades from suspension components, wheels, tires, camping equipment, and more will have you tackling the great unknown with peace of mind.
Features & Specifications
This 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ offers tremendous value with a long list of aftermarket parts and upgrades that enhance the inherent factory features and options, including a highly-desired and rarely-seen sunroof/moonroof. It's powered by the highly-desired 4.0L AMC I6 engine mated to automatic transmission with only approximately 126,000 miles on the odometer.
- 4.0L I6
- Rated 180 hp. and 220 lb.-ft. Torque
- 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Command-Trac NP231 Transfer Case
- 4-Wheel Drive
- 126k mi.
- Ford 8.8 Rear End
- 4.10 Gears
Features & Modifications:
- Front and Rear EAG Fender Flares
- 33 in. Dick Cepek Tires
- 15 in. Fuel Wheels
- 4 in. Suspension Lift
- Rubicon Express Leaf Springs
- Skyjacker Shocks
- TeraFlex Steering Stabilizer
- Brake Booster
- Moon and Sun Roof
- Alarm System w/ Remote Start
- Aftermarket Heavy-Duty Rear Bumper & Tire Carrier
- Interior & Exterior LED Lighting
- Touchscreen Display w/ Backup Camera
- Kenwood Subwoofers
- Leather Bestop Front and Rear Seats
- Rugged Ridge & WeatherTech Floor Mats
- Differential Covers
- Front Grill Overlay
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