There was a time that wooden sided automobiles have been a typical website on the American panorama. Whereas these panels have been most generally discovered on station wagons (RIP), one other car famously wore them a long time in the past: The unique Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The introduction of the present Grand Wagoneer fashions might need made some yearn for these woodgrain exterior panels. Whereas Stellantis hasn’t made that an possibility on the total measurement SUV, an organization known as Motive (H/T to Autoblog) has obtained you lined. However you need to act fast and have some deep pockets.
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Now, there’s a small aftermarket for the brand new Grand Wagoneer and woodgrain panels. There’s an organization down in Texas known as Wagonmaster that can promote you woodgrain molding for the Grand Wagoneer for $1,900. But it surely’s nothing like what Motive is doing. The corporate is promoting one thing known as Efficiency Artwork Grand Wagoneers, and Motive is barely making a restricted run of them.
The method begins with ordering your Grand Wagoneer by way of Motive, who then delivers the car to Irvine, California-primarily based automotive design agency Aria. That is the place the magic begins. As soon as at Aria, artist Stuart Lyman hand-paints woodgrain type artwork onto the perimeters of the Grand Wagoneers. After Lyman is finished, a transparent coat safety is utilized.
Buyers will be able to choose between three different trims. The first is called the Classic Woody Edition and more closely resembles Grand Wagoneers of yore. It gets white exterior paint with dark walnut woodgrain art. Then there’s the Grand Adventure Edition which gets woodgrain art described as “rough-sawn.”
If you want something that isn’t as bright, you can go for the Grand Touring Edition, which can be had with dark woodgrain art. Or you can go all out and have your Grand Wagoneer custom painted in whatever woodgrain art you’d prefer.
The variants aren’t all just woodgrain art, either. The Grand Adventure gets 20 inch Heritage wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires while the Grand Touring gets 22 inch Vossen alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires which is a very interesting tire choice for something this huge. That’s in addition to special options like performance accessories and outdoorsy accessories.
If these things appeal to your nostalgia you better act quick. Motive is only 45 examples; 15 of each edition. And they aren’t cheap at $150,000 a pop. The good thing is that Motive is making a donation to the Hagerty Driver’s Foundation for each Grand Wagoneer that’s sold.