Expedition Portal Classifieds: 1969 Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Wagoneer boasts one of the most iconic, and arguably beautiful profiles in four-wheel-drive history. Every inch of the design from the wide grill to the rear window exudes Americana, and somehow brings us back to “the good ol’ days” when things were slower and times were simpler. Not everyone is into slow and simple though, so if you’re looking for that classic flare with a little more spice, then we have just the Wagoneer for you. It was recently built to compete in the Rebelle Rally and features front and rear air lockers, upgraded axles, Fox coilovers and reservoirs, a 6.0-liter GM V8 pumping out 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, and so much more.

The seller states that this Wagoneer “was professionally built by Trail Tested Manufacturing to be reliable and capable.” They also mention that it has “tons of power, drives one handed at 80-plus mph on the highway, and is a blast offroad.” The upgrade list is extensive to say the least, ranging from a stretched wheel base and Dana 60 axle, to a new set of seats, and an upgraded stereo. The asking price is a cool $50,000, and you can contact the owner by phone at (831) 682-0813.
or email: riley@trailtestedmfg.com


Engine: GM L96 6.0 V8
Exhaust: Magnaflow stainless
Transmission: GM 6l90e 6-speed automatic, Winters shifter
Transfer case: Atlas II 3:1, HD shifters
Other drivetrain: Tom Woods 1350 CV rear driveline, Tom Woods 1350 front driveline


Front axle: GM Dana 60 “King Pin”
-4.88 Gears
-ARB air locker
-RuffStuff HD differential cover
-RuffStuff truss

Rear axle: GM “14 bolt”
-4.88 gears
-ARB air locker
-RuffStuff HD cover
-RuffStuff disc brake conversion
-RuffStuff truss


Front suspension:
-Fox Performance Series 12 x 2.5-inch coilovers with reservoir
-Fox 2.0 bump stops
-3-link with 2 x .25-inch DOM upper and lower links, 1.25-inch RuffStuff heims upper and lower, 1.5 x. 25-inch track bar with 7/8-inch RuffStuff heims

Rear suspension:
-Fox Performance Series 12 x 2.5-inch coilovers with reservoir
-Fox 2.0 bump stops
-Cantilever rear shock design for more travel and to keep the shocks out of the interior. See pics.
-Double triangulated 4-link with 2 x .25-inch DOM upper and lower links, 1.25-inch RuffStuff heims


– PSC LS pump
– PSC remote reservoir
– PSC “Big Bore” steering box
– Rare Parts Chromoly pitman arm
– Rare Parts HD tie rod
– Rare Parts HD drag link


– Wheelbase stretch to 112 inches
– Warn Zeon 10s winch with wireless control, STEP 22 cover, Factor 55 flat link, Warn Synthetic Line
– 35 x 12.5r17 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
– 17-inch Raceline Monster bead lock wheels
–  Genright 30-gallon aluminum fuel tank with 3/16 steel skid plate mounted behind rear axle
– Novak aluminum radiator
– Custom swing-out spare tire carrier
– Factory chrome roof rack
– SPOD switch kit
– Optima Yellow Top battery


– Vintage Air heat and A/C (complete Magnum IV kit, can keep up in 100 degrees plus weather)
– Bestop seats
– Tuffy locking center console
– Entire floor and firewall have sound insulation
– Insulated carpet kit
– Corbeau retracting 4-point harnesses
– Pioneer Bluetooth stereo and speakers

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.