2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 (WJ)
Uncommonly smart example from a deceased estate sale showing just 74,500 miles; well spec'd example with 10 service stamps
Supplied new by Murray Chrysler Jeep of Glasgow in September 2001 this smart 2nd Generation WJ series Jeep Grand Cherokee comes to us in desirable Limited spec with the popular 4.0 AMC 242 straight-six engine which develops 197Bhp and 312NM of torque driving all four wheels via Jeep’s then new Quadra-drive ** (further interesting information on this system below) with Vari-Lok differentials and four-speed 42RE automatic transmission which gave this generation of Grand Cherokee surprising, and enviable off-road capability and prowess.
Finished in black and sat upon its original 16inch alloy wheels the car looks purposeful, stylish and proportionally neat - uncommon for an SUV of this era?
Inside, we find the typical high, luxurious spec of the top of the range ‘Limited’ model including a premium 180-watt Infinity Gold stereo system with 6 speakers, leather seating surfaces, electric 6-way adjustable heated front seats, leather steering wheel, cruise control, digital climate control with A/C, steering wheel with volume controls, wood affect trim, memory seat for the driver, trip computer, cruise control, as well as a full-sized spare wheel and tyre, security system, color-coded keyless entry remotes and body colour side mouldings and bumpers.
This rather smart example comes to us from a deceased estate. The owner was a retired Land Rover technician and loved to look after his cars. The V5C shows just 3 former keepers to our owner of 6 years. We also find the owner’s pack and service book revealing 10 stamps all by Jeep/Chrysler dealers, the last in July 2013 at 54,262 miles, an invoice for a more recent service in September 2021 at 74,314 miles costing £132 by John Snape Motors Ltd of Solihul, but a few miles ago, the odometer reading just 74,751 miles following a 140 mile trip up to Brightwells without a hitch and current MOT valid until September 2022 with 4 minor advisories recorded (check online by visiting check-mot.service.gov.uk and enter the reg).
A lovely example ready to be enjoyed and potentially ideal for the coming winter weather, particuarly as its on offer at No Reserve, so the highest bid takes it home.
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** A notable feature available in this generation was the automatic four wheel drive option called Quadra-Drive, which employed the New Venture Gear NV247 transfer case. This two-speed chain-driven transfer case uses a gerotor, a clutch pack coupled to a hydraulic pump, to transfer torque between the front and rear axles. The transfer case contains three modes, 4-All Time, Neutral, and 4-Lo. In 4-All Time, 100% of torque is sent to the rear axle in normal conditions. If the rear axle starts spinning at a higher rate than the front axle, hydraulic pressure builds up in the gerotor and causes the clutch pack to progressively transfer torque to the front axle until both axles return to the same speed. Neutral mode is intended for towing the vehicle. In 4-Lo, the front and rear axles are locked together through a 2.72 reduction gear ratio. The NV247 transfer case is mated to front and rear axles containing Jeep's Vari-Lok differentials. Vari-Lok differentials also use a gerotor to transfer torque between the wheels on either side of the axle. The major advantage of Quadra-Drive was that the combined transfer case and progressive locking differentials in each axle could automatically control traction between all four wheels. However, only the center differential could be permanently locked, and only in 4Lo. The Quadra-Trac II system included the NV247 transfer case with the standard open front and rear differentials.
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