1988 Jeep Cherokee

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1988
Mileage 125361
Engine 100
Doors 4
Transmission Automatic
Make Jeep
Model Cherokee

Cherokee 1988

Title Status --
Exterior Color Buff Yellow
Interior Color Gray


This 1988 Jeep Cherokee is a highly original and loaded example of the icon that launched the modern SUV movement. So you get the look of a classic, but with plenty of comfort and convenience to be everyday practical.

The Cherokee XJ was a true revolution that combined the right size and capabilities like no other vehicle before. So it's great to find such a preserved example. Not only is the paint believed to be highly original, but also it has the perfect name: Buff Yellow. After all, it just seems to describe the beefy/boxy lines that made this go-anywhere machine a true icon of its era. And because this was more than a utilitarian machine, there were premium trim levels, like this Laredo. Gray fender flares, body classing, and pinstriping all coordinate to look good against the yellow. And there are the right hints of premium brightwork on the grille, door handles, mirrors, and bumpers. Fog lights, a roof rack, and ruggedly elegant 15-inch wheels complete the look of a vehicle that's both a mountain climber and a social climber.

The loaded Laredo is clean, complete, and quite inviting. There are two rows of full seating with plenty of room for everyone's gear. But the front always takes priority with bucket seats that individually power adjust to the ideal position. And it's a driver-oriented dash, center console, and a grippy steering wheel on a tilt column. And this has the best features like power windows, power locks, electric rear defogger, the factory AM/FM stereo, and provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) This is an actual mileage vehicle, but the level of care and preservation you see here tells the full story. So you'll love the little details everywhere from the working dome lights to the full-size spare still mounted in its correct cover.

Under the hood is a correct 4.0-liter motor. This inline-six was derived from the tough-as-nails AMC line of motors, and so you get durability and economy. Factory fuel injection only enhances this reputation. The two-speed 4x4 transfer case means this is a true off-road Jeep. But the full appeal of the Cherokee is that it also has an everyday kind of easy feeling. That's why you also have power steering, power brakes with front discs, and a four-speed automatic transmission that features highway-friendly overdrive.

The way these XJs send our nostalgia into overdrive is also the reason why it's so hard to find a well-preserved and well-priced example like this. Call today!!!


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