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A Hellcat Engine Swap Makes This the Ultimate Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Old-school body.

There are Jeeps, and then there are Hellcat-powered Jeeps. While the brand may have only deemed to jam the 707-plus-horsepower supercharged V8 into a single production model so far (the Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, in case you’d forgotten), it’s already found a home in quite a few aftermarket builds — mostly Wranglers with the giant Hemi shoehorned into their engine bay, simply because it could be done.

But as cool as those all are, this Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Wagoneer stands alone.

This 1989 Grand Wagoneer was already quite a find before its heart transplant, with less than 52,000 miles on the odometer and the Bright Red woody exterior looking none the worse for wear for its three decades on the planet. Once it was brought to Black Mountain Conversions of Texas, though, the stock engine was yanked out in favor of a crate motor Hellcat from Mopar, which fits under the hood rather nicely. That was less than 500 miles ago, so you don’t have to worry about too many burnouts having been done to it.

Other than that giant motor (which is enough to push this car into restomod territory), though, this Grand Wagoneer is almost stock. The light tan interior looks every bit as retro as ever, all the way down to the two-spoke steering wheel and small, squared-off gauges, including a 100-mph speedometer that you can probably max out in less than 10 seconds.

The best part? You can buy it today from Collin Brothers Jeep of Texas, if you really want. Granted, it’ll cost you $128,000, which is enough to buy a new Trackhawk and a decent Grand Wagoneer…but neither of those will be quite as cool as this 707-horsepower beast.

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