“Whoa, I did not know that was a factor!”
That is just about how all of the Autoblog editors who noticed this 1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited reacted once they observed it solely had two doorways. We knew a two-door Cherokee existed and knew that the Cherokee Restricted was a factor (my father even owned one on this very colour combo), however a two-door Restricted? Wow, you do not say.
Now, it wasn’t like Jeep was hiding the factor. Removed from it, because it was prominently featured within the 1989 Jeep all-line brochure. Nonetheless, because the itemizing by selling dealer Worldwide Vintage Autos notes, this was certainly a uncommon Jeep. That it appears to be in nice form with solely two homeowners and 103,354 miles on the clock makes it all of the extra interesting.
In keeping with the specs, the two- and four-door Cherokees apparently had the identical wheelbase and size, together with key inside dimensions. It was a bit a lighter, however actually, the important thing differentiator right here actually is the dearth of rear doorways. Now, what did you get with the Restricted moreover these swell gold wheels with matching gold badging, stripes and snazzy Restricted sticker? The 4.0-liter inline-six (177 horsepower, 224 pound-feet) and four-speed automated got here commonplace, so there isn’t any four-cylinder guide Restricted two-door we’ve to fret about. Normal gear was additionally sturdy, because the Restricted added fog lamps, twin electrical mirrors, energy locks and home windows, keyless entry, full gauges, energy entrance seats, barely ruched leather-based upholstery, a tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel, the “extra-quiet insulation package deal,” a roof rack, and a six-speaker Accusound by Jensen sound system with an influence antenna and cassette deck. Although just a few of those have been at the least out there on the next-down Laredo, most was unique to the Restricted. I do know my father actually appreciated all the additional gear his Cherokee Restricted had in comparison with his extra modestly geared up ’87. That it did not undergo two transmissions inside two years was an enchancment as effectively.
This isn’t the primary two-door Cherokee I’ve unearthed, neither is it the second for that matter. Geez, apparently I’ve a watch for this stuff. Nonetheless, it is a distinctly totally different taste because it’s one of many fancy pants Restricted variations. It has the identical functionality as every other automatic-equipped Cherokee on the time, so it isn’t like we’re speaking about at the moment’s fancy-pants 4Runner Restricted right here. You can nonetheless get it simply as soiled regardless of these gold wheels.
Once more, you’ll find the 1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited Two-Door listing right here at Worldwide Classic Autos.