Jeep Wrangler Sport
- Mileage: 86,337
- Year: 2006
- MOT Expiry: May 2023
- Exterior Colour: Impact Orange
- Interior Colour: Dark Grey Cloth
- Top speed: 106
- 0-60mph: 12.7
- BHP: 190
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 3956cc
- Engine Configuration: Straight 6
The ‘TJ’ Wrangler was the second generation of Jeep Wrangler. Introduced at the 1996 Detroit Auto Show it succeeded the YJ Wrangler as a 1997 model, also reintroducing the circular headlights that classic Jeep models had been known for.
Instead of leaf springs, the TJ featured modern coil-spring suspension front and rear, based on that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, for better ride and handling. The engine was also the same 4-litre AMC straight-6 used in the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. A 2.5-litre AMC inline-4 engine was available on entry-level models until 2002 when it was replaced by the Chrysler 2.4-litre in 2003. The TJ version of the Wrangler is also notable for being the last production vehicle to use AMC-related parts.
The 4-litre AMC straight-6 was a perfect engine for the Wrangler. It was small and light enough to fit the Wrangler’s mountain-goat-like approach to off-roading. It also had enough torque to handle hills, rocks, and mud without feeling overpowered and unsafe for the road. The TJ Wrangler (and the YJ for that matter) also had an ideal wheelbase for nimble off-road driving while still being long enough to remain stable at higher speeds.
Impact Orange paintwork, Dark grey cloth upholstery, 6-speed manual transmission, Original 15-inch steel wheels in silver, Removable soft-top in black, 4-wheel-drive system, Power-assisted steering, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Folding rear seats, Side steps, Chrome headlamp bezels, Rear mud flaps, Removable doors, Folding windscreen, Front carpet mats, Padded roll bars, Rear-mounted spare wheel with Jeep cover.
Having resided on Japan’s unsalted roads since new, this manual 4-litre Sport remains in excellent rust-free condition throughout, especially the underside. Amazingly original with its factory arches, side steps, and rear mud flaps still fitted, it really looks the part. The vibrant orange paintwork presents to an excellent standard following a machine polish by our in-house detailer, the only real negatives to report being a few minor chips in the paint and some wear to a couple of the plastic arches.
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Inside, the upholstery presents well with no significant wear to report, and certainly nothing untoward for the age and mileage. The door cards, centre console and gear knob also look great, with only a small amount marking visible on the glove box lid and around the outer egde of the steering wheel. In the footwells the carpets are free from any stains having always been protected by a set of mats, and in the dash you’ll still find the original Jeep CD player.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Sport's 4-litre straight-six starts up first turn of the key and idles smoothly up to temperature. Lifting the bonnet, the engine bay is extremely clean, remaining in superb original condition with no signs of any rust, damage or previous poor repair.
The diff and 4x4 system all work as they should, although given the condition of the vehicle they have probably seen little use. The desirable 6-speed manual ‘box is surprisingly smooth and handles the engine's power perfectly through the gears. Since arriving with us the car has been freshly MOT’d for the new keeper’s peace of mind. We will also be having a fresh service carried out upon sale.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Wrangler sits on its factory 15-inch steels all in good original condition with only some age-related wear to report; a perfectionist may choose to refurb. They are shod in matching Bridgestone all-terrain tyres with plenty of tread left all round. The brakes have also been checked and remain in fine operational condition, stopping the car quickly and in a straight line.
First registered in Japan in December 2006 this 6-speed manual Sport has now driven just 86k fully-documented miles from new. It has only very recently landed in the UK with all taxes and duties paid on entry. It was MOT’d on arrival and will also be freshly serviced upon sale ready for its next adventure. UK registration is underway.
Within the accompanying History File the new owner will be presented with the original Chrysler Jeep document wallet and all handbooks, the current MOT certificate, recent shipping documents, and a comprehensive maintenance history with 12 services recorded at the following mileages:
28/07/2007 at 8,030km / 4,990 miles
14/11/2008 at 27,576km / 17,135 miles
21/12/2009 at 47,052km / 29,237 miles
14/12/2011 at 74,676km / 46,402 miles
28/11/2012 at 87,495km / 54,367 miles
27/03/2013 at 92,687km / 57,593 miles
12/12/2013 at 102,111km / 63,449 miles
18/12/2014 at 115,291km / 71,639 miles
17/12/2015 at 122,569km / 76,161 miles
26/12/2016 at 129,093km / 80,215 miles
11/03/2018 at 132,780km / 82,506 miles
11/03/2019 at 135,906km / 84,448 miles
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