1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0


  • Low mileage of only 26,000 miles 
  • Just three registered keepers 
  • Highly preserved Limited model 
  • Bulletproof 4.0L straight six engine 
  • Well maintained with recent attention 
  • Long MOT to March 2025 with no advisories

The Appeal 

There’s a strong argument to say that the SUV started here, with the original ZJ Grand Cherokee. Mixing true offroad ability with car-like levels of comfort and cruising, the ZJ was as durable as it was capable. 
Much of that reputation comes down to the virtually unburstable straight six 4litre beneath the bonnet of this unusual Grand Cherokee Limited. Unusual because it has been barely used in its 27 years, covering less than 1,000 miles per year in all that time. 
The condition reflects that cossetted life. The attractive mauve metallic paintwork and charcoal grey leather show few signs of age. A chunky history file with regular attention by its three registered keepers supports the sense of a well loved vehicle. 
The ZJ, particularly the luxurious Limited, is popular with classic collectors because it is so reliable and usable. Few are surely as good or as sparingly used as this one. A long MOT with no advisories to March 2025 adds to its stand-out appeal. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 28th February 1997
  • Three registered keepers from new 
  • Current keeper since November 2022
  • MOT history and service book verify the low mileage 
  • Has covered only 11,000 miles since 2006
  • MOT to 2nd March 2025 with no advisories and 25,922 miles showing on test 
  • Good MOT history with few advisories over time 
  • Factory handbook complete with full set of literature and supplying dealer keyring
  • Radio code included
  • Stamped service book to 11,006 miles in 2002, all by supplying Jeep dealer
  • Further maintenance outlined below 
  • Old MOTs further reinforce the low mileage 
Notable recent maintenance: 
  • 24/-2/20: General checks and engine oil topped up 
  • 01/03/22: General health checks 
  • 07/06/23: Repairs to seats costing £2,160 
  • 24/08/23: Further repairs to passenger seat costing £540
  • 06/03/24: Repairs to heated seat elements costing £540 

The Condition

  • Factory standard Limited in very good condition inside and out
  • Smart mauve metallic paintwork is well kept for year with few marks
  • There are minor marks to note on both front doors but not unsightly 
  • Buyers should anticipate other signs of age but minor as shown in photographs 
  • Bodywork is very straight with no visible corrosion to sills, panels and arches
  • Underside similarly well presented with no structural advisories on current MOT 
  • Appears never to have been used as a tow vehicle as no tow bar fitted
  • Limited specification vehicle with chromed alloy wheels in good order
  • Fitted with quality Cooper Discovered tyres in good order showing plenty of tread
  • High specification Limited full leather interior showing few signs of wear
  • Well preserved cabin typical of a well kept low mileage vehicle 
  • Barely worn driver’s seat, showing only light creasing, and steering wheel similarly lightly worn 
  • Recent attention to front seats electrics detailed above
  • Interior switchgear, fittings and plastic veneers in very good order throughout 
  • Unmodified cabin including Jeep factory radio cassette system and speaker 
  • Good carpets with protective Jeep rubber over mats fitted front and rear
  • Spare wheel with cover in boot 

The Mechanics 

  • Very reliable 3,964cc straight six 190bhp petrol engine 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox with AWD functionality 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • Regular inspections and check ups by local garages
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current MOT
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Auction Details
  • Year 1997
  • Make Jeep
  • Model Grand Cherokee
  • Colour Purple
  • Mileage 26,106 Miles
  • Engine size 3960
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Cublington
  • County Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
31 Bids
  • ve•••• £11,250 16/07/24
  • ve•••• £11,000 16/07/24
  • pa•••• £10,800 16/07/24
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  • pa•••• £10,250 16/07/24
  • de•••• £10,000 16/07/24
  • ve•••• £9,750 16/07/24
  • pa•••• £9,300 16/07/24
  • Cl•••• £9,100 16/07/24
  • pa•••• £9,000 16/07/24

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