1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4L Manual (TJ)

Highlights 


  • A fun Jeep Wrangler which has enjoyed a complete restoration in its current ownership
  • Maintained regardless of cost, mainly by respected Jeep specialist
  • A popular manual version with many fun and useful extras and accessories


The Appeal


The TJ version of the iconic Jeep replaced the YJ version in 1996 after a 3 year and $240M development program. 

Becoming only the second version of the tough off-roader, this was by Chrysler’s admission an “evolution” model and none the worse for that.

That’s not to say it wasn’t a significant step forward, however. The headline change was the move from the agricultural leaf springs of the YJ to a more modern coil spring suspension set up based on that of the Grand Cherokee. 

This made for a significantly better road driving experience.

The History and Paperwork


  • This example was acquired by its current owner in August 2016
  • At that point it had been in its original ownership since new
  • By this stage the Jeep was due some love and attention by only its second owner
  • On acquisition the current owner started a rolling program of renovations and upgrades
  • The Jeep is complete with a significant paperwork archive 
  • These include some very detailed invoices from the Jeep specialist used for most work
  • The sample of invoices shown here total over £17,500 of spend
  • Also included is an archive of photographs detailing much of the work undertaken
  • The current V5 in the name of the current owner is on hand
  • The current hard copy, advisory free MOT is also present
  • This remains current until October 2022
  • PRIVATE PLATE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE

The Interior


  • The interior of the Jeep is compact but brightly finished and in pristine condition
  • The high-backed, tombstone front seats are finished in a jolly, multicolour velour
  • The seats fold and roll forward to afford access to the rear bench
  • Finished in the same fabric, the rear bench is in equally fine fettle
  • The carpets are a complimentary grey and in good overall condition
  • There is a small area of discolouration to the drivers footwell carpet
  • The high dash is predominantly finished in grey vinyl
  • The centre console and instrument binnacle feature accents of wood effect veneer
  • The manual gear selector and high / low range lever are situated in the centre console
  • A modern Bluetooth Sony head unit is fitted
  • The interior features some fun accessories including a CB radio (currently not wired in) and marine grade, pod speakers
  • The chunky roll bar is foam clad for safety
  • The vinyl hood features a material headlining in great, overall condition
  • The small boot area is carpet trimmed and fitted with a rubber protective mat

The interior of the Jeep is a fun place to be. It offers a high and commanding driving position and exudes a bright and jolly ambiance. 

It is in great condition overall and the fun accessories fitted help promote that sense of occasion that the new owner will surely enjoy.

The quality Bestop Sun Rider hood allows just the roof panel to be removed or the complete hood to be taken off to create a full convertible. The windscreen also folds forward should that real “wind-in-the hair” experience be your thing. 

The Exterior


  • The Jeep presents so well in its fetching Moss Green colourway
  • The paintwork is in great overall condition and exudes a deep shine
  • The owner does point out that there are a couple of small areas imperfection, however
  • There is some minor bubbling to the offside front wing and some surface corrosion to the windscreen frame (pictured)
  • The Jeep is awash with exterior accessories and upgrades
  • These include the fun, such as the bonnet decals and US Army rear plate
  • There are also the practical such as the auxiliary LED lights to the windscreen frame and front bumper
  • The Jeep also features new fender flares and a 2” lift for additional road presence
  • The 31-inch Pro Comp Rock Crawler Street Lock wheels are in excellent condition
  • They are fitted with quality Goodyear Wrangler tyres 
  • A Banks stainless steel cat back exhaust is also fitted

This is such an eye-catching and head-turning example of the popular Jeep Wrangler.

The colourway really suits the rugged nature of the car, and the white, military style decals add a sense of fun and individuality. The huge wheels and tyres together with a 2” suspension lift give the Jeep enormous road presence.

The Jeep is quite the conversation starter too, with a number of people approaching us to admire the Jeep during our photo shoot.

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The Mechanics


  • Needless to say, the mechanical systems of the Jeep have received much attention too
  • The Jeep is fitted with the robust 4.0 L AMC 242 straight-six petrol engine
  • In original form this was already a potent engine rated at 190bhp and 235Ib-ft or torque
  • Power is fed to all wheels via an Aisin five-speed manual gearbox
  • The Jeep is fitted with a low range transfer box for an accomplished off-road performance
  • This example has enjoyed a number of useful mechanical refurbishments and enhancements
  • These include rebuilt differential front and back
  • Rebuilt and upgraded brakes all round
  • New wheel bearings and universal joints
  • The steering components have been renewed and poly bushes fitted throughout
  • A full cooling system restoration and upgrade
  • Most core plugs have been replaced and a new cat has been fitted
  • The underside has received much attention with a sump pan and skid plate having been fitted
  • A full wax oil treatment has been applied for added longevity
  • A performance chip and a Banks performance air filter ensures the Jeep offers impressive performance

The 4L straight-six is a robust and potent unit in standard trim.

This example has clearly benefited from some well-chosen upgrades and enhancements offering the lucky new owner a really well sorted Jeep. With the Banks exhaust and revised intake architecture the Jeep sounds great.

The current owner attests that the Jeep provides an exciting driving experience with plenty of performance on tap in all conditions.

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Summary


The Jeep TJ is a really fun, recreational vehicle. It offers meaningful off-road credentials and can be quickly converted to a full convertible when the conditions are right. 

This example doubles down on that inherent DNA with a raft of well-chosen upgrades and fun additions.

This is a really well-loved and well cared for example too. The stack of high value invoices will support the claim that this Jeep has genuinely been maintained and improved regardless of cost. 

That’s great news for the lucky new owner, of course. 

They will be acquiring a Jeep that not only turns heads and raised smiles but that has lots more fun and enjoyment to offer.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Jeep
  • Model Wrangler Sport 4L Manual (TJ)
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 111,121 Miles
  • Engine size 3960
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
8 bids from 6 bidders
  • steve-h•••• £6,300 11/08/22
  • elliot.•••• £6,200 11/08/22
  • Mimi Ch•••• £6,000 04/08/22
  • 98kbidd•••• £5,100 04/08/22
  • Mimi Ch•••• £4,700 04/08/22
  • 98kbidd•••• £4,500 04/08/22
  • Superte•••• £1,500 04/08/22
  • Victory £1,000 04/08/22

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