You Can Now Order An Electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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But it will not be cheap.

Jeep recently revealed the first all-electric model under its Wagoneer sub-brand codenamed Wagoneer S. It's not arriving until 2024 but will feature 600 horsepower, a 400-mile range, and 3.5-second 0-60 mph time. We are excited to see the Wagoneer S on the road, but another company will beat Jeep to the electric punch with its own interpretation of an electric Wagoneer. A new Michigan-based startup called The Ghost Garage just announced its first electric restomod project based on the SJ-Series Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

As a reminder, the SJ was among the longest-running vehicles of all time, with production lasting from 1963 to 1991. During that span, the Grand Wagoneer was built by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation, AMC, and Chrysler. The iconic wood paneling on the side makes this a highly collectible vehicle, as evidenced by the rising prices.

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The Ghost Garage intends to build an all-electric model with a 250-mile estimated range, which seems reasonable given the Wagoneer's immense stature. According to the press release, the electric motors will output 500 horsepower total, which is far more than any of the original inline-six or V8 engines ever produced when new. In fact, it's almost as much power as the brand-new Grand Wagoneer with the new high-output Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline-six.

All of the engineering work for the electric conversion will be handled by industry specialists Osirius Group, which is also located in Michigan.

"A new generation of buyers are entering the classic vehicle market and looking for a blend of tradition and technology," says Tim Smith, co-founder and CEO of Osirius and The Ghost Garage. "The Ghost Garage was conceived to break through the hobby-shop approach to restomods by offering the levels of quality and efficiency associated with luxury automotive brands."

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Though the Wagoneer line spans all the way back to 1963, The Ghost Garage plans to use newer donor vehicles from 1989 to 1991. These vehicles will undergo an extensive restoration process alongside the EV conversion to make them drive better than new. No photos were shared, but we imagine the company will offer a fully bespoke interior with various modern amenities.

"The Ghost Garage was created to enable world-class quality restomod vehicles to be accessible to a much wider audience," Smith added. "We want restomod vehicles to be a credible, reliable and desirable alternative to a mainstream production vehicle."


Pricing starts at a hefty $290,000, which makes sense given the bespoke nature of the build. The Ghost Garage says it will offer "an extensive bespoke options list," meaning the price will likely shoot above $300,00 if owners want to create something that no one else has. Orders are currently being taken, with deliveries slated to begin in the summer of 2023.

This project seems like an interesting alternative to the ECD Electric Range Rover, which starts at around $200,000 and uses a Tesla drivetrain. ECD also sells an Electric Defender that's faster than a supercharged LT4-powered model. Would you rather have an electric Land Rover or a Wagoneer?


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