Every time I ran into an American car in Europe, I couldn’t help but feel surprised. Especially an old AMC vehicle. But, they do pop up once in a while, and so here we have an old 1983 Wagoneer Brougham found while cycling around Amsterdam.
What a beast!
Great looking chrome grill, chrome side view mirrors and trim around the windows. I like it. Really helps to accentuate the two-tone colours.
The Brougham was one of 3 different Wagoneer models that that AMC launched in 1981, and was considered an upgrade of sorts from the basic model which was known as the Custom Wagoneer. The Limited Wagoneer was the most luxurious model of the 3. This offer of variety was short lived, and was only an option until 1984.
Look at all that glass, holy fish bowl, I love it! I mean come on, who doesn’t like a good view out the window?
AMC cars were not necessarily top notch quality vehicles, but they sure did have some amazing designs. I like that triangular window frame in the back. The lines and angles of this Wagoneer are fantastic.
This thing would have been great as a convertible model. I can see it from that side angle, it would have been really fun…pack a dozen folks in and head South!
Here is a close up of that classic AMC Jeep logo. Looks like someone was a classic cars fanatic.
Not only was there a tonne of glass on the side, but also the rear. Thumbs up for visibility. That huge rear window was powered for up and down just in case there was need for some quick ventilation on the fly.
Such a great big boxy vehicle. From this angle below you can get an idea of what I am talking about in regards to all the glass. You can see all the cars parked on the other side of the street, right on through the windows.
Selec – Trac was a wonderful new feature that was offered in the 1983 Wagoneer Brougham model. This new feature allowed the driver to switch from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive with a dash mounted control. A great option if you are heading into the mountains or snowy country.
In 1984, consolidation of the Custom, Limited and Brougham models occurred, and thus there was only the one option of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer moving forward.
Now that’s a sturdy looking roof rack. You could build and fasten an entire new cabin up there if there was a need for some extra room. The entire extended family could camp out.
So there you have it, and as I said before a surprise find, the 1983 Wagoneer Brougham found in Amsterdam!