FCA (formerly Chrysler) is planning to release a flagship vehicle called the Grand Wagoneer by the year 2018….The original Jeep Grand Wagoneers were considered the first luxury 4x4 and sold and produced through numerous marques from 1963 …to 1991. This photo is not a Grand Wagoneer but instead, of a 1975 Jeep Cherokee Chief, whose chassis was based upon the original Wagoneer. The Cherokees (built from 1974 through 1983) were marketed as the “sporty” two-door variant of Jeep’s station wagon. The term “Sport Utility” appeared for the first time in the 1974 Cherokee sales brochure… A four-door was not added to the lineup until 1977.
A Texas-sized mystery: who will own the enormous $725 million Waggoner ranch? | Read more
A three-hour drive north-west of Dallas, Waggoner ranch spans about 800 square miles across six counties, making it far bigger than greater London and two-thirds the size of the smallest US state, Rhode Island. The sales brochure calls it “a giant piece of Texas history” – with a price tag to match. The Waggoner was listed at $725m.
The ranch was founded in 1849 and has remained in the Waggoner family, but heirs spent decades quarrelling over its future before a judge finally approved a plan to sell it. Bidding closed Tuesday – but the identity of the new owner remains a mystery for now. | Read more