Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the royal car of “King Rama IX”, traveled across the country to visit people in wilderness and distant places.

At the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show’s entrance area, you can see some royal duties at the exhibition booth of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Great King Rama IX, visited the people in the wilderness by this Royal car, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is also on display in the same area with an exhibition. This is another highlight that everyone pays attention to and takes photos for remembrance.

Many people are still unaware of the history of the royal car, Jeep Grand Wagoneer and how rigorously it has been utilized in royal duties… Together, Let’s find out as follows. For the royal car, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, if you are a reader who is aged 40-year-old, you might usually see this royal car in the royal news and it’s a familiar that His Highness has driven this royal car through the stream until it reaches the car hood to visit people in the wilderness. In that era of prosperity, convenience and the lives of the villagers were not very good and the various assistance could not yet be reached because of the terrain that was difficult to access. Therefore, this royal car had been used hard and rugged at that time.

This Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the top model in the production line which was manufactured by AMC or American Motor Company after replacing the original company, Willys Overland Motors, managed by Kaiser Jeep Corporation. The AMC developed the Jeep Wagoneer to be unique in terms of performance by developed body design, engine development, improved suspension, Improved soundproofing, and Improved vibration reduction for the better performance. The reason for the development is people who have experienced driving the car in the past will know better that there is no comfort at all for the car in that era. Everything seemed heavy whether the heavy steering wheel, the hard clutch, the hard gear, the lower part which is hard and causes vibration. The engine sound is also very loud and there are no facilities on the car as well. Therefore, this Jeep Grand Wagoneer was ordered from the United States which is why this car is left-hand drive. It has more convenient equipment, so it is more convenient for the driver than the previous car. Plus, it’s a 4WD car with a very solid new chassis.

The body is a two-tone color with light blue and blue equipped with Low Wide Grille front grille. While the interior of the cabin is a strange light blue tone. The engine is AMC’s engine which is a V8 type with 5.7-liter (1970) and 5.9-liter (1971 onwards) options. Later it will be a large 6.6-liter engine, 3-speed automatic transmission and Borg Warner’s 4WD Quadra-Trac 4-wheel system that is transmitted via an easily adjustable chain. Unlike the old type which is a manual type, the front axle needs to be locked at the wheel hub. The displayed Jeep Grand Wagoneer is an actual car that worked at that time, but it has been restored both the exterior and interior to a new condition. It is a valuable car to realize the infinite grace of King Rama IX.

Experience Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the royal car of “King Rama IX”, At the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show’s entrance area, Challenger 2 Building, from today until April 2, 2023.