The Hellwagon Is a Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Wagoneer

by Paul Strauss
The Hellwagon Is a Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Wagoneerzoom in

I always loved the look of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It combined the best elements of an SUV and a station wagon, with its tall body and classic “woodie” paneling on its sides. Over its many years in production, it typically packed a hefty V8 engine. However, none of the production engines came close to what’s under the hood of this unassuming beast.

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On the surface, this 1989 Grand Wagoneer looks close to stock. Other than the sporty whitewalls, you’d think it was just a clean restoration with a nice new paintjob. But when the key turns and the pedal goes down, this SUV roars to life with supercharger whoosh of a Hellcat.

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The modded Jeep was built by Colin and Chris Abercrombie at Collins Bros. Jeep down in Wylie, Texas, who ripped out the old 5.9-liter V8 that made around 180 horsepower, and replaced it with a modern 6.2-liter Hellcat crate engine that pushes out an impressive 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque. You’d never know from its original, family-friendly interior that this thing was basically a race car.

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You can check out the Hellwagon in action, starting about 4:19 into the video below. It sounds pretty badass as the exhaust kicks in, but I don’t know how much I’d trust cornering in something this tall and powerfull unless they made some serious suspension modifications.

The Hellwagon was listed for a whopping $128,000, but it’s already been sold. If you want one, I’m sure with enough money you could convince Collins Bros. to build another.

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