Typically, when we think of the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility, we envision black paint, tons of decals, a push bar, a spotlight, and enough lights to make sure criminals can see it coming from a mile away. However, none of that applies to this incredibly pink 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor that’s going up for grabs at this week’s Mecum Houston auction, save for the push bar and spotlight, anyway.
We’re not really sure why anyone would paint a Police Interceptor, or a regular Ford Explorer for that matter, this particular hue. Obviously, if nothing else, they like the color pink. Unfortunately, the auction listing provides precious few details, other than the fact that this crossover is part of a “private, no reserve auction.”
Some may question if this is, in fact, a real Police Interceptor, but there are several tell-tale signs that it is, including the presence of Ford’s 3.7L Duratec V6, Police Interceptor badges, and a column shifter, which wasn’t available on civilian versions of the Explorer. However, there aren’t any steel wheels here – just a set of custom 20-inchers to help dress up the ultra-bright exterior.
Take a peek inside, and we must say, the interior of this Police Interceptor Utility is even harder on the retinas than the exterior. Someone took the time to redo the entire cabin in pink and white upholstery, which includes a diamond-stitched pattern for the seats. There’s pink carpet too, along with pink inserts for the door panels. If nothing else, at least no one can say this Explorer has a boring gray and black interior, we suppose.
We’re not certain if this pink police vehicle will hit its auction estimate of $15,000-$20,000 when it crosses the block, but we do know that no one in attendance will miss it when it does. Still, it might actually be the second-strongest Explorer we’ve seen up for sale this week.