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Well-Preserved 1995 Ford Explorer XLT Up For Auction

In recent months, we’ve seen several nice, well-kept examples of older Ford Explorer SUVs pop up for auction, including a pair of 1995 models – a 38k-mile gem, and another 31k-mile beauty. Now, we have yet another one to add to this quickly-growing list, as more and more collectors jump on the ’90s SUV train – a well-preserved 1995 Ford Explorer XLT that’s surfaced for sale at Bring a Trailer with a reasonable 88k miles on the clock.

1995 Ford Explorer XLT - Exterior 001 - Side

This particular 1995 Ford Explorer is finished in the commonly-seen hue called Medium Willow Metallic and remained in the possession of the original owner until 2022, when it was acquired by the selling dealer. It remains in stellar original condition throughout, save for some minor wear such as chips on the hood, and is still wearing its OEM 15-inch alloy wheels, which are wrapped with 235/75 Michelin LTX M/S tires.

1995 Ford Explorer XLT - Interior 001

Inside the cabin, this Explorer is in equally fantastic condition with Saddle cloth seats, though there is some damage to the headliner. Amenities present here include air conditioning, cruise control, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, power windows and locks, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

1995 Ford Explorer XLT - Engine Bay 001

This particular SUV is powered by the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.0L V6 engine that was quite common back in this era, which sends 160 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque to either the rear or all four wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes handle stopping duties.

1995 Ford Explorer XLT - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Those in the market for a clean, well-kept Explorer from this era certainly have a lot to like about this one, which has seemingly been lovingly cared for by what was essentially just one owner. Now, it’s looking for a new home, and we imagine that it won’t have any trouble finding one, either.

We’ll have more cool auction finds soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. G O PEE

    Great idea having one bank of timing chain on the rear of the engine?!

    1. Lol

      Wrong version, genius. OHV in 1995

  2. Lol

    Peak Explorer

  3. Thomas

    Wow, he sure kept good care of it. Kudos to Ford for improving quality on their cars too. Many of them don’t rust.

    1. Meh

      Clearly you don’t live in the Rust Belt or you would know that’s a lie. Actually they are arguably the worst in that regard.


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