There was a time, not terribly long ago, when the Ford Ranger was an inexpensive compact pickup that could be had with no frills – a basic workhorse that provided customers with plenty of value in that regard. Now that the Ranger has grown up and become a pricier mid-sizer, the old, last-gen model has slowly become more collectible, with plenty of nice examples popping up at auction in recent months – including a 14k-mile 1999 model, a 2k-mile Ranger Edge, and a 5k-mile 2011 XLT. Now, this 3k-mile 2004 Ford Ranger Edge has surfaced for sale at Bring a Trailer, giving interested customers another shot at a super-nice example of this particular model.
This 2004 Ford Ranger Edge is a four-wheel drive SuperCab model finished in Bright Red, and as one might imagine from the low mileage total, it’s in pretty immaculate condition. It also remained in the possession of the original owner until just this year, and it comes with the owner’s manual and original window sticker, to boot. On the outside, we can tell this is a Ranger Edge thanks to the presence of its body-color trim such as the bumpers and wheel-arch flares, which give it a sportier appearance. The pickup is also fitted with a set of optional 16-inch aluminum wheels wrapped with 245/75 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires, which cover a set of front disc brakes and rear drums.
Inside the cabin, this Ranger Edge features Medium Pebble two-tone cloth up front and gray vinyl for the rear jump seats, along with amenities such as air conditioning, cruise control, and a factory AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo with MP3 capability. Power comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.0L V6, which was factory-rated to produce 207 horsepower and 238 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and a 4.10-geared limited-slip differential.
Thus far, buyers are clearly enamored with this Ranger Edge, as bidding has reached $17,000 with six days to go in the auction – not too far from its original MSRP of $24,925. Whether or not it manages to surpass that mark remains to be seen, but it’s clearly headed in the right direction.