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1993 Ford Aerostar XL With Just 48K Miles Up For Auction

The Ford Aerostar took full advantage of America’s van craze, lasting more than a decade in production as the brand’s very first minivan – with more than two million units produced across that time span. The Aerostar has since essentially faded into the history books, and we rarely – if ever – see this once-popular van out in the wild, let alone nice, low-mile examples for sale anywhere. However, this 1993 Ford Aerostar XL certainly fits that bill, and now, it’s up for grabs with no reserve over at Bring a Trailer.

1993 Ford Aerostar XL Extended Length eAWD - Interior 001

This Aerostar is a bit unusual in that it’s an extended-length model with electronic all-wheel drive, which are things that we certainly don’t see very often when it comes to this particular model, and it has just 48k original miles showing on the odometer, to boot. It’s a full 14 inches longer than the standard Aerostar, giving it a lot more cargo space in the rear as well as more bodywork, which in this case is covered with Bimini Blue Metallic paint.

1993 Ford Aerostar XL Extended Length eAWD - Engine Bay 001

Outside of a few minor imperfections, this ’93 Aerostar looks just about as good as new, inside and out. The Crystal Blue cloth interior is in fantastic condition, and there are plenty of amenities present including cruise control, front climate control, power windows, mirrors, and locks, as well as a more modern touchscreen stereo with Apple CarPlay and USB connectivity – though everything else here is pretty much original and stock.

1993 Ford Aerostar XL Extended Length eAWD - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

This particular Ford Aerostar is powered by the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.0L V6, which was factory-rated to produce 155 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque, flowing to all four wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. With a clean history and all of its original documentation, there isn’t much here that wouldn’t please Aerostar fans – though it’ll be interesting to see just how much they’re willing to bid on this unicorn of sorts.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authorityfor more Ford Aerostar news and 24/7 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. John

    E4WD Extended length Aerostars are not rare, although with these few miles, it may be considered so for that reason.

    I’ve had several of these vans, would gladly own a other. Best minivan Ford ever made in North America.

  2. FLP

    I loved my 1988 Aerostar XLT with really nice interior. I had the regular wheelbase.

  3. stilbo

    These things are still being driven around here in Southern Indiana. The floors are probably as rusted out as the fenders and rocker panels and the seats are probably dragging on the road but they still run like new with over 250,000 miles as I’ve done tuneups on them with that many miles and more on them…
    And that’s attributable to the 4.0 Cologne pushrod engines in them and first through third generation Explorers which was pretty much indestructible.

  4. Robo

    I learned to drive (manual) on one of these back in 1986! That thing had some power!

  5. John

    This Aerostar definitely spent some time away from the rust belt but looks to be in fantastic shape. Most, if not all of them, had severe rust problems and the seats were notorious for breaking down too. Aside from these issues, they were solid vans. Keep this van away from the rust belt and it will last a few more good years.

  6. Shockandawe

    Now that’s a real Furd!


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