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1995 Ford Explorer Sport With Just 23K Miles Up For Auction

Once viewed as little more than an excellent family hauler, older examples of the Ford Explorer are slowly becoming collectible items – particularly as the prices of new SUVs have skyrocketed to absurd levels. In recent months, we’ve seen quite a few 1990s Explorers hit the auction block, in fact, including a 31k-mile 1995 Eddie Bauer model, a very nice 1995 XLT, and a 58k-mile 1999 XLT. Now, we have yet another well-preserved SUV to add to this quickly-growing list – a 1995 Ford Explorer Sport up for grabs at Bring a Trailer with just 23k miles on the clock.

1995 Ford Explorer Sport With 23K Miles - Interior 001

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this 1995 Ford Explorer Sport was a one-owner vehicle until this year, when it was purchased by the selling dealer. That person clearly didn’t drive it much, as we can tell not only by the low mileage total, but also the two-door model’s nearly flawless Bright Red paint, black/body color trim, and aluminum 15-inch wheels, though there are a couple of minor blemishes on the hood and the right-rear quarter panel.

1995 Ford Explorer Sport With 23K Miles - Engine Bay 001

The same goes for the super-nice Medium Graphite cloth interior, which has zero flaws to note and is equipped with amenities such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, a factory AM/FM/cassette stereo, and power windows, door locks, and mirrors.

1995 Ford Explorer Sport With 23K Miles - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

As is the case with many Ford Explorer SUVs from this era, this model is powered by the naturally-aspirated 4.0L V6 that was originally rated to produce 160 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission and an electronically shifted dual-range transfer case, sending power to either the rear or all four wheels. One thing’s for certain – this is easily one of the nicest 1990s Explorers we’ve seen in a while, and with bidding sitting at just $6k with three days to go, it may wind up selling for a good price, too.

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. Ed

    Loved my old Explorer two door sport. Drove it for years. Love my 23′ Explorer Limited but wish it was on the Everest Chassis. Don’t need the extra seats, wish it was two feet shorter.

  2. Rodney Sherwin

    How can I buy that RED 1995 Ford Explorer M/Trans 23K MILES that’s in today’s adds??

  3. Richard Rassh

    Clink on hyperlink in first paragraph “bring a trailer”

  4. Dale Dantoni

    A friend of mine had a red one with a stick but no 4×4. I had a Ranger with the 4.0 and a stick 4×4. I wish they made small and light Utility vehicles with a manual.

    Too bad people quit buying them in this configuration 20 years ago when the 2 door and the manual went away for good in Explorers. 2001 was the last year. Even more rare and elusive is the 4 door with a stick. I’ve only ever seen one. Pretty sure they stopped offering it after the 1997 model year


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