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.
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.
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.
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.