Serving as the largest SUV in The Blue Oval’s stable, the Ford Expedition has long been a popular choice among those that need something capable of hauling the entire family and even a heavy load from time to time. However, calling the Expedition a collectible seems like a bit of a reach, though we recently saw its platform mate – a 2001 Lincoln Navigator in excellent shape with low miles – hit the auction block and sell for a solid sum. Now, we can somewhat say the same about this 1998 Ford Expedition with just 40k miles that’s up for grabs at Bring a Trailer, too.
This particular 1998 Ford Expedition touts the more luxurious Eddie Bauer trim among its many appealing characteristics, and it has lived essentially its entire life in dry, sunny California to boot. Coupled with its low mileage total, that’s a recipe for a pretty well-preserved SUV with few flaws to note, save for a scratch or two and various other wear items marring its Pacific Green Metallic paint.
The same goes for the interior, which is finished in beige leather and looks to be in fantastic condition overall. Given the fact that this is an Eddie Bauer model, it’s also chock full of amenities and luxurious features like leather seats with a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, air conditioning, an overhead console, rear climate and audio controls, plus a Jensen touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth and the factory Mach audio system with a six-disc CD changer.
Power for this pristine 1998 Ford Expedition comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.4L V8 Triton engine, which was factory-rated to send 230 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque to either the rear or all four wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. At this point, it’s difficult to say just how many people might be interested in such a fine example of this generation of Expedition, but we’ll find out in a few days when the hammer falls on this particular auction.