The previous generation Ford Ranger – at least, the last compact model before that nameplate went on hiatus in the U.S. until 2019 – is quickly becoming a hot entity on the collector car auction circuit, with many nice, lower-mile examples popping up for sale over the past few months. That list includes a 2002 Ranger XLT with 29k miles, a 2008 XLT with 17k miles, and a 2011 XLT with 5k miles, to name just a few. Now, fans of the older, smaller Ford Ranger have yet another nice example to bid on – this 2007 XLT that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
This particular 2007 Ford Ranger XLT is a SuperCab, four-wheel drive model with just 34k miles on the clock, and it was passed down to the seller from their late grandfather earlier this year. As one might imagine given that information, it remains in stellar condition, with few flaws marring its Redfire Metallic paint, though the right-front fender was reportedly repainted in 2015 after a ladder fell on the truck and caused a bit of damage.
The same goes for the super-sanitary Medium and Dark Flint cloth interior, which is in fantastic shape and filled with amenities such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD stereo, cruise control, power windows, and air conditioning. There’s certainly nothing fancy here, but this was positioned as an affordable, utilitarian hauler, and that’s precisely what it is.
Power for this particular Ford Ranger comes from the quite common, naturally-aspirated 4.0L V6, which in this guise was factory-rated to produce 207 horsepower and 238 pound-feet of torque, flowing to the wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a limited-slip rear differential. It’s quite clear that the seller’s grandfather took immaculate care of this pickup, and as a result, it should be a popular auction target for many.