In recent months, we’ve seen quite a few first-generation Ford Explorer models hit the auction block, a list that includes nice stock examples like a 1994 Eddie Bauer and a 1994 Sport model, as well as some unique customs such as a ’94 with styling reminiscent of the family truckster from the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation and a 1993 Explorer Jurassic Park movie replica. Now, we have yet another early model to bid on – this extremely nice, low-mile 1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer that’s currently up for auction at Bring a Trailer.
This 1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer has lived its entire life in California, and today, has just 56k miles showing on the odometer – a low total for a vehicle of this vintage, without a doubt. That’s also reflected in its exterior condition, which remains in great shape with the factory white paint and Mocha lower body cladding, save for a few dents here and there. The SUV rolls on its original 15-inch wheels as well, which are now wrapped with 235/75 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires.
The same goes for the luxurious beige leather-appointed interior, which is in fantastic shape and is loaded with amenities including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, a factory cassette stereo, a retractable rear cargo cover, and power-operated windows, door locks, and mirrors – par for the course for this luxurious trim.
This Explorer is powered by Ford’s naturally-aspirated 4.0L V6, which in this guise was factory-rated to produce 160 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Even the undercarriage of this SUV is in rather clean condition with no corrosion to be found – as one might expect from a California car – but that only adds to the appeal we imagine it will provide shoppers on the auction block over the coming days.