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1994 Ford Explorer With Just 58K Miles Up For Auction

The first-gen Ford Explorer is one tough machine, and as such, it’s a rare occurrence these days to stumble across one that hasn’t been used (or abused) in its lifetime. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though. A 1994 Ford Explorer SLT recently crossed the auction block, boasting just 51,000 miles, and another Eddie Bauer edition model from 1993 with 56,000 miles was sold earlier this year. Now, there’s another first-gen Explorer in the 50,000 mile club looking for its new home for buyers in the market for an affordable but mighty SUV.

This 1994 Ford Explorer XLT, offered up on Bring a Trailer, shows just 58,000 miles racked up throughout its life in Georgia and North Carolina before it was acquired by the seller. Its body is in impeccable shape, considering its age especially, finished in Cayman Green with white pinstripes. It features a roof rack, rear window wiper, and chrome bumpers with black trim. However, it does have some deep scratches and chips in the paint, revealing the metal underneath. The rear bumper also shows signs of rust.

This Explorer rolls on a set of 15-inch cast aluminum wheels, wrapped in 235/75 Hankook Kinergy ST tires. It features front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, and the listing notes that recent work performed in April 2024 includes a brake fluid flush and brake system service.

Inside, the front bucket seats and split-folding rear bench are wrapped in Mocha cloth with patterned inserts. It boasts air conditioning, cruise control, a center console, and a factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. It also features power windows, door locks, and mirrors. The two-spoke steering wheel is situated in front of the 85-mph speedometer.

Under the hood, this 1994 Ford Explorer ELT is motivated by the 4.0L V6 engine, factory rated at 160 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque, delivered to the rear wheels via the four-speed automatic transmission. Underneath, it is showing its age, as rust is prevalent throughout the underbody, but there is no structural damage.

Bidding will close on July 9th, 2024, and at the time of this writing, the high bid is $4,400.

We’ll have more cool auction finds to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. HasPic

    Two wheel drive? I’d rather have an Aerostar in that case!

    Love me some first generation Explorer, but no 2wd posers, please.

  2. SCEcoBoost

    Nice, but anything over 25K miles should NOT be headed to auction. This has gotten ridiculous. What’s next? Only 150K miles!


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